Thursday, August 14, 2008

Great Finds

I have to show you the things I got yesterday....for nothin'!
We were in the dollar store, wandering down the aisle with all the paper, folders, notebooks and such, and I found this whole stack of envelopes in one of the bins. There was no box, or any type of package lying around that they might of come from....but I wanted those envelopes. I figured they would charge me a dollar for them, right. So I took them up to the counter and told them they were just sitting in a bin mixed in with other stuff. The lady said they probably go with these books that you can send in the mail. She also said that if there weren't many books left they would just throw the envelopes away, and she run back and check when she was done ringing people up. The line suddenly got long, but I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally the lady said to the other clerk, "just throw them in a bag, she can have them." Pretty awesome huh! I guess patience does pay off.
They are kind of an odd size, but that's okay. They're 7"x 6"1/4. I can make them work! Oh...and there's 82 of them!!!


Later that night, hubby and I were on our walk.
Now, I don't make a habit of digging through people's trash, but as we topped a hill, these old soda crates were just sitting on top of someones garbage. Aren't they kind of cool. I can just picture the Pepsi one on a checkered tablecloth, at a summer party, with some kind of treats or tall glasses of lemonade in it! The one on the bottom does have the Coke Cola logo on it, but it's very faint.

11 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

oh man, you're on a roll! Don't you love getting free stuff?! Those crates are probably worth something too!! The envies are worth something to a stamper! Enjoy your goodies!! :)

Conni Frankl said...

wow, what a great day you had, those kind just make you smile!!
C

Sherrie said...

Love those crates! Fantastic find!

Jennifer said...

cool find Cris! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

oh...cool find!

Lori Barnett said...

I love those crates!!

Karen from PA said...

What a great find! I love those crates. Please share what you do with them.

Sandy O said...

Fantastic finds! I love those crates, my gosh, you would have to search antique stores high and low to find these treasures. Congrats on finding them and being brave enough to take them, LOL.

And envies, huh, what paper crafter can't use envies. Have fun with them! Imagine all the envelope scrapbooks and cards you can make with them. YOUZERS! Teehehehe....

Tiffany Bauer said...

These are awesome finds!!! I just LOVE the crates and would love one for myself!!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

wow! What "crate" finds. ha ha. ;) They would be great for a picnic! You could put napkins in a few of the holes, all of your utensils in separate holes, ketchup, mustard, etc. :)

Stamping with Heather said...

Lucky ducky!! I wanted to buy some of these at the antique store last week - but of course they wanted wayyyy to much for them... Good for you!!