Thrift Store Finds

Earlier in the week I hit up the local thrift stores…My favorite one opened in a new building and the building is absolutely fantastic.  Honestly, it’s as nice as any regular store.

I got a few bargains..a box of quilting books, a couple pieces of fabric, a pair of capris, a pair of shorts for my son, a rug and a few fun things….

Once we get to the new house, I plan on having a place to keep some toys out.  I don’t get a lot of kid visitors but when I do, I want to have an already designated place for a few toys.  Right now I have to drag out huge totes from the garage and it’s just a pain.  At the new house, there will be room making all that much easier.

I grabbed up these wooden toys.  They were 25 cents each.


You might remember them as a kid.  The bodies are held together with elastic.  If you push the bottom the character collapses.   If you push on one area or the other, an arm might wave or head bob.  They are super cute.  I think these will actually be displayed because I like them.


I had some of this type of toy as a kid and I remember them being in a specific cupboard at my parents.

I also picked up this string book.  I loved playing with strings and doing cat’s cradle as a kid…  50 cents!!


Another great find…a Rubic’s Cube in the box with the instruction book for 25 cents!!


I LOVED Rubic’s cube.  My dad did too.   I showed Hubby the Rubic’s cube when he got home and he said…yep, that was before tablets and hand held video games.

I think I am going to be a “no hand held gaming at my house Grandma” when the time comes.  If I have some fun toys to entertain them..that might work.  I managed to do that with my kids…hopefully I’ll be able to with grand kids.

For $2.25 cents..I think I found some good entertainment for kids to add to my toy arsenal.

3 thoughts on “Thrift Store Finds”

  1. great toys. That clown reminds me of Red Skelton and his poor clown and hobo skits.

    In the white shirt, Ruby looks quite agitated with you and I agree totally red is her color and she looks slightly happier. Did you find out what happened yet? Ouch! Smokey and Tuffy say “Get well, Ruby!”

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