Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Oh my goodness I found a lot! Here are all the crafty things. That huge thing is an entire bolt of fabric.
I saw the white skirt with flowers when I walked into one shop. Awesome featured things like this are never EVER in my size but today it was. When the girl saw that it fit she said the lady who donated it donated a whole stack. So I got three. The white and paisley ones are Liz. Hurray! Turns out mom had in there closet for me nice shirts that totally match these skirts! She was going to save them for Christmas but she let me have them now. (I'm a bit spoiled)
Here is a close up of the magazines and things. That top thing has all patterns for animals and dolls. Love that!
Here are some things we got the boys. The FSU thing in the middle is for a girl we plan to have some day.
And here is what mom got. BEAUTIFUL dish towel thing with plants and a lovely globe. I wanted the globe, but I don't have anywhere to put one so mom bought it. She collects these towels.
In other news she took me to a quilt store. I had never been to one. I am hooked big time! She spoiled me in there too! I'm fun to spoil. teeheehee. No really, I'm very blessed.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
They are having Christmas in July at my Thrift Store too. Here's something cool.
Here are my kids picking out books:
And here is what I bought today.
Here is the check machine. At Kim's suggestion I tried it out and it WORKS! I can print numbers!
Here are some old books. The swimming one is 1960, the rest are mid 1950's.
While I was shopping a lady came in and donated this!! I freaked out! I made them price it right away and sell it to me. It's a pattern AND fabric AND all the tools to make that mouse! The pattern is actually printed on the fabric. It's beautiful! There is even a needle and thread and yarn for a cool yarn tail and all the felt parts and stuff. It's 1973. I paid an entire dollar for it. I want to cry I love it so much.
-Sock, old bottle, copper cookie cutter, check machine, and thing to hang on the wall that you put mail in ( I will use to put my handmade cards in)
Tomorrow is yard sale day. So I hope I find some good stuff!
Have a wonderful day!
Also of note is that fish. What was I THINKING? It's a super loud squeek toy. Oh look, just now as I type it the kids are at it again. Sheesh. The straw hat Stephen's been eyeing for weeks. Then we have a pile of kids books all 25cents each. Craft string was also 25 cents. Flash cards were 25 cents too. I'll buy pretty much anything my kids ask for if it's 25 cents! haha.
I'm going again today. We shall see what I find. I'm especially on the lookout for super cute fabrics. SUPER cute ones. Painfully cute.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Stephen has actually been wanting this silly carrot for some time. Not sure why? Today I finally let him have it, if you want a 25cent carrot for long enough I'll buy it for you.
And what do you do with an enormous white tiger? You give it to this guy! Ethan has a huge collection of tigers, but this is his first white one.
Other than that I got a bunch of random books, Brian got a few ties and I got one length of cute fabric. Not a bad haul.
I need to start bringing a camera right into the store. There was this thing Kim would have freaked for. It was an old cashregister. Like really super old with stand up keys and I honestly couldn't quite figure out how it was used, it hand a pull down crank and all. Interestingly, it was in the "office supplies" section, not the "adorable antique" section. As if someone was to come along and buy it for their store or something. I wish I could have taken a photo.
OH and Brian went back and got some edger trimmer thingie for the yard. So that's a good find too.
Friday, July 11, 2008
- it folds in the middle to take with you!
-close up of Harold and his friends
Next was my favorite find. First, let me start by saying ...I love fall and I love watercolor. So when I found this water color painting of a fall scene...I got weak in the knees! It was only a $1.98 too!
Hope to hit some more sales this weekend! Wish me LUCK!
I am almost out of gas. I think I have to call Triple A soon if I don't get gasoline. I go to a Citgo and the pumps will not reset or read my card. I'm flustered, so I leave, drive five miles and find a Hess which would have been perfect ($4.01????) but realize, I left my gas cap at Citgo. So I put some gas in the car and drive five miles back north and - no gas cap at the station. So, it's somewhere on US1. I look. Nowhere to be found. So now it's time for a trip to Napa Auto Parts, which, luckily, had my gas cap for a mere $6.37. I'm happy about this, but it sucked the joy out of my thrifty bargains. Oh well. I never have done that before, zoomed off in a huff and left the gas cap on the trunk. Live and learn. Nice bowls though.....
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I ended up at Gary's Old Curiosity Shop yesterday. He's going out of business, for a while anyway, and having 50% off everything in the store. I've been looking at this old 1950s Santa in there for a while and at half price, well.... And the sauce bowl/gravy boat is just like the one I grew up with, so that is handy. I didn't need the ashtray, but it has pressed roses on it and I do love roses. Big day of shopping, $6.00 grand total.