Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Goodwill Shopping for this week


This week at Goodwill I hit the jackpot. I love old editions of Ideals Magazines and there on the shelf of the store was a huge stack of them from 1960 and 1961, .50 cents each. I bought all 14 issues. I just love the poems and the pictures. Good home grown sort of stuff in them. Poems that relate to the simple way of living. In the past I have purchased some off of e-bay but had to pay lots more than 50 cents, especially with shipping charges.

Then there was this tea pot, I know, I know, I don't NEED another tea pot, well actually I am a bit low on the blue and white color scheme so...anyway it was only $4. Needed more baskets for a couple things around the house and they were very cheep, under $1.

I am ever so grateful for a wonderful thrift store close by. I do tell myself on the drive there, "remember, want and NEED are not the same things ". Sometimes this little lecture helps and sometimes it doesn't. Reading material is almost always a NEED ! Oh yes, almost forgot, found a neat little book from the early 1960's Kitchen Window, its great little Christian stories about life in a much simplier time that might have been shared around the kitchen table.

7 comments:

nancyr said...

Those look like quality baskets. I have a Longabarger basket that looks similar.
Gotta love Goodwill. I am a Goodwill shopper too.
Grancy

Sunny said...

"I don't NEED another tea pot"
Oh, sure you DO!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Patty, that basket on the left looks like a Longaberger - look on the bottom... if so and you only gave $1 for it you got a STEAL of a DEAL!!! As Longaberger baskets go for $40 and up and if they are retired even in the $100's!!!! Hang on to it!!! ~Bonnie

Patty said...

Well I guess I got a good deal on that basket ! The name is there on the bottom. Might have to check out all my baskets as I am drawn to that type and have found many at Goodwill.
Now I can tell Emery I saved lots of money this week : )

Bingo~Bonnie said...

oh wow that is awesome Patty - from the looks of it - to me it looks like one of their retired baskets as they don't have any in their regular catalog with that navy shoestring weave... so it would be worth some big bucks...

Pick up as many as you can find and one day they could help pay for Mei-Ling's education ;)

Gullebarn said...

My grandmother had tons of those ideals from forever ago -- I remember looking at them when I was a kid in the 60s- early 70s and they were old then. I wonder what happened to them? She had shelves and shelves of National Geographics too.

That teapot looks like Polish stoneware. Have you checked the bottom? If so, it is highly collectible.
Evie

Rapunzel said...

What lovely finds! I am now yearning to visit my favorite thrift store!

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