Friday, April 17, 2015

Random Day at The Thrift Store



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  1. Your thrift has a lot of great things, but the prices are very high especially for the boxed dolls. The Stepping Out collector doll was a good price. I cracked up when I saw that they had dolls that currently being sold...for less. Lol! It makes me wonder who priced the dolls. Your grab bag was good. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Georgia Girl, the boxed doll prices are ridiculous. They used to all be $4.95. Now they are based on the condition of the box. $7.95 poor, $9.95 good, and $12.95 if it's something fancy.

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  2. Your thrift bag find was good, but it appears that on the individual items, your Thrift store is no longer so thrifty!

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    1. Phyllis, you really have to search to find a cheap item nowadays. They do have tag sales every day, and they rotate the tags that items are given. However, by the time the sale for a particular tag color comes around, there's not that many of that color left. They are tricky that way.

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  3. Thrift stores usually look pretty grungy but yours is clean, bright, and well-organized. You got a whole lot of fun for $3!

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    1. Limbe Dolls, I do give them credit for how well kept the store is. Sometimes I go in on a rare Friday or Saturday and it is bedlam in there and the toy isle looks like a cyclone went through it. They try hard to keep things tidy though.

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  4. wow you got alot of great stuff out of that 2.95 bag, I'd love to go thrifting with you! We do not have any stores around here like that. I would have caved on that cute little green car.

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    1. Lisa, I actually found a bug like that in red so that's the only reason I didn't get the green one. Cars are too bulky to store so I have to be very choosy about those.

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  5. I would lose my mind at your thrift store. The ones around here have very few toys. I usually come out with house hold items I turn into barbie furniture. And the cars omg I've been dieing for a camper to turn into an ambulance that thing would have been mine provided it was in good shape. I'm Sooooooo Jealous!

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    1. Mustiwait, I don't know if you can tell in the video, but large items they tape close so I couldn't see what was going on in the camper. It was way too big though for me to get it regardless, but I love seeing the larger sets like that.

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  6. There were lots of goodies in the bag.

    Why not re-thrift everything you don't want/need?

    dbg

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    1. Debbie, the stuff I didn't keep was stained, torn or one off. I find it annoying to get bags that are literally full on junk so I'm not going to pass it on. I know some people have said that I should rethrift the single paired shoes on the chance that someone might have the matching shoe. Yeah... no.

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  7. I'm not a jealous person by nature, but your thrifting posts always seem to inspire a little envy, LOL. Your store is clean, bright, and has a great selection. Oh, are you going to tell us about your doll club meeting last week? I saw your reply on someone's blog about attending.

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    1. Thanks, Jewell!

      I did go to the doll club meeting but I had decided not to blog about it because, well, I had some issues and I didn't want to be negative about someone's club, especially when the issues were in my own head and didn't have anything to do with them. Hmm. I guess as long as I preface with that I can do a post about it or I could just get over myself as well, lol. You know what? I took all the footage so yes, my next post will be about the doll meeting because any negativity was of my own making.

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    2. Cool. I'll look forward to reading that post.

      One thing I don't like about group meetings is when a camera turns to me. Whoa! I think. I came for the doll-enthusiast company, but I am not the focus. That's my "issue." It's understandable that people want to document the event and to share with folks who weren't there, but ... I don't want to be in the photos. Neither I nor the would be recorder are evil. But that made an awkward session. Shrug. So you're finding something about the doll meeting not to your liking, that's a matter of your taste. Not negative - so post away!

      'Cause you know snoopy folk (moi, oui) want to read your take ;-)

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  8. The thrift stores I go to are similar to yours. At least the big ones are. I thought the cars were a little high but not most of it. Boxed dolls are always more.

    Do you have a philosophy for shopping? Mine is the same for dolls and clothes. " Everything that I think I might
    want goes in the cart." Final decision are made prior to check out.

    I find thrift store shopping a solitary pursuit. I son' take anyone with me and I squirrel away my purchases for when I'm along! My favorite thrift store didn't have a lot of toys the last time I was there. I hope that was a fluke.

    I have subscribed to your YouTube channel. Hopefully I will at least know when you put up a video even when blogger won't tell me you have a new post. Love your videos and your blog!

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    1. Hi, Ms. Leo and thanks for subscribing to my YouTube!

      My shopping philosophy? Hmm. As with most of my pursuits, I do prefer to shop alone. I find other people a distraction and it makes me antsy to conform to other people's time tables. I am a fairly superstitious person and have some compulsion tendencies so I don't think anyone would enjoy shopping with me anyway. . Sometimes these compulsions are annoying to me, but mostly I find them comforting. Anyone else though would definitely find them wackado.

      I most definitely grab everything I might want because if you snooze, you lose in the thrift store game. What I end up getting is based on how much cash I have since the store doesn't take credit. I'd be in a world of hurt if they did. I actually don't get a cart when I first go into the store (one of my superstitions). I put the stuff in piles in front of me and push it along with my foot if I cant carry it all while I'm looking.

      Only because I was travelling so much last year did my thrift purchases pile up on me. I usually like to open them up the day I get them (Thursday's) and find space for them.

