The Bean and I went to the Super Cheap Thrift Store and then out to the Grace Place. I had accidentally stumbled onto The Grace Place last month when they were having their $2.00 Bag Sale Day. I marked the first Thursday of the month as a regular trip after I found seven vintage tablecloths on that fateful day and managed to get them all in one $2.00 bag. I had my suspicions that I couldn't possibly repeat that every bag sale day, and I was right. No vintage tablecloths today. Not much vintage anything. Also, there were signs up today saying Bag Sale Day was for clothes only and I don't really but many clothes at the thrift. So, we won't be rushing out there in April, that's for sure. The lady apologized that my pruchases didn't apply for the $2.00 bag sale and then she added my total up. Gues how much? $2.00. Ha!
I don't believe I mentioned that I went to my beloved Super Cheap Thrift last week and they had received a donation of eggs from the University Farms. They had flats of 30 eggs for $1.00. Me, being a relative non-egg eater, but a severe bargain hunter, bought one flat. I do eat eggs in baked goods and an occassional omelet, but other than that I really never eat eggs. We did have an omelet last night and I must say, it was very, very good. Something about farm fresh eggs, I suppose. And, we made Chocolate Chip Walnut Oatmeal Cookies that are to die for. Honestly.
Oh yes, thrifting. That is the subject of the day.
I found this piece of stained glass for 25¢, but it had the unicorn on it. I detest unicorn stuff. I didn't like it in the 1980's and I don't like it now. (Forgive me if you are into unicorns. And don't read the rest of this paragraph). The unicorn was some sort of a rub on transfer and it was scratchy looking, so I thought I could remove it at home.
And, so I did. A little spray of bleach cleaner and some elbow grease and no more unicorn! Now, what to do with it is another story. It's about as a dinner plate and looks like the sun, so I will have to find a good use for it. I may just put it in the flower garden this summer.
These earrings are marked W. Germany and were 50¢ at the S.C. Thrift. (I dig my new camera for this little stuff). They will most likely be added to some artwork or a swap in the future. Such a pretty blue.
This wooden box is for coupons, but I will use it to hold receipts or Boxtops for Education or some other little thing I am always tucking away. We have a bit of a thing for pickles in my family, so this was a no brainer at 25¢.
Okay, so I really am not sure why I bought this bridal bouquet. It is ugly/pretty. It is very springy and happy, but really not my choice of colors, not to mention that I really don't "do" flowers. But, it has a ton of roses on it and lots of ribbon and surely I could dismantle it and use it for parts in other things. I don't know. It was only 75¢, so I thought "Why not". I have a whole house full of "Why Nots". The funniest part is that The Bean insists on carrying my purchases me no matter what I buy. This bouquet wouldn't fit in a bag, so he carried it a la Bride style and got some funny looks from a couple of burly dirty truck driving guys.
I am still amazed that I continue to find Matte White Pottery at my thrifts. And at affordable prices. This one was 45¢. I am almost embarrassed to admit that it only cost 45¢. Every decorating magazine I get in the mail had double page spreads of gorgeous homes and nearly all of them have full on collections or at least a shelf full of Matte White Pottery. And when I read that the owners "have been fortunate to buy their pottery for $50-$100.00 each, I am really embarrassed. For them! My most expensive piece cost $2.00, then the next one was $1.00, but all the rest (over 50) cost less than $1.00 each. This is a nice tall one and is McCoy.
A fun vintage beaded purse for 50¢. It is really like two purses side by side. It was cute and sunny and bright, so I grabbed it.
I know this is a lemon, but it found a new home with my Watermelon Potholders. I have a lime, a canteloupe and a few other fruit slice potholders. I really shouldn't add to the collection as it is a bit out of hand, but it was only 25¢. (And, I got a nice big old basket for them last week for 50¢!)
So, Old man Winter, bring on the snow, I don't care. I went thrifting and all is right in the world right now. For a day or so anyway.