Thrifted Treasures 2

vintage accountant books, gold stars and stickersOn my drive down to my parents’ house a few weeks ago, I stopped in our favorite thrift store. I had fifteen minutes before they closed, so I hit the office section, the greeting cards and the dishes–my three favorites. The greeting cards were a bust. Although they had several boxes of Christmas cards to offer, nothing was vintage enough or sweet enough to buy. (I still have no idea what I’m doing for holiday cards this year.) And the dishes were equally disappointing, unless you like those country patterns of the nineties. (Think hearts and ducks and other country patterns.) vintage accountant work sheet pads and Presley

But the office section never disappoints! Within five minutes I snagged up all the best stuff: some Care Bear stickers, some jumbo gold stars, and most exciting of all, two vintage accountant work sheet pads. The largest is 11×16 and I love all the little grids and warm colors and the yellowed paper. The best part about the ledgers is that yellow tagged items were 50% off that day, so one was 75¢ and the other was 50¢. My bill at the register for all four items was $2.12.

I’ve already written one letter on the smaller ledger paper and I look forward to using up all four in mail upcoming mail projects!

When you go thrift shopping, which department do you head for?

P.S. For more thrifting posts, go here.

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One thought on “Thrifted Treasures 2

  1. oooh. those kinds of ledger papers are my favorite thrift store find! I’ve been taking a thrifting break lately because I was striking out a lot. I always check out the dishes too (I have a display of vintage dishes on my dining room wall that I’ve been meaning to add too). And of course, paper stuff. Sometimes books. I’ve bought so many vintage books though that I feel like my collection is enough for now.

    this does remind me that I should go check out holiday stuff! the goodwill holiday section usually has a few decent vintage things if you dig through all the gross 1980s/90s stuff.

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