What better way to start out 2017 than to show you all my thrift finds over the break?
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There was way more stuff at Goodwill after the break.  I stopped in two days after Christmas, because I was looking for a handbag.  I can’t even believe I can say that I needed one, but I did.  I have a zillion handbags, but only one that I found at a garage sale that fits my Happy Planner (and everything else I schlep around with me in an emergency) nice and orderly.
Maybe someday I’ll start filming again ( hey, a new years goal) and I’ll show you what’s in my bag.
But staying on track….I went to Goodwill looking for a replacement purse for my current one in which the strap was literally hanging on by a thread.  I thought I found a bag, which didn’t work so I exchanged it for other stuff, resulting in a second visit to the Goodwill.  All in all I found lots of good things!
Remember how I said I have a zillion purses…. add one:
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It’s cute, it’s a Betsy Johnson, I liked it.. sold.  It was $6.99
Also you’ll see at the top of the photo my favorite find in this grouping, a kitschy vintage blue swan towel holder (.99) a pale green ceramic spouted dish with a handle (.69) a little incomplete child’s tea set that I’ll probably actually use, in my favorite 50’s shades of pastel pink, blue, green and yellow (2.99) and a jar of little quotes in the cutest little envelopes ever (.99).
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This rather regular looking pie plate was alerting my spidey senses.  I picked it up and realized it was a white whale….. A real flamingo pink pyrex dish that is in perfect condition.  I actually thought someone was going to see it and snatch it from my hands.  I looked around really quickly and gasped a little at my findings.  At just 1.99 I’m sure someone in the back didn’t realize what it was, as those Goodwill employees can sometimes be highly knowledgeable about what is popular and what is in high demand!  If you follow me on instagram, I gramed this the second I found it!  Check it out there to see a photo of the bottom. 
Also above that, a soap dish that was .99.  I liked the vintage farmhouse look of it.  The red lidded item is a sugar dispenser, I think.  I was drawn to the red, to put in my Valentine’s Day vignette.  It was only .69.
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If you haven’t done a thorough loop yet of Goodwill… always do one more final round.  I found these vintage elf knee huggers in that final loop.  They were lassoed together with two more vintage Dakin and Company stuffed animals, that I think will end up in the shop.  The entire set was only .99.  I like who was in the back on this day just haphazardly pricing items to get them on the floor!  I also found this tree topper that is likely ready to be classified vintage in a few short years, if not already.  I have a mini collection of these.  It doesn’t light up, which could be a bad bulb, but I don’t care.  I loved the three candles in the center.
I ended up finding some tinsel still in the box (just the way I like it, and exactly how I plan to display it next year) for 2 for a quarter at a church thrift store.  I forgot to take a photo of it before packing it away.  Plus I found a pink wicker magazine rack for the bathroom… the vintage kitschy pastel guest bath.  It matches my scale and trash can from an estate sale perfectly!
On the second trip to exchange the purse that didn’t work, I found more stuff….a new to me dance bag for $5.99, and this:
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It’s from Cracker Barrel, and it is a sweet retro snowman lighted wall decoration.  Just $1.99, I didn’t even have to think about it.
I hope you all enjoyed your break, or have made some New Year Goals.  I admit, I took a little break from the blog, and hopefully can get back in the swing of things soon.  I have a lot of potentially exciting things on the cusp of happening, and as soon as they are a green light, I can share the news with all of you… but I don’t want to count my chicks before they hatch!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

 

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