I spotted this Chick-fil-A at Lowe's when they very first put out the Christmas items this year, but the $49.99 price tag set me back. No way, Jose. So, I waited. The last time I was there, they were all gone except the one on display. Yet, I waited. Then they marked them 50% off, but $25.00 was still more than I felt comfortable spending. So, I waited. Finally, Monday it was 75% off. But wait. It was the display and the front door was missing. The clerk marked it to $10.00. SOLD! When I got home, I discovered the front door had just fallen inside. A drop of glue, the door is installed and I have myself a $50.00 Chick-fil-A for $10.00. (We looooooooooooooooooooove Chickfila. Maybe even too much. Slurp.)
Let's see what else have I thrifted lately? Oh, The Bean bought a couple strands of Mardi Gras beads. You see those at every thrift you go to so that is hardly worth mentioning.
Or is it? Ha. Aren't they hilarious. We saw a guy wearing some like these at the Mardi Gras parade once and he said, "You don't even want to know what I paid for these things!" Well, we only paid $3.00, so I want everyone to know!
I found this lone Gurley Candle today for 25¢. I've never seen one like this, so it was a happy addition.
A set of wooden clock ornaments for 50¢. I have a lot of clocks and time related items on my big tree, so I may add these to it.
I bought this book at Goodwill last week for $5.00 and it might quite possibly be my very best find ever.
It's a thick book and it is chock full of housewares and gifts from 1956. It's like all of our dream thrifting finds all bound into one book.
This page for instance has five things on it that I own and one of my dream finds. I have several of the thermos bottles, the Skotch Kooler and the picnic basket. I want that dreamy PINK Coleman jug! (Original price...$4.95).
Wooden crib with decals.......yes, please.
How about this awesom retro mixer with all the cool attachments? A steal at $45.75 compared to today's Kitchenaid mixers. (I wouldn't trade my Kitchenaid for anything though....)
Cosco stools and tables in retro colors? I have that yellow stool and that red three tiered table too.
Christmas? Large Blowmold Carolers.....$7.50. Where's my time machine?
I have been reading this book like a novel. It is so much fun and I am learning more about the things I love to find. I'll share more later - including MINK COATS for thousands of dollars stuck in the middle of the five and six dollar items. Who on earth could afford that??????
So, what have YOU found? Any after Christmas loot? No more for me until it hits 75-90% off and then I only like to buy food and paper goods. At least, that's what I TRY to limit myself too. :)
***I Googled the book and found a 1954 edition on Amazon for.......$434.00! Holy Moley!