Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday

More fun stuff this week!  Saturday we drove up to Craig’s office, and I got to hit a couple stores that I don’t regularly visit.  A little too far out of my normal range.

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My first stop was Value Village.  I mainly just looked at housewares and books.  I got the three Nancy Drew books for $1.01 each.  Don’t know what the penny is for.

One plaza over was Goodwill.  I got three more Beverly Cleary books, this book from the American Girl Library, and Misty of Chincoteague, which I’ve never read but heard a lot of in homeschooling circles.  These books were all $.30 each. 

I also got a cute pair of Keds at GW for $3.  I know some people are squeamish about buying second-hand shoes.  It’s not a big deal to me, although I’m of course not going to buy ratty, worn out ones.  These look barely worn, and I’ll give them a good spray-down with Lysol.

Today I stopped into my favorite thrift store, which is also the closest, and discovered that it was 25% off everything again.  I asked about it, and found that every Wednesday is 25% off.  Now I know.

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I got this cute little accent lamp, which needs some minor repair on the shade, but I loved the fringe.  Three pairs of Speedo goggles (the kids swim a lot during the summer), which I noticed sell for about $12/pr at Target.  One book in the continuing story of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family, by Roger Lea MacBride.  Finally, an old silverplate fork (I couldn’t get a good close-up of it, but it’s a floral pattern).  My total after the discount was $6.35.

I almost forgot these!  You can read the story of my ironstone here.  I’m kicking myself now, like I knew I would, and I went back to that GW to see if by chance, two months later, it was still there.  I wasn’t expecting to find anything, but there were three salad plates left, $1/ea.  So I guess I’ll have to build my collection slowly.

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12 comments:

Ali said...

O my gosh! I LOVED the Secret At Shadow Ranch! I remember when my mom bought it for me when I was sick once. I laid in her and dad's bed and read it in like 3 hours! That is so great! I will have to add my awesome Goodwill find tomorrow...

Stefanie said...

I love those keds!! Also love the ironstone. I think it's more fun to build the collection slowly. Gives you a reason to go hunting :)

foxxy said...

I love that lamp! And those shoes are cute! Great Finds!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Thanks for hosting TST! I think books are the best deals at the thrift store. You found lots of stuff this week.

Martha said...

thrift stores have great finds -- it's always fun to go!

Mo said...

I just luv this idea; I really want to play along (its right up my alley, plus, its a vicarious thrill to see everybody else's bargains!) but it's been so long since I've been shopping for anything besides groceries! My next deal will be posted tho, I promise.

Have a great weekend ahead, and happy hunting!

Ali said...

I was so glad to find your linky =) Thanks for the tips, that was my main reason for wanting a GF grill, paninis and sandwiches! My sis has one and thats what they use it for.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I just love Nancy Drew. I have some of the originaly 1930's books. So fun to see your finds! You always get the best stuff.

Humblebee said...

Oh my gosh do not get me started on the Nancy Drew's. Lucky you. I scored a Nancy Drew about a month ago that is an original 25 chapter book for 3 bucks. I'm off to bed to go read it now.
good score on the shoes.

Traci said...

Ok, life got in the way and I finally got my post up!!! Thanks for doing this....it is really helping me clutter my house...ba haaaaa. Gotta love books from the thrift stores....

Anonymous said...

About the $1.01; a lot of thrift stores mark things that way so that people shopping can't change the price. It's really like a dollar but if the price is altered they can still tell by the .01.

Rebekah said...

I love my keds, good find! Also, the ironstone dishes are beautiful - I read your other post about them, and that sounds like something I would do ;)