Friday, March 04, 2011

Treasure Hunting

No I didn't go on a real treasure hunt, but I did snag some great things today while shopping at 2 of my favorite Thrift Shops. I don't get to go as much as I'd like to these days & besides I'm really trying to down size & not buy so much. But after dropping Siena off at school today I ran to 2 of my favorite shops & got a few great deals. Among my many finds I got 2 practically new pairs of shoes for myself for only $1.00 a pr. They didn't even look like they had been worn. I don't normally bother looking at shoes since they're usually pretty ratty by the time they get to a thrift shop but these 2 pr. caught my eye. It's weired because the dressier sandals are a size 8 & the hiking sandals are a size 5. I wear a 7 1/2. But both fit & even feel so great on. I wasn't going to keep the hiking sandals but was going to try to sell them on Ebay but since they fit & feel so great I'm keeping them. Besides, the ones I had been looking for on-line run about $90.00 so I think I reallllllyyyyyy got a great deal!

Look at the shoes, not my toes.. I know I need a pedicure & yes, I have freckles on my legs! :)

It was at one these same shops a few months ago that I got another treasure. I found this Wilton Castle Cake kit for only 3.00. It was all intact, brand new in the box & never used. I've since priced it out & found the lowest price to be about $17.00 & that's online plus shipping. I'm going to make it for Siena's Birthday this year. Wish me luck that it will look half this good. LOL!!


Carrie said...

I bought that same castle kit for Xia's (and my son Isaac's) birthday and as soon as I opened the box I was intimidated!! I quickly contacted a friend of mine who makes wonderful cakes and she created 2 cakes and they were beautiful!! Check out my blog from July and you'll see what they can look like. The spires on Xia's cake were mostly rice crispy treats because she used the plastic spires on Isaac's cake.

Mark, Carol & Siena said...

Carrie. Those cakes look great. I don't think mine will be that elaborate. Didn't realize you live so close to us either. Ummmm.