On the way to meet a friend for lunch this morning, I stopped in Poway to visit my favorite collection of thrift stores.
Here are the little things that I brought home:
A painted Easter egg maraca for my son. It’s filled with pebbles or beans or something and it makes the loveliest quiet rattling noise.
A plastic Halloween bat flapper noise maker. This is NOT a quiet toy, and as I predicted, he loves it. I have already warned him against using it near the cat. 🙂
A matchbox-sized wooden shepherd with his flock, his dog and a tree. This was in the “25 cents” bin. I LOVE it.
A bag of plastic cookie cutters – the old school kind that I love. They make an impression on the dough instead of just cutting out the shape. The fish is my favorite.
Two small spools of pretty cloth ribbon – because no thrift store adventure is complete without pretty cloth ribbon. Right?
A small hand-painted blue and white dish from Portugal. Was thinking soap dish when I first picked it up, but now I realize it’s a little small for that and who wants to gunk it up with soap scum anyway? Not sure where this will go.
And this little thing. It’s just a reproduction of something – probably an antique cookie mold – but I love it. I will have to hang it somewhere that my son won’t examine it much since it’s an older alphabet and doesn’t include all the present day letters. It’s small – a little wider than a playing card.
I also bought a little plastic elephant and a happy ceramic duck. They are both camera shy. (Read that as “my camera sucks.”)
Last week, I picked up this bracelet at Goodwill for just $2. It has been on my arm everyday since. Can’t seem to get a good pic of it. It looks a little like abalone or another shell, but I think it’s just faux something-or-other. I don’t care about its authenticity. I keep getting compliments on it.
I picked up this Wilton baking pan at the same store. I love unusual pans and this one was pristine (hard to tell in my pic). Turns out it’s designed for making baked crullers/twist doughnuts. Here is Wilton’s pan info with a link to the recipe. I haven’t tried it yet. Will let you know when I do.
My grand total for everything was $13.25. That’s only a little more than going to a movie, it was spread over several days, and it was way more fun!
Just realized my elephant made it into the pan pic. Ha!
What have you been up to lately? Write a comment and let me know.