January 07, 2010
Sally Ann Bag Sale
After work, I had to head downtown to do some errands. I haven't been to the thrift shops for weeks, but since the Salvation Army was just down the street from the Post Office (stamps, by the way, are going up by 3 cents each on Monday, so Canadian readers should go stock up) I headed there. I needed some duo-tangs for work and hoped to find some used one. I did! As well as some other school supplies.
At the till, I found out - unbeknownst to me - that this was the monthly bag sale day - fill up a bag for $6. Giddy-up!
I stuffed my bag with an assortment of vintage and not-so-vintage wrapping paper. Check out some of the cool patterns!
There was even more, but that picture was fuzzy.
A lot of people must have done post-Christmas de-cluttering. So, I got a few Christmas things, although I should mention that I am very choosy with Christmas stuff. Every year my mother gave my sisters and I a single, unique, ornament. I don't think my sisters hang theirs, but I do. That means I really have no bulbs. I liked the size of these, and three look rather old.
Unfortunately, after I took this picture, I was curious if there actually was a CD in the case. There wasn't. But don't worry, the case won't go to waste. I have the perfect project in mind, see. I made about 10 of these this Christmas and had a blast. Covered with sequins and glitter glue, they looked really good on the tree (and compensated for my lack of bulbs).
I also stashed a red patent leather belt in my bag. I have to see if it will work with my new-old winter coat (see last post).
And on the theme of accessories, I added this brooch. Lately, I've been really into vintage pins and brooches. This isn't vintage - its Hallmark, but I thought I might wear it. One of my work colleagues always wears crazy pins. She has a theory that it gives the students something to focus on while she is teaching. I'm not sure about this, but seeing that she is retiring in the summer, I might take over her tradition.
Finally, I threw some Canadian publications and music in with the lot. Good for evening reading and listening.
I also added three other things, but these are destined as gifts, so I can't show you.