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  9. Nice video. Hello every one i am from Pakistan (hope its ok) I love collecting and modifying dolls but I don't have enough time so mostly i just browse blogs of people who do that. Muff you are just awesome. I love your tutorials. recently i got a perfect fashionista body and i tried to change her hand with liv doll and it was great.they are super articulated like collector barbies. i was quite much motivated by watching your tutorials. these doll are bit expansive in my country so had to think twice when need to change them......

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    1. Hi, Teady Sim Sim! It is more than okay and welcome to my blog! If you do any doll posts please share with us because I bet we would all like to see your modifications. That hand mod sounds VERY interesting. I hope my few tutorials have been helpful because I'm all about trial and error and saving people's time and money.

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  10. I feel like I just went thrift shopping with you! I get a little disgusted when the prices are silly. Especially when it is something I want. LOL Your bag was chock full of goodies! I have to be more disciplined like you because I tend to save single shoes in case I run into the other one, one day. I also have a stack of dolls to rebody or sell for that purpose. I keep looking at that pink Lego in the foreground. It looks like four drinks in a drink carrier. I might have kept it and painted it to look like four cups if it looked like the right scale for either my 1:12 or 1:6.

    As always, I loved your video!

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    1. Thanks, Grandmommy, glad to have you along on my thrifting adventures. ^__^

      Unless I can modify the shoe in some way to use it for another purpose, I cant keep single shoes. It would bug me no end to have a missing shoe and I cant rethrift a single shoe either. I just cannot. Like when I cant find one of my socks, I'm all, "Where the heck did it go?!" but I still cant keep it thinking I'm going to find its mate later on. I have to tell it, "Sorry, buddy. May you be one together in another life, but you gots to go."

      That thing was a Lego?! I thought Legos were teeny tiny. I got a Lego set when TRU was having their clearance and the pieces were miniscule. I did not know they came that big.

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    2. LEGO makes sets with larger bricks for the younger kids who would have a problem building with those teeny tiny bricks. Actually, they make three sizes, with a smaller size still for the toddler set. Since my daughters have a LEGO loving dad, we have sets in all three sizes, that have been put away for grandkids now. Although MEGAblocks also makes bigger blocks, I think.

      We also have that dollhouse that you showed. Definitely not for the 1/6 dolls, but my girls got a lot of play out of the dollhouse and related furniture, etc.

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    3. Thanks for the LEGO info, Barb! I don't think our house ever had LEGOs when we were kids. Lots of Hot Wheels and home made crafty stuff, maybe a Light Bright and definitely a Easy Bake Oven, but no LEGOs. When I opened the set I recently got from TRU I was quite surprised at the size. It now makes more sense that they come in a variety for stubby fingers and adults.

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  11. Hello from Spain: Definitely I have to go to your country. That store has treasures of Barbie. Very cheap. I envy you! Keep in touch

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    1. Hiya, Marta and thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I like your background music. I get a mini workout, rocking, finger popping, and head nodding as I watch ;-)

    Congrats on your finds. I noticed a toddler doll and lots of accessories in your keep box. You wouldn't have gotten that much for $3.00 at Walmart. Plus you got to see the Barbie vehicles and various dolls.

    Cars and vehicles do take a lot of space. I *know* first hand ;-)

    Thanks for sharing your trip!

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    1. D7ana, I have to say that finding background music for videos is one of the things I like least about making them. As an artist myself, I totally understand copyright and Metallica's Lars' heated position about it, but dang, I sure wish I could just throw some Kpop behind a video without being sued. If I could, you'd hear nothing but 2NE1 and Big Bang in every one of them.

      Right now I have 14 cars, a tour bus, 2 campers and umpteen motorcycles. Space wise, that's about 14 cars too many, LOL. If I did have the space I would definitely showcase my thrifty rides by building a garage dio that could house them all. Straight balling, Pimp My Ride-MTV Cribs style. *sigh* One day.

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    2. LOL. whoa, you GOT vehicles! It would be fun to see them all. Some day. One day ;-)

      I respect copyright so I only have used the music YouTube provides. I'll check on the artists you mention - 2NE1 and Big Bang - cause I've never heard of them.

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  13. Hmmm....never thought to check out the Thrift shops. Thanks for taking us along with you on this venture.

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    1. April, unfortunately, not all thrift stores are overstocked with toys like this one is. It took me a long time to find a store as awesome as this one.

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  14. That thrift store sure has some good items to hunt through. The vehicles all looked to be in good condition too.

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    1. Brini, you have to pick and choose with just about anything there so some days you find stuff in good condition and other days you've got to MacGyver it together.

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  15. You found really cool stuff in this bag.That's nice.But why did you throw away all that clothes?

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    1. My Doll Stuff, the stuff I threw away was ripped or damaged.

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  16. ciemnoskórą calineczkę od razu bym porwała do domu :)))

    nie mogę uwierzyć, że Jacob za 10$ - szok...

    spodobały mi się te maleńkie gadżety typu telefon
    komórkowy, butelki czy disc-men ♥

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