Friday, March 09, 2007
I Can't Resist a Bargain!
My friends and family know that because I can't resist a bargain, my house is filled with a lot of "stuff" that I paid very little for. It's all great "stuff", but there's a lot of it. Most of my furniture was purchased at Sears Clearance in Regina, or garage sales (with the odd Zellers/WalMart deal). I'm not afraid to buy clothes secondhand (as long as they're machine washable), I love to look through second hand records, and I like to pick up unique pottery and the like in second hand stores. I love to shop at Salvation Army, Value Village, and Care and Share (the second hand store here in town). It was at Care and Share today that I picked up a Litte Tikes workshop similar to the one shown here. I had made my purchases inside (a Cleo skirt-$1 , jogging pants-$2, Trivial pursuit question cards-kid's edition-$1) and as I walked out the door, there stood this awesome workbench, in great condition, with one fat little plastic saw hanging from a hook. I went back in and asked about it...they were giving it away for free! Well, since the store runs on donations, I insisted on making a donation, because if I was to buy one of these new it would cost probably $70-$100 dollars. Mind you, all the tools were missing except for the fat little saw, but you can buy plastic tools at Walmart I'm sure. So as I write this, the workbench is sitting in the backseat of my car. I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. I'd love to have it in my house, but since my little friends only visit once in a while, it would be a huge space waster. So I guess I will haul it to the church and put it in one of our preschool rooms. I know it will be welcomed by the little boys in the church, as I'm sure they're tired of playing at the kitchen centre and the beauty centre (complete with hairdryers, jewlery, plastic make-up, and a play razor thrown in for the boys)!