I decided to do a Savers trawl after work yesterday, as I felt the need for some "new" bed linen. Surprisingly I found the linen I wanted, as I came away with two sheets and four pillowcases, a book ...and the crankies.
Washed and waiting for action.
I also scored a very nice copy of this fun book...not sure if I'll knit anything out of it ever, but these pages appealed:
"out of step with the world"
I really just want this knitting bag! Sooo much!
Further to this post, finding these on the shelf gave me a chuckle:
(and yes Pip, I did buy you a wee yellow one.)
As usual however, a visit to Savers gives me the cranky factor, as the prices are just getting ridiculous...
Example one ~ this lovely bit of green art pottery. "Hooray..." I said as I spotted it, "mmm green glaze." "Boo!!" I said as I found out it was $29.99.
Blurry photo as I was probably shaking with rage. (Nah I just made that up...taking pics with the i-phone is shite.)
Example two ~ getting slightly more ridiculous and sad making. "Hooray!!" I said as I spotted a vintage comforter, in all it's orange beauty, "just what I'm after." "Boo!" I said, as I saw the price tag "You've gotta be f***ing kidding me!".... $39.99!!
Example three ~ TOTALLY RIDICULOUS. "Oooh," said I, about a month ago, when I first spotted these "kitschy 50s/60s cannisters, I could make room in my kitchen for these." "FFS!!!" said I, when I saw the price tag of $79.99. "What the dog is this, Antiques Roadshow or something??"
Get REAL Savers. These beauties have been on the shelf for over a month now, and will stay there, I'm tipping. I'm not disputing the monetary value of these items, but Savers, you're a second hand recycling store that gets FREE STUFF from people to sell to people with not a lot of disposable income. You're not the bloody Chapel St Bazaar. Most disappointment and much booing to you.