Monday, September 9, 2013

Half Price Saturday!

I had a graduate class on Saturday, so I had to forgo going to any auctions, because most were a little bit of a drive to get to, and would've been over by the time I arrived.  It was also half price day at all of the central Indiana Goodwill stores.  Around here, if you don't get to the store within the first hour of it opening, you're not going to get any of the good stuff.  That left me with one option: going to the Goodwill Outlet, who changes around the bins of items for sale every hour.  I was able to tolerate 2 rotations, before I had to call it a day.  A lot of people spend ALL DAY at the outlet on half price Saturday.  I don't know how they do it.  Some of the people are SO PUSHY to get to be the first to dig in the bins.  I usually stand back and let them pick out the newer stuff first, so that I can get to my goodies easier.  There is only a small group of us that actually regularly goes to the Goodwill outlet in search of vintage goodies.

So anyways, I bet you're wondering what I brought home.  If you have been following along on my Facebook page, I posted these Saturday right after I got home.  Anyways, have a look!


Little bit of Christmas.

3 books, a MINT very old coloring book, and vintage target
practice sheets.

2 suitcases and a wire basket for a bike.
I'm thinking the wire basket will get
hung on the wall at my antique booth
to match the 2 I already have.

Vintage Cub fishing pole w/ box.

And the original paperwork.

Vintage Halloween, vintage canteen,
yellow handle mixer, 2 old saws, old
folding ruler, several cookie cutters,
sifter with strawberries, 2 syrup
pourers, 2 milk glass vases, pair of
Pyrex s&p, and 2 vintage bottles.

Awesome picnic basket

And made in Peru, Indiana.
Not too far from me.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my new stuff.  I think several items are headed to the booth.  And if you love vintage Christmas (and other holidays) as much as I do... I'm doing mass listings in my christmas etsy shop: Melissa's Retro Xmas.  Check it out!  Use the code XMAS10 for a 10% discount on anything in the shop!

Linking to:

Costal Charm: Nifty Thrifty
A Living Space: The Nifty Thrifty
Sir-Thrift-a-Lot: Thriftasaurus
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday


  1. I guess I need to hit my Goodwill Outlet again. I ran in there once a few months ago and wasn't impressed. I didn't see any bins or anything like what I've heard about.
    Nice score! I had no idea there was a Peru Indiana. : )

  2. I just can't do the bins. There are people here who spend all day there as well. Good finds...I just don't have the patience sometimes!

  3. My sister & I tried the bins one time. She was way more patient than me. I swear that everything I found was broken. But if I could find even one or two pieces of your haul, I wouldn't be afraid to try it again!



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