Sunday, August 24, 2008

last week's goodies

I have been busy shopping Goodwill and garage sales. I am trying to declutter, but I also need a few things to help me stay organized. I am having a garage sale in late September, so every once in a while I pick up something at Goodwill that I can resell. That doesn't help me declutter at all.

Here are some more jars that I have had really good luck finding. These are 88 cents each, and I will use them to organize my crafts and sewing.

Two lovely tall mugs in a nice blue color. I found these at a resale shop for $1.99 each. A lot of money for me, but these cups will come in handy. Normal cups just don't hold much tea, and I drink tea all day in the winter.

Two really cute Christmasy pot holders for my table. I bought these at a garage sale from a nice lady who had a bunch of handmade stuff. They were $1 each. I am sure on etsy, they would have been $15 for the pair. They are worth it too!

I bought a set of 4 of these glasses for myself, because I have broken some out of mine. I had a set of glasses with white swirlies from Pier One, so these kind of go with. I'm not against mismatched anyway. These were 88 cents each at Goodwill.

I found this cute little trunk at Goodwill. It was $3.38 and I figured I would resell it at the garage sale. It is made from laminated cardboard with silver glitter. Of course, my daughter likes it so we might keep it if we can find a spot for it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Some good stuff!

I went Goodwilling again this week, went to 4 stores in the city. It was quarter and 88 cents day, depending on the tag color.

Here's the good stuff:

Three jars, 88 cents each

Two adorable handmade cotton dresses, $1.19 each

And the best part!! One of my stores put out wool sweaters!! I scored six 100% wool sweaters, $1.69-$3.38 each. I make wool playfood so these are the best finds!!

Two funky colored ones for who knows what project:

A striped one to make a wool elephant from:

Two red ones and one tan one (always need these for apples, pizza crust, bread, etc.)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Some cute toys

I found some cute toys this week.

One of those cool plastic balls that expands $2.38

A cute little chair for dollies (that is a blah-blah doll of my daughter's sitting in it) $3.38

Little tiny shakers for the play kitchen $0.88, metal measuring spoons $0.38

Tiny shelf with drawers, $2.38. We will paint it white for the play kitchen.

And for me, a glass Pyrex 4-cup $1.38!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Goodwill shopping

I haven't been able to shop at Goodwills due to some nasty weather and flooding that we have been having lately. I was able to stop by one yesterday. I found some cute skirts for my daughter (but I am not going to blog about toddler clothes).

Here was my only other find:

A cute little white bookshelf for $3. I am going to use it for my daughter's play kitchen, to store her playfood!