Saturday, May 3, 2014

:: Crazy for my New Hobby ::


I’ve been playing around with my doll house this week.  I bought some things for it from the Dollar tree. First I went to the Goodwill on Wednesday afternoon; I had some “free” or should I say “Me” time and I headed out.
I was looking for ANYTHING that could be used in the doll house. I’m always looking for tiny objects now.  
I think in the last hour that the Goodwill was opened that day—I probably touched everything in the store.  I don’t usually shop there—I prefer the other area thrift-stores; but at this time of day, GW was all that was opened (thrift store wise).  I found a little fence rail—but didn’t purchase it.  Later, I thought maybe I should have.  I could have made a porch rail with it.  Oh well, live and learn.
On to Dollar Tree!
I was in there for about an HOUR! They’ve done some re-arranging. So I wanted to look at everything. You might remember when I first began Renovating the doll house, I purchased a table, some popsicle sticks, a pair of handy cutters all from the Dollar Tree.
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This time—I was in there during a busy time and then once it thinned out… a funny thing happened.  I was over in the ‘cook out’ section—you know paper plates, aluminum foil, covered dish section; I was looking for some toothpicks with little grooves cut in them.  Instead I found something even better.
FORK PICKS--STAIR RAILS
FORK-PICKS!  I like the shape of them and think they’ll make great stair rails.
I posted a picture on Instagram…AND THEN…   a voice, very calmly, came over the loud speaker saying
SECURITY, PLEASE SCAN ALL ISLES AT THIS TIME.
At first I paid it no mind…
until I noticed it was quiet. Hardly any shoppers, the store had been a-buzz with chatter among the employees—but now…just quiet.
Back to my Instagraming FORK-PICKS…
I continued messing with the Instagram app on my phone, looked up, and what did I see?
There was an employee watching me from behind a rotating eye-glass kiosk!
When I say ‘watching’ me… she was trying to be inconspicuous. 
Then it hit me! 
I SERIOUSLY. THINK. THEY. WERE WATCHING. ME!!!!
…and I think they thought I was shop lifting!
Anyway—I took what I had in my hand, continued on and gathered the rest of my items…and was heading to the register when I spotted THIS!!!
BATHTUB
SHOWER GEL! 
Stop the presses…
EHEM! SHOWER GEL in a slipper bathtub! 
and the SCALE IS PERFECT!!!!
yay!!!!
I went to the register and paid and told the cahier all about my doll house and how excited I was to find this bathtub.
Anyway—I didn’t mention the Security Scan, Paranoia, or shop-lifting OR NOT shoplifting, to the cashier.
I may have talked about Instagram, doll houses, and my grand-kids. a little bit.
I’m pretty sure that
They no longer think I’m a kleptomaniac.  
No. 
They just think I’m a middle- aged LOON!
Who’s Coo-coo for coco-puffs!

By the way…I have something to tell you!  We bought another house-- Hopefully, I’ll get it posted and up for you tomorrow. I’m more than thrilled about it too.

…Til next time, be blessed.

10 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How funny, Pat! You are lucky they didn't strip search you at the checkout! lol Imagine THAT! A new house? How exciting. I can't wait to hear more about it.

Okay- Was the The Dollar Tree or Dollar General or Dollar Store? I am going to see if I can find a bathtub for the doll house for SweetCheeks. xo Diana

Gail Wilson said...

you are too funny. I hate it when I get suspected of shoplifting. I think it happens to those of us who browse too much.
the wooden little forks are going to be perfect.
you have me wondering about the new house. I know how you like to tease us.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Cute bathtub!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Cute bathtub!

Audrey said...

Looks like you will be 'playing-house' for awhile ... building stair rails and remolding the bathroom for that new fancy slipper bathtub. Sounds like fun ... and a new house ... for the dolls? or yourself?
Can't wait to see what you are up to.
Audrey Z.

Alex M said...

Like you, I am a "retail deliberator" and know that security ends up trailing me around. I can generally spot them and smile and say hi, then keep puttering. It happens to me a lot because I like jewelry and generally shop that clearance spot first. I guess when they see people carrying around jewelry they figure it's going to be slipped into a pocket. I just go there first because I don't want to miss a marked down item!

A Daughter of the King said...

You are an adorable "middle-aged" loon, though! LOVE the finds!!!!

Diane said...

Great finds. Those forks should work out great. So do you mean you bought a "real" house or another dollhouse???

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I used to take my little boys to a hobby store in Connecticut to look at trains. The store also carried merchandise for doll houses. It was amazing to see all the tiny details like dishes and tea cups that could be placed in these sweet little rooms.

Melanie said...

Love the new bathtub! It will be adorable in the doll house! Your story made me laugh, I can just imagine the scene. If they thought you were shoplifting, then the joke was really on them! Maybe they thought that you were the "competion" and were on a spy mission! LOL!