On Thursday Kelli came and watched the childcare kiddos and I ran to town for a doctor’s appointment. It was a 6 month blood sugar test that got me to the doctor’s office. It was no surprise, it went up slightly….not good for a diabetic but I readily admitted that I really didn’t think much about myself and eating over the last 6 months. It wasn’t high enough to change my meds but I did get a warning that should it go up in 3 months, I’d likely need meds. I was fine with that and completely understood.
From there is was to the vet and to the post office. Between these places and the doctor’s office, there was a lot of condolences and hashing over what happened with Kramer. It’s all okay and needs to be done, but after it all I was ready for a breather….So what does that mean?? If you know me, that means a thrift store run. I had debated about just going home but I didn’t and I’m so glad I didn’t.
As I walked into the store the first thing that got me was this wonderful old mirror. Sorry about the picture. It’s laying in the seat of the truck. It’s big, beveled glass and for $5 a steal. I got a sold sign for it right away.
Then I found the desk chair…$5…and the buffet was $25. I was so happy. I had seen one at the same store a month ago and thought to buy it but it was $100. this one is VERY similar to the other. I have no idea on why the big fluctuation in price. I’m thinking this might end up being my entertainment center. Kramer wasn’t much for vintage farmhouse. I am a little more inclined that way but not overboard. I’m thinking this might get painted…I don’t know. I couldn’t leave it there for $25 as I’m sure I can sell if for more than double that.
You’ll have to stay tuned with what I do with those pieces.
Then I found all of this too….
Totalled…everything was $58. I think it was a good deal all things considered. My blow dryer quit on me that very morning and I wrote on my list to pick up a new one at Wal-Mart. I ended up getting this $3 one at the thrift store. It was the same kind as my old one. I was thrilled.
Ah-ha! I even found fabric…See??Another piece to go with my calico collection. This one is a yard and a half. 50 cents was the price on it.
These two things were fun. The tin with the handle I thought I’d use for a cross stitch piece. 25 cents was the price on it.
The red basket I paid quite a bit for….it’s crocheted on the outside in my favorite red. It opens up really nice.
I got a box of Singer sewing feet. I haven’t got a chance to go through them all…FUN!!
Two pair of shoes for Georgia!! Both are super cute.
Another thing on my list was to get a new tote. I use them in my water table for the kiddos.
It wasn’t a huge deal $3 for it. But it was on my list as something I needed. As soon as I got it home I put it in place on my stand. I’ve loved this set up for water for the kids. The stand is an old portable file folder stand. If the bucket brakes I get a new one. This time a thrifted one.
Being I found a hair dryer and a tote, I never did go to Wal-Mart…PERFECT! That saved me time and money…Money because I didn’t pair near the price of new and I didn’t throw “something else” in my cart.
The trip to the thrift store was fabulous. I’m so glad I went. It was just what I needed. Now, I have to wait for my furniture to come to see if I want that buffet in the living room…or if I want to paint it or what. That furniture is a whole saga. I’ll fill you in on that on another day, but rather than dwell on that, I’m celebrating a good thrift store day.