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Sunday, November 2, 2014
The New "The Bins"
Goodwill opened a new Outlet Store (aka The Bins) here in Portland just FOUR blocks from my office. DANGER DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!! I did not brave the grand opening on Thursday since I had to work and it did cause two traffic alerts about crashes on the morning commute. Confirmation that we are not alone in our passion for junking!
Since it is new it cleaner than the other one but I'm sure that will change in time - LOL! I didn't make a giant haul but pulled out 11 pounds. The "mod" fabric in the back is an apron. The Holiday thermos was my favorite find. It has a few dents but the liner isn't broken and will make a neat display piece. The pattern is modern but perfectly Steampunk style.
Sequin scrim and a plastic doily with gold accents. I haven't seen that one before.
I liked the drawer liner paper for the floral pattern but the scent is nasty. It has been my experience that ironing it removes the scent - IF I can survive the process. By the pound, you can afford to take the gamble.
The poor little blind dolly has already lost her head. You know I love the ones with the wonky eyes. Speaking of wonky eyes... I will be getting my other cataract removed this coming Thursday and can hardly wait! 2014 is going down in the books as the year of not being able to see and I am more than ready to have it behind me.
Sweet rick-rack detail on the apron.
Three wooden frames for the future booth. All of the fabric I picked up is fodder for whatever I can come up with for the back wall behind the booth space. I am thinking layers of curtains but nothing "jelling" in my mind yet so just gathering inspiration.
It is football day in America - Go Seahawks!