I wish I could report a ton of amazing finds from my thrifting trip this weekend, but, sad to say, I only managed to pick up a handful of things.
I went to two stores - Village Thrift, which has decent prices but didn't have much I was interested in, and Ohio Thrift, which had a ton of things I would have bought if they weren't ridiculously over priced. I mean really - a grand total of $18 for a set of three Fire-King casserole dishes with NO LIDS? (To quote the Professor from Futurama - Whaaa?) I got the same set, unused in its original box, for $4 at an estate sale this summer.
I could go on describing the other crimes against thrifting I saw there, but let's not dwell on the negative... let's look at what I did buy!
First off, from Ohio Thrift for 50 cents each - 3 oversized hardcover old school Disney picture books - Sleeping Beauty, The Great Mouse Detective, and one of my favorites, The Rescuers. I searched desperately for Cinderella, which was the story I knew by heart and tortured my parents with, but none was to be found.
Next, also from Ohio Thrift for 50 cents each - 2 hardcover Weekly Reader books, The Magic Whistle (1969) and McBroom and the Big Wind (1967). I can't help buying these old hardcover Weekly Readers, I just love them!
I have kids books and vintage paperbacks stuffed into drawers and stacked on shelves everywhere, waiting to be dealt with. Do I open another eBay store selling just books? Do I try them on Etsy, whole and/or taken apart for the artwork? I'll let you know when I figure it out! ;)
Finally, from Village Thrift - three unopened craft kits for 90 cents each. I have some more of these that I am going to list in the Etsy shop eventually, in hopes that the Crafty Craftersons over there might want to try them out! My favorite is the Bucilla Toaster Coaster kit - too cute! But then, I live on toast so I may be a little biased. ;)
And that's it! I hope the other virtual thrifters had more luck than I did, I am going to take a break from printing postage tonight to check out everyone else's finds!