Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today's thrift finds

I stopped at several thrift shops today (Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity). I bought the following:
-a like new,Chatham brand (a quality name I recognise) red, twin sized, very warm spun polyester felted fabric blanket. $2.99 plus tax
-2 like new, Egyptian cotton, thick bath towels: one is baby blue, the other a buttercream. I paid $2.99 and $3.99 plus tax. I've been noticing that some of my bath towels are wearing.
-a hand crafted tea cozy! I was going to make myself one and can't believe that I came across one, in new condition, fully lined and has some sort of batting as an insulator. I love the retro fabric, it's also lined with a soft yellow. 99 cents plus tax


Belinda said...

Very nice finds, Carol. The blanket especially. When we visit my sister in Illinois in the summer, one of our favorite pastimes is to go to yard sales. I can find things there (in upper middle class neighborhoods) that I could never find here in TN. One of those items are the nicest washcloths. My sister laughs at me when i buy them, but they are wonderful! Ones I would not buy new due to the cost. Your towels sound nice! Great deals you found today, especially the tea cozy. :)

CTMOM said...

Belinda, agreed, towel prices are ridiculous! The bulk of my towels are second hand items. I washed and machine dried my blanket, towels and tea cozy last night (my preferred procedure for second hand items, to avoid any possible "concerns"), noting as I folded the other towels in that batch, that these were all second hand purchases. Quality items, quality brands. I just paid so much less!