Yesterday was a perfect Saturday – an early morning (and I mean early, like, 8AM) breakfast at Lowell’s in the Market, and afterward a meander through the various stalls and shops with a sample and purchase of a most delectable red pear, pomegranate and pastry. After the market, a quick stop into Whole Foods at Denny & Westlake for Bavarian Blue (cheese) and a few delicacies to accompany a cheese plate tea luncheon, I would later enjoy (Sunday afternoon) with my fitness BFF.
However, after my Saturday in Seattle, on the way home to the West Valley, I stopped in at the Goodwill Outlet simply because after a summer of estate sale-ing, garage sale-ing, thrift shopping and the like, I felt well-seasoned for the rigors of bin-burrowing at the Goodwill Outlet. With a budget of just $10, here’s what I managed to squeeze from that ten dollar bill (actually, $10.01):
Cute Santa bowl, but I think it’s missing a lid; angles; gingerbread boy and girl S&P set; vintage cookie cutters; and (below) cute little Santa figurine and ornament. SoHoHo cute!
To keep my neck warm and dry during the winter months (my ultimate pet peeve is rain on my neck!) two scarves–a green/brown/turquoise/beige chevron chenille; and the lime green fuzzy style.
I had to get the hand-made crocheted hippy-esque (Bohemian) shoulder bag and accompanying draw string pouch. I just couldn’t see them abandoned in that bin. Too much love went into making those purses and I know I will use them if I ever go to Northwest Folklife again.
I love baseball, so I had to have this baseball CD holder. I still live in the last century and listen to CDs. I got the little pencil pouch with skulls because I’ll probably consign at the funky consignment shop in Tacoma – yes, there is such a place. The vintagey pot holder would look great in a re-styled, retro airstream, but until I have one of those…
I am enthralled with the intricacies of the stitches on this pot holder. Take a look…
Finally a few belts. I do not wear belts. I like loose clothing. However, I know other people wear them and I plan to consign the wide belt; the other black belt is leather, which will also be consigned. The quirky, kitchy belt (in the middle, not quite sure what I’ll do with that, but I liked it.)
This tan-brown faux leather purse is in very good condition, and it was a shame that it landed in a bin! It is a Tignanello, though I’m not sure when it came out.
And finally, a straw hat. I love it, it looks pretty good on me so I will definitely keep it for myself for spring and summer garage sale-ing and farmers’ marketing and ideally, sunbathing at a tropical all-inclusive, spring break, next year. (A girl can dream, non?)
And speaking of Spring, this cute and sweet little bunny stuffed toy. He was in excellent condition, soft and sweet and I decided my inner child needed him.
I had a lot of fun at the bargain bins and can’t wait to return on another rainy Saturday.