Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Fixing it" at a thrift store - WLTZ 38 | Columbus Georgia Regional News & Community

"Fixing it" at a thrift store - WLTZ 38 Columbus Georgia Regional News & Community
VIDEO (click on above link) Dee Armstrong & "Gina's Junk"


By Dee Armstrong
Looking for a way to spruce up an outfit or maybe a room in your house?I will show you how your "fix" may come from a thrift store.People are looking for real wood, not that pressed stuff.
Gina Colbert is the owner of Gina's Junk Thrift and says she gets a lot of soldiers from Fort Benning. They need furniture to be able to survive all those moves. It's a hurting feeling when you get to your destination and all of that pressed wood furniture has fallen apart.
So, I asked her how does she know if she has a vintage piece versus just something old? Gina says, "Well most of my real vintage seekers have already done their homework. But, I'm pretty good at that. If they ask me, I will give them the history of a piece."
Gina's prices are low that even other vendors can come and buy and mark it up, and make money. These days they sell a lot of vintage clothing to young people and she has been surprised at the number of young people who are coming in and asking for sewing machines.
One person's history becomes yours and now it is yours too.
Dee Armstrong

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