Monday, November 28, 2011

Thrift Share Monday November 28

Thanksgiving down.  Whew! Bring on the 5 birthdays before Christmas.  Yikes!!

Well I did a little unexpected thrifting this holiday weekend.  The kids were off Wednesday so I took that day off as well to make it a 5 day weekend.  What a nice long weekend.  So Wednesday I decided to hit up some thrift shops, and I'm sooo glad I did.  I found some unexpected goodies.

My first stop was at a shop I don't go to much, since they are closed once I get out of work and are out of my normal driving route.  So I am sooo glad I made this stop.  The score I made wasn't vintage, but was new, and perfect for timing for Christmas.
As soon as I walked in I spot a bin of Lego grab bags.  No, not used Lego pieces they bundled themselves, but new Legos of random pieces, 1 pound at $1.50 per bag.  Holy *bleep*!!!

Now I don't know if you are a Lego shopper, but I have an 8 year old son and two nephews (5 & 7) so Legos are usually on their Christmas and birthday list, so I shop Legos often.  The small itty bitty little bags to make a single item like a car, or some other small figure will usually run $4-5, for 40-50 small pieces.  So what did I do? I bought 12 grab bags of Legos.  Then my mom went back and bought 9 more.  You know I'll be cursing the day after Christmas when all these little pieces are scattered all over the rug and I'm stepping on them, but at this price who could resit such a great bargain.  Twelve bags filled up one paper grocery bag for $18.   Whoot!!

Look at all the little heads!

I'm not even gonna tell you how long I spent playing sorting through all the pieces to get these little guys together. 

My next stops scored me great vintage sheets and other wonderful little finds.

Check out this great vintage Merry Mushroom napkin and shaker set.
 And OMG!! isn't this owl bank soo freaken fantastic!!!  This is a keeper and it's mine. 
 Then this little incense burner is super cute as well.  Now I gotta stock up on the little cone shape incense.

This sheet is soo groovy with it's extra large prints.

I don't think this is vintage, but it was soo soft and pretty I just had to get it.  Maybe a skirt for the Spring. 
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Aaah lego! The joy and also bane of my existence. I don't think we get those grab bags here - at least I've not seen them - they look cool. We do get series of collectable mini-figures though, and we have hundreds (or so it seems).

    The owl money box is very cute, such a good design.