Monday was the first day of school in the area. Since we home school and don't start until after Labor Day, we have a tradition of going somewhere and doing something fun while all the other "suckers" go to school. We couldn't think of anything really different to do, so we decided to visit a new HUGE Goodwill about 25 miles away. It is in a really swanky part of town and there is LOTS of money and big houses and people with money in the area. So, I was hoping to score a ton of good stuff. but, you know what? Rich folks donated the same crap as regular folks. This store had a huge clothing area, and I suspect that thee were deals to be found, But, I don't ever look at the clothes. I searched that store top to bottom, looked on every single shelf, dug under things and in bins and in the end I only found ONE thing to buy.
A vintage baby planter for $1.00.
I learned a long time ago that these vintage planters really never sell, so I never buy them. But there is a strange thing with these big eyed ones in Japan. A few have sold for hundreds of dollars on ebay. I'm not saying that this is one of them, (but I wish it would be!) but it does have BIG EYES, so maybe....
After we left that thrift, we drove through the historical part of town and then stopped at a thrift that I really like, but since is is about 30 miles from me, I rarely get there. They always have a good selection of items and they have good prices. It's kind of hidden away on a side street so the locals know about it, but it's not a place that just anyone would drive by and stop. Since my last visit, they had rearranged, opened a new room and the prices had gone up a bit. But, overall, it's still a great thrift store. Having said, that, I only found two things this time. Well, that's not entirely true. I found a vintage counter top candy bar rack where they had five rolls of 25¢ Walmart Christmas ribbon displayed. It didn't have a price tag on it, but it also did not have a NFS tag on it. I looked at it about a million times and tried to get the attention of some of the "helpers" as they call them, but no one ever noticed me. Finally I took a photo of it and asked the lady at the check out if if was for sale. "Oh, well, I don't think so - we are using it to hold RIBBON." I would have paid more for that rack than they will make stuffing it full of ribbon. Oh well. I will remember it fondly. *Sniff*
Okay, so where was I?
Oh yes, remember when I said I never buy baby planters? Remember? All the way back up there^?
The only other thing I found made me so very happy. A lovely vintage tablecloth. Still my number one mostest favoritest thing to find when I am thrifting.
This particular one is gorgeous.
Bright vivid colors.
Red and yellow flowers.
And only $3.00.
Not a bad five dollar thrifting day.
(Not you guys, those kids in school already)