I have never had much faith in thrifting. I know that is kind of a swear word in blogland, but I have never had much luck with it. The area that I live in isn't very cohesive to thrifting unless you want clothing. However, I was passing by Goodwill and I decided to listen to the little voice in my head and go inside. And boy IT WAS GREAT! It still has a very small housewears collection, but I did find somethings I have been looking for. Here is a peak of their current state. Keep your eyes peeled in a few weeks for their madeover glory. I am now a thrift store convert.
P.S. There was also an old fashioned Japanese pin ball machine. That alone may have been worth the trip!