Watermelon Madness!

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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.  I was introduced to it at an herb festival a few weeks ago and now can’t get enough of it!  Fortunately, I have plenty of mint in my garden and you can’t spit a seed without hitting somebody parked by the side of the road with a pickup truck full of melons.

Get a big bowl of bite-sized chunks of seedless watermelon, sprinkle with crumbled feta or goat cheese, dump in a big ‘ole handful of chopped fresh mint and a couple of splashes of red wine vinegar.  Heaven! 

It makes a lovely picnic dish or (and you can trust me on this) a perfect dinner all by itself.  I happen to agree with Mark Twain when he said, “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.”

My Austin Thrift Town, of course, could be counted on for some fun watermelon-inspired housewares and fashions.

You can start your day sipping coffee from cheerful watermelon coffee cups and later on, when the day really warms up, move to iced tea or lemonade in this happy watermelon tumbler.

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There were plenty of green and pink baskets for summer decorating and even one with a cute watermelon appliqué right on it!  The steal of the day was a four cup casserole dish / soufflé dish for just $3.99. I loved this adorable little watermelon magnet and even this watermelon whatnot would look cute on the patio.

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Keep in mind that every single thing on this page was priced under $6…some even less than a dollar!  Just leaves you with more money to indulge in watermelon!


   HeadshotStephanie F. is a dedicated thrifter whose  mantra is, “Buy used – there’s just too much stuff  in the world!”  She became hooked when she found a pair of sock hop saddle shoes in junior high that she could actually afford with her allowance money.

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