Thursday, May 6, 2010
Doin' The Happy Dance
national thrift retailer. For those of you unfamiliar with "the cart" this retailer uses giant, double tiered, multi-shelved heavy duty plastic or metal carts for its staff to use to restock items. Usually once in mid-morning and once in mid-afternoon, there is a round of stocking where carts (objects) and rolling racks (clothing) are maneuvered through the store by the staff. My mother refers to the "tinkle tinkle" noise of the metal carts that sends her racing over to wherever they may be. See, this is where, if you are quick, you can grab something BEFORE it even reaches the "selling floor." So, back to my watering can. I spied it on a lower shelf. I moved in, I snatched it up. (minor happy dance). I believe it cost me $7.99 which is somewhat high for this retailer, but, I love to collect these beautifully shaped cans (see first pic) so was happy to snap it up for that price. I was even MORE pleased when I returned home, removed the label from the bottom and saw this:
"Where Do You Find That Stuff?" / "Thrift Score" post, I will close with a couple of pics I'd had for a few weeks but had not yet posted. I returned to one location of same local retailer after realizing I'd neglected to purchase a 1930's Feedsack dress I'd seen there (do NOT ask). The dress was gone, but, my trip was rewarded when I found this glorious vintage barkcloth on the rack:
shop soon, at a little more than that price for sure. But I price fair and you are paying for my shopping proficiency and "happy dancing" skills.... And honestly, where else are you going to find this?