I was at Goodwill last week. I was shopping my usual rounds…check for childcare toys….check for sheets for charity quilts…check for fabric and anything else that might be interesting. As I made the rounds towards the fabric I saw a could rag bags. Hmm. Since I’ve been doing so much work in the garage cleaning and sprucing up auction and thrifted finds, I’ve used many of our rags. I thought I’d take a look and see what was there. I debated…which bag looked better. I really only needed one. The bags were $5 each…not bad for all the rags in there…
Then I looked closer at the bags. The bag on the right had lots of receiving blankets in it. Kayla uses them for her Lutheran World Relief Layette project. Hmm.. Wait. Check the other bag out. There are embroidered towels in there.
I ended up buying them both….
I was so excited to get them home. Through the bag with embroidered things in it I could see there were embroidered dish towels in there as I could see one with a day of the week on it. Do you think there might be a whole set in the bag….oh if there was, wouldn’t that be a find. WOW…it’s all I could think about all the way home.
The second I got home I grabbed the two bags and ran into the house…I wanted to know what was int here. I opened the bag….this is what I found….This stack of dish towels.
I started sorting them out…there’s FRIDAY. I had never seen this “poodle” design before. I had FRIDAY so I started digging some more…..
…and there was SUNDAY.
But that’s were my luck ended. Not other towels of this design. Ah. (sad face)
Also in the bag were these two towels. Both had a couple spots on them…The one on the left is different kinds of specialty breads. The one on the right is cuts of meat. These are both topics that Kayla covers in her foods classes she teaches to her high school students. I called her and asked if she wanted them for her school kitchens. She happily said YES!
Then I found this embroidered towel. I was confused…Look at the word “DISHES”…it is backwards. I was sure I had the wrong side of the dishcloth….
Nope this was the back side. The lady who made them must have transferred the design wrong. Still she persisted and finished the towel. How precious. Now days, people would have thrown it out. Me, I love the make do efforts on her part.
Here’s one that matches that says bowls.
After everything was sorted, I wasn’t sure what to do with it all. Kalissa told me she thought I should mark the matching ones and sell them at our upcoming sale. She suggested that being they weren’t complete sets that I simply mark them appropriately with a price that reflects that. To the left with the pitcher on them are four from a set. The flower and bowl one are individual ones but nice. The four days of the week ones I package together. I don’t know if anyone will buy them. I priced them cheap enough…$2 each I think. Where can you get a nice dish towel for $2.
Hopefully I’ll be able to use them. Does anyone else have trouble using embroidered dish towels? I love them but HATE the thought of messing with some ladies work. I’m kind of happy that the ones I kept have already been used….then I don’t have to be the one that dirtied them first. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way!!)
I got a nice stack of hand towels. They don’t match but are perfect for childcare kiddos. We never have enough hand towels and I don’t mind at all that they don’t match.
I did get two nice wash clothes…again for childcare…and I got six receiving blankets for Kayla…
Oh, I did get rags too. (wasn’t that that I originally bought the bag for???!?!)
Well that’s the saga of my rag bag from Goodwill. How fun. I have always been a sucker for grab bags. I used to beg and beg my mom to let me buy one. This was about the best grab bag that’s I’ve even gotten. Silly I know…I’m so happy I get joy out of the silliest little things!! I don’t need a fancy vacation…just a Goodwill grab bag for me!
P.S. Hubby lost his phone somewhere out in one of the fields he was in on Sunday. He called and asked me to go and get another for him. I dropped everything and ran to town to get one. I ended up stopping at Goodwill with the hope that maybe…just maybe there might be another grab bag of rags and maybe…just maybe in that bag would be the rest of the dish towels to complete my days of the week. Sadly, there were no bags. I even asked at the counter if there were any grab bags of rags in the back. Sadly, nope. Oh well…I feel better knowing I tried to reunited all the dish towels.