It’s another round of Five Fav Finds featuring Dan. Dan wears many hats at WebThriftStore— charity partner bringer-on-er, customer servicer, tech guy, and grammar police— just to name a few. Here are his picks.
1. James Joyce “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” 1916 edition benefits Cat Action Team Society (CATS), $500
Random House founder Bennett Cerf called Joyce one of only two true geniuses on the publisher’s list of authors. The other was Dr. Seuss. At times, Joyce’s language is weirder—but Portrait is not one of those times. A great chance to own a true 1st of a great novel.
2. Tree of Life, Witches Ball benefits Hearts for Love, $40
Collecting dichroic and hand-blown glass is fun, unless you have toddlers or pets. Expose this to changing light conditions and you’ll enjoy it for years, or until the cat gets to it, whichever comes first.
3. Ice Cream Sandwich Pillow benefits Mines Advisory Group (MAG America), $12
Finally, an excuse to drool on your pillow. One of many finds on the site that prove thrift shopping is sometimes just treasure hunting and entertainment. Perfect gift for a kid.
4. Star Trek (original series) season 2 DVD benefits Trisomy18, $14.99
After almost 50 years, Star Trek still doesn’t miss a beat. So much fun. Consider this Halloween-episode exchange between Kirk and Spock, haunted by witches seemingly out of MacBeth: “Spock. Comment.” “Very bad poetry, Captain.” “A more useful comment, Mr. Spock.”
5. Godiva Chocolate $35 Gift Card benefits 7th District Foundation, $24
“Trust us guys, it still works.” Gourmet chocolate: simple, tasteful, tasty, classic. Discount. Can’t lose.
Until next time!