Then I noticed many of the customers gathering around the bins and pawing through them. It wasn't exactly mass chaos, but it was clear: if I wanted to find some treasures, I needed to get while the gettin' was good!
So I entered the fray and dug through the bins. I managed to grab two pretty things without suffering a scratch: a Glasbake dish with a pretty green floral pattern ($2.99), and a large lidded jar with a scalloped design at its edges ($1.49).
I'll be adding the dish to my kitchen vignette soon.
Along with my bin finds, I came away with many other things. Of course, a collection of milk glass:
At $0.29-$0.99 each, I really couldn't resist. I have a growing collection atop our kitchen island cubby now!
In addition to the Goodwill, I once again hit up both YWCA Secret Seconds stores and found a pretty green pedestal dish ($4) and a unique glass blown candle holder ($6). At $10 total, these two were a bit of a splurge for a thrift store, but I've never seen anything like them, so I went ahead and spoiled myself!
Have you ever had a bin experience? Or spent a little more on a thrift store piece because it's not something you see all the time?