Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thrift Store Finds- June 17

I love it when you find unexpected treasures at thrift stores.  I went to a couple today looking for a treasure chest (I have a feeling it's going to take a miracle to find one) for a baby shower I am hosting.  I ended up finding this gem out of the blue.  Best part- it was only $5!  They are usually at least $15-$30 at flea markets/antique stores and even more than that if they are decorated. 

I already have two old windows but I'm always looking for more.  This one has (ugly) paint on it, but I was able to scrap some of it off with my nail in the store so I knew it would come off easy.  My plan is to take the paint off and either use it to hold pictures like the other two windows I have or maybe hang it outside on my back porch.  I've been itching to fix up my back porch but I've got to be able to find the right pieces at the right price. :)

Then I found this cute little pitcher.  I've looked at these for years and for whatever reason never talked myself into buying one.  I see them at flea markets and antique stores all the time for around $10-$15.  I even saw one at this same thrift store before for like $2 and didn't buy it.  But I'm kind of glad I waited because this one was only 75 cents!  Yay! 

I like going to thrift stores during the week because they are usually not as busy as on the weekend plus it's a great time for new merchandise to be out.  Also, thrift stores often do sales during the summer months.  I think a lot of thrift stores get more donations because people often have yard sales during the summer and donate what doesn't sale, or they spring clean and make donations.  Plus, if the kids are out of school for the summer I know some parents take that as an opprounity to have help cleaning out the house!  

I've seen several sales the past few weeks like buy one get one free on books; National Geographic magazines 10 for $1; records 10 for $1; buy one get one free on clear glass; 50% off TVs and furniture.  Be on the lookout for sales like this.  Also, be sure to 'like' or 'follow' any thrift stores in your area so you can see any sales or discounts they have going before you head out.

Also, heads up that Hobby Lobby has rows and rows of merchandise for 66% and 80% off!  There were some really neat items, that I didn't need, for just a few dollars.  Lots of glass items, canvas pictures, metal signs, mirrors, all sorts of little decorations.  Take your time because there were items spread throughout the store.  

Well, I'm off to work on my window.  Happy hunting! :)

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