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September 7, 2010

A Grab Bag

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 3:16 PM

How many times do you throw a dollar at a lottery ticket?
Have you ever picked up a grab bag at the dollar store?
I knew there was at least one item in this bag worth my dollar.

I was delighted to find out some of the other treasures it offered.

 Just in time for fall…

 some old containers, one of them a bank

 I think these are game pieces, and some nice autumn orange dangles

 a Japanese liqueur bottle, House of Koshu, Geisha

 not that we’ll encourage the snowmen to smoke…

 or over indulge

  a wooden figure smoking a meerschaum  to paint

Have I gotten my dollar’s worth yet?

 Avon Sweet Honesty, half full

 an older Mickey Mouse hat in excellent condition

and a couple more items I will share with you in the next post.

Linking up today with Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.
Sharing all my Vintage Thingees.
My Trinkets & Treasures.
Thrift Sharing on Thursday.



  1. I love those corncob pipes. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a picture of one! Thanks. You got your dollar’s worth for sure.

    Comment by Levonne — September 7, 2010 @ 3:21 PM

  2. Yes…you got your $1 worth and more…love that old MM hat!


    Comment by Linda@Coastal Charm — September 7, 2010 @ 4:15 PM

  3. What a great grab bag! I can’t believe there is even still more to come!

    Comment by Happier Than A Pig in Mud — September 7, 2010 @ 4:37 PM

    • And your favorite is yet to come.

      Comment by dogsmom — September 7, 2010 @ 8:44 PM

  4. Love the bottle with the aqua lid!

    Comment by — September 7, 2010 @ 4:37 PM

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  6. I think it may be worth a dollar just to go through the bag and see what odd treasures may have made it in.

    You got a whole bunch of smiles, all for just a buck.

    Good thrifting!

    Comment by Troy — September 7, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

  7. I’d say that was a dollar deal for!

    Comment by Cherry Chick — September 8, 2010 @ 8:53 AM

  8. Now that’s a good amount for a dollar! Nice!

    Comment by Danielle — September 8, 2010 @ 4:49 PM

  9. Our dollar stores mus not have grab bags. At least I do not recall seeing any. I have blown a $1 on a lottery scratch off, but rarely win. You won big time with all your goodies.

    Comment by LaVoice — September 8, 2010 @ 6:46 PM

  10. Oh the corncob pipes are my favorite too. Yes you got you bucks worth.

    Comment by Queenmothermamaw — September 8, 2010 @ 7:07 PM

  11. I’m the type of shopper who probably wouldn’t buy a grab bag like that because it has a lot of things I don’t want.

    Comment by postcardy — September 8, 2010 @ 7:11 PM

  12. Fun treasures. Thanks for linkin up.

    Comment by alicia — September 8, 2010 @ 7:25 PM

  13. A dollar well spent I would say!

    Comment by Maureen @ The Green Suitcase — September 8, 2010 @ 8:28 PM

  14. was this from a thrift store or a yard sale? I swear you have a lucky star when it comes to finding treasures! down by me people have real junk! and still want a fortune for it!

    Comment by Faythe@GrammyMousetails — September 8, 2010 @ 10:28 PM

  15. great… I’d like to find that

    Comment by free love — September 8, 2010 @ 10:48 PM

  16. You did get your dollar’s worth. I bought five of the dollar bags not long ago because each one had at least one item I wanted and was worth $1 to me…I got much more. Not as good as your bag but still nice. It’s fun to be surprised!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — September 8, 2010 @ 11:38 PM

  17. Wow! You really did good for your dollar! How fun 🙂 I wish our stores nearby did that!

    Have a wonderful ViNtAgE tHiNgIe ThUrSdAy!


    Comment by Sarah — September 8, 2010 @ 11:48 PM

  18. you got a dollar’s worth of treasure for sure lol!!

    Comment by marian — September 9, 2010 @ 3:37 AM

  19. I would SO put those corn cob pipes to get use on my snowmen! ;0) You definitely got your dollars worth! LOL
    Thanks for linking up to my treasures and trinkets linky party, I can always count on you to be there! 🙂

    Comment by Missy — September 9, 2010 @ 5:18 AM

  20. WOW! You certainly got your dollar’s worth! The milkglass jar is worth that alone!

    Comment by Vonlipi — September 9, 2010 @ 6:15 AM

  21. I love grab bags. You really scored-all the items are neat. I especially like the tin bank. Happy VTT

    Comment by Ann — September 9, 2010 @ 9:46 AM

  22. My friend and I used to love getting grab bags at the thrift shop! I remember we were so young at the time, though, that we were mystified when one bag contained maternity clothes. We couldn’t figure out what the stretchy panel on the pants was for!

    Comment by Lauren @ Hobo Mama — September 10, 2010 @ 5:11 AM

  23. this is awesome

    Comment by jim — September 10, 2010 @ 4:14 PM

  24. great finds!

    Comment by av fre — September 11, 2010 @ 2:58 AM

  25. Wow…lots of goodies for a dollar! Hopped over from Treasures and Trinkets!

    Comment by Linda — September 11, 2010 @ 7:46 PM

  26. Amazing!

    Comment by Al — September 13, 2010 @ 11:34 PM

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