Monday, April 3, 2023
T Stands for a score at the thrift store.
Today I'm linking up with
Bleubeard and Elizabeth for the T-Party. A fun place to see what everyone is doing.
I've been wanting to go to the thrift store here in my town but kept putting it off. Mostly because of the weather. Well, Sunday I thought hell or high water I'm going. Don't know if you want to call it hell or high water. I got ready to go and bam!!!! rain from hell. I got the gate opened before the 40mph winds hit. I made it to St. Vincent D Paul first. I don't normally go to this one because it is dirty and icky. But I was looking for something specific and they open earlier than Good Will. Nope, didn't stay there very long. Even through my mask, it smelled bad. Off to the dollar tree store to get just a few items and then to Good Will. All of these stores are very close together. I live in a small town. The doors had only been open a few minutes and the place was crowded. Our GW is very clean, set up like a real store and they only have nice items. I needed frames and I hit the jack pot. The perfect size for my drawings that are 9x12".
I got 2@ $1.99, 2@ $2.99 and 1@ $3.99.
I will clean up the wood frames and repaint them. All of the glass is perfect too.
The I found these odds n ends. A bag of pine cones for a buck, the grapevine wreath is very large and was $2.00, the mannequin had a red dress on it that I removed. I have a special project for this. Some wood blanks for skull stands, chunky yarn that I use on Spirit dolls and last but certainly not least. A rubber egg for .99 cents. I have been making....... oh it's a surprise. :)
I was hit with buckets of rain that turned to hail and then snow. The wind was so bad that I couldn't get the gate open until later when it calmed down. I really want some sunshine.
Remember the post where I mentioned the bare root plant I purchased had no roots?
I wrote to the company, a nice professional letter to let them know how disappointed I was. I did receive a very nice email from them, offering to refund my money. They did want the receipt and bar code along with my address. I wrote back telling her that I had thrown that away and thanked her. I did put my mailing address on the email. She wrote back saying they are sending me a refund. I thought that was very nice of her. This is the kind of people I want to do business with. The company is Van Zyverden and they sell at Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, Lowe's and even QVC.
You can check them out here
I also received an email from OSU the garden extension. Telling me that I don't have to worry about the citronella ants that I found on top of my soil. That mealy bugs and aphids don't lay eggs in the dirt. However, they couldn't tell me why the ants were there. At least they wrote.
So that is my news for now.
I did get a new red cup and the hot water inside gets me into the party