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More Bunny for Your Money

In all my years of thrifting, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a find. And only $3.50!!

The others shoppers got to witness my impromptu and highly necessary photo shoot.

Definitely a little snug, but no way I was passing up on it. 

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Ice Cream Cone Plates!

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These are the perfect unnecessary plates for your summer dessert.  You have no idea how tempted I was to buy these.

Ice Cream Plates

100th Post: Beauty and the Beast Style!!

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I found these awesome pictures in white frames at the grand opening of a Goodwill in Marietta, Ga.  These became gifts to two of my best friends at my going away party this weekend.  I’ll definitely miss them…and my friends too, of course.

Massive Butterfly Kites

Large Butterfly Kite

I hate bugs, so these massive butterfly kites I found in an Ohio Goodwill were mildly terrifying.

Large Butterfly Kite 2

I imagine this is what it would be like to see a Butterfree in real life.

To Teach is to Touch a Life Forever

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I couldn’t agree more.

Thrift Store Review: Treasure Cove Thrift Store – Dallas

In my search for an RV to make my move to California, I stumbled upon a 1977 motorhome for sale in Acworth (technically Dallas, Ga.), just north of where I live.  I found it posted on Craigslist and the old man I spoke with gave me directions instead of an address (side note: I’ve noticed that people 60 and older tend to prefer giving you directions instead of simply giving you their address.  This in incredibly annoying).  Anyway, it wound up bringing me to Treasure Cove Thrift Store, which I had no idea existed.  It does not come up on Google Maps, which in my book means it isn’t real.  I came to realize this place was not only real, but pretty darn awesome.

Treasure Cove 1     Treasure Cove 2

Just in case the map isn’t helpful, the address is 10323 Dallas Acworth Highway, Dallas, GA.

This place has the biggest variety of the 40+ thrift stores I’ve been to.  Seriously, this place has stuff I’ve never seen at an actual store.  Without visiting for yourself, I’d suggest imagining every garage sale you’ve ever been to combined, but subtract all the crap and multiply it by 10.  Seriously, this place is worth a visit.  Seriously.  (insert synonym for seriously)

Treasure Cove 3     Treasure Cove 4

There is a ton of outdoor space full of outdoor furniture, a bunch of bikes and plenty of assorted, random things you’d never see at a thrift store.  As I said, there’s a working motorhome and also a pop-up camper for sale.  There were a fair amount of children’s toys, slides and ride on cars.

This guy greeted us as we walked in. You don't realize how massive these are until you see them up close.

This guy greeted us as we walked in. You don’t realize how massive these are until you see them up close.

You can't call a place "Treasure Cove" without having a treasure chest. You just can't.

You can’t call a place “Treasure Cove” without having a treasure chest. You just can’t.

I wasn’t sure what to expect walking inside, but considering the bounty of treasures outside, I figured I wouldn’t be disappointed.

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The interior was nicely arranged and not as cluttered as I imagined it would be.  A plethora of furniture, interesting books, instruments, models, toys and even a telescope all managed to be on display in this relatively small building.  Some guy was just relaxing, enjoying the cool air and watching TV.  The store really had a pleasant, care-free environment.

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The owner, Johnny, was incredibly friendly and happily showed me the motorhome I came to see.  I attached a picture of his business card in the hopes some of you will come visit this place.  I’m excited to go back before I leave Georgia and pick up a couple of things.  I’m giving this my first 9/10 thrifted tweed suits for providing all you could ever want in a thrift store.  It’s even cooler because it’s just a guy running a small business, which is refreshing these days.  I’m only not giving it a 10/10 because it’s kinda out of the way and I hate going to regions where the teeth/mouth ratio drops drastically.

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Alfonso Soriano Columbus Clippers Bobblehead

Soriano Bobble

I found this awesome vintage Alfonso Soriano bobblehead in a Columbus, OH, Goodwill.  The Clippers were once the New York Yankees AAA team, but they Cleveland Indians currently call Columbus their AAA home.

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As with most bobbleheads it really doesn’t look too much like him. Although I’ve seen much worse.

Acorn Candle

Acorn Candle

What a NUTTY candle.

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I was disappointed when it wasn’t acorn scented.

Mario Kart Kid’s Bike Shirt

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It’s times like this I was a 9-year-old again.

Going Nuts in Plains, Georgia

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I’m pretty sure I’d “go nuts” if I lived wherever the Hell Plains, Georgia is.

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