Friday, August 13, 2010

Funny Thing About Paradise

It's a funny thing about my little town of Paradise, California. You can shop at the "Big K" but you can't shop many other places, not unless you want expensive. However, you can shop at thrift stores, which is probably how I grew to love them so much.

Here in Paradise, we not only have the Dollar Tree, where I once found a Hallmark jigsaw puzzle for one dollar, minus no pieces and in a beautiful tin! Needless to say, you have to hit the Dollar Tree frequently to score such valuable items. But it's often where I get my deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo and other personal items. Every year for my birthday I get a beautiful basket from my daughter where she scores every item from the Dollar Tree (she shared this with me after much prodding) and I just adore it! The basket contains all my face care and bath stuff for the year and it is just too cool for school!

In Paradise we also have the Hospice thrift shop, the PAWS thrift shop, the Goodwill, the Salvation Army, a veteran's group thrift store and others I can't recall the purpose behind. I go to all of them plus the antique places where you can score special items for collectors you may know. I'll cover those in my next entry. Viva Paradise!


  1. I LOVE thrift stores! The Salvation Army store here is better than Goodwill, and I hit up the dollar stores too. Never know what you'll find.

    You left a comment on my writing blog. Do I know you from AC?