I suckered Tony into going to The Salvation Army thrift store this week. The key to that was making him think the trip was for him. He does need more work pants, so I told him we should look there. I just like to see what kind of treasures I can find.
The first treasure I found, but I didn’t get a picture of, is one of those Fisher Price stacking ring baby toys. Ava doesn’t have one and for 50 cents, she had to have it. Happy Birthday Ava! The next thing I found was this awesome rocking horse. I was all about buying it, as was Ava, until I realized one of its rockers was broken. So now it was a project… and it didn’t have a price. So I found someone who worked there and found out it was $7.50. After thinking about it, I decided that my threshold was $5.00, and they weren’t moving. Boo.
After perusing the store, I also found a wallet for 50 cents. The wallet is for a project for Ava. I also found a really cute winter hat for Ava for $1. Tony was trying to coax me out of the store when I saw this:
That is a 1934 Wurlitzer studio piano. Now, I’m no Elton John, but I have high hopes for Ava. I can’t lie, I can only play one song on the piano… and it’s from a beginner piano book. Fail. Tony on the other hand can play. He carries all the musical talent in the family. So hopefully Ava will pick up piano, drums, saxophone, or some other random assortment of instruments that Daddy plays.
I was in love. It did need some restorations, but it was in good condition and had tons of character. It could be all ours for the price of $200. Don’t worry, we didn’t come home with a piano. We don’t have room for it right now, but as soon as we buy a house, the piano hunt begins again. So we parted ways, leaving The Salvation Army spending only $2.00, all on Ava (big shock).
Have you found any good finds lately?