Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Goodwill Kid's Haul

While running errands today I figured I'd stop by Goodwill and try to find an Easter Basket for William.  When Hannah was a baby I bought her a plain basket and sewed my own liner to match her Easter dress (Tutorial HERE), so I wanted to do the same for my son.

Like it always happens when you enter Goodwill, lots of bargains catch your eye and happen to find their way into your shopping cart.  This is what I found today:

This matching set of children's chairs from Cabbage Patch Kids were a steal at just $6 for the pair.
Perhaps the thing I love MOST about them is that they're NOT vintage, but from 2005.  Because they're not vintage, I won't feel bad when I sand the chipping paint down and paint them some crazy color perfect for a playhouse tea party.

Hanging out in the wooden bits and bobs aisle was this Melissa & Doug lacing shoe (available on Amazon for about $13).  I love when I find a new-to-us M&D toy.  I love it even more when I save $10 or 77% off the retail price and only need to find a random shoe string to make it work for my kids.  Score!

I finally made my way to the basket aisle - and the shopping cart was nearly half full by this point - and started digging through hundreds of baskets for the perfect one.  I liked that this basket had a collapsable handle - great for packing it away in the easter bin! - and posed a fun challenge when sewing the liner since the bottom was square and the top edge was circular.  I think I've figured out the pattern and plan to film another basket liner tutorial before Easter.

In the housewares aisle I found this brand new Target salvage linen tote that is perfect for William's closet.  For $3 I couldn't pass it up.  It's perfect for holding the clothes he's outgrown until I can organize them back into the clothes totes in the garage.  And the colors work well with his room!

Way back on the bottom shelf in the toy aisle I spotted the little Bumbo elephant and dug it out.  For only $4 it's a steal.  I'll either use it for future babies (with the recall safety strap added) or sell it at a consignment event a make a few dollars.  In the meantime I've put it next to the pink one in the garage.  Let's see how long it takes for Chris to notice it. 

And last, but not least - probably the only item that Chris will actually be excited about:  A brand new Target Salvage Coleman twin air mattress.  Perfect for company, camping, sleepovers - I think this will be appreciated whenever we need it.  for only $13 I thought it was a good deal.

And that's it.  Well, Hannah bought a 99 cent electronic phone and swiped a pink feather (with employee approval), but they're already in her room.


  1. I love your blog!! You will have to post a picture of the chairs when you get them painted. I would love to see them!

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