More St. Louis

It’s been a restful/busy time.  My brain is going in a number of different directions.  Got some phone calls from the Heart Center back home – SO, have yet another test scheduled for early January.  <sigh>

Koda has been doing well, though he seriously wants to play with #1 son’s cat.  This cat is a BIG cat.  A seriously big cat and is a rescue that doesn’t take well to strangers, especially strange dogs.  So, there has been no playing.

So, after our antique looking, #1 son took me to the greatest thrift store in the world (well, certainly the greatest I’ve been to).  It’s huge, is well organized and has some really nice things.  Tuesday was “senior day” with 30% off – I’ll take that.  So, I managed to find a “few things”.  They had a LOT of warm sweaters and I stocked up on them.  If you’re in the St. Louis area and interested in thrift stores, there are several of these Savers – and they are GREAT.

Also managed to find a couple of ‘warm/snuggly’ jammie bottoms.  You know, the kind you see in all those ridiculous pictures of people at Walmart.  The kind that are made to BE WORN AT HOME.

At any rate, I got a couple, they feel great and will  be great for lounging – except, there are no pockets – and now I need pockets to carry the cell phone around in (the loop monitor uses it).

SO, this morning I found a JOANN Fabric.

Now, I know we have those at home, but there is not a  convenient one and this one wasn’t far from #1 son’s house.   And, oh my goodness.  It’s fortunate the one in Huntsville is not convenient.  I could have spent hours in there.

Got the supplies to add pockets to my “not WalMart jammies” and already have a pocket on one of them.  My hand stitching doesn’t look all that great and my Grandmother would probably not approve.  But, it serves the purpose.

The weather in St. Louis has been much milder than usual (your welcome!) but tomorrow I head farther north to a state I have yet to visit.

 

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4 Responses to More St. Louis

  1. jodie filogomo says:

    There used to be a Savers close to my work, and we would go at lunch all the time. I love how they color code the items so they are easier to look for something specific!!
    And that cat?? OMG….huge!! But definitely cute!!
    Glad you’re having a wonderful time, Iris!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Iris says:

      Loved the Savers – very organized and everyone very helpful.

      I am having a good time – in Iowa now. Pray your Christmas is Merry and your New Year blessed.
      Iris

  2. So glad you’ve had a nice time away! Sorry The Big Cat wouldn’t play with Koda 🙁

    Savers is the only thrift I get to anymore as there is one right by my work. I’m not a fan. It’s *too* neat and clean, almost like a regular retail store. And the prices are sometimes as high as Walmart. So funny how what appeals to one person is a turn-off to another!

    In my ebay days my favorite thrifts were the grungy ones no one else wanted to go into. That’s where I found treasures. I have never seen a “treasure” at Savers. I never ever see vintage clothing anywhere anymore – except a vintage clothing store, but then the prices are ridiculous. Amazing to think I supported myself for awhile by selling vintage clothing and now I couldn’t buy a cup of coffee off what I could make!

    But I’m glad you found some things for you – I’m intrigued by your handmade pockets!

    Enjoy Iowa…Happy Holidays, dear Iris!

    xoxo Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

    • Iris says:

      Bettye – I probably loved the Savers so much because I basically have nothing decent to compare it with. I thought the prices were great – but again, nothing to compare it with, and with the senior discount.

      I am enjoying my trip – TIRED, but enjoying! Praying you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
      Iris

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