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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wow! What a Deal Wednesday - Week 2

Well, it has been a while since I've been to the thrift store, but one day last week, I had a few minutes when I was out and child free. So I decided to head over to the Goodwill Outlet store to dig up a bargain.

Here's what I found in about a half hour.

I didn't find as many interesting clothes as on my first trip here, but what I did find this time was for me and not the kids.  The Tommy Hilfiger sweater was flawless and is very comfortable to wear.  You might recognize it in my photo from the other day with my Infinity Scarf from Imagine Gnats.

The Lei shirt was actually something I bought because I liked the fabric, and at first, I thought I'd probably end up repurposing it into something for Ella. However, after I tried it on, I decided it fit me pretty good.  If I don't end up wearing it, I can still use it to make her something adorable.  She was disappointed I was keeping it for myself because she liked the beautiful flower fabric so much!

The Old Navy corduroy pants were in excellent condition, so I took a chance that they might fit.  The size was correct on the label, but when I tried them on at home, they were too small.  Not a loss though.  I'll end up using the fabric for something eventually.

I dug through a bin of books and came up with these four for the kiddos.  The three larger books were essentially brand new.  One is even a lift the flap book with no tears or blemishes!  The snowman book is from the 1970's and just screamed for me to save it.  I love the illustrations and the story, although the last couple of pages are missing. :(

I found these two lovely pieces of vintage lace.  The white piece is a little over a half yard, while the green is almost two yards.  I have no idea what to do with lace, so they are for a future project yet to be determined.

Finally, I found a very tacky purse with these bamboo handles.  I decided to salvage the handles, zipper, magnetic closure, and a couple of small D-rings from it to use on future projects.  The handles alone are worth over $4 new!

At the Goodwill Outlet, all items are paid for by the pound.  So, here's what I spent:

Plus Sales Tax of $0.11

Wow!  What a deal!  All that for only $4.17!

I definitely want to head back to the Goodwill Outlet soon to search for more goodies, but it's not a place I like to visit with my kids.  I get a little paranoid about germs in there although it doesn't appear any dirtier than the retail Goodwill store, just a lot messier.  I guess it's because everything is just thrown into these large bins/tables for people to rummage through.  I've even seen some people wear surgical masks and gloves!  

Well, I'm off to fill up my Purell bottle!  See you next time!


  1. Love the handles, I saw some like that in Hancocks the other day and they were around $4 so you did well, I am going to check out my goodwill for handles too, to see what they have, I love repurposing things.

  2. That white lace looks almost identical to the vintage lace I just used! So cool!

  3. You did good kid!! I love thrifting too. I just have to be careful not to over do it and become a dreaded hoarder (my daughter has called me that once). lol
    Your sewing is impeccable and I love how you put prints together. Very talented lady!


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