A couple days before Christmas I had to pick up DS#2 from work; but as it turned out, he gave me the wrong time and I ended up with a couple of spare hours before he got off work. What better way to hang-around than to hit the GW thrift store! This particular GW is in another county and about an hour’s drive away from me so I’ve only been to it a couple of times over the past few years.
Oh, boy, did they have some great stuff! They had shelves full of holiday items and were bringing more out while I was there. My favorite find is the MERRY CHRISTMAS sign. Originally from Marshall’s, it had it’s original price tag of $24.99 … I paid $6.99 for it and I love it! I also found the FAMILY sign for $2.99 and a fantastic grapevine garland for only $3.99. Not pictured are a 3-piece set of Cinderella Pyrex bowls, a small box of wood block ornaments, and a small Mexican vase. Not only did I get a senior discount, but also a coupon for 25% off one item on my next visit.
Y’all know what’s next … yes, I went back the following day. I kept thinking of all the wonderful stuff I put back … and the urge to go back was just too strong! After dropping off DS#2 at work, I was at the GW right as it opened. I bought some ornaments for $1.00 each; a baggie of 6 packs of unpainted wooden ornaments for $1.99; a snowman for my tree for $1.00; a candle gift set for $1.99; and some patriotic decorations for $0.99 each that I will use in a wreath for DD (post to follow).
I also bought the white vase with the two birds … there are no markings so I don’t think it’s vintage or of any real value, but I love the design. My favorite finds on my second day are the vintage figurine of singing nuns from Japan and a set of 3 gold metal wire angels … yup, used my coupon for the angels. Sorry there are no pictures of these as I packed them away as soon as I got home.
I’m thrilled with my new thrifty treasures and think it’s a great way to end 2010! What wonderful treasures have you found?
And, for the last time in 2010, I am linking up to the following. Be sure to check them out for more great thrifty treasures!