I went to my local GW yesterday and found this lot of Little Golden Books. There were 46 in the stack and I paid $8.99 – that’s about 20 cents each. They’re from the 1980’s so I don’t think they are highly valuable, although they are in great condition. Even so, I think I should be able to make a few dollars from each. I just love these little books! I think I’ll list them in my Etsy store.
I also found this absolutely cute, kitschy handcrafted pair of owls for only $2.69! Another item for my Etsy store.
This is a Chaleur coffee mug; it is from the Zodiac Collection and is the Libra mug. I didn’t notice this when I bought the mug, but I happen to be a Libra! No, I’m not keeping it. Chaleur mugs feature famous paintings and are definitely collector’s items. Just a few days ago, I read a post from a guest blogger who sells mugs on eBay. I remembered she mentioned Chaleur so I bought this one for $1.69. But for the life of me, I cannot find that post!
I belong to a book club and this is one of the books we read. I loved it! I gave my copy away and always regretted it. I recently learned that the author, Lisa See, is going to be in my area next month! How lucky was I to find this hardcover book yesterday at the GW? It’s a first edition, first printing and in like-new condition. I hope I can get Ms. See to sign it. I only paid $2.69 for it – what a deal!
So, it’s really true: no more CDs and DVDs at the GWs in Southern California. I overheard an employee tell an older woman that they no longer have them in store and he “thinks” they are now sold online. She was obviously disappointed.
Time’s are a’changing; and thrift stores are going through some interesting changes … What does the future have in store for them?
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