Since our move to the country I have welcomed several visitors to our new home.
And I proudly show them our living room, decorated entirely with second hand furniture.
‘I found all our furniture in thrift shops!’ I tell people proudly.
Is there shame in thrift store shopping?
‘Oh dear, don’t worry! That’s fine!’ some of the elderly visitors responded. But I could tell they were taken aback. I appreciated their telling me my thrifty decor was fine, but I never realized it might not be!
Vintage versus just sad
So now I’m wondering: is this a generation thing? Nowadays second hand stuff is called ‘vintage’, and many people take great pride in their finds. As do I.
But perhaps for the elder generation it’s shameful?
How do you feel about shopping in thrift stores?