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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sharing on Monday.

So, not spending money is F'ing hard. In the past 4 days, I think the wife & I flew through over $200, maybe even $250 & there weren't any large purchases: french fries, hamburger bandages, douchebag & hot mess shot glasses, Pyrex, cat smell remover, food, more food, Pepsi, Fred battery sale & pepper shakers ($4.99 on clearance!)... haven't amassed a bunch of stuff to show for it.


I took to the subway & braced getting lost this past Thursday to visit a Goodwill which I have taken a liken too. It's just as far as a Value Village I often visit that I haven't had too much luck in lately, so I think I've found a new home.

Some of my purchases from Goodwill's this week:

2x Federal Bowls - $4.04
1x Federal Bowl (larger) - $5.05
(this one is for eventual resale, or trade)
The Cracker Barrel Pyrex jar - $4.04
(for eventual resale or trade)
Pee Wee Herman - Big Top Pee Wee cassette soundtrack 51cents
Wheel of Fortune NES Nintendo game - $3.03
3x Universal Monsters figures - 49cents each
vintage tablecloth - $2.99
PYREX - $4.04 (with lid!)

FUNKY JUNKY!
Krazy Kaptions - $2

The Universal Monsters were made in 1990, all 3 are sealed "Bend 'Ems". Fun toys. The Pyrex 473-B Shenandoah Casserole. This sucker was hid behind a radio at the back of the store. I don't even know why I was looking there, never look at the radios. Fate, I guess.







So I have never bought a tablecloth before, but I was compelled to buy this one, whether for resale or to keep. I'm not sure if I'll be able to resale as it has a stain, a catch or 2 & has discoloration.. is there anyway to get that discoloration out? I was just to fond of the graphics to leave this one behind.




In this photo, if you look close you might be able to make out the discoloration, it's the yellowing where the border of the cloth is. It's hard to photograph, of course. Any advice?



PS: I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I MOVE SO I HAVE BETTER, NATURAL LIGHTING FOR PHOTOS...





Taking part in APRON THRIFT GIRLS THRIFT SHARE MONDAY!

15 comments:

  1. I've heard oxiclean works wonders on linens but haven't tried it myself.

    Fun finds this week, I'm really bad about spending money on lots of little things (ie coffee and thrifting trips).

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  2. Great finds love the cloth.

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  3. I'd suggest a good long soak in oxyclean. I had a vintage baptism dress that was yellowed and it brightened right up after soaking. Good luck. Great pyrex!!!

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  4. As always, I love the Pyrex! Great finds and to find the Shenandoah behind a radio. People will do anything to hide stuff and wait for a 50% off sale. I find stuff in the strangest places here at our Goodwills. It pays to look EVERYWHERE! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love those bendable Universal Monsters! Cool stuff. I would have grabbed those right up for my husband.

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  6. I just bought that Cracker Barrel thing, too! I wouldn't worry about the stains, pulls, etc. on the tablecloth -- just fully disclose and you'll likely get just as much from someone who wants to use the graphics for a pillow or something.

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  7. Michelle - it's true! The sale was the next day, so it was probably being hid for that. I was once at Goodwill & this guy was moving the bottom of the shelf... I guess he had hid stuff under there, LOL. It's crazy.

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  8. Laurie - cool! How much did you pay? I checked out your blog, but didn't see a post on it! Maybe I'll post it with the stains. I'll have to think about it.

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  9. Leilani - I'm glad I'm not the only one. Makes me a little ticked off sometimes though when I start to think about it, lol. Thanks for the tip!

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  10. Thanks for the Oxyclean tip everyone. I don't know why I didn't even think of it!

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  11. Great finds! Funny about finding the hidden Pyrex too. I find stuff hidden at Goodwill all the time. People seem to like hiding things in the suitcases at one of my favorite GWs. So funny.

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  12. those blue bowls are way too cute! I'm not officially on the hunt for blue/aqua pyrex!

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