Friday, October 3, 2008

Super Thrifting

Well it's Friday. Yard sales start on Friday. I don't know if there is a schedule, but it generally goes here that everyone is having one, or no one is. Today everyone is. Some of this stuff I got at yard sales, some at thrift shops. I can't keep it straight.

New (original tags) bike helmet for Stephen. Note that it's YELLOW, his favorite. Now if he falls the 30 inches from his tricycle he won't die. This box of toys. Marianne has a garage sale every few weeks. I can only assume she's some sort of garage sale shop-a-holic. We love her sales because she's CHEAP and super friendly. Today she insisted the boys take this entire box of toys for a dollar. It's a TON of toys. I wasn't sure I WANTED this many toys...
She also had this 1968 sears catalog. LOVE that sort of thing. The box with the glare is 500 tounge depressor sticks (for crafts) 25 cents for each of those. The Jags thing I'm saving for Brian for Christmas, 25 cents. The puzzle books were in the giant box. Oh that's like a MILE of twill tape, 25 cents.
A huge nice atlas, this was $3 at one of the thrift shops. The sewing book I can't remember, must have been about a dollar.
Inside of the beautiful atlas.
Let's see here, a pillow form, looks brand new, I need one to accompany a quilt I'm making. Odds and ends of fabric. The green think in the back is a puzzle roll for a puzzle lover I know. A kids game, the whole toy box. That box of paper is actually pattern transfer paper. (I'll send you some Kim) The afgans were $3 for the colorful one and 90 CENTS for the black and white. Ethan loves them, I've never seen a kid love an afgan so much. They are pretty large too.
Hmm, another atlas, another kid's game, better view of afgans, the tube of paint thing you use them on glass or plastic then pull them off. Not totally sure how it works, it was 25 cents though and will occupy us for a few hours so I got it.
This crabby lady book is by the same indie publisher who wrote my MUCH loved Oozy Octopus book I got for like $8 at a museum gift shop. So YEAH! The other book is a science book for kids. A text book. Very basic though I think I can use it now some with the boys.
Here is one of the games, the dog runs around and gets the cats some how. We are game loving FOOLS around here.
Inside of second atlas.
And that's it.
I somehow lost a HUGE bag of fabric scraps for a dollar! :( I"m gonna go find it tomorrow I swear it! And also the Marianne lady HAS but could not put her hands on actual COMBAT MAPS of Iraq. I MUST have them, She thinks she has 3 and she will charge me a dollar each.

1 comment:

Kim H. said...

WOWZERS you got some awesome stuff! Don't you just love a good day of thrifting?