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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

Today, I went hunting for bargains at the Westlake Goodwill. Did I find any? 

I found this heavy ceramic mixing bowl for $2.99. The color goes nicely in my kitchen. The bowl is 9 inches across and 4 and 1/2 inches high.

Here's a side view. I like the wide rim that makes it easier to carry. I suppose it could be used as a serving bowl, but it's very heavy to pass around.

One of the workers had just brought out this handmade fabric shoulder bag when I grabbed it. It's very well-made, has one outside and two inside pockets and—despite the decorative button—has a velcro closure. It's worth way more than the $2.00 I paid.

This ceramic cat used to hold something. A bowl, maybe? But I could think of a lot of things it could hold, so I splurged at $2.69

I thought this picture frame—probably designed for a teacher—was well worth it 99¢ price tag. It could be a reader's frame—or even a writer's frame, too.

Here it is beside a cat folk art lamp. (My husband asked for a light bulb to make sure it worked. It did.) It's missing a shade but I think I can find a suitable one. I love the cat and birdhouse theme. 

The bottom says "Figi Graphics" & "Country Primitive" & "1994" & "San Diego, CA." It's made of resin, is 11 inches high (base is 5 inches by 5 and 1/2 inches and is fairly heavy. 

Anybody have any idea what's my lamp is worth? I splurged at $3.99.

I also bought a pair of tan slacks for $3.50 and two pins for $1 each. All in all, it was a pretty good hunting trip.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book Bargains

The Franklin County Library in Rocky Mount has a used book sale every month. Here's what I bought today:

How much did I pay? 

$3.75 for everything. Not bad for 10 books!