So I KNOW I am supposed to be “Using what I Have”!

Mr. S. was out hunting for fish under the ice this weekend…..
What’s a woman to do?
Go Gathering of course….and I scored big time at Goodwill yesterday!

By the time my daughter and I checked out…..our cart was full!
Wait ’til you see what we found!
On Saturday, I spent some time trying to update the family room couch pillows with fabric I had….but it didn’t go so well….nothing worked…..I hated everything I tried….and was planning to go to the fabric store to find something….

And there on the GW shelf….these wonderful pillows called to me….

They were $3.99….
There were 3 of them….
I stood there wondering whether to buy them….was it worth 12 whole dollars?
 But I figured that the inserts were worth it if they didn’t work…..

But they look amazing!  I think they have the look of Marimekko that I love!

Do you ever laugh at yourself for the internal discussion about whether to spend $10 the thrift store for something you wouldn’t hesitate to buy for 4 times that amount in a “real” store”?

Then in the basket aisle….these rattan placemats caught my eye….$1.99 each!
If I turn them upside down they will be great trivets to protect the dining room table when I have a buffet.

And this little basket for $.99… can never have too many baskets!

My Valentine decor collection is a little sparse…..and this cute little leather Heart Shaped box will be a nice addition….a $.99 find….I am thinking it will look great with some chocolates spilling out of it.

These 4 matching coffee cups…….$.49 each…..
The color is great in our kitchen.
Now I need to get rid of at least 4 mismatched ones taking up room on the shelf!

But the star of the day is this little baby!

The Rumrill sticker caught my eye!
The price was right…..$1.99
I sort of knew that Rumrill was “good”…
When I did my research I found this for sale advertised as “a rare find”!
Does anybody out there know anything more?
Do you think it is valuable?

I did take 2 big bags of clothes for donations….and only bought 2 new jackets…

Since Mr. S only caught a few fish….
I think the “hunter/gatherer” score is even!

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