Monday, April 6, 2009

FINALLY! Some Goodwill Finds!

Okay after seeing all of those awesome finds that everyone had been finding, I decided it's time to take this show on the road and get outta town! The Greensburg Goodwill had been pretty disappointing lately in both what they had and the prices. I guess they have figured out that it is very "in" right now to shop thrift stores and they were going to capatialize on it! So I packed up my mom and we headed down Route 30 to Irwin. Okay, she actually drove and Irwin is only about 15 minutes down the road, but it sounds more EXCITING that way!

We hit the Irwin Goodwill and headed down past there to Salvation Army. Goodwill had a TON of things, but Salvation Army was much better priced. Here are my goodies! At Goodwill I found 2 large wood spools for a dollar each. Salvation Army I found this wooden silverware caddy for $1.99, it was missing an oval insert in the front, but I will just cover that up with something. A mini cutting board for 29 cents and a bag of mini wood eggs for 29 cents. Then for a quarter I got a Teddy's Restaurant coffee mug that I am giving my brother for Christmas or something. Of course he is probably reading this which is a bit of a jam up! It's a GREAT restaurant in Irwin that we have some history with. Our whole family worked their over the years. My dad, stepmom, me, Austin and Chase's dad Clay (that's where we met) and Brian all worked there. Teddy was a great guy and he passed away a few years ago. One of the cooks Tommy bought it and he is literally one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. When Clay died he had no life insurance. We were tight on money, but wanted to do things "right". We had the after-funeral at Rodney's restaurant because that's where Clay and his girlfriend Pam worked. Well, Tommy paid for EVERYTHING. He and Clay grew up together. Meanwhile his boss Rodney didn't even help and it was at his restaurant. But I digress as I usually do!!

Then at Salvation Army I found this prim "curtain panel" for $4.99. It turns out it's a shower curtain. I LOVE it! Not sure if I will cut it in half and maybe use as curtains or cut it up as a runner. Since we are going to be moving at some point I'm holding onto it until we know what we are going to need.

Goodwill bowls, 50cents each. I'm going to paint and prim some up for my mom.

My mom found an old wood ironing board for $10. I took the quilted padding that was on it to cut up for something. No idea what yet.

And to leave you with one last thing for the day. Chase's Language Arts class had been studying The Diary of Anne Frank. They were asked to write a limerick about her. They were told it could be silly, so here it is..
The Diary of Anne Frank ~ Limerick
There was a funky girl named Anne
Poor Anne could have used a large fan
Her last name was Frank
She pulled a few pranks
Anne often ate beans from a can.
Yeah, I know, but it the fan line cracked me up.
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Sarah said...

Oh I do adore the thrift stores!! Sounds like you found some fun stuff!! Love the shower curtain!!! I went thrift shopping this weekend too - sadly other than some computer softwear - not treasures to paint. Sarah

Brenda said...

You also got some great items! That shower curtain is to die for, I would love to find one like that!!

Kath said...

Love that shower curtain, you found lotsa goodies ;)

have a great evening!

One Prim Girl said...

WOW I am a bit jealous, you got some GREAT finds, I would keep the shower curtain and as but that's just me. Can I go shopping with you next time?