So I walk into my favorite Abundant Vintage Christmas super secret thrifting store. (this sort of sounds like the beginning of a bad joke...)
And there at the counter...is a man...buying 2 plastic made-in-japan reindeer and a plastic Santa driving his sleigh with 4 more reindeer.
I think I gasped. And then I might have looked shocked. You see, people around here typically don't buy what I am buying. You know? I sort of thought that you and I were the only ones who are into this stuff. And now I come to find out there is a older man out there IN SIOUX CITY who is collecting the exact same treasures?
After I pulled myself together, (this entire incident might have lasted a total of 2 seconds) I smiled at him and let him go past to get out the front door. Then slumped my shoulders forward in disappointment just like Bud does when he is denied a treat right before supper and decided to make a little walk through just in case. You see this store just has everything I want sitting right in a basket by the checkout or bagged up on a shelf behind the counter. They make it really, really easy for me to swoop in and just swoop right back out.
While walking around the store, I came across a large rubbermaid filled with shirt boxes. That was sitting on another rubbermaid. Of course I lifted it up to see what was under there.
And hit the mother lode of vintage style wrapping paper!!!!
Most of my yummies that I sell on Etsy are wrapped up in vintage paper so this will keep me supplied for quite a long time!