Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thrift Store Roundup

Other than my one stop at Goodwill last week, I haven't been to a thrift store since before Christmas. My reasoning, and I think it's sound logic, is that if I don't go in, I won't spend money on anything. I'm brilliant!

However, Dixie was headed out to my end of the metroplex today on an errand, and asked if I wanted to meet up with her. Of course! We met in the Goodwill parking lot, and, you know, since we were there decided to go in.

I found this new-from-Target down/feather filled throw pillow for $3.99 (these go for $15-20+ at Target). I don't really care about the cover, because they will eventually be recovered to go with the new bedroom decor whenever we get around to that, but this one happened to coordinate with my current bed linens.

It has a silk-like sheen and pleats. I've started to amass a nice little collection of feather throw pillows from thrift stores. It's just a nice step up from polyfill, but I would not want pay full price for it.

I also got these two lambswool sweaters; the navy is brand new Land's End and was $2 at Goodwill, and the multi-stripe is Gap and was $1.55 at United Volunteers. They are both very nice sweaters, but I don't plan use them as such. Dixie recently introduced me to Betz White and her book Warm Fuzzies. She takes wool sweaters and felts them and uses the resulting fabric to make the cutest things. So that's what these are intended for.

My final and most exciting purchase....ta-da! Scrabble tiles!

I have been wanting to make those Scrabble tile pendants that I've seen all over the place, and have been looking for a Scrabble game for several months. Last night in an email to Dixie, we agreed to both keep an eye out, and if one of us found one, we would split it.

Today at United Volunteers, a place I have looked many times before, there was a practically new Scrabble game for $2! Then when we divvied up the tiles, there was actually two games' worth, so we each got 100 tiles for $1. That's a lot of pendants!

I've got a lot of stuff to get working on!


ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love it all! Great finds! The Betz White blog is amazing...thanks for the link!

gina said...

Looks like you hit paydirt- can't wait to see what you come up with!

Barnes Yard said...

I know the feeling. If I go into Goodwill, I definitely spend money. You totally scored with the scrabble tiles-I've been on the lookout

Sonya said...

Loving those sweaters, what a great find!

Raise Them Up said...

I'd love to see what you make of the tiles! What a neat idea!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a used Scrabble game also. Hopefully soon I will get lucky like you did!