*First and foremost - thanks to everyone that came over to the new monkeybox facebook page. I was surprised to see so many people LIKE monkeybox! So many new faces! Feel free to leave a comment on the page to let me know who you are and how you came to find monkeybox. I promise not to clog up Facebook with lots of entries and I also promise to keep on blogging. I love blogging and writing and I will keep on blogging LONG after everyone else has given it up for whatever new techno thing is out there. :)
Today we had to have brakes put on my vehicle, return our faulty cable box and remote, get gas grab something to eat and buy groceries. I am sort of a one errand a day kind of girl, so that was a lot to do in one day. Plus, I was car-less until 1:00 before we could even start errand running. After doing all that I really needed to get home and put up the groceries, do my chores and make dinner. But, I had that pesky GIANT dollhouse in the car to donate to Goodwill and since I was out there donating - well, you know the drill. I made the fastest run through possible. I had discovered last week that one of the plates was missing from the picnic ball set I bought there and I thought maybe, just maybe it might still be siting on the shelf somewhere. So, I had to look. Right? (It wasn't).
I have a route I take in Goodwill - the same pattern every time. Today when I went to take my first turn down the first knick knack aisle, I came face to face with a lady holding a folding table and she had the aisle blocked. Since I was trying to hurry, I went down the next aisle over - an aisle I don't usually go down since it is baby clothes on one side and Halloween costumes on the other. But, when I started down the aisle, something was peeking out from under the Halloween costumes. A small round piece of green felt. And, I knew what it was INSTANTLY.
An Annalee doll! Santa's mitten to be precise!
This Santa is 30" tall - my largest so far. I couldn't believe it when I pulled him out from under that Halloween stuff and saw what he WAS! I held my breath until I read his price, because you just never know. Lucky me - the price was only TWO DOLLARS. He came in a big cardboard chimney with snow on it and I think he might be a store display since he is so big. TWO BUCKS!
I KNOW some of you don't like Annalee doll's. and I can appreciate that. I don't like Pyrex. (DON'T HATE ME THAT'S JUST MORE FOR YOU!) But, I just LOVE them. They were one of the very first things I ever learned about when I started buying and reselling and collecting. And, they were one of the first FINDS I ever had too.
Here's a previous entry about them:
These are my only big Annalee's. The girl in pink and the reindeer were one of the first things I thrifted (when I really began thrifting after The Bean was born and I knew I needed to make money, so ebay seemed the right fit). I saw them in the back of the thrift and my memory is that I vaulted over a couch to get them, but I doubt that I ever vaulted over anything, let alone a couch. But, I knew I had to get them before anyone else spotted them. They were $1.00 each.
Lesson learned: Never get mad at the lady blocking the aisle. You might just find something that you would have missed.