I haven't really done much junking lately. More unjunking - selling, loading up the booth and donating. But, I still find myself under a massive pile of JUNK here at the house. After several days of rearranging, sorting, making and clearing out, I needed a day out in public with REAL people. Sadly, when I do go anywhere, it usually ends up being a Thrift Store. Today was no exception. I ended up going to two different thrifts after bribing the boys with Zaxby's for lunch. :) You gotta do what you gotta do.
I found this big old crock with a truly heinous floral arrangement stuck in it. I didn't want that dusty old thing, so I just pulled it out and left it on the shelf for someone else to buy. I always check the flower area, I often find vintage pottery holding horrible old floral arrangements. That photo above shows my messy front porch and staging area, but I wanted you to see that it is a big crock.
I don't know why it has that one handle on the side. It looks like a giant coffee cup with that one handle. Hey - guess what, I went and did a little research and it is an Apple Butter Crock. Interesting!
This sweet vintage pottery duck is butter yellow. It reminds me of Jemimah Puddle Duck from Peter Rabbit. I am anti-Goose, anti-country duck, but this is neither. This is sweet! And, a keeper!
At one Goodwill I go to occasionally, the sign clearly states that books are $2.00, but they always charge me 50¢. So, I always have to take a peek. This book is about the Secret World of Elves, Fairies, Gnomes and Trolls.
It has really sweet drawings of gnomes and such which always pull at my heartstrings.
A craft booklet for making animals out of paper plates. Now, I have no small children, I am not a teacher, I do not babysit, I have no grandchildren...yet, I felt compelled to buy this book. I mean, hello????? Look at those adorable paper plate animals! Maybe when I get snowed in this Winter I will make some paper plate animals. It will be my secret if I do! :)
Since we are on the subject of children's books and cuteness and sweetness and adorableness, this would be the WORST time to show you this jewel.
Wicked John and The Devil.
What a sweet bedtime story to read to your little lambs before you tuck them into bed.
It starts as all good children's books do -
THE FIERY GATES OF HELL.
Try getting your kids to sleep after that!
I thought this old industrial book rack would be good in the booth to hold sheet music.
It holds books. But, would hold more papery type items.
A Scrabble game for word making and a box of Greek Flashcards.
The Bean has a fascination with Greek Mythology and Culture.
I thought these would be interesting.
But, it's all Greek to me.
Some newer and older cake decorations to add to my jar.
This old green Bundt pan will become a Christmas Wreath. It's funny that I found this today, because on Sunday I went to Goodwill specifically looking for Jell-O molds or Bundt pans to use to make wreaths. This one was 75% off $2.99* - so CHEAP!
And, I found FIVE! So with today's find, I am up to six in one week. The funny part is that they were all spray painted, which I don't usually do. But, I kind of like it. The big orange one will become a pumpkin for Fall. The rest will be Christmas wreaths.
*The Breadman found a bunch of shirts today for work that were 75% off. He was spouting off the original prices trying to figure out what they would cost. The Bean did fast and immediate Thrift Store Math to the penny, which thrilled me greatly. We aren't really great in the Math department around here like Trigonometry and the like. But, we can do Thrift Store, couponing and Hobby Lobby discount math at the drop of a hat. Really, which one do you do more often anyway?