So I take this picture on the way up to Dollar General and I see the Thrift Shop in the middle of it all. My breathing becomes shallower, my heart starts racing and my mind whirls with thoughts of what crap-tastic finds might await me there, finds that I just might NOT be able to live without. So I pull in and some lady tries to cut me off so SHE can get the closest parking spot but I wheeled my bird poop festooned Honda, shifted into second and sped by her! Yup...I got the closet spot! I feel victorious before I ever hit the door.
So onward I trek, thru the maze of deliciousness until my eyes spot this wonderful picnic basket style whatever! It is new and unused and has the irresistible red gingham lining with a pocket in the lid! It is 10" wide and 5¼" high and yes it was calling my name "Sucker!" $4.75! "Sold", I scream, much to the dismay of the woman behind me who decided to move an aisle back, I think she thought there was something wrong with me.
Then I moved down to the craft items and of course there was a shoe box full of spools of thread and they were dancing quite well, twirling and bouncing trying to get my attention. They were very upset when they found out I only had eyes for the wooden spools and in particular the lime green spool as there was NO paper label on it, just an imprint into the wood. 20¢ and 25¢, I wept as I realized how cheap my find was and then I heard the moans from the spools I left behind as I moved away. My heart was heavy but for about 5 seconds because that is when I spotted....
...yes ladies another basket, a heavy nicely made one. My eyes are tearing up from the loving memory as I fondled this beauty. 9½" in diameter, 5" high without the handle. I am thinking maybe a gift basket but no...I may be selfish and keep it for myself at a pricey $3.50!