Saturday, November 1, 2014

THIS AND THAT SATURDAY



I was very disappointed last evening when not ONE trick or treater came by.  I'm thinking perhaps it's not acceptable in the complex.  Or all the kids think us seniors don't celebrate Halloween..HaHa  Their loss, as I had nice goody bags by the door ready to hand out.  Guess I'll be stacking on apples, cookies and Kit Kats.



But today was a new day, and a grand opening at a URM Thrift Store. (Union Rescue Mission).

The store was big, clean and wide walkways.  The clothes were very nice and stylish.  Prices were good too.



I found a skirt similar to the one I purchased at Target for less than half the price, a nice gray cover up, which I was looking for now that the weather is changing, and a new purse that has lots of room and pockets. Don found a few things too.  A good Saturday.  Hope yours is too.

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  1. I would have loved one of your goodie bags! The apples look delicious!
    That's a lovely skirt and sweater set and purse. We enjoy browsing the thrift stores very much.
    Hope you have an enjoyable evening.

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    1. I think I'll be wearing a new outfit to church tomorrow.

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  2. Wanda, I got to go to goodwill this week. I got some nice dishes and alike new basket. Ted bought candles to make fire starters. LOL. I posted about them today. I love that skirt. I have seen you in the one you say you bought at Target and you look great. I have a grey sweater top like that...I wear it a lot. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I looked at dishes today, and if I had an extra $300 I would have bought a set of 12 china from 1927. In mint condition. Serving dishes and all..just beautiful...but would never use it.
      I'm really in to grey this year.

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  3. How disappointing that you have to eat all that candy. haha. Maybe the big party earlier takes the place of trick-or-treating.

    Nice thrifty finds....you can never have too many grey sweaters, in my opinion. ha.

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    1. I think most of the churches have "Trunk or Treat" and the community has safe parties.

      Really loving black and grey this year.. it was all tan and brown last winter.

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  4. You found some pretty items at the grand opening. Maybe you could give away the goodie bags somewhere, like in the church office, or ...

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    1. Wish I had read your comment, Terra before I took them all apart. I could still donate some cookies to the church office tomorrow.

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  5. A new thrift store is always good! too bad you didn't get any trick or treaters....maybe you can find someone else to give them to.

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    1. It was a good day junking. I'm sure I'll find someone to help me eat the cookies and kit kats. HaHa.

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  6. I am still eyeing thrift stores and second hand shops, but I am not quite as skilled at shopping them as you are. I guess practice makes perfect. Maybe I'll try again next week.
    :0)

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    1. You need to attend my class "Junking 101" HaHa. I'm just lucky I guess.

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  7. Our senior park doesn't do Halloween, either. That's fine with me, it's not my favorite holiday. Too many big kids come around now. Some homes in here do decorate, but just for fun I suppose. Our church used to do a BIG Festival of Light with all kinds of carnival stalls as well as candy. We would get as many as 1200 neighborhood kids.

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    1. Chris, all the years we were in ministry, we had Harvest Festivals and would draw in lots of kids. Now Churches are doing "Trunk or Treat" in the parking lots with volunteers using their car trunks for the treats and decorations. Must safer for the kids that in our day out on the streets. Not my favorite holiday either, but like giving out the goodies and a track.

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  8. We live just far enough out that we don't get trick or treaters either. Kind of sad. I usually go with the grandkids but all were out of town this year. Happy Halloween snacking!

    Great thrift store finds. xo Diana

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    1. I use to do it with our grandchildren...but they turned into adults. **sigh**

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  9. It looks like a wonderful new thrift store! And the items you found are lovely :) So sorry to hear no one came to your door - your goodies looked very good! Hugs to you!

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  10. We had 4 Trick or Treaters which is double what we had last year. We gave them loads of candy. The rest of the chocolate I'll freeze and we'll slowly work our way through it.

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  11. Before I saw that you had taken them apart I was going to say that you could perhaps give them out at the pool. Ah well, it's the thought that counts and your goody bags look... good! Great shop finds as well. I always love, as I say, a "bargoon!"

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  12. Hi Wanda...
    Great thrifty finds...
    You are the best at grinding clothes....
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  13. Those are great treat bags and the kids really missed out! We had trunk or treat at our church, but also on Friday night we passed out a whole lot of candy. Our grand kids were with us and it was a special treat for us to have them here and a treat for them to get to hand out the candy to all the kids who came by.

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