Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yard Sale Finds

Yesterday I went out in search of estate sales and stumbled upon a great yard sale. She didn't have a lot of stuff but the woman had almost everything priced at 25 cents. My brother is expecting a baby any day now so wherever we go we look for baby things.

We found a five pack of brand new onesies for $3.00, assorted pants for 50 cents and hats for 25 cents. I don't know the prices of baby things but when we gave them to my brother he told us that pants cost $6.00 a pair.

And this was the find of the day.

Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

No, we didn't buy the baby. Sorry to disappoint. That is the Fisher Price Zen Infant Seat. The one we found was in nearly new condition, only used at Grandma's house a handful of times. The list price is $99.99 but you can get it at Amazon today for about $62.00. We paid $12.00.

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  1. And that thing is AWESOME! Had one for my second child and he just adored it! What a score...enjoy it:) Thanks for joining in on the fun, have a great weekend. Debbie

  2. Sounds like you found lots of treasures!!! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!



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