Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Senior Discount Days at the Thrift

I hit Goodwill this morning, not knowing that Tuesday is Senior Discount Day - 25% off for those 55 and older. Happily, I qualify now. What did I find? A few fun goodies:

A cute doll chair that I plan to paint because I don't go for words on my furniture or walls ($1).
A 3-piece Pyrex refrigerator set, looks new ($4).
A separate Pyrex bowl missing the lid, but I can order one online. ($1.50).
A large, black wire basket ($1.50)
A bag of 1,000 price tags that we can use for our garage sales (79c) 
A vintage baby book, never written in (79c)
A decorating book that I plan to cut up ($1).

A few days ago I also found a couple of things at a garage sale:
A cell phone clip-on case (10c)
A biography of Juliette Gordon Low (10c)

The final item in the photo is hard to see. Look on the far right side, the pile of beige things. Those are nine 12" square ceramic tiles. I picked them up, FREE, on my walk this morning. I had noticed a house in another neighborhood that often has junk piled around the mailbox, apparently awaiting the trash truck. But these tiles looked great to me. On my way home, the resident was in his garage. I got bold and asked if they were out for trash. He said yes. I asked if I could have the tiles, and he was happy to give them to me. He said he puts the stuff out for people to take if they want it. He told me he buys foreclosures and cleans them up and he finds all kinds of things. So I hope to find more goodies at his mailbox in the future.

1 comment:

Marj Swierenga said...

Please let me know when you're ready to place the order for the Pyrex lid...I have a couple that I should replace too!

I've not looked...do they have a code written on the underside to help with ordering?