Monday, August 6, 2018

Would You Have Bought It?

I have been looking for something to store my winter blankets in. I wanted a chest or a trunk. I found both. Now I'm not sure if I should keep both or sell one.

On Saturday, I found a trunk at the thrift store. Unfortunately, someone painted it a baby poop brown. I don't see these often, so I bought it. It was marked $39.99 but with my 25% discount, it came to a little over $32 with tax. I want to see if I can get someone to repaint it white.

Today, I went to Goodwill and sitting in the furniture section was a Lane cedar chest. My husband thought it was too much at $49.99 I remember years ago buying one new for over $100 and it wasn't a Lane chest. It's a little scratched up on top and missing the key but in otherwise good shape.

 So now I have 2 things to store my blankets in. They should all fit in the cedar chest and at this time, I'm storing my childhood toys in the trunk.

Would you have bought either?

Monday, April 23, 2018

To The Moon and Back

On January 12, we took my dad home from the hospital to stay with us. Exactly 3 months later, God took him to his eternal home in heaven.

I miss my dad. He always had a song in his heart and a story to tell. At 85 years old, that's a lot of stories. I wish I could hear another one.

I miss my dad. He drove me crazy. I wish he was here to drive me crazier.

I miss my dad. He was always so kind and never met a stranger. I wish I was more kind.

I miss my dad. He had a smile most of the time. I wish I could smile more.

I miss my dad. He was so generous, he would give you his last dollar. I wish I were that generous.

I miss my dad. He was so grateful and said thank you all the time. I wish I were more grateful.

I miss my dad.  He was strong in his faith. I wish I was that strong.

I miss my dad. But I know he is in a better place and some day I will see him again.

Love you to the moon and back

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Would You Have Bought It?

For some reason I was drawn to this Picasso picture. Unfortunately, the price tag prevented me from buying it. However, on St Patrick's Day, the thrift store was having a 50% off sale on any item that had green in it.  Even at half off, it was still more than I wanted to pay. I debated buying it and the clerk kept saying, yes you should get it. You should buy it.

So I got it. After paying for it, the clerk said "Did you see it"? I asked "seen what"? It was then she pointed out the male bits. No wonder she wanted me to buy it.

Would you have bought it?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Would You Have Bought It?

Dresser with flip out writing ledge for $29.99 Found it at Goodwill. I had a $10 store credit I used towards the purchase.

 The second drawer flips down and there are slots and a small drawer inside. A person on Facebook said it was a secretary. I needed a dresser so I am using it as such.

It needs a little tlc but I'm happy with it. It is pretty solid and all the drawers pull out easy. Would you have bought it? If so, what would you store inside?

Friday, February 23, 2018

What $5 Bought

L.E. Smith swung vase

It does have a hairline crack in it but I think it was still worth the $5 I paid. It's 22" tall.

These vases were produced by many glass companies such as Viking Art Glass and L.E. Smith.They ranged in height from 7" bud size to 40" tall floor sizes. I have never seen the 40" size. The vases were hand blown and literally swung around to produce the neck. The opening was hand tooled and heat polished smooth. With the exception of the very big pieces, they were produced in large quantities and are still easy to find today.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sell It Or Keep It

On Tuesday, I found a Harry Potter snitch lamp at Goodwill. I debated over buying it because it was about 4 times more than the other lamps I have purchased there. Then I remembered, I had a gift card. So I bought the lamp, planning on keeping it for myself. It's Harry Potter, right. Out of curiosity, I looked on ebay. The highest sold was $76 plus shipping. There is currently 2 listed for auction at $39.95 and a Buy it Now for $125. For now, I will be keeping mine.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Thrift Store Wish List Find

I can finally mark off the Penguin Ice Bucket from my wish list. I found it at Goodwill on Wednesday. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it sitting up on the shelf in the housewares section. And the price. Someone at GW obviously did not know what they had.

It's official name is West Bend Hot & Cold Server. I believe it is aluminum but I'm not sure. It also came in a copper colored version which is more rare. I think the handles on mine, which look like penguin wings, are bakelite but they also came in wood.

This bucket was popular in the 50's and 60's and is even on display at the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. It can be used as an ice bucket or to keep rolls or biscuits warm.

Do you own one? Or did you have one growing up? Leave your comments in the section below.