Wow! I really hit a nerve with yesterday’s post! Let me just say, though, that I still love to look at the magazines and get ideas. And really, if they were full of houses that looked like mine, or let’s just say the average American’s, I don’t think I’d be nearly as impressed.
They deliver what we expect: beautiful, staged homes. It’s like a builder’s display homes, the best of the best. Everybody knows you don’t really live that way. Just spare me the outrageously pretentious homeowner quotes!
Now, on with today’s post. Yesterday I went to Goodwill and took my camera so we could have a little fun. It wasn’t a great day at GW, but I found a few laughable items.
This interesting item was approximately 12” long. It’s missing a band around the middle. It says “made in the USSR” so for all I know that may have made it worth something. GW wants $20 for it. I’ll pass (I would have passed at $1!).
This is just your average cheese dome. I often get them for a buck or maybe two at other thrift stores. GW usually has them priced at $3-4. This one is priced at $6. Don’t ever pay $6 for a cheese dome. There’s at least one in every thrift store you go to, and in my opinion, $2 is the most you should pay.
This particular GW seems to have the biggest reality problem with “art”. It’s so way overpriced.
This little piece (about 8” square) really wasn’t terrible, but the price, $12, was way out of line.
They had $20 on this 8x10 foil number!
This was my segue to reminding everyone that tomorrow is Thrift Store Thursday. Link up with your second-hand finds and join the party! You know, you could even link up with a post like this, ridiculously overpriced thrift store items! I’ll try to have the post up by late this evening.