You might have heard of Habitat for Humanity, they “provide decent and affordable to low-income families around the world”, but have you heard about the Habitat for Humanity ReStores? Well I’m about to blow your mind because if you like thrift stores or are in the market for some new doorknobs the “Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.” Find one in your area HERE.
The Restore in my area recently moved to a new location and my dad and I went to go check it out because he needs another filing cabinet. Let me take you on a little tour.
Art for all tastes.
Need a light bulb? washer? dryer? microwave?
I went to the Azusa location so if you see something you like, and you are in the area, then I highly recommend you get over there ASAP!
A little side note: Since the stores are donation based you never know what you are going to find, last time I was at ReStore I found a vintage Polaroid Land Camera with flash for $5 bucks…It was a very exciting day for my vintage camera collection.
I have mentioned before that I run an online thrift store and on those days that I work on the store my life is essentially consumed by Notnu…so I thought I would share some behind the scenes shots of my studio on a day where my life was all Notnu all the time.
I am not sure if you already know but I own an online thrift store (Find it here!) and as owner (and only employee) I act as the buyer, merchandiser, photographer, cataloger, lister, customer service person, and package handler. My favorite position is as the buyer, I get to dig through all kinds of clothing situations to find the absolute best stuff.
There is only one problem with this position…I end up finding wonderful things that I end up keeping…
…I guess this isn’t a problem at all…
I went on a buying assignment yesterday and these are the things that will not make it past my own closet:
A velvet Betsy Johnson Dress and a red sheer cover up.
A light wash chambray shirt and a vintage leather pencil skirt.
A crazy pattern sweater and an emerald green vintage coat
(I have an ever increasing collection of vintage coats…I am OBSESSED.)
A vintage leather bag (now a computer case) and a scarf.
I LOVE thrifting.