Category Archives: Entertaining & Holidays

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Thrift Town is an AMAZING Source for White Elephant Gifts

A Brief, but Very Interesting History…  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A White Elephant Gift Exchange, Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa is a party game where amusing, impractical gifts are exchanged during festivities. Usually, the goal of a white elephant gift exchange is to entertain party-goers rather Read More →

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Time Saver!

Mashed potatoes are a little scoop of heaven. For me, they are the star of the holiday table. The holiday food I love most. They’re fluffy, smooth, buttery, salty, and savory. If you can’t tell, I HEART mashed potatoes. They are also tricky Read More →

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10 Thanksgiving Hosting Tips & One Table Two Ways- Under $100

Some people get stressed out and unnecessarily worked up over hosting Thanksgiving. I like to approach it with an everything will turn out great attitude. Aside from a fried turkey fire, not much can go wrong. On Thanksgiving the food is clearly the star, Read More →

Watermelon Madness!

July in Central Texas means WATERMELON!  Watermelon festivals, watermelon-inspired fashions, watermelons at every farmer’s market and delicious, refreshing watermelon to eat. Before we get to Thrift Town and watermelons, let me give you the recipe for the most delicious summer salad you can imagine.  Read More →

Secondhand Fourth of July!

Get in the patriotic spirit by decking out your house, yard, table and outfit with great red, white & blue items from Thrift Town! Read More →

Save Some Dough & Celebrate World Baking Day – Thrift Style!

World Baking Day is May 17th! I’m no celebrity chef, but I have a feeling your treats and your family won’t know (or care) they were baked with thrifted spatulas, bowls and baking sheets. Mine don’t! Strap on your favorite apron. Pre-heat the Read More →

Are You in the Know About Cinco de Mayo?

Posted on by Ashley | entertaining-and-holidays

First, some interesting history compliments of Wikipedia… “Cinco de Mayo (Siŋko ðe Maʝo “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862” Wikipedia “A 2007 Read More →

Hoppin Easter Baskets!

These aren’t your grandma’s Easter baskets… Read More →

Thrift Town LOVES “Lady Bird”

We’re proud as punch of “Lady Bird” and Greta Girwig! We so enjoyed being part of this “Lady Bird” journey with Greta, movie-goers, the Academy Awards and Sacramento locals. “Lady Bird” won Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes and Read More →

February is National Wedding Month!

February is the month of romance, Valentine’s Day… and National Wedding Month. There are more couples who get engaged during this time of year. So while it’s not a popular time to be actually getting married, lots of planning starts this month! “The Read More →