Yessirreeee, I am back now. My computer is fixed (yay! 1500 malware, spyware and adware files later.....) and is working better than ever. So, how did I celebrate? I dragged my family to a thrift store for a spot of fun trawling of course!
This is most of my bounty. I bought a few of those old decorative tins as my Mum collects them so I can use them as gift boxes for a double gift. I always find it hard to pass up cane and wicker baskets (so I don't!) especially when they are all less than 90 cents. I like to do basic embroidery with my kids so I am always on the lookout for hoops and I was thrilled to find these little packs of vintage buttons for 20 cents. I got these hand knitted mittens for Lord A. I am assuming that one of the volunteers knits them up to help with raising money. I also got a cute striped runner that is the exact length of our dining table for $2.80, a couple of board games for the kids for less than $1 ea (and all the pieces are there) and a small basketball that fits Lord A's new hoop perfectly. I did also pick up some owl ornaments that I was going to spray paint white as a gift but the kids nabbed them for their rooms.
So, I will have to show you what I do with the cane baskets and tins. I am thinking the larger basket will be my greeting card one stop organising centre. Anyway, I will show you what I come up with later.
Oh, and Happy Halloween everyone for this Sunday! (by the way, what is with the adult female costumes for sale??? does every adult woman want to look like she is in a very questionable dinner theatre production at the local 'gentleman's club'?? harumph..)