The "things you always find in thrift stores" thread and Cardinal's comment:
I found some good/cool things at such stores.I spied an old dresser that had been painted many years earlier. I could tell that it was walnut. We stripped it, put some hardware on it, and have a nice piece for the spare bedroom.
- A cool non sequitur t-shirt from some local kid's theme birthday party. It said "I had a sporting good time at Philip's Bar Mitzvah". Funny thing was that I walked past a bunch of local kids (I was in college still) one day and one of them said he had the same shirt and had actually been to the party.
- My wife and I found a decent crystal glass punch bowl.