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Thrift Store Thursday!

Have you been to your local Goodwill? Searching for that 70’s lamp your neighbour’s kids broke? Missing a record from your precious vinyl collection? Don’t mind the wall of musty wind that violates you as you walk through the door – it’s worth it! Thrift stores are a gold mine! Here are the latest finds:

three-legged chair
Searching for that three-legged chair for your doll house, or some cute upholstered furniture for your pet hamster? This appropriately priced piece is just $3 – a buck per leg!
siamese cat photo
All your life you’ve been wanting a cat – but you’re deathly allergic. Your throat swells up when one of these cute little guys walks by. You sneeze uncontrollably when your friend who owns cats lends you their sweater. But lonely nights are getting you down. Solution: get a creepy framed photo of a cat to keep you company! Here kitty kitty…
tall shoes
Are you a size 4 1/2 women’s shoe, and feeling a little short? The thrift store has the solution! Gain almost three inches with these shoes that will bump up your ego – and your height!
Kermit?
Kermit? Is that you? What is it, you ask? It’s a piggy bank! Oh, that’s not what you meant? Um.. I’m pretty sure this is Kermit the Duck! True, it’s already given me nightmares, and I didn’t even buy it. Why don’t you pick it up for your 5-year old nephew and teach him a little about saving? πŸ˜‰ And get him that Ricky Martin memorabilia too, while you’re at it.
bronze pirate fail
The search for the bronze pirate continues. Ceramic sailors seem to be throwing themselves at me, but I can’t seem to find a bronze pirate. This guy even had a parrot on his shoulder!!! Unfortunately, he was not made of bronze. Another point was lost when I realized he neither had a hook for a hand, nor a wooden peg leg. FAIL.

The fun never ends when you stir up boring days with a trip to your local thrift store. You never know what amazing, and sometimes absolutely bizarre, things you’ll find! Have you wandered into your local thrift store lately?

Thrift Store Thursday!

Welcome back to another edition of Thrift Store Thursday! Each week, I head to the local thrift stores in search of the bizarre, the classic, and the downright awful things that people donate for the benefit of charity. Don’t get me wrong, thrift stores are a gold mine – that’s why I go! But sometimes you see something on the shelf that makes you cock an eyebrow, tilt your head, and say WHATTTTT the heck?? Here are the latest and greatest!

suit of armour
That’s right, folks. For a mere $35, you can be the proud owner of a half-sized suit of armour. Wouldn’t he be cool standing at your front door warding off Jehova’s witnesses? BARGAIN!
8 track tapesa
This is one of the most epic collections of 8-track tapes I have ever seen. Lawrence Welk? Englebert Humperdink? A lot of these look like they were dubbed, too. It’s days like these I wish I had an 8-track player.
bull salt and pepper shaker
Tired of carrying your own salt and pepper shaker around? Looking to spice up your dinner table with more than just the usual? Then you’ve found what you’re looking for! Is it a buffalo? Or a bull? Either way, this fellow will heft your spices! BULLSALT!
jesus statue of liberty
This priceless resin gem found on a shelf labeled and organized as “Knick Knacks People.” Yes, there were that many shelves of knick knacks that they had to be organized by category! Is it Jesus? Or is it the love child of Jesus and the Statue of Liberty?? Where is his torch? Where is his book? In any case, Jesus Saves! Why do you think all the other knick knacks are ceremoniously gathered around him?
thrift store wedding dresses
The rack of shattered memories… or dreams… or just maybe the rack of divorce? I think thrift store wedding dresses are a GREAT idea! It’s an inexpensive way to procure a wedding dress you’re only going to wear once. Donate it back once you’re done! There were some beautiful options here with some intricate beadwork – nevermind the cake and wine stains πŸ˜‰

Check back next week for more thrift store finds!! You never know what’s going to be in store the next time you head to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Value Village!

Meet the Martini Girls!

Looking for a beautiful girl that will make your evening bright? You need to meet the Martini Girls! These vivacious ladies all have something special to offer, and they can drink you under the table! Take any of these ladies out for a night on the town and you are guaranteed to be satisfied. Just keep bringing their favourite drinks (listed below) and you will experience a night you will never forget*

*Unless you black out, in which case you’ll probably forget. Not responsible for lost memories due to overdrinking.

