So how much do you think I paid for the headboard above? It's brand new, and pretty. I'm sure it went to something else (daybed?) but all I needed was the headboard. I've been looking for something similar to this for the bed in the sewing room (doing some furniture rearranging) so this caught my eye immediately. It's also the perfect color for me. Ok, so I asked how much it was and the gal said $5. Oh yes, it's so mine. Brand spanking new for $5! I was thrilled. Then she came back and, very seriously, said "don't fall down but I looked up the price ..."
I was sure she was going to tell me it was more and I was mentally figuring what I'd be willing to pay for it ($20, definately, maybe even $25?).
"It's 87 cents."
I did almost fall down. :) I'm so happy with this and it truly is exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to find a mattress and box spring for it, and make a quilt for it.
Last night, after the first Pier 1 Kids stop, we stopped at our favorite local fabric store, Quilt Lovers' Hangout. I was so happy to find the Freshcut fabric, they never have it and I needed one of those two for a project. The other two large pieces were 1/2 price ... I'm not sure what they are going to be used for but I'm sure I'll find something.
As I was getting the fabrics cut the kids were poking around, as they do (always), and found three buckets of $.50 pieces, all the fabric bits tied with rubber bands. Each piece is 6-12" and 42" wide. And then the larger rolled up fabrics were $1.50 each, and each was at least 1/3 yard. I figured out the per yard prices last night and it all ended up being about $3.60 a yard or so ... not bad!
I can't explain the pink rolled piece, above the black and white floral. One of the kids threw that one in when I wasn't looking ... that one may be gifted to my Mother, it definately isn't my style!
My last happy deal didn't stay in one place long enough to get a picture. I popped into Goodwill to look at sheets and books and instead found boys shoes ... 2 pair of Converse hi-tops, one pair of black Heely's, a pair of suede Converse, a pair of Van's, and a pair of New Balance all for $1.99-2.99 each. K. had just gotten a pair of Heely's from Ditto Kiddo and A. was pining for some so that was a perfect find for him. C. and M. stole most of the rest of them ... and they actually look pretty cool on girls (M. got both pairs of hi-tops, green and orange, and she's in heaven ... I'm sure it won't be long before she's wearing them with skirts). I had a full frequent shopper card so the total of the purchase was $1.xx.