Monday, August 31, 2009

Military Monday

One of the many things I love about Colorado Springs is the plethora of thrift shops. Sure, there were a couple of Goodwills in Killeen (and a great thrift store that ABW introduced me to, although 40 minutes or so away). But Colorado Springs has it all: Goodwill, Salvation Army, and ARC. 

On Mondays, ARC gives 50% military discounts, so we've been making a habit of going there (at least) once a week. Thrifting has become an obsession (in a healthy, rational way, of course).

A few weeks ago, Scout got a '63 record player in awesome condition for fifteen bucks. So now when we enter a thrift store, he heads right to the record section; he's gotten some awesome records for fifty cents!

Here are some of his finds from today (for a buck each!):

This one isn't too exciting, but I've been looking for one like it ($1.25 - heck yeah!):

And additions to my new collection. I jacked my mom's calendar hand towel from her Camp Fire Girl days, and since then I realize that I smile when I see them. When I found a jillion of these the other day, I bought them all. Then today, I found a few more (fifty cents each!):

I didn't find these today, but I've been scouring thrift stores for apothecary jars. I got all three of these for less than nine bucks total! I plan on doing something like this for for Halloween and Christmas. I'm still looking for more:

With tax, we spent $5.05 tonight and had a blast. It's the small things, really. 

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Where did we get you!!!