Time for another peek into what I found at various thrift stores.
Last Friday while hubby was working with a client in Westerville, I was free to wander around Columbus. I made a bee-line straight to one of my most favorite thrift stores, Volunteers of America. This VOA is huge and CHEAP, as you will soon see. I wasn’t planning to spend a huge amount of time in one place so I did my usual perimeter check. Lamps, lamp shades, electronics….nope, nothing here. Past the books, around the corner and found some craft supplies…
Two bags filled with 17 yarn balls in white, cream and taupe and a large quantity of twine. Yep, you’re reading the tags right…90¢ for each bag. I can either fill up a vase with the yarn balls or save for a project later.
In the same area, I found these two bags of rocks. Now, don’t ask why I need two bags of rocks….I just do =) But again, just 90¢ per bag.
Also, in the same spot, I found this package of foam stamps for $1.91. Since I had recently passed up a box full of stamps at Goodwill (priced $14.99, what?), these babies were mine. All I really wanted were the two butterfly stamps…
I looked through the picture frames but didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without. As I rounded the next aisle I found Christmas items. The only thing I picked up though was a large bag of cinnamon scented ponderosa pine cones. These I will use…can we say spray paint and glitter? I do my Christmas tree in turquoise and copper, these will look sooo pretty.
My next stop was a Salvation Army thrift store. Everything in the store was 50% off except furniture. I only found two items that I really wanted. This wooden finial was first.
Now here is a tip…always make sure you know what the real price is. I carried this around thinking it was only 25¢ because it had a paper tag tied on that said 50¢. Apparently that was someones yard sale tag. It actually had a white sticker on the bottom priced at $1.99. So really, I paid $1 for it. Sounds a little like bait and switch to me but I still wanted it, so I paid up. Even though blue is my favorite color (I know you thought it was orange, didn’t ya?) it’s sitting out back right now drying with a coat of white spray paint.
I also got this summery top (from Cato’s) for $1. See, told ya blue was my favorite color =) It’s a really pretty shade of turquoise with a white leafy print.
It’s all flowy from the empire waist, even though you can’t tell from this pic. So I spent a whopping $2 at SA.
On my way back towards Westerville, I stopped at a Goodwill and found a great sale going on. Short-sleeve shirts were BOGO (buy one, get one free) so I took the time to really look through them. I finally whittled it down to these 6…
I’m particularly fond of this one…Paisley and gold foil.
Not bad for $1.75 each (3@$3.49 and 3 free)!
I also found these 3 long-sleeve shirts…@$3.99 for the sweater and $3.49 for the tees.
My last find was this velour blazer @$3.99 also.
I will be wearing this Coldwater Creek blazer to a concert in December with my 75¢ black velour skirt I found a couple months ago. Now I just need to find a top to go with it. That’s all for today. I went shopping Monday but I’ll leave that for the next time. =)
So….Have you been thrift store shopping? I’d love to see what you found!
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