My second thrift outing this week was a 30 minute trip to the Humane Society. I've not gone there too much yet as it's a recent discovery for me but every time I do, I score big. Well, big to me. The $25-$50 range is big to me as I'm used to selling $10 items...moving up haha. My biggest score was an adorable portable wooden stove top for pretend play. The drawer sildes out to reveal storage for enamelware pots and utensils, then converts to/flips up to become the back of the stove top with utensil pegs across. After you're done cooking, you put your pots away in the drawer, close the drawer, tighten the big wooden screws on the sides - now it can be conveniently carried with the utensil holder becoming the carrying handle. Clever design. Quality product.
I also bought a 3 piece plastic vanity set (tag/sticker still attached/readable), made in the USA by Londonware. Tissue cover, cup, and 2-sided magnifying makeup mirror that can mount to the wall as well. "Marble Onyx" is the description on the sticker.
I also am a sucker for pop-up books, so when I found a pop-up book of gnomes, I had to buy it despite my book-buying-restriction I've placed myself on. Gnomes AND pop-up book. A no-brainer. Other finds: a great brooch for fifty cents; pack of vintage 7-up playing cards; a mini black velvet paintings kit (love black velvet paintings and miniatures, so this one made sense as well, if I'm into justifying my purchases); a miniature framed mountainscape made from cut/layered colored paper (keeping, duh); and a framed Japanese oil painting I've had my eye on for the last few visits (down to $1.00, my standard price, so splurged for my man-child's room).
All in all, a productive 1 1/2 hours of thrifting for the week. Still getting a little better at posting new items..a little :)