This morning I had a feeling that I needed to go to the Super Cheap Thrift. It's only open a few hours a week, so when it is open, I do like to go. Thursdays are preferred day to shop as the Volunteer ladies are very nice and seem to like me and the fact that I bring in my own bag for my purchases. When I got there, the pickings were slim and the store was pretty bare. I did find a few things as usual, and decided to buy a few other things just because I couldn't find a real treasure. When I checked out, my total came to only $3.55. "Why so little?" I asked. "Everything is half off today." "Oh", I said. Then it hit me. Did I miss anything? Did I buy everything I wanted? I couldn't go back because the CLOSED sign was already up and I couldn't go back to look. I think I got everything I would have bought regardless of price. But, sheesh. You just never know what I might have missed!
Some of the following things are from the Super Cheap Thrift, others are from a hurried thrift trip yesterday after I fluffed the Booth. (Full report on that next Wednesday when I get my first check!) The Breadman can't seem to understand why I take a carload of stuff to the Flea market, then still have to go to the Thrift looking more yet MORE junk. It's a vicious cycle!
These three things are from the thrift on Wednesday. They have really odd pricing. The little shoe was 27¢, the single shaker was 34¢. More on the Match Holder down below.
The little shoe says "Here's a Birthday slipper filled with love and happiness for you." Too cute and perfect for my Vintage Birthday Collection/Display.
This white pottery match holder was in the markdown section for 50¢. It is old and in perfect condition. This particular thrift has a markdown policy coded by colors. Once a certain color (yesterday it was Green) has been on the floor for one week, it starts being marked down 25% the first week, 50% the second week and 75% the third week. The fourth week it goes to the 50¢ area - not matter what it is - I have seen desks and beds in there for 50¢. Anyway, I don't how this great old Match Holder sat there all that time and no one noticed it, but I am glad that I did! And for only 50¢!
This paper maiche Halloween cat mask was 55¢. I don't think it is especially old or especially new - maybe 1970's? Great for my Halloween decor.
This plate was found at a different thrift yesterday (where I donated more stuff before I took stuff to sell before I bought more stuff to sell. A vicious, vicious circle, I tell ya!) Anyway - this plate was made in Austria about 1910. I assumed it was some royal building or something, buy upon closer inspection, it is the Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas - Birthplace of ME. I've been to that Courthouse many times. I thought this was an excellent find for $1.00. (That flyer is for a 160 mile yard sale coming up close to me in two weeks. It is about an hour to the beginning of it, down a huge mountain. I really, really, really want to go and it is on my birthday weekend, so I really should get to go. But, not sure if I will go. But, can you imagine??? 160 miles! WOW!)
Another old star Colander. This one is smaller than the huge one I got last week. I have tons of Garden tomatoes in both of them right now. Scrumptious!
From the Super Cheap Thrift - Dragon Dominoes. Great old Dominoes with a neat old box. Darn those ladies and their masking tape - the box got a bit scuffed up. They ended up only costing 25¢, so I can overlook the damage. Besides, I already have another box just like it. (Surprise)
A sweet baby Planter. it's a sickness, I cannot pass up a vintage Baby Planter. They are just too ding dang cute. I have most of them in the Booth, but they haven't sold yet. We'll see. Also, two brand new books - 50¢ each.
A nice heavy white pottery bowl. I put it with my white pottery collection. I think it will look great full of pink Shiny Brites. Or wooden blocks.
Not really why I, a mother of a nearly 15 (COUGH COUGH) year old needed to buy these two big bags of old wooden blocks. But, I always looked for them when The Bean was little and rarely ever found them. I did end up with a nice collection of them for him when he was little. I suppose I can add these to them for the....................grandkids. Eh gads.
So, there you have it - nothing completely fabulous, but good finds none the less. I'd rather have found some vintage Christmas or a stash of tablecloths. But, they can't all be gems.
Hope you find some good JUNK this weekend!