This week I was able to partake of Goodwill’s 50% off sale. I saw some really interesting stuff, had my first mega gross-out moment in a long time, found something on my list, and picked up a nifty collectible. Let’s go!
Here’s my list. Maybe I’ll find one of the items on it?
Furniture was not on my list, but I always have to look.
What’s even better than a carpeted floor? CARPETED FURNITURE.
I have no idea what the final outcome of this was supposed to be, but I guess someone gave up on this “shabby-chic” project.
This lovely french provincial chair was in great condition. Please, nobody paint this.
This would be a great project for someone who knows how to cut glass. I love the metal lattice and the pulls.
I love housewares because you could find almost anything.
Sometimes you can find full sets of dishes.
These are a little different. Almost cartoonish.
It’s a discontinued pattern called “Chantilly” by Johnson Brothers.
Hey, I bet some of you know what this is! Don’t worry if you don’t, I’ll tell you at the end.
Here we go! This is pretty close to the set of bowls we have, one of which I broke a few years ago. This’ll bring us back up to 12.
Some other notable items:
This is something called a “pancake set” or pancake warmer. I don’t think it’d fit enough pancakes for our family.
Alright, time to get back on track. I was looking for a sweater or hoodie, wasn’t I?
*Trigger Warning* here’s where we get to the gross-out moment.
I was trying on a fleece jacket and put my hands in the pockets. Without looking first.
There was a half eaten protein bar in one and a used napkin in the other.
I promptly removed my hands and let one of the employees know there was food in it. He smiled and said, “I bet there is.” and took it away. Ok then.
Have you stopped gagging yet? Good. Let’s move on to more pleasant things.
Have you ever seen the episode of How I Met Your Mother when Lily is trying to sell one of her paintings?
I know Singer is a good brand, but I just don’t trust this one to not burn my house down.
These microcassettes caused my 12 year old to say “but what are they for?” and we had to tell her about analog answering machines and dictaphones. I’m not sure she completely understood.
And then there’s these pink suede southwest themed boots.
I bet you’re wondering about that mystery object from earlier, aren’t you?
It’s an electrical insulator! These were used to insulate the electrical wire from the electrical pole. The idea is that the pole doesn’t catch fire or shoot electricity into the ground (I’m sure some electrical tech is groaning at my imprecision here).
I happen to know a collector, so I picked it up for them. Look how bright and shiny it is after I cleaned it up!
So did I get ANYTHING on my list? Yes I did!
I found a nearly new Aigle zippered sweater. It’s going to replace my worn out hoodie as my “just in case I get cold” sweater.
That’s this week’s Goodwill trip! It was an adventure, wasn’t it?