|Whales, owl, butterflies, lobster, Mad Men glasses and mod flower mug with red tray - only the best tourist shops have these kinds of souvenirs.|
I went away to Acadia for the holiday weekend with the family. It is one of our favorite spots to hike and bike, and we were lucky to hit on a good time to see the fall colors too. We actually stay in a small town not far from the island, and one of the best parts is that it is across the street from a huge new Goodwill (surely a contributor to the motel star rating, ha!).
So, of course, I have to stop in whenever we go there, and I am never disappointed, and their prices are so much better than my local GWs. Everything in the picture above was $0.99 or less.
I actually was a bit disappointed though - I happened upon the perfect dress form, which I have been looking for forever. This one had all the adjustments in working order, was of excellent quality, made in England and hardly looked used at all. And the price - only $9.99!
|It looked like this one - love at first sight|
However, I was not able to convince hubby that I should buy it (it would not fit in the trunk due to luggage, bike gear, etc.). Basically, he did NOT think it would be fine to drive home for 4 hours with a dummy in between us or between the kids in the back seat (even though I suggested we dress it in hiking gear for a slightly less awkward look). Nope. Sigh.
However, all in all I was happy with my souvenirs - which will all go to my new and bigger antique booth in 5 days!
Do you stop by thrift stores when you are on vacation? Is your significant other ok with that? Would s/he have accepted an extra dummy passenger for the ride home?
(PS: Linking up with Apron Thrift Girl - the one and only).