Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Charity Shops Rock

Sometimes I just love second-hand stores. I don't often stop in them, because they do take a bit of poking around to find the good stuff, and Pumpkin doesn't usually have the patience for that. But last week, when I was in Cork, it felt like a good day to stop at a few of my favorites.

And it was. Mostly at one shop, I got:
  • dark blue, good fitting jeans for me
  • a cute black shirt with fun red/white 70s-ish designs and 3/4 length sleeves
  • a pair of blue jeans for Pumpkin with a flower on them
  • a pair of stretchy dark pink leggings/pants for her
  • a pair of pink pants that I thought would fit her, but they're really meant to be capris for when she's a bit bigger
  • two little Fisher-Price horses that will go with her farm set
  • a "new with tags" wintery penguin that will get put away for stocking stuffing
  • a NWT little stuffed dalmatian puppy
  • a cute little brown teddy bear with red pjs with holly on them (very Xmasy)
  • a Fisher-Price musical toy complete with all its parts that she ADORES and had to bring to bed with her that first night
  • and the "Tiny Toy Stories" video that is only about 20 minutes long, but has been enjoyed for probably more than 5 hours already.

And one of the best things about all that... total cost was 20 Euros. You can't beat that on a budget!


Syl said...

Man,I never find that much at Goodwill.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

I never had much luck at Goodwill either, but if you've got an ARC of Hennepin County nearby (there's one in Golden Valley), they usually have nice stuff and it's arranged decently. Also, they do a big Halloween push every year with TONS of costumes and just regular clothes arranged/picked out/placed together to be costumes, too.

Allknowingjen said...

I also like those new Savers stores- they are really nice - well organized and clean.