Monday, July 23, 2018

If the Shoe Fits…


The last instruction I gave myself as I dressed on Friday morning was, “Remember, you do NOT need any more shoes. You have plenty.” I purposefully wore shoes that tie, since they are harder to take off to try on some bargain on a driveway. (And also because we were going to the annual Salem Art Fair after garaging, so I’d be walking quite a bit.)

I am sure it is no surprise that at the very first sale, just down the street from my house, I found some shoes.

They weren’t my only find of the day. There were also bunnies. Practical bunnies – a soap dispenser bunny and a vintage Debbie Dean bunny mug.


 At the same sale I was smitten by these adorable salt & pepper shakers. 


Don’t know why, but for only a buck I had to have them. Maybe it's their small size, not quite as tall as the bunny mug. Anyway, it was love at first sight. I have no regrets.


Another sale yielded a fifty cent piece of heavy cotton fabric in a large scale paisley. About 2 yards long by 2 feet wide.  Good for something, one of these days. 


And another fifty cents bought this hand painted House of Hatten “December Sky Spirit” ornament, ostensibly from Pueblo mythology. I can always use a benign spirit about the house.


But the shoes…yes, they were the big splurge. Sort of. Because I found not just one pair, or two, or…okay, I bought FIVE pairs of shoes!


Two pairs of Danskos, one still in the box, both look like they were worn maybe once. They retail for around $125 a pair. And two pairs of Keens, same excellent condition, same original price range. And a pair of short boots, which were probably originally around a hundred bucks. So about $600 worth of quality footwear, all in my size.

For a total of five bucks. That’s right, they were a dollar a pair.

Admit it. You would have bought them all too!





15 comments:

  1. Oh yeah!! I would have bought great shoes for a $1 a pair!!! Oh love the little S&&P shakers also!

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    1. I knew you would like them! And so much more reasonably priced that the things I liked at the art fair!

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  2. You always find the coolest stuff. i may have to move out west. hahaha

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  3. You can sell those shoes easily on Ebay! I highly suggest flipping them

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    1. Definitely thinking about that for the pair in the box. Should more than pay for the morning's fun!

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  4. I had an exact pair of the reddish Danskos and loved them for work and they went well with jeans. Don't know why I got rid of them!

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    1. You should never get rid of Danskos. Just put them away until you're not tired of them!

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  5. Should also mention we've been in the market for bikes and we found a couple at garage sales - mine for $49 and Ken's for $20. Need a little clean-up but otherwise in good shape. Then picked up a couple of bike helmets for $1 and $5. Now we just need a bike rack...

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    1. I will add they aren't quite as spiffy as your basketed bad boy but they'll do fine for Minto Brown rides.

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    2. Cool! You'll have to bring your bike over and ride around the neighborhood. There are some really cool old houses over here.

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  6. i have turned into Imelda Markos as far as thrift shoes are concerned its the last couple of years of not having a pair without holes that have done it ,now im stockpiling them for the next extreme poverty event in my life ..lol

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    1. Good plan! And one of the side effects of embracing our inner Imelda is that giving shoes a rest between wearings makes them last and last!

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  7. I love ALL your finds and you did an amazing deal on those shoes!

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    1. Thanks! It's been fun deciding which to wear each day.

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I really love your comments. Thanks for coming along on my thrifty adventures!

 
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