Friday, August 30, 2013

THRIFT STORE SCORE.....


WOW...two posts in one day!  The stars must be aligned just right, lol.  Actually I just had to share my thrift store scores.  After I treated myself to breakfast at Dunkin Donuts I headed out to my FAVORITE thrift store to do a little browsing/shopping.  Even though today wasn't the "everything 50% off" sale, I did manage to get some really good deals!

Starting at the top, that little fold out sewing box was only $7.49.  I have wanted a bigger version of this box for AGES, but refused to pay the ridiculous prices asked.  This smaller version was just the ticket to satisfy my need for an accordion box...without the high price.  I intend to paint the box pink, blue, white or turquoise.  Decisions, decisions...

The little crystal cordial glass was a necessary replacement.  Many moons ago I received a beautiful Waterford wine decanter as an engagement gift.  It held a place of honor on my dining room buffet, surrounded by much less expensive Crystal D'Arc (sp?) cordial glasses that just happened to match beautifully.  Unfortunately one of the small glasses was accidentally broken.  Thankfully it wasn't my beautiful decanter!  Today I found a replacement for a mere $1.49.  Score!

Next to the cordial glass is a flower shaped wire holder, I assume for toast?  Whatever it was originally intended for doesn't matter because I think it will make a cute little quilt ruler holder; and at just $2.99 I couldn't let it slip away!

Next were four Fimo polymer clays...tagged at $1.49 each...but all Yellow stickers were 50% today.  WooHoo...$.75 sounds MUCH better!

Next to them is a small rolling pin I will use when playing with polymer.  It was tagged at $.49...but since the tag was yellow the price was only $.25!

Next to the rolling pin is a pack of 6 peel and stick foam sheets.  I am going to use them to make a few project boards a-la Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.  If I stick the foam to some scrap cardboard they should be firm enough to cover with batting.  At $1.50 it is worth the experiment. 

Under the foam sheets is a single vinyl placemat for $.49.  I REALLY need something to protect my work surface when using glue or paint.

The remaining items were all found in the "Thrift" shop of the thrift store, lol.  They were $.25 each:
a set of small buttons to cover, a set of extra large buttons to cover, two bias tapes, four DMC embroidery flosses, and a Hello Kitty lanyard.  I dislike Hello Kitty intensely and will trash the ribbon, but purchased the lanyard solely for the clasp. 

OOPS...I forgot to include in the picture a 45 mm. OLFA rotary cutter for $6.49.   It was hiding in the bottom of the bag, lol. 

So once again the thrift store has proven to be an incredibly inexpensive source for many of the things on my "wish list" or "need list".   What I couldn't find?...9 x 12 manilla envelopes, snack size plastic bags, dark green rick rack, rubber bands, a power strip with a flat plug, skinny elastic hair ties, and ice cube trays.  Maybe next week... 

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Did you come home with so many great bargains! I wish we had a thrift store around my house. I would love to buy like this. I have a sewing chest just like the one you found, but no way did I get it for the price that you did. Lucky you! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I can't believe I went through over 50 years of my life without stepping into a thrift store! Oh, the money I have wasted by paying full price over the years! I am absolutely in LOVE with my tiny little sewing chest. It was the only "luxury" item of my purchases today. Everything else I know I will use and would have had to pay full price for at a later time. But the sewing chest...it was just love at first sight! I have decided to use it to hold "haberdashery" type hardware. The first item in it...the clasp from the Hello Kitty lanyard!

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  2. Wow you really did well here.

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    1. I think my Dear Hubby wishes I had never found the thrift shop, lol. I usually get him to take me on the weekend, but today I decided to go by myself. I can browse much more slowly when he isn't waiting in the car for me. I don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing, lol. At least when I buy things at the thrift shop I am only spending a very small portion of what the item would cost elsewhere, lol.

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  3. Love thift stores, what great finds! Sounds like sucess! I need ice trays

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  4. If you have a Dollar Tree near you, the elastic hair ties are 100 each to a package and the packages have 4 or 5 different colors. That's just a penny each! Besides thrift stores, I love going to garage sales and am always on the lookout for sewing supplies and notions. I would love to find rick rack.

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    1. Thank you! I will try to get to dollar tree today!

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