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Shopping adventures: A wedding, a bowling ball and a box of knives

12 Oct

I love the Goodwill Outlet store. It’s the best and worst of humanity all at once. A few photos from today’s adventures:

A box of knives. That's right, a box of knives.

A box of knives. That’s right, a box of knives.

It may be a little difficult to read, but it says: "I love you my husband!" And: "I love you my wonderful made for me wife!!"

It may be a little difficult to read, but it says: “I love you my husband!” And: “I love you my wonderful made for me wife!!”

Mostly empty datebooks from 1976 and 1978. (Coincidently, the years my sister and I were born.)

Mostly empty datebooks from 1976 and 1978. (Coincidently, the years my sister and I were born.)

A notecard that reads similar to a diary entry: "7/5 — Spoke to Tammy. So many irons in the fire." "7/7 — Again Tiffany in charge — said someone told her I was resistant to placing the callbacks. I told her that this was not true." I have no idea what it's about, but there's definitely drama.

A notecard that reads similar to a diary entry: “7/5 — Spoke to Tammy. So many irons in the fire.” “7/7 — Again Tiffany in charge — said someone told her I was resistant to placing the callbacks. I told her that this was not true.” I have no idea what it’s about, but there’s definitely drama.

A bowling ball. Where else can you find a bowling ball for a couple of bucks?

A bowling ball! Where else can you find a bowling ball for a couple of bucks?

Jamie and Scott got married  (or celebrated some other momentous occasion in their relationship) on June 9, 2012. Two years later, two wine glasses celebrating that event are at Goodwill. Even the teddy bear in the background looks sad and upset by that turn of events.

Jamie and Scott got married (or celebrated some other momentous occasion in their relationship) on June 9, 2012. Two years later, two wine glasses celebrating that event are at Goodwill. Even the teddy bear in the background looks sad and upset by that turn of events.

St. Louis antiquing adventures

4 Jul

On Sunday, Day 2 of my mother’s trip to St. Louis, we did a little antiquing. I found a set of four silver goblets that were half-price; she found some other silver pieces. I also found a glass juicer, which I’ve wanted for some time, but hadn’t convinced myself to buy. Spotting it at a Goodwill store for $1 changed that. We also picked up a vintage bowl, amber refrigerator dish and a few picture frames. At one of the antique stores, I also spotted a glass corn stick pan. I’d only seen the cast iron version before, but again the price tag convinced me to leave it at the store.

One of my favorite random people-watching spots in St. Louis is the Goodwill Outlet store. (Plus, you can often find interesting things.) As luck would have it, we did: A glass corn stick pan just like the one we’d seen earlier. This one cost about a quarter.

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