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Friday, March 30, 2012

More March Bargains

Today I went to the Westlake Library's used book sale. I was able to get all these books—and the Roots miniseries on VHS (yeah, we still have some VHS players)—for a total of  $11.50.

While at Westlake, I also went up the road to Goodwill and found a few goodies. For instance, this rural-themed ceramic tissue cover (79¢) will look great in the downstairs guest bathroom. 

The little Chinese cat vase ($1.95) is a welcome addition to all my cat-themed stuff. The vase has the same facial expression as my kitty Jim-Bob.

I also found two small cderamic planters—50¢ for the plain white one with a butterfly design and 95¢ for the painted one. I was delighted to find another little wooden cat (79¢) that looks like a Laurel Burch-style design.

The little wooden cat fits right in with my other two—also Goodwill finds. There are some similar wooden cats on Etsy for $10.

The Goodwill worker had just put out this grapevine door or wall hanging. Got it for a dollar! It will go on one of my outside doors, but I'm not sure which one.

My best deal ($2.99) was probably this tray—an International Silver Webster-Wilcox tray in  the "Joanne" design. I could just barely make out the engraving on the back that told me what it was.

It's tarnished but otherwise in good shape. It'll look nice when I polish it. I Googled and found one in excellent condition looks like mine:

And I also found one for sale on eBay that's way more tarnished than the one I bought:

Here's the eBay price: 

I guess I got a couple of good deals.


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