I love shopping in thrift stores and at estate sales to find items to sell in my student store. These items were found at a thrift shop in La Mesa, CA. My students like to buy "old" things that are unique. Here I found greeting cards, miniatures, a little basket, a music coloring book, popsicle sticks and some beads. I do a lot of shopping and scavenging in the summer and I collect a stash of good prizes for the school year. I am on the mailing list for the website, estatesales.net, which lists all upcoming sales in the United States. Most sales offer half price on everything on Sundays. Great prices, unusual items, and often surprising to see what might be found.