The best thrift store in Dallas. I’ve found it ya’ll. I’m almost scared to tell you, because the locals will know and go and steal all the treasure before I get there, but I’m a nice girl and a non-hoarder, so I’ll be kind and share. It’s a quiet, non-assuming shop in the Lakewood area named Dot’s Closet. It’s where I found our table and chairs as well as the vast majority of all the frames on my gallery wall. It also happens to be nestled right between a Crossfit studio we went to for a few weeks, and a diner called Mecca that has arguably the best cinnamon rolls in town. 🙂
When my friend Sang gave me a call on a Saturday morning to ask if I wanted to go thrifting and help her find some frames for a gallery wall she is creating, I knew Dot’s was the perfect place to go. I was just going to hang out, but let’s be real guys…I totally shopped.
Sang is such a fun girl to go thrifting with- she’s so creative and energetic! We even ended up wearing basically matching shoes. Woah. How’s that for similar vibes? We pawed through piles of frames, explored a myriad of items and laughed. A lot.
In addition to finding a great collection of frames for Sang to take home for her wall, I took home a few finds as well. The first thing that caught my eye were these three tiny bowls that I happen to have a bunch of at home. They’re from Anthropologie and at $1 a piece, it was a no brainer to buy and add to the collection. I use them for everything from mixing spices, to mixing oils (for my face!), to holding jewelry or craft supplies.
I kind of have a bowl obsession. If I see a cute china pattern that I can’t buy a whole set of, I will buy the bowls. When you pair them with plain white plates, they are the star of the show. I’ve also been loving wood tones lately, so when I spotted these two little wooden bowls I was smitten. Even more so when I saw the carvings on the bottom with the three crosses on a hill…handmade goods ya’ll. So lovely!
I also couldn’t leave behind these two frames. Any homeless frames can totally come live with me! I’ve got big plans for these two! 🙂
I also scooped up these two plastic tubs of beads and jewelry making supplies. Cause why not for $5. The earring backs alone are worth that…I am always losing those guys! Plus I’ve been wanting to sit down and make some jewelry of my own and between this and a sweet kit my parents got me, I’ll be set.
Check out these lovely gems! 🙂
Lastly, on my way out I saw this and kind of fell in love. At $7 it was my most expensive purchase but Sang convinced me it was totally my style. I’ve already worn it like 5 times in a week. So that’s pretty good. And now I want to make feathered jewelry! 😀
So, there you have it. Thanks for coming shopping with me! Have you all found anything fun lately?