I think the thrift stores in my area are finally starting to recover from the nasty winter, and I’m sure as yard sale season gets into full swing, we’ll see them back to their usual inventory. I had some errands to run today and decided while I was out to stop by the two closest to me and see if I could find anything. Not a lot, but I did find a couple of really cool things.
At the Salvation Army I found a mini beanie baby bear, still in the package for 99 cents. You can imagine how hard I laughed when I found another at the Goodwill for $1.49! I was excited that they were still in the package, they will make great bed decorations/toys for the dolls. I did think after I got home with these that I probably paid more for them at a thrift store than they originally sold for at McDonald’s–if you could get your hands on them back then.
I also found this at the Salvation Army, not 100% sure what it was supposed to be, but I’m thinking probably a toothpick holder. It’s really filthy dirty, but I figured for 69 cents it was worth taking a chance on, I think it will make a cute vase or a holder for kitchen utensils. Fingers crossed that a trip through the dishwasher will take care of all the dirt and grime.
The last thing I found at the Goodwill I almost left behind. Then I realized what they were. My best friend used to sell Mary Kay, and when I opened these up, they were exactly what I thought they were:
My bestie used to sell Mary Kay and I am slightly familiar with the concept–you buy these to store the makeup in, and then when you need refills, you only buy the makeup to replace in the container. I opened both of them up just to be sure they were what I thought–bingo!
I think these will make perfect doll jewelry boxes or makeup kits, don’t you? I am going to decorate the top to cover up the Mary Kay logo. Each of these was a whopping 99 cents. I’m almost tempted to keep one of them for myself for in my purse.
Did you find anything good this week? Monday I’m off to AG Columbus with Evil Twin for some shopping fun, I can’t wait to see the store exclusives and if they have any of the new stuff in early. I will be sure to share some pics from our trip!