More COOL THINGs at Goodwill

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of shopping at my local Goodwill because I occasionally happen upon COOL THINGs. But luck was on my side this because I found COOL THINGs two Goodwill trips in a row. (I often go three or four trips before something catches my eye).

So who did I come across this time? Well, there was Tommy the Turtle Teapot with his friend, Fishy. Then I spotted the Kitty Triplets who toed the line between cute and creepy. And finally, I saw Mr. Miner chilling in his barrel of what looked like alcoholic Mountain Dew.

I’m curious. Have you found any COOL THINGs while out and about?

COOL THINGs at Goodwill

Goodwill has become my go-to-destination for crafty inspiration. Finding what I’m looking for is a gamble (compared to shopping at Michaels or JoAnn’s Fabric), but I occasionally hit the jackpot and find a COOL THING tucked behind vases or miscellaneous holiday stuff.

In the spirit of full disclosure, my definition of COOL THING is what other people consider CREEPY-A-F. There’s a certain endearing quality to COOL/CREEPY-A-F THINGs. And while space, budget, and a territorial COOL THING already on my shelf limit what comes home with me, I always keep my eye out.

Just this week, I saw a couple COOL THINGs in the holiday section. Mr. Frankie from Target almost came home with me. His ear-to-ear grin with baby vampire teeth just drew me in, and I pictured him on my desk. He’d watch my back while I write.┬áBut then I took a look at his eyes. Big, beady eyes that would give me nightmares for the rest of the night if I caught them staring at me in the middle of the night.

Then there was Santa Claus, whose eyes seemed to follow me whenever I walked past. Few things creep me out more than eyes following me. So his ass stayed on the shelf; I didn’t even look at his price-tag.