Thursday night, Pj and I went out for our weekly date night. Applebees for dinner and a little pit stop to the St Vincent de Paul thrift store.
My lady, Jan was working. After a few years of regular shopping, she remembers the kids and I. She usually brings some vintage out from the back room for us when she has it. She gives us good deals and lets me sit on the couches and feed Rhys when he gets cranky. That Jan is a real doll and the thrift store is like home when she's working!
Wpoked around for a short while. I found a much needed green cardigan and really cute bright yellow coat to perk me up during my seasonal depression this winter. Oh, look- bonus vintage , unwashed hanky- eewwww! (p.s. new hat from Brenda Sue's birthday shopping trip last week)
I also found this gorgeous green vintage laundry hamper.
Check out those sparkly handles!! My vanity is green and so are many of my bedroom decorations so this was perfect for me.
|newly sewn dress- to be posted about again soon!|
At the register, Jan said "Did you see the 50's table and chair set over there?"
and I said "What?! no!' she took us over to it and I fell in love.
"How much?" I asked.
She replied "For you...$20."
and without skipping a beat, I said "Sold! Pj, we cannot leave tonight without this!"
Of course, I didn't consider the fact that I drive an Oldsmobile Alero...and I had a double stroller in the trunk and car seats in the back.
Jan said "well, you can always strap it to the roof of your car!"
She brought out a blanket and some string and Pj did the dirty work. I'm really impressed with his boy scout knot skills.
He packed 3 chairs and a hamper in the back seat and tied the table to the roof. The whole haul for $33. We made it home safely and the table and chairs are perfect in my dining space! Thank you to Jan for the great deal and to Pj for being such a good sport!