I've been to the Salvation Army three
times this week
. Whoopsie. Actually DH works in the building adjacent to the Salvation Army Thrift store and I have had to make a few trips to his work. And, since it is right next door, it seems silly not to go in
? Monday I left pretty much empty handed except for a couple books and a little Boyds Bear for a total of $1.25. Tuesday I dug in the linen bin, where I have NEVER found anything old except (an occassional Watermelon Potholder). I was surprised to find a Mother- Daughter pair of Christmas Aprons, two vintage fruit-motif tea twoels turned into curtain panels and a vintage fruit motif napkin. I paid $1.50 for all five items. As I passed the wallpaper bin, I spotted stacks of books that I knew were scrapbooking papers. (I just love the thinking of the SA workers - "Paper's Paper! Put it together!"). I pulled out five big brand new Colorblox books. I've looked at these at Hobby Lobby and know they run from $14.99-$19.99. They were priced $2.00 each so I gathered them all up. I went back the next day and found three more for a total of $16.00 for 8 brand new Colorblox books. That's less than ONE new. Don't tell DH, but I haven't actually done any scrapbooking at all in over a year, but I sure do buy it! I do make cards, embellish packages and the like with it. I might even try these on ebay.
I found a fun Thursday Sale with lots of little goodies today. Everything in the picture except the demonic cat cost $12.50.
My finds include:
Set of three old cheese boxes - $4.00
Red & White Enamel lid - 25¢
4 pc. Bakelite handled silverware - 10¢ each
Green painted wooden handle can/bottle opener - 10¢
Old silver pickle fork - 10¢
Gorgeous Blue Glass Egg Shaped Vase - $1.00 (Got it home and discovered a huge freakin crack in it. Doh!)
Little Resturant or Railroad China Creamer or Toothpick - 10¢
JAPAN Painted Tumbler - 25¢
Two old bottles that the guy had dug up - for my Rx collection - 10¢ each
Little glass race car shaped bottle - 10¢
Fireking Yellow cup - 10¢
Federal Pearlescent Cup - 10¢
Wood rack with set of copper Figural Spoons - $2.00
White lamb shaped pottery planter - 50¢
Chalkware Wiseman - 10¢
Anchor Glass Green Vase w/ Original Paper Label - 50¢
Hazel Atlas Creamer - 10¢
Orange Glass Bowl - 25¢
Two Handmade Christmas Ornaments - 5¢ each
Milk Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers - 75¢
10 Old Ceramic Circus Animals, Ringmaster & Clown - 50¢ total
Inside the old cheese boxes I found a hand carved old crochet needle that is so rustic and cool. Not pictured is a Wilton Batman logo cake pan for 25¢. It didn't really "fit" in the photo with all the cool old stuff.
I found a pattern for this little felt duck beanbag online. I whipped her up pretty quickly. Then I went and bought a nice stack of yellow and orange felt to make an entire flock.
I've seen a lot of things in my birdfeeder this winter. Cardinals, Pigeons, Doves, Blue Jays, a big Woodpecker and even a Squirrel. But when I saw THIS this morning - I knew I had seen it all.
I thought the cat might be looking for a bird to munch on - but then I watched it eat cracked corn! What a crazy cat. This is a neighborhood cat that makes the rounds - I'm not sure where it really lives.