Monday, February 23, 2009


“Whoa,” I said to my husband. “You gotta read this.” (Never pass up a chance to impress your husband!)

We stared at the computer monitor together. It was a post on the Thrifty Chicks blog, and the second paragraph reads: “Queen of Fifty Cents:
This woman deserves a crown for her dedication to thrift. I am certain she is bordering on legend on the yard sale circuit of Southern California. I imagine her secretly leaving a calling card, like the Pink Panther, at each yard sale notifying the host that she was present. I then imagine the host pondering for days on end which customer she was. How apropos.”

Wow. Thanks, Thrifty Chicks! They have bestowed a Lemonade Award on me and four others.

I’ll have to do some research…is this the idea that when life give you lemons you make lemonade? Or perhaps they think I am sweet and tart and so refreshing!

I feel extremely honored, not just by that glowing encomium, but because of who the Thrifty Chicks are. Amy and her cohorts are thrift shopping geniuses. I mean, I do pretty well at this, but dang, every time I head over to their blog their slide shows of thrifted finds just knock me out with envy.

I love the idea of leaving a calling card at the sales I go to. Hmmm, I even know the graphic I want to use, but it's on my work computer, so I'll have to wait to design my QoFC card. Soon though!

The Thrifty Chicks are also busy promoting a petition to establish National Thrift Store Month. Now there’s a worthy celebration! If you’re a Facebook member (or want to be), you can sign the petition here. Other non-Facebook options are reputed to be in the works. And after you sign the petition, keep an eye out for opportunities to let other folks know how very cool thrifting is. Whether your venue is the thrift store, the flea market, or someone’s driveway on Saturday morning, there are adventures in shopping out there just waiting for you.

Now if you’ll ‘scuse me, I need to go read those other Lemonade blogs!


  1. Congrats! You deserve this award. You always have the best luck finding things, and the way you tell us about your day is such a joy to read.

  2. and on your card, attach a knew all those buttons would come in handy someday

  3. You deserve that lemonade cart! Your blog is great, and I love all your finds. Have you posted a pic yet of where you keep them all? :)

  4. Congrats I was reading the Thrifty Chicks and saw your lovely mention. I agree, you rock. I love what you picked up last saturday. Those picture frames are beautiful. I went to a thriftstore this weekend and picked up a beautiful brand new "orvis" brand cashmere sweater. I always wanted one but would never pay the price...this time $1.75 seemed about right!!!

  5. Congratulations! Love your blog!

  6. I am so excited that you found me ... and now I've found you! Amazing blog. I am inspired and in awwwww. Congratulations on the huge kudos!

    Can you please help me figure out this Estate Sale world? Any tips?


  7. Congratulations.
    I just read through some of your postings and I understand why you were awarded the Lemonade Award.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Too often readers just lurk and go so it's nice when I get to see that they were actually there. I'll be back, if you don't mind, to see what your up to, once in a while. I will always leave a comment even if just to say Thanks for Sharing!
    Have a good weekend.

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog and congratulations on your award! :) Your blog looks pretty fun (can't pass up thrifting and garage/estate sailing excitement!), so I'll be keeping an eye on it!


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