Friday, August 28, 2009

Back in the Thrift Zone

The last couple of trips to the thrifts, I have found nothing. Nada, not one single thing. Then today!!! They had the grand opening in Jensen Beach of the Goodwill Boutique. I was number thirty eight in line, and was astonished that photographers were there to record the event. Anyway, I got a book. And a couple of secret Christmas Thrift Gifts. But then, we moved on. The sweater is amazing. All knit in Peru from cotton, and with hand painted ceramic buttons. And little tiny Peruvian dolls in all the hot air balloon baskets? Well, that one set me back a whole $1.90. And the books? Thrifty pal Patricia is currently in school and taking a class called "Teaching Music to Elementary Students??" Well, no brainer there. If she already has the books, she will at least adore the 1961-1963 art in them. La la, happy thrifty day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

And all I got was this stupid T-Shirt

We stopped at this thrift store yesterday (Angel Aid on Beach Blvd, across from WalMart) And it had a huge sign that was 75% everything in the store. It was crazy.

Sometimes I have this dream. I'm not proud of this, but here it is. I'm shopping, and the store has all this stuff I love, and it's all CRAZY cheap. I mean cheap enough that even my husband would say, "Of course you should get ALL of them!". Well this shopping trip was like that.

You can click this to see these bigger. Almost all the kid clothes were 25cents. Books were whatever 25% of 50cents is. The girl dress was 25cents. I had to buy it for my friend Annette's daughter. I mean I HAVE to see a little girl in that dress! Then the work type shirts for my husband. They are all exactly his size. That never happens! Then they are mostly fancy designer name brands. AND about half of them had original store tags!
Jacksonville will miss you, apparently dead guy with Brian's same size and taste who donated all your clothes to the Angel Aid thrift store. We will take good care of your entire wardrobe. Yeah, that book is Blubber. That book has special secret meanings for me. (NOT because I'm fat either) But it's a secret and I don't want to kill you so I'll just go now.