ser·en·dip·i·ty  (srn-dp-t)
n. pl. ser·en·dip·i·ties
1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
3. An instance of making such a discovery.

 For a grand total of $.67,  I bought these items.  The vintage fabric pillow case (I'm going to remove the zipper and figure out another way to use the fabric) and the book were in a thrift store in Watseka.  I stop there anytime I'm passing through on my way to visit our son and his family.  Books, regularly priced at a quarter, were buy-one-get-one-free.  I picked up several for the grandkids and kept this one for myself!

Now the Remington Steam-All....I've been wanting one of these.  Getting out an ironing board is such a pain for the little bit of ironing I do.  This was marked a quarter at an estate sale that I "happened on" last Friday.  I don't think it's ever been out of the box.  I can't wait to see if it will take wrinkles out of some of the sports jackets we find for my husband at thrift stores!  Of course, I'll read the directions that are inside the box.  And I love the turquoise color!


  1. Good luck with the steamer, I either steam or dry clean (at the one price dry cleaner) I refuse to iron anymore.

  2. Let me know how your Steam All works. Mom gave me one (different brand) for the Mt. House and the couple of times I tried to use it I found it, well... prettly useless. Maybe there is a trick to it that I haven't discovered.


  3. Congrats on finding your treasures!!!

  4. I WILL let you know, Darla. I've thought that if they work, they would be a wondrous tool!

  5. So glad you found such good treasures, Rebecca. Whew! Awhile back I was a little worried you were going to give up thrift store shopping. Ha! Have a good day! Sincerely, Susan

  6. I love those prices!!! I see that Susan is your friend too. I just love her! Such a delightful gal! I remember one time several years ago, our Goodwill had "dollar days". All clothes were $1. I went wild and bought 76 items. My cart was overflowing! I loved it! If you are ever in East Central Illinois, you should go to the Missions shop in Marshall, Illinois, down the road from my town. They sell all clothing for a quarter!! Books are a dime!!! Lots of other things that are less than a dollar. You'd love that place!

  7. Always a great finder, dear.
    And I also love the turquoise!



  8. Great treasures you found.
    I loved the last post, especially those sandals Did they have a size 9? OH! so pretty.Enjoyed my visit.



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