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nancypo Posted - Jul 27 2011 : 12:11:57 PM
I have found so much cool stuff over the summer (I have more time to go and look), I wanted to share! Please post your cool finds too! Most of mine were from thrift stores, or a local thrift store warehouse. I don't care for them as it takes WAY too long to find something, BUT on occasion I do- like this burlap bag full of beans! I thought I could make the bag into a pillow. Will see if the beans are any good! $6.00, because it was sold by weight.

My foley food mill, $3.00 and french bistro pitcher, 1 qt. size, $1.50 (half price). I always keep water on the dining table...

Breadbasket $1.50, just dusty and touched up with "old english"

Bread slicer, was missing the end, we cut some scrap plexiglass, works great!

Foley 5 cup sifter, $4.00 vintage store, works!

My husband found a camera tripod, for $6.00, worth over $100.00, boy was he happy!

Pocketwatch clock from the local Habitat Re-Store, $1.50, broken clock part, swapped from an old one I didn't want anymore. Cute! I saw something very close in the Pottery Barn catalog yesterday, was much smaller and over $60.00, wow! It's about 14" across...

I should add- I have gotten great deals over on eBay too-
brand new, never worn, black, smooth leather clogs, Halflinger brand, $30.00 (for work), usally around $100.00 new. I HAVE to wear good shoes, stand alot on my job....

Wool sweater, $10.00 like new, was $65.00 new, I had the same one, years ago, wore out, like new! What a find!

Post your cool finds! Let's inspire each other!!!

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Audra Rose Posted - Aug 31 2019 : 1:09:21 PM
I found 3 bags of holiday cards, photos, calling cards and postcards at a yard sale. Some of the holiday cards have post marks from 1919, 1930s and 1940s. I'll scan them to share with crafters.

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Audra Rose Posted - Aug 31 2019 : 1:04:14 PM
Originally posted by katmom

Vanessa, what great finds!

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

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There's no place like home!
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Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
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Dreamer42 Posted - Aug 29 2019 : 9:03:31 PM
I came across a beautiful soup toureen for $2.95 a few weeks ago! Very similar to Limoges...but wasn't. I was giddy!

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katmom Posted - Apr 10 2019 : 11:43:15 PM
Vanessa, what great finds!

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Audra Rose Posted - Apr 09 2019 : 05:21:53 AM

Last weekend I went to an estate auction and spotted these sad silver things. Some had engraving from the 1980s for Walking Horse shows. We got them for $6. The ones in front have been polished and the ones in back still need work. Besides silver polish I've used the aluminum foil, baking soda and salt method.
We also got a light up Merry Christmas sign

The lights work too, which is great. We got it for $17.

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MBurns Posted - Mar 15 2019 : 5:23:27 PM
I consigned last summer at 2 different stores and made about 500.I consigned name brand clothing,books and cookbooks, seasonal decorations etc. Easy way to make some cash. I love also shopping consignment stores. Great deals. Also love thrift stores.

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marlee Posted - Mar 14 2019 : 6:48:15 PM
I went to Goodwill and found 20 rolls of washi tape for 1.99. I hit the jackpot. And believe me I did the Happy Dance. lol

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ruthie218 Posted - Jan 04 2019 : 1:17:14 PM
My latest finds were 2 crocheted blankets and big bag of brush trees for only 10.00.

Ruthie Ann

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MBurns Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:10:44 PM
Consigning makes a little extra cash. Have several great consignment stores near me.anyone else consign?

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MBurns Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:07:56 PM
Great deal on sheets. And $1 for all those hankies wow. I thrift once a week usually on Mondays.I also consign clothes tomorrow Nick Macs etc. and other things.

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MBurns Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:03:07 PM
Pretty sweater and great deal on jeans . I feel lucky to find jeans for 5 and tops for 3 to 5.Love thrift stores.

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Audra Rose Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 11:36:05 AM

In our small town, the Assembly of God hosts a Ladies Clothes Closet. Its open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. I realized that I only had one pair of jeans so I dropped in. I found a beautiful plum Old Navy pullover and 3 pairs of jeans for $1. One pair doesn't fit so it will become a quilt.

