It’s time for another Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will blog post, as it’s been a couple of months since I’ve published one of these goodies. Today’s items are from a few different visits to my Portland area Goodwills.
First off I present to you this framed print showcasing a couple of famous characters from the TV show Portlandia. (Because when thrifting in Portland, it’s pretty much inevitable.) Plus, I want you to enjoy that both Carrie and Fred are framed by vaginal goodness.
Of course there were a number of targeted savings banks, of which the rocking “Retirement Fund” granny is a popular example. I sometimes wonder if people buy her and simply donate her back, and I’m just seeing the same one over and over again.
I like to think that her name is “Penny.”
I was a bit horrified by this “Mommy’s Little Wingman” onesie, as my understanding of “wingman” is that it mostly refers to a buddy who helps you to pick up members of the opposite sex while barhopping.
I was super intruiged by this vintage burl wood standing lamp. At once turd-like, but also like something dear old grand-dad would have crafted in his workshop.
Check out the detail in the wood, it even had an imbedded stone towards the bottom! I can actually see how this lamp would look really cool topped with a crisp lampshade.
In the category of only-given-as-a-gift, I offer up this pillow/remote control. And yes, it was a real remote, as I could feel the clicks when I pressed on the buttons.
The one item I saw, and really should have bought was this vintage quilt:
The pastel colors would have looked perfect in my spare bedroom, but somehow I just couldn’t pull the trigger. Even though it was only ten bucks.
Another piece that I should have bought was this groovy Steelcase office chair. This is a prime example of sturdy timeless mid-century design that will never go out of style. (And holy hell, that chrome is to die for!) However, I think it was priced higher than I wanted to pay. Although looking at this photo now, I noe believe that I made a grievous error.
For those who consider themselves a germ-o-phobe, (or for those who simply shy away from putting their mouths on thrift store items) I want you to revel in this shelf of used recorders.
You know that unattended kids have probably been blowing them on all day long.
That gag reflex? It’s my gift to you.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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