a rare and wonderful afternoon

My husband created the itinerary for our rare and wonderful  afternoon of thrifting.
It would take us to four towns and wrap up in the evening with dinner with my father
at Das Essenhaus in Pettisville, OH.
Several of the shops on the list (assembled from the internet)
were no longer in business.
Regardless, half the pleasure is in the hunt.  
This puzzle might be a hold-over to NEXT winter
seeing how our 5th of this season is less than 1/2 finished...
 Books are the LAST things I need, but I couldn't figure out how to pass up
these two oversized art books at 50 and 75 cents...
 We were really happy to discover THIS shop!
Well maintained and reasonably priced....
cards were a steal at only ten cents each!

Normally I avoid the Goodwill stores.  Seems like they're overpriced to me, 
but that's just my opinion.  However, in OH, their prices seem more realistic than in our area.
I was very happy we stopped at the third one.
I really needed some black flats and found both these pair for a total of $5!

These brass pulls and hooks will be put to good use in one of my husband's projects...
and this stand will be repaired and painted - probably for resale.
It was a productive afternoon spent in GREAT company!

15 comments:

  1. Some great finds. I love both pair of your shoes.

    Have a nice Valentine's week ~ FlowerLady

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    1. I am SO thankful to have found them. I was getting down to one pretty worn pair!

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  2. wow. I had to read this to my husband. He won't go with me to thrift shops, let alone make a list for us to follow. You're a lucky woman.

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    1. You DID see the "rare and wonderful" title, didn't you?

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  3. My favorite kind of day right there!

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  4. That shop is massive! You did well. xxx

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  5. Sounds great. Wish I could go with you sometime...you have a nose for goodies, although I need no more!

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    1. I "miss" more than I "hit", believe me! This outing was as much entertainment or recreation as serious thrifting...

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  6. How nice that your husband planned the itinerary. I'm happy that Dennis likes to go thrifting with me. He often finds the best stuff! You did well, and I LOVE the Laura Ashley flats. Can't wait to see what you do with the stand, Rebecca. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. I was thrilled with the Laura Ashley flats. Since my hip & knee replacements, I need to wear flats (wore heels frequently before). I was looking and willing to wait to find some next-to-new ones just like these, so you can imagine my happiness.

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  7. Hi Rebecca- what a thoughtful and fun itinerary by your husband and great finds too, sounded like a perfect afternoon and evening xx

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  8. You are so right, it was a productive afternoon! I would have picked up the books as well. Great finds. Getting cards at $.10 each is such a bargain!

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    1. ....and the selection of greeting cards was unusually fine :)

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  9. Goodwill- Ours here in my area tend to be rather pricey as well. And many thrift shops have decided to become resale type places, with prices based on what it sells for on eBay. it makes finding affordable thrift items anymore a bit difficult.

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