Monday, February 28, 2011

Thrift Haul: Yard Sale Deals on a Lovely Day

How was the weekend weather where you live? Here in Florida the temperatures have been heavenly- it was the perfect day to check out the Dr. Sketchy's 2nd Annual yard sale (coverage of last year's sale) where my friend Chris gave me an amazing deal on stacks of books and dvds.

[A Dirty Shame was actually loaned to me. Hilarious movie!]

Now I have a new stack of strange kitschy dark comedy and horror movies to torture my friends with. They're constantly subjected to the strangest and most disturbing movies...sometimes I wonder why they still come over...

 [All books, movies, and the gameboy game were $6 total. Thank you Chris!]

Movies include the hilariously over-the-top 90s Dracula, The Bride of Frankenstein, Psycho Beach Party (Drag queen Charles Busch is my hero), The Aristocrats- documentary on "the world's dirtiest joke", Jawbreaker, Hairspray, and a couple of those terrible horror movie dollar DVDs.

I received a damn awesome selection of books I can't wait to tear through as well. The two game guides and the financial aid book are for my friend, La Florida was purchased for being hilariously dated (love all the student's doodles in it, too).

The ecology book has stunning illustrations and the Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies is hilarious. Not pictured, The Long Dark Team Time of the Soul. With a title like that, it has to be good...

I planted this cute telephone planter (home made pottery type planter thing from Goodwill) with the intention of adding it to my antique store booth, but I think it's grown on me. I love how it looks in my small kitchen, perched atop the fridge. It's my favorite shade of orange.

I'll have to cover the recipe cards I found in detail in a future post. My mom had the same 1979 Betty Crocker set (probably from a thrift store). I used to love sitting in a tall stool next to the kitchen counter and admiring the photographs on each card while she cooked. This was more than a nostalgia purchase though, I'm always out of cooking ideas, so these should help out with menu planning. I think they'll be worth the inflated thrift store $5.00 I paid for them.

What did you guys find this weekend?

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18 comments:

  1. Love the planter! You must keep it, it's too cute on top of your fridge.

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  2. "The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul" is the sequel to the Douglas Adams book "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency". I have it as well, but so far I've only been able to read half way through it. The first is really good.

    What gameboy game did you find?

    What I found this weekend:
    - neoprene running shorts
    - a cute shirt with lilacs on it (with too many sequins: I will have to remove some)
    - A (good!) sequined cropped jacket
    - Pair of Gap jeans
    - A yoga workout hoodie
    - A hardcore cutting board that you can lay across your sink to cut and wash your vegetables at the same time.

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  3. giantsquid- sounds like you scored big time! Thank you for the information on the book, I figured it was a sequel but didn't know what book it was a sequel for.

    The gameboy game is for my favorite Megaman game, Megaman II. This particular gameboy color version was pretty terrible though, it sent me back to the satisfying NES version with a quickness!

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  4. Planters cool. I agree - A Dirty Shame is hilarious! Love the nursing home scene.

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  5. Oh, Van I love that orange phone planter! It does add some punch to your kitchen. Also, I live for b-movies. My friends and I have viewing parties where we sit and watch one or town of them, dubbing over them with our own observations, Mystery Science Theater style. It's always a good time!

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  6. I made it out late yesterday afternoon only to GW but I can't remember the last time I left there empty handed. So after I take some photos I will post.
    I enjoy Doug Adams as well, It is a cult thing.
    $5 for the recipe box is not too bad now, but I am not sure we paid that much for it back in its new days. Do not expect the recipes to be health conscious.

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  7. I love the phone planter. Very cute!

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  8. The weather here is in a SLOW thaw. And there is of course, no guarantee that we won't be getting more snow here in Michigan soon. LOVE the orange planter!

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  9. Love the planter too (and I can't believe I missed this Water's film-love them!) I also bought a recipe box recently for $5. I noticed the thrift stores here in KY now separate the cookbooks (and such) and price them higher than other books.

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  10. love the color of that planter. My mother had a similar set of recipes also.
    The weather here in TX is great too

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  11. love that telephone planter. and my son would be green with envy if he could see your DVD haul. too bad i live on the opposite coast or i'd make you invite him over for movie night. the weather in abbotsford, british columbia is hovering at freezing; we've had all kinds of weather - snow, sleet, beautiful sunshine and a bit of rain. if you don't like it you just wait a while!

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  12. Oh I love the movie hairspray, so great. What a haul o' goodies you found. As far as the weather you can SUCK IT check my latest post for our weather this weekend. We're waiting impatiently for spring.

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  13. That planter is so fun! Looks like a great haul. I've been seeing quite a few kitschy movies lately. Wonder what's up with that?

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