Thrift stores can be a wonderful mishmash of trash and treasure. But all thrift shoppers have their own “Moby Dick”-style white whales — the items for which they are always hunting.
Maybe its first-edition books by a favorite childhood author. Or, missing pieces from Grandma’s discontinued china pattern.
We’ve all read stories of someone uncovering a true “Antiques Roadshow”-style treasure in a bargain bin. Such finds are rare, but there are other gems that are easier to find at your favorite resale shop. Here is a guide to some of the best.