Friday, April 10, 2009

Fun thrift store finds

We had to go out looking for a microwave today, so we stopped in at Goodwill for the first time in a few months. I was thrilled to find they had just received a new shipment of Target's $1 Spot merchandise, which they mark down to $0.25 each. Needless to say, I got some Cousin Camp prizes!
Here's what I got:

  • 2 sets of play dress-up gloves (one pink, one white) - $0.25 each
  • 1 set of Strawberry Shortcake magnets (15 magnets in all) - $0.25
  • set of 3 fingerpaints - $0.25
  • fun dough for my daughter, who absolutely insisted - $0.25
  • Matchbox-sized trailer for my son (ditto) - $0.25
  • Cars markers (set of 4, one of which is a mystery stamper) - $0.25
  • 2 packs glitter glue (each a set of 4) - $0.25 each
  • paperweight (which will be transformed with a personalized image) - $0.25
  • acrylic stamp block - $0.25
  • blue stamp pad - $0.25
  • Peter Rabbit mini gel pens (set of 4) - $0.25
  • two 5x7" Christmas scrapbooks - $0.25 each
  • Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge - $2.50 (I doubt I'll agree with everything in it, but I was intrigued by Wild at Heart and thought this one might be a thought-provoking read, if nothing else.)
  • 2 brand-new Simplicity patterns (boys' and men's matching pajamas, girls' and ladies' matching aprons) - $0.50 each
  • set of ten 12x12" top-loading scrapbook pages - $1.00

This was fun, and I was pleased with the good deals.

By the way, we're seriously thinking about going without a microwave. Ours still runs, but the outside door panel fell off, so we can't open it very easily. (We are at least the second owner of it, and it took a real beating with the previous owners.) We didn't find any microwaves that looked like they would last in the price range we wanted. So we decided to come home and really think about what we use that microwave for anyway. I'll keep you posted! :)


jemilyea said...

Blog posts on thrift store finds are some of my favorites. I read Captivating a few years ago and enjoyed it. I think you'll like a lot of it. I have that apron pattern ($.99 at one of the fabric stores), but haven't sewn any of them yet. If you do, I want to see pictures, please!

About microwaves -- for awhile my maternal grandpa seemed to be attracting microwaves. His children gave him one as a gift, then he was given an old one, then he found several somewhere. If he could fix them, he did. If he couldn't fix it, he would get my dad to fix it the next time we visited. At one time my grandparents had four -- one in the kitchen, one in the basement, one on the enclosed porch, and one somewhere else! All four were only used at holiday times.

Will we see photos of the Easter baskets, or the new Sidekicks? in use?

Happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

i love thrift stores! i went today and blogged about my findings- not as much as you got tho! :)