Thursday, October 24, 2013

So Nice I went back Twice

There's a Salvation Army near here. I drive past it at least twice a week. I've never gone in because its in a sketchy area near Section 8 housing. I figured anything donated there would be worse than the crap I already own.


I didn't realize the Salvation Army shipped stuff over from other places! The furniture was really cool and SO CHEAP. I was looking for chairs for my parent's basement for weeks and chairs there were only $2.99.


Anyway look at what I bought yesterday:

5  little yellow mugs - .29 each
Matching creamer & Sugar bowl - .49 each
Bag of vintage cookie cutters - .29
2 Japanese porcelain cups - .49 each
Green apothecary bowl - .79
2 white bowls - .99
2 Otagiri goblets - .49 each

Look at HOW AWESOME! I kind of want to keep them but I would need to refill them five times a meal. I am a thirsty blogger. I can't believe they were .49 each!!!

This was a case of "I saw another blogger sell these" not "I am up on famous Japanese pottery stuff."

My husband asked if we were keeping anything and I said maybe these white bowls. See the one on the left? Its one of two Gibson bowls I garage saled for $1 back in 2010 (its somewhere on the blog). I love these bowls SO MUCH! They are oversized and I use mix, cook, eat, hold fruit, etc. The Williams Sonoma ones are similar but heavier and say they are even broiler safe. I feel like my original Gibsons were knock-offs of these.

Flush with success I went on to the little thrift store which closes at six on Wednesdays.

Bear - $1 (I eBayed its twin for $10 so figured I'd get the other)
3 Brass and crystal candlesticks - $2

These are so gorgeous. Unfortunately I don't have romantic meals which call for this type of lighting.

Yesterday when I was at the Salvation Army I made it all the way to the register with a brass and crystal vase. It was only $1.99 but I was chock full of unique Japanese stuff that cost less than a buck and decided to leave it. I kept thinking about it and now bring you:

Salvation Army Day 2! 

Vase - .199
Big candle holder - 3.99
Otagiri ash tray - .29
Santa tray - .29
Harry Potter 1.49
Candles - .49

Guess what? The candles are perfectly sized for the holders I got yesterday :)

Isn't it pretty? I should have just gotten it yesterday.

They were rolling out stock as I was browsing and I saw this from a row over. I immediately wanted "whatever it was" because its my current favorite color and I love organic patterns. The $3.99 tag gave me pause though - I was only paying $1.99 for that great brass and crystal vase after all ;)

I am kinda regretting this one. Let's list the sins:

1. Doesn't look like Harry
2. No trademark glasses - even though he is reading!
3. His school robe looks like a bathrobe but he is clearly wearing -
4. A striped shirt I never saw him wear

I will list him cheap and hope he goes fast (that's what she said).

I gotta say thrifting at stores is MUCH easier than at garage sales. I am glad I found them as garage sale season was ending though - I would never have been able to keep up!

I am linked to Thrifty Thursday.


Cathey Ihms said...

Those two goblets are awesome! You had some great finds! And I'm jealous that your S.A. has cheap furniture! Mine marks everything way up - it's crazy!

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Great finds! I love my Salvation Army. They have the best prices and inventory of any of the thrift shops in my area.