So, it's cold. And going to get colder - maybe five below or so and it is getting ready to snow maybe a foot or so. Yadda yadda. Same old, same old. I, the person that loates summer.....is thinking it doesn't sound too bad right now.
In between snowstorms, I have managed to sneak out for provisions - milk, bread, TP and a THRIFT RUN. You gotta do what you gotta do......
First up we have the "I don't know what I am going to do with it, but I had to buy it since it was a quarter" find.
A trophy from the Rose Bud Beauty Pagent! In pink! I don't know - I just couldn't leave it behind. Especially once I saw that it was only 25¢. Had to have it. Trust me, it's the only trophy from any Beauty Pagent I will ever own.
Next up we have the "Oh my god, that is the tackiest thing I have ever seen so I must have it because I kind of love it" find.
Silver. Plastic. Made in Hong Kong. Donkey with a wagon. Flower wheels. Pink Rhinestone eyes. Tacky or fabulous? I'll let you decide. (I think it is tackilicious).
Next, we have the "Aw, that's cute and old and tugs at my heart strings" find.
An old plastic cow pull toy. His head bobs and he says "Mooooooo" as he rolls along. On the bottom on one of his wheels, it says, "MASON" which is a special name in my life. So, home it came with me.
Nest, we have the "I paid $5.00 for it and a man offered me twenty bucks for it in the parking lot" find.
This giant basket caught my eye at the Salvation Army, but it was brimming with umbrellas. I looked on the back of the basket and saw at tag that said, "Basket $5.00", so I knew I wanted it. I looked for a suitable replacement for the umbrellas, but couldn't find anything or anyone to ask, so I neatly laid them the table and took my basket. Suddenly all eyes were on me with this huge basket. I sat it down twice and heard two different people mention "that basket" but I had it in between my feet so they knew it was claimed. When I checked out, I let a man go ahead of me with two pictures. When I threw that big basket up on the counter, his eyes bugged out when he saw it was $5.00. He told me that I was getting the "Deal of the Day" (check out the original name of my blog in the web address...) and then he went outside. The lady that rang me up said, "Oh, that is my umbrella basket!" and I was afraid she wasn't going to let me buy it, but she did. Whew. After I checked out and went outside, the man was waiting for me and offered me $20.00 for it. I declined because I knew I could use it to hold my famlies unsightly skivvies on my new washing machine. :D I think he must have thought it was a Longaberger or something. It isn't marked, it is nice and well made. I like it. And, you can see Mr. 22 lb. FlubbaDubba Tiger likes it too.
And, lastly, for the "Man, that is awesome" find.
A very large elephant made out of an old feedsack quilt.
There are some super sweet fabrics on this guy. The quilt is old, but the elephant is new. I think he will hang out with me for awhile, then head to ebay or Etsy. He's kind of sweet.
Okay, back to the cold. The snow. YAWN. Whatever. See you on the flipside.
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