National Thrift Shop Day

Even if you are a thrift shop shopper, you might be oblivious to the fact that August 17, 2015, was National Thrift Shop Day. Yes, I do believe that there is a holiday for everything.

With the spirit of the holiday, I thought you might find this infographic, which is based on Canadian shopper data, from Value Village interesting.

A few interesting tidbits from this chart are the fact that 76 percent of shoppers who visit have shopped thrift before and 33 percent of shoppers visit a thrift store monthly.

The most popular answer to the question, Why Shop Thrift is that it is cost effective followed by the fun fact that it feels like a treasure hunt.

Value Village National Thrift Shop Day

What celebrity would you like to thrift shop with? I would LOVE to shop with Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and/or Adam Levine. Not sure what we would shop for but that part is unimportant and obviously, they don't appear on this chart so I'm embellishing.

Do you shop thrift and if so, why?  Finally, who would you like to shop with?

You never know what
I might have in store for you!

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Inforgraphic from Value Village.
Check out my Pinterest board, How to Sell on eBay.

Peanuts Snoopy Mugs by Department 56

The internet is buzzing with the news of the new Peanuts movie, set to arrive in movie theatres in November, 2015 so it seemed fitting to celebrate the return of the Peanuts gang with another Snoopy mug. This time, however, I have chosen a series.

I've started with this super adorable image of Snoopy called Puppy Love. I think it is my favorite but if you are a Snoopy fan you too might be hard pressed to pick just one of these coffee cups.

Other options from the series are shown below and include Flower Power Pup, Happy Hound, Day of the Dog, Houndstooth and Musical Mutt.

They're all from a series by Department 56, they are all super adorable and they are all available on Amazon by clicking here. Which one would you like to have your coffee served in?

Treasures By Brenda

Quick Links:

Buy your Department 56 Snoopy mug on Amazon.
Learn about the new Peanuts movie.

Doctor Who Target Books

I've been busy listing the first of a number of Doctor Who book sets in my eBay store. It is going to be a long process and I am trying to commit to listing six books a day. Wish me luck!

This huge collection belonged in a sense to my son because they were purchased for him.  However, he never had the opportunity to read them and now he is moving to Seattle and leaving them behind to be sold on eBay...

The first set that I am listing is the Target Books paperback series, which was published between the years of 1973 and 1991. I read that Target started with new releases of the books by Frederick Muller and that the last three books were released by Virgin books after they took over Target.  Those last three titles were The Power of the Daleks and The Evil of the Daleks by John Peel and The Paradise of Death by Barry Letts.

I'm learning a bit as I work my way through these books.  If you have already read them, you no doubt know more about the history of them than I do and probably remember them fondly from years gone by.

I had the opportunity to meet a customer who purchased three books from me shortly after I started on this Doctor Who adventure. He was thrilled to find the titles that he needed to complete his collection.  He purchased The Rescue by Ian Marter and The Planet of Giants and The Wheel in Space by Terrance Dicks, his collection is now complete and my collection no longer has those titles available. It was really rewarding to see his appreciation for the books.

All of the books that I have listed so far have been in pretty good condition with yellowing as befits older paperback books and a small irregularity at the top of the spine, which was caused by the removal of a small sticker. I expect the rest of the books in this collection to be in the same condition. Here is a sampling:

If you are missing a title or two, be sure to visit my eBay store, which you can find by clicking right here.  If you are missing a title that I have not listed yet, send me an email and I can pull it from my stack and get it listed on eBay sooner rather than later.

You never know what I might
have in store for you!

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Click here to see all of my Target Books Doctor Who novelisations.

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By chance, I stumbled across The Target Book: A History of the Target Doctor Who Books by David J. Howe on Amazon.  I would love to have a chance to look at it but it appears to be a very hard-to-find book, which translates directly into it being very expensive on Amazon.  

MUGS ON MONDAY: Pretty Blue Mother's Day Mug

This Awesome Mom porcelain coffee mug is pretty awesome, don't you think?

It's a handpainted mug done in the prettiest shades of blue and beige with the words written in brown.

It is dishwasher and microwave safe and will hold 14 ounces of your mother's favorite steaming hot beverage.

It features perfect five-star reviews from the Amazon customers, too.

A nice bonus for those whose budget is strapped is that it retails for less than $10 on Amazon, which makes it a truly budget friendly, useful gift idea for Mother's Day.

You never know what I
might have in store for you!

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Order this Awesome Mom coffee mug from Amazon.

MUGS ON MONDAY: Garfield and Arlene Shaped Kissing Mugs

Garfield and Arlene Shaped Kissing Mugs
Garfield and Arlene are Together Forever on this wonderful pair of vintage 1980 coffee mugs.

I think they that is, the coffee mugs, would make a very romantic gift for a Garfield loving lady but finding a pair still together can be a tough job.

This mug set is from eBay seller Jam-A Sweet Vintage Shop. You will find these mugs and a few other Garfield-themed listings in that eBay store by clicking here.

I found a few additional listings on eBay but remember, with eBay, items are often one of a kind so if you find a set that you love, don't wait!

You have to love how these Garfield mugs meant to fit together! Valentine's Day anyone? Maybe a special anniversary? What a wonderful way to say I Love You.

Treasures By Brenda

More Garfield Reading:

A Garfield Spinner Mug.

Martha Stewart Living Easter 2015 Magazine

A beautiful post for an almost wordless Wednesday...Martha Stewart Living's Easter 2015 magazine. Isn't it lovely?  I cannot wait for spring either and will echo the tagline, "Bring on spring!"

How about you? Are you anxious for spring? Do you enjoy Martha's magazines?

You never know what
I might have in store for you!

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Buy Martha Stewart Living's Easter 2015 magazine on eBay.
Check out my index of Martha Stewart's Halloween magazines.

MUGS ON MONDAY: Cinderella Slipper Mug

If you love Disney's Cinderella, you are bound to love this pretty new mug for 2015 from the Disney Store and the Disney Parks.

It features that truly important prop from the movie, Cinderella's glass slipper and suits anyone who embraces the princess and the story.

It is an affordable and practical gift idea, too and will hold 12 ounces of your princess' favorite steamy, hot beverage. You can find it here on Amazon.

You never know
what I might have in store for you!

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Buy this Cinderella glass slipper coffee mug on Amazon.
Follow my Disney Cinderella Pinterest board.
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