I know I love hyperbole, but I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say PTO is the best thrift store I have ever been to.
PTO is a non-profit store that supports Ann Arbor Public School students through the resale of unique and gently used community donations.
And it's amazing.
It's pretty big but the best part of the store is the craft section. I have never seen an entire craft section in a thrift store before! They ask local crafters to donate their leftovers and encourage them to de-stash. They have a giant cabinet/island that has drawers on both sides that are labeled with every craft supply imaginable. There are shelves and drawers and cabinets everywhere filled with craft supplies.
I didn't want to look weird, so I took some quick photos with my phone so please forgive the blurry photos below.
You can click to see them larger if you want to marvel at this organization and stock!
Can you even believe how well-stocked they are??
I am the type of thrifter who would prefer to dig rather than peruse. I wish I could have spent hours digging through all those bins and drawers and shelves! It was like crafter heaven!
I only got one thing from the craft section but I found some great vintage magazines that I will show you in my next thrift report!
If you are ever anywhere near Ann Arbor, be sure to check out PTO. I'm soooo glad we did.
Do thrift stores in your area have a craft section?? We need something like this in Nashville!