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November 20, 2011

Holiday Basket Bonus

Filed under: Farm,Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 1:59 PM

Yes, I will admit that the time has come to do a little of that major holiday shopping.
Of course I am not one to face the ginormous throng of after Thanksgiving shoppers.
(Target photos taken off web)

I prefer to sift through things cast off to make room for this years retail haul.

Reuse Industries thrift store

Even though not as well organized or categorized (you may be amazed where you find items)
the advantages to thrift shopping are enjoying the hunt (exercise and entertainment factors)
paying lower prices and feeling that your purchase is helping others
also knowing that you were not the only person to think this item was worth trading hard earned cash.
Yes, sometimes we wonder who thinks up some products.

I have a small collection of reindeer items. Small, if you do not include my ever growing collection of Rodney and Rhondas.    ko_so_tp_rodney.jpg49a489.jpg
Yes, in all sizes and made of various materials.

But I digress.  I was out killing some time, after a much necessary trip to the pet food place.

Not my fault they are close to each other! I came across this wonderful basket.

Cute, festive, can be used for the entire winter season. And I was not starting a new collection.

My mistake was leaving it and the pet food in the van overnight.

Look what I found the next morning.

Any guesses how this got in here?

Linking to:  Flea Market Finds
The Penny Worthy Project 
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Thrift Share 
Magpie Monday

ANYTHING Goes at Type A

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesdays Treasures
2nd Time Around
Club G.W.
Twice Owned Tuesday

Tuesday Thriftaholics 
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville

Treasure Hunt Thursday
Thrifty Thursday

Thursdays are for Thrifters
Thrifty Things Friday

Love The Thrift Store @ Cap Creations



  1. That is a cute basket and they must have been hungry and thought dog food would do! I’m ready to let the holidays commence!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — November 20, 2011 @ 3:50 PM

  2. Too funny! Very cute, love the reindeer!

    Comment by Kim — November 20, 2011 @ 4:59 PM

  3. I always loved giving baskets filled with cute things. Those reindeer are cute.~Ames

    Comment by Ames — November 20, 2011 @ 7:02 PM

  4. Hmmmmm…. they sure are tricky little guys! Cute post!

    Comment by Jillian — November 20, 2011 @ 9:23 PM

  5. Wonderful post and gets you in the Christmasey mood too so thanks for that.

    Comment by Kate on Thin Ice — November 21, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

  6. Naughty reindeer!

    I don’t think I know anyone else who collects reindeer!

    Thanks for linking up x

    Comment by Liz Burton — November 21, 2011 @ 11:13 AM

  7. LOL!!! I love that!!!
    ;-D robelyn

    Comment by robelyn — November 21, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

  8. Haha, that’s awesome!

    Comment by Brandon - the dog with a blog — November 21, 2011 @ 8:35 PM

  9. I love thrift store shopping too, and have my own collection of Rodney & Rhonda though I never knew their names before. Have you noticed a huge increase in shoppers at thrift stores in the last year? I think they’ve discovered our favorite bargain bins.

    Comment by Marti — November 22, 2011 @ 1:02 AM

  10. Oh my gosh, you are too funny! Love those cute reindeer. Thanks for linking up over at Tuesday’s Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva. And have a Happy Thanksgiving!


    Comment by kathleen — November 22, 2011 @ 7:16 AM

  11. That’s hilarious, looks like something that would happen at our house 🙂 The only reindeer we have collected are Build-A-Bear’s Rudolph and Clarice, who happily sit on top of our kitchen cabinets each year FAR away from our “fur children”!

    Comment by Andrea Harper (@MoonshineMemory) — November 22, 2011 @ 8:51 AM

  12. Loved your posts. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by karinaguerra — November 23, 2011 @ 12:40 AM

  13. Cute! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ENJOY:)

    Comment by debbie — November 24, 2011 @ 9:02 AM

  14. I love finding treasures at the thrift stores. You did well! 🙂

    Comment by Nancy — November 25, 2011 @ 8:05 AM

  15. Thank you for linking up at Cap Creations! Yay for adding to your collection!

    Comment by Cap Creations — November 25, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

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