12/20/2007

thrift store fun!!!

whenever I get into town, I always head to my favorite thrift store, the salvation army. We only have one in the entire area. They always seem to have something I really want!
This large santa---about four feet worth---was sitting in the window all by himself and I commented that he was really great! The girls said 'well he is for sale you know and today is half off christmas stuff!
So santa jumped on my walker seat and rode around the store trying to see if we could score any thing else. We both oohed and ahhhed over this next find!
He was $40 but with the 50% off sale he went home for a song and dance and $20!! this is a genuine paper mache mica flaked christmas boot made in japan!! It is at least fifty years old. Half off it walked out the door at $4.89!!!
These two items were big finds as far as I was concerned and will be part of our holiday decorations for years to come!!

I hope all of you are finding some time to relax in all the hustle and bustle this week. I think of you every day. Still trying to fend off sleep and get something accomplished!!!

6 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow it was your lucky day. How wonderful to find such treasures at bargain basement prices.
Alison

bluemuf said...

Great finds Catie. The Christmas boot is amazing

Merry Christmas
Kaen

Marie said...

Wonderful find Catie! I think it's wonderful when other people's giveaways become treasures in the hands of another! Happy Christmas Catie. It was so wonderful finding you this year and doing that fab swap with you. I hope that you have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas and that the new year brings you many blessings!
Marie
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The Rose Room said...

Wow Catie, you did good there!!! I'll catch up with you in the New Year. Have a Merry Christmas and take care, Rachaelxo

paul said...

you seem like a cool mom.
my family loves the thrift store too. awesome stuff. saves money.

i just recently bought a nikon 40dx and going to start a blog project to force myself to learn it completely.

Lyneen said...

You are a woman after my own heart... my FIL lives with my husband and me... his favorite outings are to stores in search of vinatge postcards... every weekend we got thrift stores and antique stores for the perfect buy... I am so glad I have ha these last two years with him... we have had so much fun... I LOVE YOUR SANTA!!!! NOW THAT IS A FIND!!!!