A couple of years ago, I was at a flea market searching for old Polaroid cameras, when I came to an unmanned booth spilling over with unpacked boxes and mishmash. The guy in the next booth pointed me in the direction of the snack bar to find the owner. "Hey, do you have any old Polaroids over there?" I asked.
He barely looked up from his newspaper. "No, but you can go ahead and take a look if you want to."
Of course I wanted to. I love a good adventure! I came back to his table five minutes later and said, "You have three."
He put his newspaper down then and smiled at me. "Ah, you're a digger," he said.
Yes, I am. I'm a digger. Really, there is no word that describes me better, whether it be matters of the heart, the earth, or the attic...I dig.
Is there a special something-or-other that you are looking for? Maybe I can help you!
Visiting garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets is...well...it's what I do. I am always on the hunt for something. I have a little notebook (my "pick book") that I carry around with me everywhere I go. I use it to keep track of the things I'm hoping to find, like...the front of an old refrigerator, metal golf spikes in my size, wooden canoe paddles and, of course, old film cameras.
My favorite finds (the things I dig) are pretty much anything made out of galvanized metal, antique furniture (they don't make things like they use to), 60s and 70s memorabilia, old license plates and (surprise) old film cameras. I love the story behind things, either real or what I imagine myself.
If you've been searching for something that you just can't seem to find (other than the meaning of life), I'd be happy to add you to my book. Just send me an email with an item description and a price range, and I will keep a look out for you!
P.S. I'm a bargain shopper. I've been known to haggle, but not if the price is fair.
P.P.S. If you would like to follow my thrifting adventures, click here.