Before my Mom was moved to the new Rehab, she was in a location .3 miles from Goodwill and .5 miles from another HUGE thrift store. Some days her husband would be there (my step-father) so I would kill a little time on my way to see her so they could have more time together before I butted in. I bought a large amount of stuff over that month or so. But, nearly all of it went to the booth. Since I am no longer working at the Flea Market, I have to not only pay my rent but also the 10% commission. I have been very lucky in the past to get every penny I made, so I have to make sure I cover my rent and commission PLUS bring home a nice amount of money. So, I have been taking lots of stuff out there. My car is fully loaded to go again but I have bronchitis, strep throat and what they thought was Pink Eye, so I am home bound for another few days. (Could someone bring us some produce, bread and eggs, please?) I kid. Kind of. The fridge is bare....
(So, I digress as usual which is sort of what this blog is all about. Maybe I should subtitle it "But, I Digress".)
Oh wait, I did it again.
Thrifting was what I was supposed to talk about today, so here we go.
I found this great old vintage bed tray at the HUGE thrift. It's Shabby Chic and really cool. I have a vintage minty green bed tray that folds up and I use it every single night for reading magazines, pricing flea market items and making crafts. This white one is really nice, so I hope it well sell quickly. I have upped my prices just a tad. Not too much, but I thought I would try. I can always mark things down, but I can never ask for more, right? What would you think this should be priced? Be honest...!
This basket on wheels is really, really awesome. I bought it at the same thrift as the bed tray. It would make such a good junkin' basket. It has more personality than those old metal ones people use. (I have two of those too, hmmmm.) The basket itself is about three feet tall and the handle makes it about four feet tall. I'm torn about it as I really love it, but I think I should sell it. I've never used it, but then again, I really haven't had the opportunity to use it yet either. I'm going to put it in the booth with a nice price on it and use it for display. Maybe no one will buy it and I can keep it, right? But, if it sells, that will be okay too, I suppose. Go ahead and shoot me with what price you think it would be at your favorite store.
Great Google Moogley! My lovely readers have discovered that this basket costs about $200.00. So, as I am so known to do - it's back in my garage with a DO NOT SELL sticker on it. I think I will keep it since I only paid $12.99 for it! Now, what to do with it....THINK WOMAN...THINK! :D
I haven't been to the Super Cheap Thrift in months and I am ITCHING to go. I just know that treasures await me there. I've never mentioned where the SCT is, but local thrifter Lara at Pretty Quirky, found my secret store! And, she found cool stuff. I'm happy to share, but leave some goodies for me, okay? :D