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RachelLeigh Posted - Oct 24 2018 : 7:33:31 PM
My mother collects beautiful Mexican Talavera pottery. I've now found two pieces of this beautiful pottery at our Goodwill! The first one I found about six weeks ago, a Ginger jar, that retails for $110 or so and I found it for $7! The second find, a pitcher, happened today. It retails for around $80 and I paid $8 for it. My mom is so excited! Last week, I bought a $10 TravelPro suitcase in excellent condition that retails for $350. AND I've found three authentic, vintage Coach bags there, too, over the past few months. We have THE BEST Goodwill!

Here's the pitcher:

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forgetmenot Posted - Oct 24 2018 : 08:56:43 AM
Great find on sheets!

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ceejay48 Posted - Oct 19 2018 : 8:05:27 PM
King sized sheets in excellent condition: matching flat and fitted (no pillow cases) for $8.00
fitted with one pillow case (no matching flat) for $4.00

I have other pillowcases and a flat sheet that can go with the fitted. King sheets are SOOOOOOOO expensive I was tickled to fin such quality for this price!

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Tumbleweed Posted - Oct 12 2018 : 12:20:03 PM
Found this cute little turtle thread holder for my tatting projects. His top lifts off and the thread comes through the top of his shell. He is made of cast iron.


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Audra Rose Posted - Jul 22 2018 : 12:15:24 PM

Last Saturday we were at yard sales and I picked up 3 bags of batting (for later) and then I spied a large wooden oval hoop. The lady there confirmed my hunch that it was for quilting. So now I'm finishing my mother-in-law's quilt top.

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firecatinc Posted - Jun 08 2018 : 6:07:59 PM
I got a gallon jar of buttons for $2.95.

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Audra Rose Posted - Jun 08 2018 : 08:04:02 AM

This morning the strap on my Brighton purse came off. As long as I was going to yard sales, I looked at purses too. Lo & behold, a Farmgirl purse for only $1!
It will be a substitute until I can get my lil red purse repaired. Also got a rain barrel for $60.

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Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
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AuntJamelle Posted - May 29 2018 : 09:54:07 AM
Vanessa - Thrift shopping in Japan!!! So jealous! :)

We hit some barn sales this weekend - first of the year! Got a mesh metal wastebasket that I have torn the "decor" off of and will use in a project I have planned. I'll glue thick sisal rope around the whole outside and then use as wastebasket in our beachy themed bathroom downstairs.

I found some old wooden kitchen utensils - a honey dipper, a large wooden spoon with a great patina and an old fashioned hand mixer - all for decor use only on top of kitchen cabinets. And some spools of lace that I'll wash and add to crafting supplies. And my favorite find - a small old fashioned standing fan - needs a little TLC but even beat up looking it is awesome and I already have it up on a shelf in the living room.

I think I paid $17 for the lot - there were some small toys for DS in there too. So not bad!

At another sale I found a grapevine wreath for $1 - I'll take the faux flowers off and just use the form. Can't beat that price in store!

Audra Rose Posted - Apr 26 2018 : 3:24:04 PM
When I travelled to Japan to see my daughter, she took me to some thrift shops. The very first one had rolled up kimono for 100 yen (about $1). I only bought 3 because The Man said I'd already bought too much (humph!). This is the one that I carried back, the others she will mail.

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Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
Audra Rose Posted - Jan 25 2018 : 09:43:53 AM

Went to St. Vincent dePaul's and found this unopened stack for $3.

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Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
katmom Posted - Dec 29 2017 : 10:48:18 AM
Nancy,, how talented you are to be musically inclined.. I on the other hand tried my hand at the 'psaltry',, which has been safely stored in the closet for 4 years.. in other words,, I am musically challenged! snorks & giggles....

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Tumbleweed Posted - Dec 23 2017 : 2:06:28 PM

My new to me toy.

It has 22 strings and an inlay celtic knot design along the harmonic curve and pillar. The sound box has a flower petal carving.

It is vintage and has a few dings but so do I.

Just got to learn how to play it. I can play guitar, dulcimer autoharp, a little bit of djembe and bodhran. After a couple drinks I play a mean gypsy tambourine. But any time I excel on the egg.


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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Oct 28 2017 : 11:23:51 AM
Wow, you all have found some great treasures lately!! Like you, I love to stumble on a true "find" and snatch it up for a small sum of money. It seems that I have not been having much luck lately when I stop by the estate sales on the weekends. It has sort of been a "drought" out there and just lots of items that are going to find their way to the thrift store. The last few sales I went to, the people didn't even clean out the food in the kitchen and all of that was for sale. Weird. Why not donate the food that is still good to a food pantry?

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