When my "go to town" days open up an extra hour now and then, I like to stop at the thrift store. There is always a bargain or a treasure to be found, and in this economy "second hand shopping" has been more and more appealing. I like to reserve Antique stores for "dates" with Steve, or a fun outing with my friend Roxy, or my girls, but I have found many a bargain and many a treasure when exploring those dusty aisles as well. The Mennonites have a thrift store here in town that I enjoy more than most, because their selection is large, and clean, and they always have Christian music playing, which always makes me feel happy and cozy.
About a week ago, I found a set of G.A. Henty books that were almost brand new, some of them were still in their plastic packaging; I wanted them badly (for the Grandkids), because I had collected a couple of them when the kids were young, but would have loved to have had the whole set. Well, rather than get them on the spot (I wish I had), I waited a week, hoping they would come up on the half off color of the week. Alas, when I went back, they were gone. Eddie had forewarned me of this probability when I explained why I was wanting to stop at the thrift store after a doctor's appointment Friday. I kicked myself for not getting them when I had the chance, they were so cheap as it was. I did find some treasures, however, and one of them was a prize to me. It was a doll house. I have a little granddaughter on the way (My son Nathan and daughter-in-law Himilce are expecting our first granddaughter, she is due the beginning of January). When I saw it I went immediately to it. I thought about it for a moment and soon someone else came over and looked at it while I was there looking and considering it. I decided "no, I would not loose this one ha ha". Now I didn't snatch it out from under them (all though my alarm bells were going off and saying "grab it quickly!"). I politely waited until they turned away, and then went ahead and put it in my cart, because I knew it wouldn't last the day. Now I think I am going to have as much fun getting this little doll house ready for our precious granddaughter as I am going to get out of watching her play with it, when she is old enough to play with it.
I found several other classic books (and quite a few for my grandsons) which helped soothe my heart over the loss of the others. Eddie found a great pair of Nike running shoes, and I got a couple of shirts for Steve on the half off color, as well as a couple of other items.
Everything together came to a good deal less than I would have paid for Eddie's running shoes "new", and since he will be needing them for track, I feel like I really did well. So I thought I would share my treasures with you so that you might enjoy them with me.
|Here are some of the books, I actually got a second stack of picture books that are very nice, but didn't remember to get a picture of them before I started this post.|
Eddie was happy as a clam over these
This is a tortilla warmer, and works nice for any kind of flat bread.
I loved this.
18 The front porch of the dollhouse stirs up my imagination and I am having a brainstorm of ideas of how to decorate inside and out.
Thanks for sharing my fun. I hope you have a wonderful week.
She sees that her trading is profitable.....