Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thrift Store Fabulous

I love, love, LOVE thrift stores!  There are several thrift stores in my area, but lately I have found Goodwill to have the best prices. I love that our Goodwill is clean, organized, and the employees are very friendly and helpful. I also like that every week a certain colored tag is 50% off. This week's tag is red. I stopped by looking for jeans for the kids for school. I didn't find any in their sizes that would work, but I did find some fabulous things, anyway!
 

Today's treasures included:
  • A vintage quart milk bottle - $.99
  • A glass cake stand  - $2.49 (it was a red tag item)
These two items are going to be a birthday gift.
  • A small vintage Pyrex container (it is going to hold sponges on my kitchen sink) - $.99
  • E bay for Dummies (Dear Hubby wants to start selling some of our unwanted items on E bay, and doesn't have a clue how to start) - $1.49 (it was a red tag item)
  • Three pairs of shorts for the boys - 2 pairs were $3.99 each, one was $1.49 (red tag)
  • A brand new Target Home brand fabric shower curtain (I have been looking for a new shower curtain for the upstairs bathroom. The one that we are currently using is 14 years old and pretty worn out) - $7.99
 Today grand total spent was $25.13. Not bad considering the shower curtain alone would have cost at least that bought new at the store. I do love a good treasure hunt! Have you found any fabulous items at the thrift store, lately?

17 comments:

  1. I love our Goodwill. For some reason they seem to have much better deals and merchandise than salvation army.

    Great Deals!!!

    Judy

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  2. I am am on Pyrex hunt myself....for that exact container! I got one the other day for .25, the finish is slightly worse for wear and it has no lid, but I'm happy to have it. They are a tad expen$ive on Ebay.
    Too funny, I just went shopping at the thrift store I volunteer at, and bought a shower curtain today also.
    Nice job on all your bargains. :)
    Snapper

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  3. Our Goodwill stinks! Everything is priced within a dollar of new and the quality is far from it. I'm jealous of all the great things that I see other find though. Good for you.

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  4. Wow. I am so impressed. You always do so good. I was so excited I found a pair of Lucky brand capris last week for $10. Thanks for being my inspiration.

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  5. Good job! You have inspired me to go this very afternoon.

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  6. Awesome job! You always find the best deals at the thrift stores!

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  7. ooh, what fun...you did WELL! It is my fantasy to find a domed cake stand on a red-tag sale some day!! I have a cake stand but always wanted one with the dome. Y'know, like they have on the counter in diners!

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  8. I miss your money saving ideas...hope all is well.

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  9. We miss you Tightwad Mom! We hope you're just taking a well deserved vacation.
    ~Carla

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  10. Bueller...Bueller?? Hope all is well. We miss your wit and wisdom.

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  11. Really miss your posts. Hope that all is okay and you are just taking a blogging break!

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  12. Please come back! You inspire so many of us.

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  13. Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)

    HeatherVonsj@gmail.com

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  14. I guess you have decided to stop blogging. Thanks for all the tidbits of knowledge you gave us. You will be missed.

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