I recently mentioned that Dwell with Dignity was having a fundraiser here in Atlanta called “Thrifting with Tyler,” a thrifting bus tour to raise money for the organization’s Atlanta chapter. Well, the event was this past weekend and it was so much fun! I’ve been so sick with this pregnancy, and it was nice to pull myself together and get out of the house for a day. I definitely needed it!
We boarded the bus at Steve McKenzie’s over on the West side of town, and let me just tell you, this store has eye candy for days. I could’ve spent hours in there.
We hopped on the bus and headed toward downtown Villa Rica, a cute little town west of Atlanta. We stopped at a few shops on the way, but Villa Rica has a cluster of thrift stores in a strip right in the heart of downtown, and they were great places to treasure hunt.
Uncorked on Main was kind enough to open their doors to us so that we could eat our yummy lunches provided by ADAC.
Here we are again, and this time Angela joined us:
All of the shops were fun, but there is one tiny hole in the wall shop called Jane’s that is just beyond words. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, haha! I can’t even describe this place to you. It was filled to the brim, and I do mean to the brim, with all kinds of cast-offs from who knows where which have accumulated through the decades. Makeup from the 1980s still in the original packaging, literally millions of knick knacks, office supplies and school supplies that were at least 30 years old.. I mean… wow. I will say they did have a large selection of craft supplies. I’ve never seen so much “stuff” in all my life. Now, I’m certainly not trying to badmouth Jane’s. It is definitely a landmark that needs to be checked out if you are in the area. I can confidently say there is no place like it! I was amazed.
Here are just one of the aisles (excuse all of the iPhone pics please!):
If you collect figurines of any kind, this is the place to go.
While we were on the bus, we had a raffle for some awesome prizes, and I want to give a big giant shout-out to a few of my favorite brands for donating products for the raffle:
Please check out them out if you get a chance!
I did find a couple of things during the trip, and I’ll share those with you very soon. Overall, we all had a great time and I’m already looking forward to hopefully doing it again! Big thanks to Tyler Lynch and Kerry Howard of KMH Interiors for all of their hard work.
On another note, I would like to take a moment to ask you all to lift fellow blogger Jacqui and her husband Dan up in prayer — Jacqui blogs at Baby Boy Bakery, and they recently lost their sweet 3 year-old son, Ryan, in a tragic accident. As a mother, their pain is unimaginable and my heart absolutely aches for them. Find out more about how you can help here and hear more of their story here. #RedBalloonsforRyan
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