Alternative Shopping Plans for Black Friday

It’s coming, it’s coming! The busiest shopping day of the year. Black Friday! While these words bring utter excitement to many, there are those who are, well, let’s just say a little less enthusiastic about delving into the maddening crowd even for a bargain.  All the crowds, the long lines,  parking lot nightmares!  It’s enough to make many say Bah Humbug! If you are one of those that  fall into the less than enthusiastic category, but still want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, we hope to give you some alternative shopping ideas, outside of the mall and big box retail stores.

If you are familiar with our blog you know that we LOVE thrift stores. Prices are low and you can find just about anything you want, from clothes and home decor to books and furniture.   Check out your local Goodwill and other thrift stores to see if they are having any special sales for that day.

If you really hate the thought going out into the cold and facing the fray, you can always turn to your trusty electronic devices and do some of your shopping online. You never even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday)  makes shopping as easy as the stroke of a key.  No hustle, no bustle, and you can even shop in your pajamas!  So stay in , and keep cozy and warm thinking about the money you saved.

Another choice is to shop small. Look around your town or city and patronize individually owned and operated businesses. Boutiques, bookstores, music shops, gift shops, are all great choices for holiday shopping. And by shopping local you are helping out a “neighbor” and your local economy.

Speaking of shopping local, did you know that Vicky and I, along with her mother, Martha, and sister, Kimmy have a booth at Second Chances Antiques and Treasures, here in Clarksville, Tn. Our booth number is D11 and we are currently running a 10% off sale through Sunday November 26th.  We are stocked with just a little bit of everything! Beautiful glassware, vintage toys and games, home décor, Christmas items and so much more.

Following are some pics of just a few of the items we have to offer.




20171121_160406It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Make your home merry and bright with holiday décor.


20171116_16144920171116_16142820171116_16141820171121_160225Loads of toys, both vintage and newer. Come help out Santa and check out what we have. There is more to be seen!


We have Salt&Pepper Shakes dishes and more!

This is just a very small sample. We have loads of beautiful antique and vintage glassware.


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Here is something unique that you will find in our booth. Vintage postcards for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Send one to your loved ones or frame them for a pretty holiday picture.


20171121_160425 (1)20171121_16044020171121_160448 (1)We also have beautiful framed artwork. Here are just a few examples. The gorgeous magnolia pic is a photograph taken by our very own Vicky. She and her sister Kim are both very talented photographers and both have award-winning photographs.  There are more of their gorgeous pics available for sale in our booth. These would make wonderful and unique gifts.


Vicky’s calls her photography work Drive by Shootings, and Kimmy’s is Angel on My Shoulder Photography.

We are very proud to have Kimmy’s Mr. Bark Lee series of books for sale in our booth also. Kimmy has written a series of children’s Christian fiction featuring Mr. Bark Lee and his bevy of woodland friends. The stories are sweet with a wonderful message and bible verse in each.  Give a child you know the gift of the love of reading by checking them out when you stop by our booth.




Do you know someone who loves vintage fashion? How about giving them a gift of vintage paper dolls and clothes? Again, like the vintage cards and postcards these framed  would make a fabulous gift . We also have baby doll papers dolls which would be adorable in a nursery. Something to consider if you want to give something different to a special friend or loved one.

20171116_16145620171116_161514Got a music lover on your list who is into vinyl? We have old 45’s and albums for sale too.  How about vintage comics?  We got a few! So  give to  those who love these oldies but goodies and help them have a “retro” little Christmas.


And here is more….


Butter Churn, vintage linens, and trains


Full size antique bed and washboard


Cracklin Press very old

As I said this is just a smattering of some of the items we have for sale in our booth.   We would love for you to come check it out along with the many, many other fabulous booths located in the shop. There are plenty to see and many are having discounts for Black Friday.

Second Chances Antiques and Treasures is located at 2448 US-41 Alt Bypass, Clarksville, Tennessee. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. It is a beautiful store with 12,000 square feet jam-packed with gorgeous antiques and vintage pieces. You are sure to find something for practically everyone on your list!

Rodney and LeeAnn Messer are owners and operators of the business and are wonderful and friendly people. They and all the staff are always willing to help you find what you are looking for. Check them out on Facebook, or better yet, get yourself inside this wonderful place and see for yourself. You can tell them Vicky and Teresa sent you.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

And as always until next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!



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1 Response to Alternative Shopping Plans for Black Friday

  1. kirbylove99 says:

    Fantastic article! And pics!

    On Nov 22, 2017 5:54 PM, “fiftythriftyandfabuless” wrote:

    > fiftythriftyandfabuless posted: “It’s coming, it’s coming! The busiest > shopping day of the year. Black Friday! While these words bring utter > excitement to many, there are those who are, well, let’s just say a little > less enthusiastic about delving into the maddening crowd even for a barg” >

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