Thank you to all the customrers who enjoyed Thriftique and all it had to offer. I loved hearing comments like "Wow! I really like your shop. There are so many interesting, cool things here." and, "This is great, now I have a place to go while my wife looks for shoes." and, "You have such a good eye for finding all things fun and wonderful." and, "This is not a regular thrift store; I feel like magic could happen here." and "it's really nice the way you have it organized by color." and "I have to go through again because I still hear treasures calling to me." and "This is how you decorate a thrift store!" and, "Wow, you really do have something for everyone."
While I didn't get to realize my dream of providing funds for The Arts in Elementary School, I gave it a valiant effort and put my heart and soul into it. Unfortunately, Principal Leslie Clark, of Old Adobe Elementary Charter, was too busy to get the word out to the school community. I don't know how that's possible since I provided her with a letter of introduction to send home with the students, but, that's what she said. The PTO President, Angela McCall, likewise dropped the ball. You would think a Charter School would jump on an opportunity to get free funding, but they didn't. As a result, I spent two years, volunteering 12 to 16 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week, for naught.
Actually, it wasn't a total loss. I did have a good time finding and learning about vintage and antique treasures. I enjoyed painting and refinishing good quality, wood furniture and I got meet lots of really nice people. So thank you, everyone. I wish you all the best!
I'm going to post an album of the furniture I revived and gave new life. If you have a piece you'd like me to upcycle, or if you'd like me to find a piece to upcycle for you, please send me an email: [email protected].