I bought this Ottoman for $2.00 at a yard sale on Friday. It's pretty big - I guess it's more of a footstool than an Ottoman, but you could sit on it to put your shoes on. It's a groovy swirl of red and black leathery stuff. *Since I took this photo, I cleaned it, polished it up, put stain on the legs, took it to the booth and SOLD IT!
Now, the next thing I bought might very well make you delete this blog forever. You might think, well, Shara has officially lost it. And, the truth is, I very well may have lost it. But, sometimes you see something and it intrigues you, so you better buy it, right? So, what did I buy?
Peepholes. Yes, you read that right. Peepholes - like you stick in door so you can see out. Ninety of them to be precise. The box said, $1.00 each or all for $5.00. Seeing as how there are 90 of them, I think that is a good deal. They are kind of like teeny telescopes when you hold them up to your eye. I'm thinking I might mess around and fashion necklaces out of them and other "junk". I'm sure the scrap value of the brass alone is far more than $5.00.
I've always said that you can put anything in an old blue jar and it looks great.
Ninety peepholes are no exception!
*If you have any ideas for these, let me know!
I also went to Goodwill Friday.
Someone had cleaned out Grandma's game closet. I got all these games for $3.50. I'm keeping the old LOTTO game and the game pieces from Boggle and Triple Yahtzee. The other two went to the booth.
I also found this sweet piece of pottery in a lovely blue for $1.00.
Surely you have guessed that it is a KEEPER!
My best deal of the day was at the other Goodwill across town on Wednesday. This new Goodwill has only been open maybe four months or so. I have only been a handful of times, but I have never bought anything there. Wednesday I was about to leave empty handed when I spied a set of 1937 My Book House books on the shelf. They were color coded to be full price, so I thought they would be $2.00 each. That was a tad more than I really had to spend that day. So, I left them on the shelf and started to leave.
Then I started thinking that Children's books are only $1.00. Maybe I could persuade the checker that they were children's books. I mean they technically are for kids, but they are antiques with color plates. No one in their right mind would willingly hand one of these over to a kid to read alone. They are more of a "Let Mom hold it while you look at it" sort of set of books.
So, I carried the big heavy stack of books all the way to the front of the store. I set them down and selectively opened this book entitled, "In the Nursery" since it featured mostly Nursery Rhymes and big color plate photos (I'm shameless, I know) and said, "Are these Children's books?" The lady at the register flipped through it and said, "Looks like it to me". In my head, I am jumping up and down because I just got them down form $2.00 each to $1.00 each. Yippee! Then she said, " So, Children's books are fifty cents each and you have twelve, so that's six dollars." Good gravy, I went form $24.00 to $12.00 to $6.00 in about five minutes.
They are absolutely gorgeous old books with lovely stories and color plates. And, even though they have a good resell value, this might very well by my first official "For when I am a Grandma" purchase.
Lord, I have to sit down after even saying that.