I got some pretty nifty things this week. Not a lot of stuff. But the most interesting part of my thrifting adventures was HOW I found my stuff. Most notably…the books.
Early in the week, I did a “check-in” at a nearby thrift store because I needed to go to the dollar store next door.
Normally, this thrift store puts ridiculously high prices on anything that looks slightly valuable. I guess Eleanor in the back was chit-chatting when she priced this book at $2.00. It’s worth around $75.00.
I had already scoured the book section at another thrift store (later in the week) and couldn’t find anything…so I started my other in-store searches. I found these two books hiding in the “beauty section” of the store. Not great books…but worth more than the 50 cents I paid for them. Silly books…trying to hide from me.
These books by far had the best story. I went out Saturday morning to garage sales. Not having much luck, I decided to head home and passed one of my favorite haunts. I wasn’t going to stop because I had been there already this week…but..well..what if?…..yeah, you know the rest. So I go in and I’m looking around…find a Care Bear costume (score!) and notice the workers are carrying out a LOAD of books to their little free section outside. Their free section usually has broken toys and used hair curlers…real junk. I asked if those books were free and they said yes. They just didn’t have room for them. Huh? Didn’t have room? Let me see ’em! So they brought out about a hundred books. Most technical…some history…really cool stuff. I took about 30 I thought were interesting….No one was even interested in them as they walked in. About 15 of my books were worth over $20.00 a piece. But the two pictured above…one is worth about $150.00 and the other $80.00. They are definitely “books that look like nothing“. And I imagine a good substitute if you are out of Ambien.
So those were my interesting finds. Also found a vintage “Mario Brothers” twin sheet set, 6 Halloween costumes, some more uncut wedding gown patterns, a painting/chalkboard easel for my son, and a 1945 military yearbook.
Make sure you come back on Friday for “Flippin’ Friday”. This week, one lucky commenter will WIN a custom felted doll (you decide what she makes) from Sarah’s Plain and Small Creations. How ’bout that??
Fun week..whoo-hoo! Monday check-in with Apron Thrift Girl ‘s blog as she hosts her weekly “thrift finds” party!