Meet the Super O Selena
That’s not just a regular martini! It’s 3oz of liquor that you’ll be setting next to this firecracker all night. Super O Selena loves the nightclub scene and often wears dresses that get her confused with a disco ball. When you’re out with Selena, all you need is to train your laser pointer on her dress and you’ve got a light show on the go! Don’t forget her olive, or you won’t get your super O at the end of the night!
Meet Eeentyini Esther
Spice up Esther’s Eenytini martini with some cranberry juice, gin, and a blackberry. Esther is a little shy at first, but after 9 or 10 martinis, she’ll be hiking up her dress to boogie on the dance floor. It doesn’t look like it, but Esther is a sucker for old school rock and roll. Pop several twonies into the jukebox, put on some Stairway to Heaven, and pull Esther close for a slow dance you’ll always remember*
Meet Emerald Ella
Ella is a karate fanatic! Her favourite colour is green, and she loves to kick butt in and out of the dojo. Watch out for her dangerous moves when you order her an Emerald martini! It might be gone before you can utter your first pick-up line. Ella loves to drink, but what she loves even more is to tie you up before she makes her move on you. If you don’t mind a few bruises, don’t let Ella get thirsty – in the bar, or in bed!
Meet Long Kiss Goodnight Laura
The red Long Kiss Goodnight martinis you’ll be bringing her will match her dress! Laura insists on wearing red wherever she goes. She says it makes people love her. Play your cards right and you’ll get your own long kiss goodnight after shutting the bar down with this lush.
Meet Cigar Lover’s Cindy
Cindy loves living on the edge and is not your typical lady. She loves a good, manly martini, so make sure a Cigar Lover’s Martini is settled next to her hand all evening! Cindy adores jazz bars and dancing to fast music. Pour her another one, and maybe it will be your cigar she’s loving by the end of the night!
Meet Dirty Cowgirl Diana
You’ll be heading to your favourite country bar if you’d like to impress Diana. This cowgirl loves chocolate with her booze as much as she loves getting dirt on her boots! Send a few Dirty Cowgirl martinis Diana’s way and you might just ride off into the sunset with Diana. Send her a handful, and Diana will be riding YOU. Watch out for her horse whip!
Meet In and Out Iris
Iris prefers her liquor to be deep blue, just like the flower she was named after. Demure and mysterious explains Iris to a T. You’ll be begging for Iris to open up her flower for you and give you more! Keep the bartender making In and Out Martinis, and it’s likely you’ll be doing the ‘in and out’ later with this beautiful bloom.

Photo day – week 6!! FaSHiOn SHoW

Another trip to Value Village that turned out to be WAY TOO MUCH FUN! Β Thanks to Sandra for helping me pick out some TOP OF THE LINE shirts. I had to try them all on πŸ™‚ I think that’s all the explanation needed πŸ˜‰ Don’t forget to click on the photos to enlarge them and see more detail!!

Engrish T-shirt!
This shirt was too funny - it says JOY FRIEND FAYORITE ISCOME!!!
Golden Vishnu
This shirt had and embossed golden Vishnu on the front AND back!
Australia Belly Top
This Australia belly top is neither patriotic colours, nor the correct size! πŸ™‚
That's how I roll
That's how I roll - yes, yes it is... CLASSIC!
Sunny Funny Feelin
This purple shirt gave me a "Sunny Funny Feelin" πŸ˜‰
I'm not fat, I'm just FLUFFY!!!
TOO funny - I'm not fat, I'm just FLUFFY!!!
Trained for combat - watch out boys!
"Trained for combat - watch out boys!" um... yeah - great belly shirt!
"That's what she said"
This is a classy one... "That's what she said"
Creepy one eyed baby with a bump on its head!?
CYCLOPS BABY!!! Creepy one eyed baby with a bump on its head!?
”]Who needs brains when you have these?
ENGRISH - Fashion Kids Happy Grill Wear!
ENGRISH: it says "Fashion Kids Happy Grill Wear!" (should I be BBQing?)
Heaven shirt with a happy rainbow ;)
I'm an angel in my Heaven shirt with a happy rainbow πŸ˜‰
Birds of a feather...
Um... birds... yeah πŸ™‚ It says "Birds of a feather..."
CACTO SHIRT
It says "CACTO" 'nuff said...
Seizure inducing t-shirt
Straight from the 80's this band shirt had psychedelic neon colours!
I want to espresso my feelings for you
I want to espresso my feelings for you... or latte.. whichever πŸ˜‰
Paul Frank Spider shirt
I really have nothing to say about this - it speaks for itself πŸ™‚
Save trees! Do less homework!
Interesting, but funny: Save trees! Do less homework!
I don't fetch...
I don't fetch... cute little doggie!!! This shirt was a winner πŸ™‚
I do F
I tried a vest on with this shirt and interestingly, the only letters showing were "I do F" πŸ˜‰

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