Thursday, October 21, 2004

New boots.

Well, new to me.

Admittedly I am cheap. But money can't buy boots like these. They don't make them like this anymore. They are walking conversation pieces to BOOT.
"Well look at those, I had a pair of boots just like that years ago."
One of my "going into town" pleasures is scouring the Salvation Army thrift store.

At the Sally Ann one can find housewares, parkas, cowichan sweaters, leather bags, cast iron frying pans and interesting things to put candles in. All of these things I could buy brand new, for not much more money thanks to Wal-%*#@ and Super*%@#, but why buy something new when you can buy something that already exists? Why harbour the guilt of supporting all the nasty spin offs of those nasty stores?

The Salvation Army is convienently located across from the laundry mat. Put the laundry in and you've got a good 30 minutes to kill trying on puffy sleeved blouses and ice skates.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mouse said...

The Salvation Army is great for the fact that you can get really cool furniture for like a quatar of the price. My first apartment was loaded with stuff from the salvation army. Clothes included. Good Stuff

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just posted about my beautiful yellow slicker and denim ranch coat, bought at the Salvation Army on http://www.thesimplelife.motime.com
You sound like the adventerous type, hope to hear more about your life.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You never know but just maybe you might end up with some the "stuff" we recently took to the Salvation Army when we moved! Incidentally, did you buy a puffy sleeve blouse?

6:17 PM  

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