The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy!
It’s time again for Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will, where I share some of the perfectly wonderful and perfectly dreadful things that can be found while thrifting.
Today’s edition is special because:
- It’s from The Goodwill Outlet, where most items are bought by the pound.
- My camera is broken, so the photos are kind of crappy. (My phone is very much not current technology. Not sure, but the camera might actually feature a hand crank.)
Ya’ll know that I’ve got an unhealthy obsession with chairs, so my first stop was to Lounger Land, the almost-final resting place for stained and outdated recliners.
But do you see what I see?
That’s right, it’s groovy modern-style armchair which would look great in a hip mid-century-style home. I looked for a name, but didn’t come up with anything. Some lucky Portland hipster will fork over the $20 and bring this bad boy home.
I played with my Sasha Doll longer than I care to admit. (Okay, it was eighth grade. I played with my doll until eight grade! Happy now?!) Because of this, I am a complete and utter sucker for miniaturized versions of everyday items. And when I do come across tasty tiny items, I always gift them to my sister, who also played with her Sasha doll into adolescence. (Actually I give them to my young niece, with strict instructions that it has to be shared with mommy.)
And how cute is this miniature Land’s End tote bag?!
The last item is about the weirdest item I’ve ever come across at Goodwill. Why? Because it’s a scroll of detailed childbirth photos on thermal paper! There is much crowning, and graphic goodness.
Here’s an example from one of the photos. I used my crazy-good Photoshop skills to blur the vaginal area, (you’re welcome) but I left the face of father untouched. Because when you come across a strip of Goodwill photos that feature famed serial killer Ted Bundy about to become a father, you have to share it with the world!
“Hey, does anyone know where I put that strip of photos?”
I did buy a two-foot square framed and matted print that I’ll use to frame one of my husband’s photographs from college, as well as a pretty green Columbia Sportswear fleece jacket to replace my one which is both pilled and stained, and of course the tiny tote bag.
Total price? $6.18.
Man, do I love Goodwill!
Have you been thrifting and coming across odd items? Please share your stories in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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