Thursday, February 16, 2012

Treasure Hunting Afterglow!

Have you ever felt it? What you ask? The adrenaline rush of getting a great deal or acquiring something that you have been coveting??  Then the feeling of utopia when you get it?  Ahhhhh...yea, you have; haven't you?!  

OK...I'll admit it!  Out loud!  I'm an afterglow junkie!!  Look, I don't drink alcohol or do seriously!  I have to have some sort of "hang-up"...come on!!  LOL.  I brag about it too...I know...I'm sooo bad.

I don't FREAK OUT if someone spills coffee on my clothes (most of the time it's me doing it) or if a plate or glass gets broken.  I'm like, "Oh, please!  I doubt I paid a quarter for it!  HAHA!"  

Something just crossed my mind...I must get my "thriftiness" from my PawPaw Ganus.  He was very mother says he was cheap.  I remember him telling me when I was little that he grew up during the depression and you didn't waste NOTHING!  Most days they ate a pot of greens from the garden and if they were lucky some cornbread.  And they were happy they had it.  I would get the typical speech about how my generation had it so good.  That when he was a kid he had to walk to 5 miles to way...every day...uphill...both the snow...barefooted...etc, etc.  I'd just roll my eyes and laugh at him, then he'd laugh too.  I knew he grew up in southern Alabama, it hardly ever snowed there.  Now the rest of the story might have been true.  Sort of.  Maybe.  Could have happened!    

I prefer to be called "thrifty" than to be called cheep, but either title I will hold up with pride.  Being a single mother raising two children was no picnic in the financial department.  But on the other hand it was like the 4th of July everyday at the same time. I made wonderful memories for my children that they still talk about to this day!  And they didn't cost a lot of money either.  They will remember you spending "TIME" more so than you spending "MONEY" on them.  Material things fade away, but memories will last a lifetime!!

OK...back to why I am here...I did go back to my favorite thrift store and I did acquire that "doll" I was talking about.  Ya'll ready to see it?

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I was told this was called a Storybook Doll, but on the net it's called a "Flip Doll."  This one is Cinderella!  I found different ones online (Ebay) but not this one.  

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You flip the pages and it tells the story as well as changes what the doll looks like.

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Pretty cool...huh?

She has what looks like a few rust stains , but I don't mind them one bit.

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Isn't the Prince just so handsome?  LOL

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Showing mid-flip!

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Now she takes her place among my other dolls.  Maybe I'll get some of the others day. What did I pay for this doll? She was not 1/2 price btw...$15! One of my "higher end" thrifted items but well worth it in my book.

The rest of the haul...

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Lamp...$2...I think.

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Shoes...$.50 and magazines 2 for $.25!

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$.25 each.

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I'm turning Gumby into a Christmas ornament!


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Like new...$1.50.

Shorts - $.17 and belt $.25.  I'm going to turn these into a purse for me!  A friend of mine gave me some black curtains she didn't want anymore so I have my lining for this...cost $0.00!!

I also got a used belt sander(not pictured) for $4.  I don't remember the total cost of this haul, but I was very happy with the things I got!!

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