Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thrifty time in London (Ontario)


On Saturday, we took a day trip to visit my younger brother, who has settled down in London, Ontario.  We stopped into two Goodwill stores.  EXPENSIVE.  Seriously guys? This stuff is USED! (and I am extremely cheap!)  I should say though, the one place was the nicest looking thrift store I have ever been to.

We picked up a Fisher Price Service Station ($10), three hardcover books ($3 each), and some wide stretchy things (I thought they would be nice for wrapping a present! Who knows? $2)

If you want some (slightly expensive) milk glass, you will find a ton in London.

13 comments:

  1. I feel like $10 for the Fisher Price station is a good deal though, so maybe it balances out the pricey items!

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  2. we have that garage too! i love vintage fisher price. I just picked up a 1971 schoolhouse for my daughter. great finds!

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  3. $10 for the service station seems like a good deal! Especially because I will never let mine go! I could never sell it or give it away!

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  4. Hey!! You were in my stomping grounds!!!
    Is our Goodwill more expensive than the others? That maybe explains why I'm always puzzled when people find such great deals at there
    There are a couple places here that are better - ValueVillage for one and there's this little antique mall that I find great prices at. I can give you the details for the next time you visit your brother.

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  5. Say what? You were in London!? Darn. Our paths might have crossed in one of the aisles at Goodwill (but I was in Toronto). I imagine you went to the Horton Street location? I also find that Goodwill has increased their prices a whole bunch in the last few years and I, too, think that the London prices are higher than in Toronto.

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  6. oh man! i want to know more about the antique mall!!!!!

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  7. That is pretty pricey for goodwill! But it sounds like you had a great weekend Shannon and some great finds!

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  8. I love that parking garage toy! So cute...and the stuff you bought to use as ribbon is awesome.

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  9. My goodness, my VV is also getting SO expensive. I can literally afford the items there (hate to pay antique store prices though) but I always think about people who thrift because they need to, you know? Where the hell does one shop if the thrift store becomes expensive? And did I cause this?

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  10. that garage takes me back. i need to find one too.

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  11. Katie @ Paisley Print ShoesJuly 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    I am SO GLAD I am not the only one who thinks Goodwill prices are too high!! :-)

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  12. Staci @ My Friend StaciFebruary 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    How about a new comment on a very, very old post?! My grandma has that fisher price toy and I remember playing with it A LOT! Thanks for bringing me a little bit of nostalgia!

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