The best thing about hunting for goodies at the thrift shop, is finding practical things that you would otherwise pay full price for. Further, some vintage goods are of higher quality, and certainly more interesting!
We do a lot of tinkering around the household, and were quite excited to come across a display case full of old tools at a local Church Thrift Store. The prices were not bargain-basement but the quality was there. My husband noted that the old Made in Canada screwdriver looked a lot like one that belongs to his Dad, so of course we picked that up for a couple dollars. The red-handled Stanley pliers were in such good shape we had to take that home with us too.
There was also an old vintage set of pliers with a beautiful pattern on the handles. We piled our goods on the counter and a little boy next to us said, "Boy, you sure love tools!" We just grinned back. =D
Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians!