Saturday, September 6, 2014

I Ventured Out


I ventured out on Friday after a suffering through a stomach
virus for the last couple of days.  I decided to take
just one more day off so I wouldn't infect everyone at work.
 I don't think I was quite ready to go far but took a stroll
through our local Agape House to see if there were any bargains.

And there were!
I picked up this new series of books that revolve around quilts,
I know it's Harlequin, and some people don't care for them,
 but they look to be nice mysteries and have a quilt theme.
I couldn't resist a cat mystery and I love MC Beaton novels!
Bargains at $0.50 !!


Then I found 8 salad plates for $1.00 that match my dishes!!
I need to find the same deal with the salad bowls too, 
I look every time I go past a resale shop.
I love stoneware and Mom had this pattern when I was a kid
so I grabbed a set a rock bottom prices at St Vincent DePaul resale
when I saw them awhile back.  I washed them and stacked them 
in the cabinet with the others so I'm covered for now.

It is a good place for dishware, kids clothing and nicknacks but 
not so great on clothing.  Books are great there, very inexpensive 
and they are categorized but the stock doesn't rotate much.
It's a good cause though so I love stopping in.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I wish we lived closer to each other! Would love to go thrift store shopping with you. I remember those plates well back in the late 70's early 80's. I have a list of things I want to find: non electric coffee pot, dutch ovens, vintage linens, rolling pins, old ladders, frames, old books, etc. I need a shopping buddy bad to get me motivated!

Lisa

Gorges Smythe said...

Glad you're feeling better.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Glad you're better. Oh and thanks for the quick response to my email. ;)

I love shopping for a good cause. One of my favorite thrift shops is a local Resource Center #2. #1 is on the other side of the lake.
The have great deals. Friendly people and they have people working in them that are working off court fines,or in rehabilitation programs. I like shopping there.
If I see any bowls-- because I've seen that pattern before..I'll pick 'em up for you!
Unless you just love the thrill of the hunt. ;)

Harry Flashman said...

I never heard of Agape House. Looks like some good deals can be had there, but we must not have them in this part of the country.

Michelle said...

I need to check out our St Vincent DePaul store here. It's been a while since I have been in.