Who Likes garage sales and thrift stores?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Kristina, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Kristina

    Kristina Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Louisiana
    Well I do!!!! Anyways since DD is off of school this week because of Mardi Gras we decided to hit a few garage sales and a thrift store. My little girl is 5 and thinks garage sales are the best thing since sliced bread LOL. She of course found some things she wanted and I found some awesome things! Very country, very old, very vintage....I thought I'd share some pics....you WOULD NOT believe the prices on this stuff.

    Here are crocheted blankets...I paid 12.00 for the largest and then .50 and 1.00 for the others. I started collecting them when I realized people were throwing them away if they didn't sell. It broke my heart to see people's hard work going to the trash so now I collect them [​IMG]

    Here is a gravy boat (?) I found at the thrift store...I fell in love with it and had to have it for 5.00

    Here are ceramic eggs that someones old Aunt made back in her ceramics days....they decided they didn't want them anymore so they were selling the whole basket of eggs for 1.00 You can't tell from this pic but there are 10 eggs total all different. I ordered really pretty little stands for them off of ebay.

    I think I'll start collecting eggs [​IMG] Decorated ones that is! [​IMG]

    So anyway those are my finds for today....please if you have any awesome garage sale or thrift store finds show them off! I love seeing other peoples great deals!
  2. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I love garage sales, thrift stores and consignment shops. I'm alway looking for clothes for the grandkids, old dishes, toys, games and books. Last summer I found a lady selling recent DVDs and I got 10 for 2.00 each! They were in perfect condition.
  3. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    S.W. PA
    love garage sales and thrift shops too! you have some great finds there. We can usually find antique treasures at garage sales cuz some people don't realize what they have.
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    I go to the ARC (American Red Cross) store. They sell lots of clothes, furniture, you name it, they've got it somewhere. Our headboard and matching dresser came from their, we have a desk from there, I have some clothes from there.
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:Unfortunately around here the flea market people hit all the sales early and scarf up all the really good stuff. You really have to be on your toes and up with the chickens. [​IMG]

    BTW, Kristina, I love your afghans and eggs. I think it's really nice that you want to save their hard work. I have an afghan that my long-gone auntie made. It's uglier than sin, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2008
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I love yard sales, and thrift stores!!!! Totally addicted even tho my bf doesn't want me to be [​IMG]
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I love to go to thrift shops etc. And don't forget the antique stores, alot of times they have "junk" there that's not too pricey.

    You got some good things for the price! And I like the idea that you save those afghans, I have a few that are not something that I would buy, but my MIL made one and my Grandma made the other, so I'm keeping them.
  8. Chickadee28

    Chickadee28 Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Western IL
    I LOVE garage sales, estate sales, and auctions. My mom, sister and I go every weekend during the summer.
  9. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    love love love me a good yard sale or thrift shop. No better way to spend a Saturday. You know the old one mans trash is another mans treasure. Shoot I grew up on yard sales LOL If we weren't having one we were going to one. LOL
  10. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    95% of my clothes are from thrift stores. Most of my friends look down on that, but I'm the one wearing designer clothes for $4 a piece!

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