Sunday, November 24, 2013

Keep Me Warm, Disney

Keep Me Warm, Disney

Every year, since 2005, my mom and I have spent quality time at Disney World. Throughout the nine years we been going, we have stayed on property. We have stayed The Caribbean Beach Resort, All Star Music, and Pop Century. I love Pop Century the best and have called it my home away from home.
Anyway, every year they offer a deal where you spend enough money and you can get a special Item. This item usually a throw, or pin set...you can only get this item by spending the amount that is posted. Where am I going with this?

Well, last Friday on the 50th Anniversary of the JFK assassination, I decided to go to the Good Will. At first I walked around perhaps 2 or 3 times and did not see anything other than a Mickey and Minnie Wedding Frame that was broken. My 3rd time around I found a Princess Frame, which I have yet to take a picture of along with a feeder for chicken...that's a whole nother story. But on my 4th go around I decided to check the blankets in case there was something 
there...and there was.

This beautiful Disney World Mickey Mouse Throw....


The price was $5.99, but knowing what someone had to spend to get it, I knew $6.00 was a good price. Which makes me ponder, why spend that much money on something you will donate later. We have several throws from Disney World... One I got from a garage sale for $1.00...yes $1.00. Then i got 2 other throws made of fleece. One pictures the castle, which I love and the other throw we got last year in 2012, which pictures Mickey Mouse standing in front of the four park icons. It's main color is blue.

Just a side note, last year they also had a starter set of pins as their deal, and I got the whole set...no. I didn't buy it from the store, but traded pins from cast members around the parks. Yey!

Also last week, I stumbled upon this beauty:

No. I'm not going to pick up smoking but I really liked it. I know it is vintage. The only thing about it is that the velvet on the bottom is missing. Oh well. For $0.99 where can you go wrong?

Alrighty... My 3rd and last find of the week was this Winnie the Pooh card holder. 



I have seen similar items to this where they hold miscellaneous things. It still holds the park price sticker on the bottom of $12.95. I bought it for $0.99.  I can picture someone at the Pooh Bear attraction gift store, buying it for a present for someone, but somehow it ended up in the good will store... Finders keepers...right?

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Second Week of November

This week I have found some pretty crazy Disney Items at the Good Will and the dollar store. I will start with Monday's findings.

So I went to the Good Will monday and was running late because my mom had to give me my allowence and wouldn't get off the computer. So I got to the good will at 11:35am. When I first walked in, I spotted a Minnie Mouse statue right away. It was a Snow baby figure with Minnie Mouse Ice Skating.


If I was 20 minutes earlier I would have been able to get Mickey Mouse as well but someone already bought it. I was surprised the person did not take both. Oh well, but I was able to buy it. 

Then today. I went and looked in the new carts...nothing Disney. I did get a pepe le pew porcelain figure and then decided to walk around the store and found this:



it's a cup from the New Fantasyland expansion in Disney World. You normally would buy it from Gaston's Bar for $14.95 with a drink. You could choose from this brown plastic mug that looks like a wooden mug or you could get a plastic gold goblet one that has Belle and Mrs. Potts. I picked it up for only 49 cents and there was a bit of the plastic scrapped off. Oh well.

So I was on line with my items (the pepe le pew, gaston cup, and a set of napkins to embroider) when a lady comes up to me and asks me if I wanted this Mickey and Minnie figure.




OMG. I was so taken back with her generosity because she was going to buy it herself. So I thanked her probably 2-3 times and left.

After good will I decided to go to the dollar store to look for rubber stamps and when I went to check out I spotted disney PINS! Disney pins at the dollar store? I know I was sooo surprised. When I got home, I decided to see what was on the opposite side.




These were in fact Disney pins with the official disney logo. They were from 2001 and came on the black plastic backing. The only difference is that they came with the metal backing and not the mickey shapped plastic backing. Still a Great find. I am thinking of going back next week to buy more. These make great trading pins in the park.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Early November Findings

Surprise! It's November!
I can't believe how fast the year went by. It seems like yesterday we were celebrating New Years. In less than 60 days we will be celebrating 2014. I don't know what it is about 2014 that scares me but it does. But anyway...

 

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I haven't really found a lot of great items at the Good Will. I did find a partial deck of playing cards from Disney World but I didn't buy them because it was missing a few cards and had no price tag. I was afraid what they would charge for a deck without all the cards. I mean they have a broken Pooh Bear frame holder for $4.00. In my opinion, anything broken is worth $1.00 or less or don't even have it on the shelves.

Anyway, today's trip to the Thrift Store I found only this:



It's a storage case for lego/blocks. At least that is what it is now. I'm not sure what it originally held when it was new. I never seen one of them before and not sure whether it is from a local store such as Target or Kmart or from Disney parks or the Disney Store... (Can anyone help?) It was there a few weeks ago when I was thinking about buying a Disney World vacation dvd but decided to put back the DVD and this red box. At first today I didn't see it and a few minutes later someone put it on the shelves. So I bought it.

My trip on Monday to the thrift stores I found a few Disney items. I also found a projector screen for $8.99 and 2 Disney things so I used my $10.00 coupon and got everything for $1.50. yey.
First up, is Salt and Pepper Shakers. 



The original price tag red $3.99 but the day everything with a tag that wasn't blue was only 25% (and not 50% off). The salt and pepper shakers are in great shape! I was thrilled when I saw the box which was taped up. I had to open it to see whether or the shakers were in good condition. I really hate when they tape up the boxes. To me it either means that they are trying to pull a fast one, or something is broken inside. So I just open them up with my key:
The second Disney thing(s) I found was a bag of porcelain figures which only included 2 Disney figures Mickey mouse and Pooh bear...not pictured.  

Last week or so, I found (another) plate. This one is light blue while the other version I have is a black color with gold. I got this for only 50 cents. lol. yey.




That's about it for now. I also found a Princess Minnie from Disney on Ice. But I decided not to show it here.