Monday, July 7, 2014
Thrifty Finds - Brown & Speckled
When we visited my parents on Canada Day, we drove into town for lunch and a little stroll. The Salvation Army store was closed for the holiday, but we noticed that people had left a lot of donations by the back door. I admired a large brown vase and a glass serving platter.
The next day, my mom and I headed back into town to do some errands and decided to stop by the Salvation Army to see if the vase had hit the shelves yet. We didn't see it around, so my mom asked one of the employees about it. He said he had come in early that morning and there was no vase outside. He added that people often rifle through the donations at night, taking what they want from the piles. And here I was being all ethical. Anyway, I spotted a few legitimate finds in the store, like this happy flower mug for 50 cents.
I also bought this little speckled brown jar with lid for $1.
This sweet pottery cream and sugar set was $4.
I couldn't resist this vintage cheese board, a bargain at just $1. Even though I don't eat cheese. And I have two cheese boards from when I was a kid. (My sister and I had each given one to our mom.) I'm sure it will work nicely for serving other foods as well. Ideas?
Brown and speckled seems to be the theme this week. What can I say - I was born in the seventies. It's ingrained in me now on a cellular level.
What's your opinion on the donation pile? Is it up for grabs or does it belong to the store where it has been left?
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