Thursday, March 24, 2011
We checked out the books from there. We found a paperback copy of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. It made its way into our basket. Aine wanted to look for toys. This particular Goodwill lacks a good toy area. We checked the toy rack without success. I then led Aine to the sheet and fabric area (another one of my weaknesses). As we were looking around the vintage sheets, I noticed a large hat on the top of one rack. I pulled it down for Aine. She has wanted a straw hat for a couple weeks. She always has a particular idea of what she wants, and not just anything will do. This hat was perfect. It even had a pink ribbon to tie it on her head. She loved it.
Aine decided the hat needed flowers. She thought she saw some in another section of the store, so we headed that direction. That child sure knows her stuff. I always tell her she has really sharp eyes, because she can find treasures that others miss. Sure enough, there were a couple bags of light pink roses. Perfection! She quickly snatched them up. As we were celebrating her finds, I noticed a loaf pan on a nearby shelf. This wasn't just any loaf pan, but a Pampered Chef stoneware pan. I grabbed it.
We checked out spending a whopping total of $3. Aine checked the display case on the way out. A sparkly ring caught her eye. She asked the attendant if she could try it on her finger. It was a beaded ring with a flower. She was desperate to buy it despite the very long lines. With her money in hand, she marched back into line. Aine bought herself that ring for $1.
When we arrived home, Aine immediately started decorating her hat. She showed the rest of the family modeling it with pride. Eamon was quite impressed with his sister's finds. He dressed up, and escorted her around the front yard. Aine and I proclaimed it a good treasure hunting day.