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Awesome find at the Goodwill

Discussion in 'Bird Boulevard' started by Wasabisaurus, 5/19/17.

  1. Wasabisaurus

    Wasabisaurus Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I had to get some medicine for Snuggles at the vet's and, because of a monster traffic jam, took a different route home - right past the Goodwill. Normally hubby and I go together, but I could not resist going in.

    I told the managers I would like to buy the collection and donate it to an organization or group that will place the collection in some kind of fundraising event.

    The plates and bowls were priced at a dollar each, however after discussion with three managers, they let me buy the collection for a price one of the mangers suggested. I packed the goods into big bins with lots of newspaper and surrounded those with the comforters I use to surround the birds' cages when we travel. The big comforters keep them in place while we travel. That was a huge job - and on a very hot day, too. I bought a few sets for myself, but paid full price - that was the right thing to do.

    The next thing to do is find a rescue or organization that will sell or auction off the plates, with proceeds going to help the birds.

    I'm in Delaware. Anybody know a reputable group in this part of the land? I've sent Kathie (MSBS) a note since she's in NJ. I certainly can't ship a collection this numerous. I guess the smaller plate on the right is the salad plate? That is not a crack in the bowl. Just the pattern.

     

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  2. Hankmacaw

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    Those are beautiful. How many sets did they have?
     
  3. Wasabisaurus

    Wasabisaurus Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I don't even know. I bought it all, and it's well over 100 pieces. I have a lot of dishes to wash - by hand. :huh:
     
  4. KimKim

    KimKim Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue BINGO BABY!!!

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    Cool. I know the Facebook group Parrot Posse does auctions all the time, but you would have to ship to the winner... so I guess that doesnt help, unless winning bidder can pick it up.
     
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    Very nice! I guess the traffic was a blessing in disguise!
     
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    rocky'smom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

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    those look like dishes from a restaurant that I use to go too at Mall of America. they had live birds in the entry and thru out the dining room.
     
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    Great and unique find. Very nice idea to raise money for a rescue.
     
  8. Clueless

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    Would Phoenix Landing be interested?
     
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    Rainforest Cafe plates?
     
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    rocky'smom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

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    YES, YES, YES, my brain is slipping gears lately. Rainforest Café was so much fun to go too.
     
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    There's WAY over 100 pieces there..........just sayin........I guess they shouldn't go into dishwasher? You've got your work cut out for you!
     
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    Whoah. If your dishwasher has a delicate or china setting, they'll be fine. Or even just a rinse cycle would likely get them clean..... good luck!
     
  13. Wasabisaurus

    Wasabisaurus Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Well, I have not checked the seals for myself. Hubby said a while ago they were cracked, and since we never have a ton of dishes to do at once, we hand wash.
    I'll have a look.


    I'd have to deliver the collection myself. I think Phoenix Landing is in NC. I'm in Delaware.
     
  14. Clueless

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    Actually I thought they had volunteers that have helped them to branch out and were in different states also....just didn't know which ones.
     
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    Wasabisaurus Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    ^^ Thanks! I'll email them.
     
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