Apparently, I’m a little behind in showing you my latest thrifty finds. There is lots to see, so let’s get started.
First up is Goodwill. We actually have 2 of these in our small town. One is much larger than the other but I try to check them both out.
This find is from a couple weeks ago and was the only thing I found that day. It is pretty heavy and about 6″ tall. I figure it must be a bookend. Price $2.99.
It has since gotten a couple coats of black spray but I thinking maybe I need/want something different. Maybe pink. Or red. We shall see.
Also from GW, I found some Halloween/Fall items which will be made into a wreath.
A large bag of leaf garland for $3.99. I really debated getting this. Sometimes you just can’t tell how much is in the bag. I figured as long as there were at least 4 strands it wouldn’t be any different than going to the dollar store. I was pleasantly surprised to find there were indeed 4 strands but a little nicer than the dollar store variety, more leaves per strand and thicker leaves. One garland had what looked like double the amount of leaves and the other three had the addition of little clumps of “berries”. This haul also included a straw wreath form ($.99), a bag of foam ghosts, bats and pumpkins ($.99), a sticker covered wooden Boo ($.99), a plastic storage/pencil box ($.99 and 50% off) and 3 orange napkins ($.79). Not too bad for less than $8.
Next up my new favorite thrift store. It is small but it’s CHEAP! I went looking for sweaters and shirts specifically for making some more pumpkins. Jackpot! All of the clothing pieces were $.75 each.
The white place mats were 2 for $.25.
I also picked up what I think are valance or swag holders. They have a hook on the back to hang them up. Basically its two stars….a large blue star in the back with a smaller red star in the front. These were $1.50 each. I think they will look cute upright on a table with a saucer glued to the top as candle holders. I also got the Sculpey Clay texturizer ($.50) since I have some Sculpey clay in my craft stash. There are two pieces, one is a Chantilly lace pattern and the one has a French script pattern. A small flower pot with a dragonfly and some copper patina on the edge ($.25) and a pill organizer also $.25 which I’ve already used to store some leftover glitter in.
Yard Sale Finds
Last up, yesterday’s yard sale finds.
Wall candle sconce with fleur-di-lis holds two candles. Grapevine wreath, long rectangle pillow and small picnic basket. All pieces just 50 cents each.
This next grouping totaled $3.25 total. Copper oak leaves with acorns, purple pumpkin (has Teleflora on the bottom).
This picture frame looks like a haunted house to me. I think I may spray paint it black, replace the late 70′s pictures with spooky silhouettes and use as Halloween decor.
This next batch is mostly craft supplies. Orange pom-pom trim, wooden apple, looong cinnamon sticks and fall pick; wood spools, stars, round bases and white buttons (not shown). The window bird feeder is for my craft room. Total cost $4.20.
And last but not least, these 2 1930′s end tables. $5 for the PAIR. They’ve been mostly stripped but I saw four different colors still showing in bits and pieces…cream, red, blue and green. They need a good sanding, some wood filler on the top of the right one and a fresh coat of paint. They are pretty heavy even though they are a little smaller in size.
Wow, maybe I should make sure I do this weekly so there is not so much to show. In any case, hope you’ve enjoyed viewing my thrifty finds.
And I can’t leave without asking….What thrifty items have you found lately?
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