It is by far my favorite and most enjoyed way to shop. That feeling of plucking a hidden gem from the jaws of the garbage truck make you feel like the smartest and luckiest of shoppers. It feels like scoring a prize, and saving the earth, all wrapped up in one quiet afternoon at the local thrift shop.
As a sewist, a maker, and a recycler, one of my very favorite things to search for is sewing fabric and supplies. (Check out While She Naps' recent article with tips for this, all of which I whole heartedly endorse.) And as a lover of old things that tell a story, it's just icing on the cake when those fabrics and supplies are vintage.