I love to get emails from Goodwill alerting me to upcoming sales. This past Saturday was another of their frequent 50% sales. I also learned that ARC Thrift Store is now 50% every Saturday.
This past Saturday was also the Great American Beer Festival. A huge event for beer enthusiasts. Mr. B is a card carrying member of the American Homebrewers Association. Although he is not a big beer drinker, he enjoys the science of brewing at home.
Back in June tickets went on sale for a special time for members of AHA to attend the GABF and he was one of the first in line to purchase tickets. AHA members could attend from noon to 4:00pm. Goodwill and ARC opened at 8:00am. This meant I needed to get going early. I mean, seriously, me miss a 50% Goodwill/ ARC sale? No way! I was up at 6:00 and out the door at 7:45. To be honest, I'm not even sure if Mr. B was up yet.
In two hours I was able to hit one Goodwill and two ARC stores. I have to say, the pickin's were pretty slim. In spite of it, I was able to come home with a few new to me treasures.
At the first Goodwill I found this medium size white pumpkin bowl with lid. This time of year I am attracted to anything pumpkin like a moth to a flame! Not a single chip and only $2.00 says sold to me!
The only other items I found were two more Candlewick cups. Remember last time I spied some of these cups? If not, you can read about it here. I was not going to let that happen again and at .25 each I now have six of them!
I found nothing at the next ARC Thrift Store I went to. Nothing! Usually I can find something in need of being rescued. Not this time. Could it be because I was under a time limit?
I checked my watch and knew I had time to hit one more store so I chose one close to home. This ARC Thrift Store did not disappoint!
I have been searching for oval plates ever since my bestest friend, Cindy, clued me in on why they were needed. Oval plates are great for meals such as rellanos or enchiladas with rice and beans. She is so right (and she will claim she always is) and I have been keeping an eye for some ever since. When I saw these I almost squealed out loud!
Check out those vintage details! A little research of the manufacturer, Syralite O.P. Co, and the code, 96H, tells me they were produced in August 1967. What thrills me even more is that last week I found out I had won this from Rhett Didn't Give A Damn. I scored two platters, perfect for Mr. B and I for dinner, and four tidbit plates. Won't this make such a cute tablescape? At only $1.00 each I am in L.O.V.E. for sure!
But hold on! I then spotted these plates! Another vintage look for sure. I paid $1.00 each for four of them. I can't find anything on the web about them but, no matter, they too will make for a cute vintage tablescape!
I then blazed on home and made it in plenty of time. We were able to get to the light rail station and head downtown to stand in line for about an hour before the doors opened for the GABF. I had a decent time shopping and Mr. B had a great time learning and trying new brews. I do have to admit, it really was almost as fun as thrift shopping :)