Adventures in Thrifting: Small Town USA


We all have our favorite spots and frequent haunts when it comes to thrifting and I am no exception. A few stores in my rotation are too far to get to very often, but are close enough that I can get to 4-5 in one day. With my girlfriend out of town and no pending tasks I decided to hit the road. My favorite part of thrifting is the journey which I wanted to showcase in the form of pictures for this post. The highlights of this trip are country roads, old homes and remnants of yesteryear that can all be found in Small Town, USA. When it was all said and done I walked away with two ties and a surcingle belt, but I still had a great day.

Add Snow For A Scenic Trip

Snowy Roads

A Few Country Homes Along the Way

Country House 1

Country House 2Country House 3

Sidney, OH

The Spot Restaurant

The Spot FoodPeoples Saving and Federal Loans

About the bank

Sidney House 1

Sidney House 2

Sidney Castle

Big Four Bridge

Piqua, OH

Piqua Milling Co.


Piqua House 2

Piqua House 1Troy, OH

Troy Hayner Cultural Center

Troy Old Home 1

Downtown Buildings

Time To Head Home

Country Home

Heading Home

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

7 Comments on "Adventures in Thrifting: Small Town USA"

  1. Cassie says:

    Beautiful pictures!!

  2. Steve E says:

    So what shops did you hit? When I lived in SW Ohio I found the Middletown GW to be surprisingly good; I must have spent two hundred dollars or so there over two falls/winters –I don’t do much thrifting during the warm part of the year. I remember getting seven good (not great, but quite presentable) coats/jackets for less than forty bucks total, Also a Bean “Norwegian” sweater (navy and white) for five dollars. The thrifts in Richmond Va. have been mostly bad, though I did find a like-new BB cashmere turleneck in lightish blue (about $400 if new) for five bucks; can’t complain.

    Overall, I found SW Ohio to be quite scenic (though too cold for this Rebel) and friendly, though I hated my job there. As a programmer, I found AK Steel to be the pits to work for.

    Happy New Year.

  3. Ken says:

    Look’s like a great day! Thanks for sharing.

  4. oxford cloth button down says:

    @Cassie & Ken – Thanks!

    @Steve – I checked out the local GW’s and the Salvation Army on Piqua which is quite large. The SA had some great jackets (just not my size!).

  5. RMF says:

    Great pictures! Lovely to see such beautiful homes. Looks like you had a fun day out and about. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a wonderful read and great job with all those fantastic home photos!

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