For several years, every Friday I would visit my favorite Goodwill outlet, the area warehouse service center where all junk (good and much bad) goes to die. The prices were great, but so was the chaos -- but I loved to go. About a year ago, they changed buildings and the pricing system and it no longer seemed worth my time, so I stopped going. And then that itch yesterday....so I thought I'd give it another try. Good thing I did! Apparently they've changed the system again and it's even better than the "old days".
SO...I'm issusing a little challenge to see who can guess how much I spent at the Goodwill yesterday (before tax)!
Here are all my treasures, in no particular order.
I believe this is a log holder of some sort, made of quite heavy metal. I don't like the finish or details, but that can be dealt with -- love the base.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Do I really need another suitcase? (maybe, I think my count has fallen below 80). But the price was SO right.
A bag of wooden acorns and pears, ummm, sure. But I knew it's one of those things that if I didn't grab it, I'd think of a use as soon as I got home and would be kicking myself.
Looks like a little Goldilocks chair. Cute as can be. Slight damage on front corner of thatching but other than that in great shape.
Nothing too exciting here, but again, for the price I couldn't pass it up -- it's pretty good size rustic basket.
Ahhh, yes. The REAL prize of the day. Totally cool birdcage. Quite large as you could see (could it become the world's biggest cloche?). It's wire and painted white and just a little rusty.
The handle on top IS plastic but wouldn't be for long.
So weird! I had just been thinking to myself "Wouldn't it be cool if I found a hamster wheel" and soon after, there one was! Why would I want a hamster wheel? Check out Amy's post at her blog, All Things Home, and you'll know why.
I don't know. I saw metal -- I grabbed. They might just be angel wings in the future.
Metal box -- nuff said.
I'm assuming it's some sort of breakfast tray or laptop desk. Hey, you can't go wrong with white wicker, some things never go out of style.
So what do you think? Do you want to play along and guess how much I paid for my pile?
I'll leave a few days for replies and then announce the grand total. Whoever comes CLOSEST (you can go over) will be declared the winner! And what does the winner get? Well not much, afterall I'm very cheap (hint, hint), but I will plan something fun on my blog for the winner.
Slight hint: The total amount could be paid with just bills or quarters.
Have fun! And maybe I'll do more junking games in the future. (And maybe someday I'll do a REAL giveaway. Yeah, right, maybe.)