Or maybe that's the month in junk or even the year so far in junk. It's been awhile Every time I leave the house, I try to go to a thrift store. That's pretty easy since Goodwill is right up the road and I have to pass it anytime I go there. I even stopped one day from a quick run home from the hospital. That makes me sound like a terrible person - but my Mom wanted a travel pillow and I thought looking for one there sounded a lot easier than going to Wal-Mart. Luckily, I found one - still in the box! And for only $2.00. Plus, I scored an awesome book that was just wheeled out on the cart.
This HUGE Audubon book is about 2.5 feet tall. I could barely get my arms around it to carry it to the front. It has over 400 color plates in it and it is amazing! The retail price was $199! For a BOOK! I paid $2.00. I thought I might ebay it, but the prices range from $500 (YAY) to $25.00 (BOO). I might schlep it to the Junk Ranch. I kind of love it though.
I found this gorgeous piece of vintage pottery shoved behind the glass FTD vases on the bottom shelf at Goodwill. It was only $1.10! Now I always look behind the glass vases. Nothing else yet, but you never know! I added it to my collection, even though that is supposed to be a big no-no. But, come on - that color and that price?!?!?
The cart full of new items was just rolled out at The Salvation Army as I got there one afternoon. I grabbed all these hand-painted china items made by the same lady in 1964-1965. I don't know if anyone even likes this sort of thing, but I had to rescue it all together and before it got chipped or broken. It's all done so well. I will try it at the Junk Ranch.
I went to several thrifts one day and had a pretty good Farmhouse theme sort of day. Not sure what that cast iron egg shaped pan is for, but it's cool. Those old folding egg baskets always sell for me. The milk bottle will get something added like a label. The house shaped cookie cutters are the Chip and Joanna Gaines stuff from Target. Funny how fast that hot popular stuff ends up at the thrifts. The cross stitch isn't farmhouse, but it was 50¢, so why not. That sort of stuff sells tot he college crowd as it is "vintage" to them.
These Bedtime Stories books teach a moral or a lesson in each story. Some of them are truly horrifying. Poor kid that had to listen to one then go to bed. Nightmares!
Headed for ebay - I never really buy Pyrex, but I have good luck selling lids on ebay. It's a pretty one at least.
I don't really even remember where I bought this. Junker brain. But, it a fabulous souvenir tablecloth. I need to try it on ebay. It's dated 1943.
I did not buy this ghostly looking painting, but I am kind of regretting it for a Halloween display. It was super eerie!
I spotted this old parking meter at the same exact time a man spotted it and he got to it first. But, for some strange reason, he walked away so I SWOOPED. It's an old one - nickels only. Junk Ranch bound for those men out there.
I spotted these in a cart at a thrift as it was being rolled out (I know what time most of the thrifts roll out new merchandise, don't I?). This was at a thrift where it has to be put on the shelves before you can buy it, so I stalked the poor lady. As soon as she plopped them down, I swooped them up. I absolutely love them, but I will most likely put them on ebay.
I bought this tiny child size carpet sweeper at an Estate Sale last weekend. I was feeling sorry for myself and when I spotted it, I wanted it. SO, I bought it. It was $15, which is like a lot to me, but so worth it. I love these old carpet sweepers and I actually use one every day. This tiny pink one stole my heart.
Little Queen. I was told it was a giveaway when someone bought a new full size one. It really works too!
Vintage nursery scales, a vintage doll and a flower pin. The platter is LuRay which I LOVE and would love to own a full set. I am always looking, wishing and hoping.....
Found these three colored set of dominoes at Goodwill this week.
Good for necklace making or crafting of some sort.
And lastly, I grabbed these old overalls at the thrift last week. I thought they would be fun for the Junk Ranch. When I got home, I felt something crinkle in the pocket and I pulled out a $10 bill! I paid $3 for the overalls. But, this was my beloved Super Cheap Thrift that does so much for the community - so I will donate it back on my next trip there. But, it was super fun finding MONEY!!!!!