It’s time again for Goodwill, Badwill Questionable-will, where I share some of the rather spectacular things I come across during my thrifting adventures.
A sticky cat. A happy sticky cat.
And for those who say that my Goodwills must be better than their Goodwill, I present to a very special haberdasher-ed cat:
And yes, that is real fur. Thank you for asking.
And not to be underdressed at the fancy-hat ball is this lamp:
It’s such a weird lamp/shade combination. Like there was a spiritual retreat, but it was crashed by beer swilling frat boys who then put lampshades on their heads. Which happens. Seriously. All the time.
I did see a $9.99 chair that I liked, but my son’s incessant whining of “C’mon mom, let’s go!” made me leave empty handed. (Not actually empty handed, as I bought an enormous $5 basket to store soccer balls and a $7 new-but-still-from-Goodwill shower curtain.)
Here’s the chair, which is modern groovy and would have been perfect to replace the broken chair in my son’s room:
And guess what? I looked up the chair when I came home and found this:
And the cost to buy it new? $168.30!!!!!!! (On sale, normally $198.) So yes, I will be at that Goodwill at 9 A.M. to snag my chair. I thought it looked suspiciously high quality.
Stupid me for not trusting my instincts.
Update: I went back to the store this morning and the chair was still there!!!! I’m debating between keeping it and selling it.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”