I have to be careful going into thrift stores. There is a slight temptation for me to purchase at least 1/8 of the entire store inventory because it all seems wonderful at the moment I’m standing there.
Not thrift stores, but Nextdoor - I’ve gotten some nice freebies - a mini-freezer, before Covid came along; a rather elegant floor lamp with a leaded glass shade; and recently this wonderfully weird antique bookcase:
It’s not in great shape, I need to tap in some replacement nails, but I had to have it!
(Obviously, I would never have expected eggs to be included, nor would I have bought it if there were eggs included. However, I was on a roll already with items that needed extras that cost more than the item itself.)
Not a thrift store but an Estate sale. A compressor style ice cream and gelato maker. Marked $15 and I went on the last day for half price hour. It retails for $500 at the time and only thing missing was an instruction manual which I got for $5 after calling the 800 number on the machine.
Were you… walking? A red bulb should be an automatic buy. I bought a lamp awhile back which was a wire-frame martini glass with a red bulb in the green plastic olive. Because of the red bulb! Also it was only $5. And I wasn’t on foot (which is good, because I was, like, 30 miles from home).
@Kyeh Uh, eventually? We’re still in the middle of moving and I’m not sure where it is. It won’t be hard to find, because it’s a weird shape and I just stuck it somewhere. It’s not that great, though, it’s not from the fifties or anything. I think it’s from the '90’s swing-revival era?
That’s cool, I’ll keep an eye out this year!
On another note…
Just yesterday someone reached out by DM on IG offering me a reading. Written in poor broken english they asked for a picture of my right palm, my DOB and full name. Needless to say I passed! And blocked them! I’m sure nobody needs a name & DOB in order to read my palm! Lol People will do anything for your info these days!
My DIL found a huge bar of meltable soap some soap-maker hadn’t used. She cut it in small bars and shares out with friend bikers when they go on over-night biking trips. The friends like it because it is just the right size. She loves it because she is allergic to scents and this soap is unscented. Well, yeah, also appreciates it because some of the bikers forget to pack soap, and create a different kind of undesirable scent.