Thrifty Finds

Ok guys I’m trying something different here after reading a post on Jimmys blog Here

I’m typing from my iPad notepad and then I’m gonna copy and paste to my blogger once it’s edited. However, I still will not guarantee there will not be lots of mistakes. I failed that class in school. Every year!  Yep, I’m no English major, journalist, writer, teacher or genius. Just a random low educated blogger writing about stuff as it comes along.


Today I’m going to share with you some my latest thrifty finds. I’m so excited about them all. I love finding a bargain. I’m not ashamed to shop at thrift stores, yard sales and clearance racks.  


Ok here goes..Me and my husband were looking around a local church thrift store just for fun when I came across this cute little Hausenware creamer for fifty cent.

 



I do not know its value or if it even has any but I loved the white farmhouse look. I could not find the matching sugar bowl, but hey that gives me something else to search for. I also grabbed an adorable, new with tags, Christmas print tea towel for a nickel. I’m a tea towel junkie. 


My husband went out for an early morning walk while I stayed in drinking my hot coffee in fuzzy slippers. I get a text with a photo of a set of adorable night stands he seen at a yard sale.




We needed a pair. 

I probably would have never chose these from the Target store for 80.00 each but he asked if i’d like to buy them as these were only 5.00 each? I could not jump in my car fast enough. I was there before he got his phone back into his pocket. They are light powder blue, never used and less than a year old. I washed them down and they now sit on each side of our bed. We will paint them later. And I'm still in my slippers. 


The other night we were were bored so we went to look around the Goodwill store since I had a couple dollars in my pocket. My husband pointed out a pair of camo pants to me. I snarled my nose as I never wished for a pair of camo pants. Then He showed me the original price tag still on them. 




What? 

“Let me try those on!” I said. They were too big, but for 3.99, I bought them anyways and will have my mom take them up. Thats not a sale, thats an investment! Now the most expensive pants I’ve ever owned came from the Goodwill. And who knows? I might want to hide in the woods sometime. 

 

Do you shop thrifty or do you choose upscale stores with premium prices? 

What are odd things you look for in bargin shops? I like searching for Pyrex and Fire king pieces but my husband has to tie my hands to keep me from grabbing them. Just kidding, but he does give me that look of “no more”.


23 comments

  1. I'm a thrifter...although at this point I am trying not to buy so much anymore as we get ready to downsize. Love your pants!!! xo Diana

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    1. I do more looking than buying. Im afraid ill accumulate to much stuff but on the other end, I get rid of things all the time I dont use, so I always have room for more. Lol.

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  2. Lisa, Stop...you cracked me up going after those night stands. LOL. I love the deal you got on the pants. I bought a pair, that I can not even remember the name of , but Oprah gave them away on her favorite things show once and they were 125 a pair. I got them at the Jewish Ladies Organization, rummage sale . I wore them once...Not so comfortable .. I hope you love yours. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Haha. I was a sight!
      I love a rummage sale too!

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  3. Love the little creamer. I look in the thrift stores but the stores around here don't have those great prices that you seem to find. I think because there are not a lot of people in my neck of the woods, you don't get the same amount or quality of items in the thrift stores. I keep checking though.
    I'm trying not to buy anymore stuff though, so maybe it's just as well. : )

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    1. Good stuff is hard to come by, thats why its exciting to find something.

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  4. We furnished out last house from thrift stores. My best buy in the last couple weeks is a brand new giant box of razor blades for a razor knife. $2. They run $10-$12 at lowes.
    WE bought a new set of Corel and extra bowls cheap at the flea mkt last Sat.
    The night stands look great.
    Hide in the woods, I bet Nick will find you!

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    1. Wow that is a great deal! I havnt been to a flea market in a while.

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  5. Lisa,

    You are a breath of fresh air! You are sweet, humble, lively and honest. You make me smile when I read your posts.

    Now these are some deals! Those camo pants, wear a big 'ol sweatshirt with them in the winter, or a white tank top in the summer. Very fashionable. The night stands are a steal. Pretty just as they are but you have nothing to lose painting them!!

    Keep up that thrifty shopping!

    jane x

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    1. How sweet you are! Thank you for the nice comment. Thanks for the fashion ideas! Lord knows I need all the help I can get. I have a white and a black tank top that will pair nicely!

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  6. Nice. I always tell folks, if I'd know I was going to be a writer, I would have paid more attention in English class.
    Love the stuff you scored.

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    1. Thank you! Your one of the good ones!

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  7. These are some pretty cool thrifty finds!

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  8. 250? they were (originally) out of their minds.

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    1. Oh I agree! I just dont get it. Who pays that?

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  9. those nightstands were a real find at the price. and the pants were a great bargain too given the original price.

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    1. We love the nightstands so far! Now I need a set of lamps!

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  10. I love Goodwill, I have gotten a lot of good buys there. I love to do antique shops also, not buying much but I love to look. It yard sales did not come in the wake of hot summer days I would enjoy them more. haha

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    1. I cant get going early enough to catch yard sales. Lol. Oh and I love hot days!
      Lisa

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    1. And so are the nightstands!! The camo pants, not so much.

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    2. Isnt it though? And yea, the camo pants im still not sure about.

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