Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday Goodwill Hunting

Louie and I started our day out with a plan to go to the Clarence City Wide garage sales. We have never been so disappointed in all of our lives. All but about 2 or 3 garage sales had nothing but baby clothes, baby furniture, and toys. "What, is Clarence a baby breeding ground?" my husband inquired. Disgusted with Clarence, I phoned my sisterinlaw and asked if she had been to Clarence, and she had not, but told us of Olin City Wide Garage sales. Ok, we can do that. (Missile noises here........) Another BOMB! Good God Gordy! Doesn't ANYONE have any good junk? Ok, I did find a box of sewing machine accessories for a dollar, so it's not a total waste, right, (except for the $10 in gas I have probably spent by this time). Ok, how about Martelle? They're supposed to be having city wide garage sales too. No signs, and since the town is only about 4 blocks long and wide, we drive around. We found three garage sales. Again, NOTHING! Ok, decision time. Where do we go from here? It's supposed to storm in a few hours. Do we go home, or go 20 miles into Cedar Rapids and go Goodwill hunting? I tell the driver (Louie), 'You decide.' Twenty minutes later, we are eating lunch at Pizza Ranch. Next stop Goodwill.

Now, I don't know why, but I have become teapot CRAZY! Why? I don't know, but I have! I start breathing rapidly when I spot this! $2.38! Woo hoo!!!!We also bought a movie, which we watched last night. 'Diabolique' with Sharon Stone. I had no idea when this movie was made, but after we watched it, I looked it up on the internet, and it came out in 1996. We really enjoyed it though, and our evening entertainment only cost us $4.38.Not all of our stops proved productive, as far as 'scoring', but the next little treasure I found was this cute little teapot. 88 cents! (Just big enough for a 'spot' of tea....hee hee!) It is only 3 1/8" tall, and 5 1/4" wide. Just so cute, and the right portion for my little bear friends! (Oh yea, I found the little doily underneath the teapot too).Also at the same Goodwill, I found this ORANGE pitcher. I don't know much about it, but I am guessing it has a little age to it, because it says Teleflora on the bottom, and it has some weight to it. Most of the things you see with a floral company printed on it anymore, are very fragile and lighweight.... AND WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH ME AND ORANGE LATELY????

3 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Great finds! I love the teapots!
You have a great eye for decorating, my Friend!
Regina

Kristie said...

For some reason, I too, have been ending up with alot of orange lately!!!
Kristie

Amelia said...

It took several miles of driving but the end results was some beauties. I really like the white one.

Enjoy your week.

Amelia

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