I was trying for a penny pinching weekend last weekend as usual.
My flag at home was very faded and this one had a metal pole and an Eagle finial.
I got it for under $2.00. Quite the deal.
I like to keep Old Glory flying and have to replace flags often
because of the harsh sun and the beating wind and rain.
It serves me well to find replacements on the cheap whenever possible.
a round metal tray with leather straps (love that thing! I've been using it to serve myself tea on my Goodwill teacup set from a few posts back), a silver bowl to add to my collection and a cake pan with the sliding thingamajig to loosen the cake. I bought the handled tray with a plan to alter it, so the discoloration didn't matter. I got some of it off with steel wool, but much of it wouldn't come off. Good thing I didn't count on that.
Got this metal drill bit case for $1. It's pretty cool. I need something to hold the bits I have. This sort of folds out in sections.
The longer you're out there on the hunt, and if you go to Goodwill one day and yard sales the next...
The bunch of scalloped edged linen napkins cost $1.00. I mainly wanted these for the lacy edging.
The picnic basket was a gift for Casey. She had mentioned wanting to go on a picnic, so when this popped up and the lady knocked two dollars off her price, I fell for it. Casey was pleased. I guess I could have done worse. It was only missing one set of the utensils and didn't look to have been used.
It's hard to get around to going on a picnic though. I wonder how long it will be until she uses it, if ever. Meanwhile, you know I'm enjoying the casual suitcase style. I'm absolving myself of any spending guilt because I passed up the purchase of another old picnic basket (the kind with hinged wood on top) for the same price, $3.00. I had already purchased this one or I would have gotten the other one because it was pretty cool (although completely different), but where would I have put it anyway? There was no way I was spending $6 on picnic baskets. This one can be tucked under something else and the other was taller and would have been troublesome to store. I can't remember if it had any sort of utensils or dishes in it. I think it did. Anywho, I'm not that big on baskets and the world seems basket rich, so I rarely lament passing one up.
There you have it, my penny pinching weekend finds. Bargains await. Get hunting! I'm off next to look for something free at the curb. That beats all! Stay tuned. We'll see what I find.
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