It's become a long running joke at this point that I am definitely a hipster. I'm not quite sure how this happened as neither of my parents are particularly "hipster-y". I think it's just the inevitable blend of having spent most of my teenage formative years in Asheville, NC (a.k.a. land of the hippies) and then my early twenties have been spent in a very densely hipster-populated college town. In any case, while performing a most sacred hipster task (checking out the new Goodwill in town) I found a toy for Natalie! Admittedly she definitely won't be able to play with it for another ohhhhh...year? This is irrelevant.
It's wood! It's a train! It's educational! A trifecta of toy perfection has been attained. I thought it was pretty nifty to find a wooden alphabet train set thats in incredibly good shape for only $1.99. I snapped it up immediately.
I was sad to discover, however, that this new Goodwill has decided to go through all of their house ware items before they are put on the floor and anything that is deemed in any way valuable is pulled to a section at the front of the store and severely marked up. It's disappointing considering everything that Goodwill sells is a donation in the first place, so why charge $50 (not kidding) for a 15 piece tea set that isn't even from a rare or sought after brand? They had a typewriter from the 70s that they had marked at $250, that's not a type. Two-hundred and fifty dollars. At Goodwill. Seriously.
I did manage to find a cute canister in the housewares section.
Its not anything super special, but I thought it was cute and would go nicely to organize some of exploding craft supplies while still somewhat matching our nursery. Apparently it's part of a designer collaboration with Target and originally cost approximately $15, I paid $1. Score.
Lastly I snagged something I don't usually pick up at Goodwill.
Usually I ignore the shoes at our Goodwill because they charge a minimum of $5.99 for any pair - considering most of the shoes are in crap condition I think $6 is absurd.
However, I was browsing through clothing and these babies were on top of a rack. Upon closer inspection I saw they were real leather, my size, incredibly comfortable and had almost no signs of wear. Done and done.
Seriously, have I mentioned how much I adore thrift shopping? I have a friend coming to town Sunday morning and we have pledged to thrift our hearts out this week. Needless to say I'm excited, can't wait to show you all the treasures I find!