I just happened to remember that the local Hospice Thrift Store’s Annual Christmas Sale should be starting soon and so I called the store. It was that day. Darn it, I was about an hour late from the opening. But when I arrived, there really weren’t that many people there. Maybe I really was late, or everyone else didn’t remember either. Plus it was earlier than previous years. But then again, I didn’t find as much as I usually do. I did think they had raised their prices, but maybe I had lowered the amount I was willing to pay. There weren’t as many $1 ornaments as I had found in the past, but the early birds may have found them before I did.
I did find several cut-out fabric crafts at $1-$3 each. A vintage plush Santa handmade in Columbia for Favorite Things in Carmel Valley, CA. Hallmark Salt & Pepper Shakers. A Villeroy & Boch large Christmas Charger or Platter. A German Smoker for $6. Two Starbucks mugs at $2 each. A Goebel ornament, a Dakin Angel ornament from 1984, and two wooden girl ornaments. Plus a nice Santa in his sleigh with a red reindeer. In total I spent around $50. Potential Gain $250.