Wednesday, October 6, 2004

One mans trash becomes a Miss Understood treasure.

    Foraging through the odd and abandoned items at a local Salvation Army for a really cool piece or two for Mandy's Halloween costume. This year she will be Miss Understood ... Ha,  I understand perfectly Mua ha ha ha ha ha ...

     Ok, plenty to choose from if you were looking for glitter and glitz.

     Ah ... no ... not exactly the look we were going for.

     Hmmm ... lot's of great jackets here. Anyone for linen, silk, leather, suede, wool, tweed you can be assured that they've got it here.

     Lot's of signage and prints and even a painting or two ... Nope, none of this will be going home with us today.

 

    Hello ... can we get our mind back on the task at hand, we've got a costume to design.

 

     Ok, that's more like it. It's not the whole costume but it is a start. She's going to look great.

                                             *** Coy ***

14 comments:

realitycheckmco said...

OH MY GOD! I miss the Boca Salvation Army Stores! They had better shit than anyone.. I  could find more Dame Edna clothes in those stores than imaginable.. I bought my coffee and end tables at one off of US 1.. they were practically brand new and the cost for both was $550 when I saw them in a retail store!.. I paid $50 for them! ah.. love them boca ladies.. gotta redecorate the body and the home every friggin year!
M

indigosunmoon said...

When I was a kid, we used to go to this HUGE
Salvation army store every saturday.  We found
lots of really nice clothes, and stuff.  Toys,
and my Mom found a lot of antiques!
The salvation army store where I live now, is
awful.  It looks like a dump.
-Connie

dbaumgartner said...

I love thrift shops and consignment shops you just never know what you'll find.  Looks like you had a great time.  Can't wait to see the completed costume.

jeanno43 said...

Lovely pictures!!! Now why don't our charity and thrift shops have great stuff like that over here?  All we get is saggy sweaters, out of date hats, mens unfashionable suits and dog-eared books!!!!! Probably in a big city it would be different. Please post piccies of the costume.

geminiwilder said...

that is the most beautiful Salvation Army store I've ever seen.  ours looks like a cave, it's scary.  good luck with the completed costume, and yes, photos, please!  
~phinney

emfeasel said...

That's a NICE Salvation Army store..how fun!

E

derasta said...

Ours looks like that too...nice and clean...well organized and so many people shop there...

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ann7inflorida said...

Miss Understood...LOL I love it!!! Syd & I went thrifting for her costume last week. Ya gotta love the thrift stores! Don't feel bad, I get side tracked too. : )

deabvt said...

Mandy looks great!
V

slowmotionlife said...

She's the cutest thing!!  tehehe... Loved the pictures and I can't wait to see the final costume choice!  :D

symphonycomposer said...

A delightful departure from the news we read in the newspapers. A sheer deleight. I set up housekeeping in Sanibel Island four years ago as a senior batchelor. I went to the Saibel Good Will and another in Ft. Myers and furnished my quaint apartment on a canal and not far from the beach. For $40. I bought an oil painting  of a sea scape I would not today take less than $100,000. for. I have pictures and dishes and wicker furniture not to mention my lanai furniture and blond king size master bedroom bed. Two beautiful speakers  have been added to my composing studio stereo system. I should have made the run over to Boca Raton as their Salvation Army retail store appears exceptionally nice. I have since been adopted by a girl I went to first grade with who lives near Gainesville, Florida. She adopted my new furniture  as well; my sea scape and other pictures hang on the walls in my new "care center" as she is a nurse and is responsible for lowering my sugar and cholesterol 100 points, each. And now I can turn to "CoY' for a bright and enjoyable new day. I am a lucky guy and. I am grateful.

bookncoffee said...

Sounds fun.  Like the way you told the story of your shopping adventure in pics.  I bet the Salvation Army folks thought "what is she doing with the camera?"  LOL!

rtefc said...

I Love Your Journal

krobbie67 said...

Your daughter, I assume? She's beautiful. And, I'm jealous, your SA story looks like it has a lot of great finds. The ones I've been to out here are pretty trashy.
:-) ---Robbie