Monday, March 4, 2013

Recent Finds

In my last post, I mentioned discovering my local Goodwill by the pound outlet for the first time and quickly becoming addicted.  No lie.  It's the best!  Tim and I go any time we are off together.  We both look for different things, of course, and I find more than he does because I collect more things than he does, but it's fun for us (even if it can be stressful dealing with some of the other patrons while there sometimes!)...
I took some photos of some of my most recent finds...lots of Christmas!  I've noticed most of the people there groan when they see Christmas, but my hearts starts beating fast!  It always amazes me that all of these ornaments don't get broken in those big giant bins.  Sometimes they do and you see the remnants of some poor ornament in the bottom of the bin, but I've been lucky to find lots that don't.  I'm very grateful that these made it out okay! 
I found a cardboard box the other day with Shiny Brite indents, bells, stripes and some vintage Germany and Poland ornaments as well.  I was so excited!  I'm definitely going to need more trees next year, if that's possible. 
I found my first 2 Dream Pets.  They are super cute!  I found the little French Bulldog and the poodle on 2 separate visits.  Tim found me the Dala Horse, which I was very excited about! 
I've also been super lucky to find 2 Cathrineholm dutch ovens.  Tim actually found the 2nd one...he's learning well!  That makes my total Cathrineholm collection count to 4 and I haven't paid more than $2 for any of them! 
This Goodwill outlet is actually a good substitute while yard sale season is still a bit off.   Actually, knock on wood, but I think I've actually had better luck at the outlet than with yard sales lately. 

Even still, I can't wait for nice weather to arrive and actually go to some yard and estate sales!  Not too long now!

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