Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Date Night at Goodwill

A few Monday evenings ago my MIL offered to babysit so that Mark and I could go out to dinner together - alone. Of course I wasn't going to turn that offer down. In true fashion for us, hubby suggested instead of heading home after dinner we go to the Goodwill. Of course I wasn't going to turn that offer down either! So off we went. We hit 2 Goodwill stores, had a ton of laughs and brought home some great stuff. When I heard "You are shut off" from Mark, I knew the fun was done.

At our first stop he (yes, I said HE) spotted a PINK PYREX CASSEROLE for sale. Guess what? I didn't buy it. Nope! I actually left it there for someone else to find. You see...I already own two. And since GW is sorta pricey these days - $5.99 - I didn't want it for resale either. Now $5.99 may not seem like a lot, but at Goodwill it is. I'm not the only one who thinks Goodwill is overpriced either. While we were shopping we overheard some ladies complaining about the prices. Of course that didn't stop me from buying things - but I was more selective if you will. Here are some highlights.

 Pyrex "Butterfly Gold" cups. They were only 25 cents each!

Some milk glass footed serving dishes, some planters and a metal rack. The log planter is a favorite. I will show more pictures of that when I show my Easter display.

I'm using this bowl to hold jelly beans. It was made by Westmoreland Glass.

I'm using this one to hold our Resurrection Eggs. It is Fenton. If you don't know what Resurrection Eggs are let me show you. They are great for teaching kids about the real meaning of Easter. You can buy these at Family Christian Book Store.

I'm using the little green rack on my counter to hold some old dishes. Figured I might use these if they were out to see - time will tell if my theory holds true.

I love this milk glass dish shaped like a strawberry. There was only one. Hannah uses it now to eat her breakfast in style! 

A set of vintage pillow cases in pink gingham.

I love this little dish that we found. I think it was only 25 cents. Perfect to hold pins or your rings when you are washing the dishes.

I also bought a bag of vintage chalk. The pack on the left "huga-color" was in the bag. The box on the right I have had for a while - it came from an antique store several years ago.

Hubs spotted a bag of vintage Christmas ribbon. Inside the bag was 6 spools. I'm a sucker for vintage advertising and packaging so I was very pleased when I got home and saw the Santa. All made in the USA.
There was more but at the risk of looking like a hoarder I will spare you pictures of the rest. All in all it was a ton of fun. Monday is my new favorite day to hit the thrift stores. Not many people in the store so you can shop in peace and the selection was pretty good.

Happy Thrifting!

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1 comment:

  1. What a fun night you had! I swear, you and I have the same thrifting mind because I would have bought every, single thing including the pink Pyrex you left behind. Even if I already had two, I would have had a really hard time not buying it again if it is pink! Way to practice restraint.

    Have a great weekend!



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