Thanks, Ada, for sending me this link about Impact Thrift Shop in Hatboro, PA. For tonite's New Directions meeting, Our Little Ruthie will appear in a B&W houndstooth check shirt from Impact, her warm dress pants from niece Melissa, with a telltale purple painting stain from her Thursday Night Painting Class.
Her living room consists of two lovely matching sofas from Impact, a neutral gray and white, so they won't clash with her bright purple walls. She types upon an Ikea desk she bought at a garage sale down the street, and her second desk in the dining room is from Impact. It holds sooo many things.
Before Impact, Hatboro housed a huge department store called Santerian's, which, sadly, was a victim of shoppers' changing habits, namely, The Willow Grove Mawl, which is now in partial decline -- where do they go? Target, I spose, or TJ Maxx or yay-for-Marshall's.
There is not one single new item in my living room, safe for the lamps.
My new kitchen table is from my dtr/law Nicole who got it from her actor-brother Sean when he moved to California (I think).
Recycling: it makes life easy and brings fond memories of the people who've given us these things.