Thursday, August 6, 2015
Silverware and Stuff
I got a few things at an estate sale and thrift shops. First is a set of 31 Oneida silverware; it’s missing some pieces, but there’s six of everything (except there’s seven knives). I don’t really like fancy patterns because it just seems like overkill on silverware. I liked this curvy line design (although if I chose from a wide selection of silverware, I’d probably choose something even simpler), but I thought it was a pretty good deal for $7.50.
Next up is a Swingline staple gun I bought for $2 (and staples for 25 cents). I’m not sure if it works (or if I’d get around to using it) but I thought it could be useful. And it’s so cute. I love the red.
I also got a red toolbox for $2. It’s slightly damaged; you have to close it in the “right” way and even then it doesn’t quite close all the way down on one side. This was also an utterly unnecessary purchase but I always seem to find myself wanting utilitarian items—even though I may not be able to utilize them. My tentative plan is to take it to work to be my snack box.
I got this Banana Republic gray sweater at a thrift store for $8. I won’t be able to wear it for another few months, but summer is generally a great time to get winter clothing at thrift shops.
I was pretty disappointed in the red cropped pants I made, because I really wanted red pants. I’d been searching for a pair for quite some time (mostly at thrift stores) and never found a good pair that was the right red, the right size and the right price. But luckily, I finally found a pair that I can live with. They’re Banana Republic pants and I got them at a thrift store for $2.50 (which is awesome).