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Thread: Salvation Army Score

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    Salvation Army Score

    I always drool over those folks who get a great deal at a resale shop or garage sale. Well, today was my day. Sadly, it looked like someone cleaned out grandma's stash. There were dozens of bundles of fabric, all kind of grouped by color. They weighed about 10# each and were a mixture of quilting cottons and upholstery fabrics. I chose 2 bundles based on some cotton fabric peeking out, one had canoes and another had fish, rods and creels. We just got a cottage, so I was looking for outdoorsy stuff. The bundles were $7, but were 25% off. When I got home, I found there were 5 yards EACH of the 2 prints I liked. Probably 10 additional yards of assorted cottons, and several 3 yard pieces of upholstery fabric that will make nice bags. I will be redonating about 1/3 of it as I know I won't use it, but I figure I got about 30 yards of fabric that I'm keeping for $11.25. I also got a brass Stiffel floor lamp for $7.50
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Way to go!
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    Great find. Now when will it be my turn to get a deal like this? I guess I have to start going to sales first.
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    Woohoo! So glad that you got such a great deal on the fabric and the lamp.

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    Glad the fabric was purchased by someone who appreciates what a treasure it is!!

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    i am so in awe of everyone who finds these bargains. i never do. of course, i never go into thrift stores either. so i'm the loser!

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    WOW! That is exciting and it is days like that that keep you going back for more!!!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Awesome! Don'tcha just love a great deal like that?!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    That is a great find! Good for you!

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    Great find! Enjoy decorating your cottage.

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    Congrats on your treasure find.I just know my turn is coming....

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    Wow, great score!
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    A brand new Goodwill store just opened here today. I can't wait to go see what they have. they will open in about an hour. I might be first.

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    some people are so lucky !! Enjoy decorating with your great find !!
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    I love thrift stores! I'm waiting my turn to make a fabric score. Watch this space!

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    Wow, thank goodness "Grandma's" stash found a good home. Congrats on you good fortune.
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    Nice! Congrats on the score!

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    nice haul NON of my thrift stores ever have fabric, they ship it all to Mexico missions

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    OMGravy. That is a steel on the lamp. Good for you.

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    I don't go to my local Salvation Army store that often, it is huge, like a Costco, but have never found any fabric....perhaps I am not looking in the right places....will have to ask more questions next time, as I must be missing something.....Good for you to redonation the fabric you are not going to use, rather than keep it and never use it, this way at least someone else has an opportunity....

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    Wow! I'm never that lucky. Congrats and be sure to post pics of what you do with your new treasures.

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    Mollie'sMom must be in the same town as me. One is opening here today (by Tractor Supply). I was wondering if they would have fabric, but haven't gotten the energy to go see. LOL!

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