Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thrifting!

I've always been the girl who loved garage sales. I had so much fun when my parents had our own yard sales. The negotiations, the atmosphere, the exchanging of cash and watching your clutter walk away.

I kind of feel like going to thrift store gives me that same rush only I'm the buyer!

Today on a whim my husband wanted to go to Goodwill (6 months ago, you never would have heard that statement uttered by him, he's a convert now). So I went to check out some sweaters and books and he disappeared into housewares. I found a few Nora Robert's classics (don't judge me, they're my guilty pleasure) and went to look for him.

He had a box and was grinning from ear to ear.


$49.99 for a $200 Knife Set. Yup. Now to be fair, it has a flaw.


It's missing a knife. Not a huge deal, but this is still a significant improvement over the setup we have currently.


That knife block was $1.99 and has served us well. But my husband, being a chef, has been itching for some nicer steel.

Notice Anything?





There's no missing knife afterall!

Now my find was pretty neat too. I found a bag. A magical bag. A bag of great possibility. A bag that made said husband roll his eyes. A bag filled with this.




COOKIE CUTTERS! 70 Cookie cutters to be exact! I like metallic ones a lot better but this was a steal! I paid $6.99 for the entire bag! And there is some great variety!


An American Flag which I know will get LOTS of use!
LOADS of Christmas, predictably.
I think the bashful pig is for Valentine's Day

Fall/Halloween/ Thanksgiving
St. Patrick's Day!
Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs. Awesome for a game night!
Loony Tunes!
Raggedy Ann and Andy

Do you have any favorites?!

5 comments:

  1. Love the raggied ann n andy ones!!! I too love thrift stores, o the thrill of finding something uber cheap :)

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  2. Ooooh! I love thrift stores and yard sales, too. You've got some great finds there. I had a really good day last August at an estate sale where I picked up a butt-load of yarn and zippers and ties for my purse making.

    But I think my funniest, favorite find was at a thrift store Evan and I went to. You remember that he and I always watch that 1960's vampire soap opera, Dark Shadows? We found a 45 rpm record of two instrumental pieces from the show. Its music that plays at the local bar, The Blue Whale, when the characters are dancing! So cool!

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  3. OMIGOD! the squirrel and the pilgrim! too good!

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  4. If only I had made such a find!!!! I'm big time jealous of all the fun cookies and art projects that can come of those. The Raggedy Ann and Andy ones are boss!

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    1. I haven't even gotten to try those cookie-cutters out yet, so sad :( I want to make some pro sugar cookies for a neighbor this week though so they could make an appearance soon!

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