Monday, December 3, 2012

Thrift Store Outing


When I saw the lovely ME tray that Susan over at bought at a thrift store, I wanted one too! I think I had a Christmas tray at some point, but I must have given it away with cookies. So the other day heading to Wal-Mart, I stopped in at the new Goodwill store that is next door. A quick sashay in the household goods department yielded lots of goodies including this tray!

This tray is not an ME tray, but it is bright and cheerful…and I bought it for 25 cents! Well, you know once you have the bargain it makes the blood pump like having a winning lottery ticket. So I kept looking. I found these gorgeous trays. They look like glass but are heavy plastic. Amazingly beautiful if you could see them in reality. I took them at 50 cents each.

Then a stupid and emotional buy…I think this is a drinking mug, but it is heavy duty so I  could use it as a planter. Nope, doesn’t look at all like my present teacups and floral teapots, but it tugged at my heart strings because it took me back to being about five years old. My paternal grandmother who wasn’t much of a giver brought my sister and me each a plastic boot mug from California. What fun to drink from them especially since these were the days of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry! My mother eventually tired of washing them and put them up on a shelf, and after all, I did get a little too old for a plastic mug. But this mug took me back so many years to a different time and like the commercial says, memories are “priceless”.


Susan said...

Ohhhhhh, Bookie! Darling Santa tray and lovely other trays....if you hadn't said they were plastic, I woul d have NEVER guessed. They look exactly like glass! Very attractive!

And thanks for the mention of my blog! You are a sweetheart. Congrats on your purchases. ho ho ho Susan

Linda O'Connell said...

Wow! Nothing at our Goodwill for 25 cents. You got some deals.

noexcuses said...

I love browsing for little treasures at thrift stores! You did great! Thanks for sharing your finds!

Lynn said...

You can't beat a bargain... how fun!

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