Category Archives: Thrift Shops / Yard Sales

4-03-18 Thrift Finds- Dress Pants and Clothes

The puppy always wants to see what I have bought!

I found some clothes and some more shoes! The boots are great for wearing while I am teaching in the winter. I have worn through several pairs already and was looking at buying another pair for $50 so finding these for $1 is amazing! They are Croft & Barrow brand and have memory foam padding!

They gave me my stuff in this cool bag for free! I will save it for a future gift.

I got a battery operated fan new in the box for hurricane season. I paid $1 but these things sell for over $30 during the season. I got a book of herbs, a gift bag with dachshunds on it, a glass fish, and a bunch of doggy clothes patterns.

I also got a few things to sell. The cute little girls dress, Ralph Lauren Polo boots and a Chico’s cape (it didn’t photograph well).

I am pleased with the top dresses and skirt but the PJs ended up not working. I am going to give them to my mother.

I am especially excited for the above two pairs of Kenneth Cole dress pants. They fit me perfectly and don’t need to be hemmed. The pants with buttons are from Express and also fit great but need to be hemmed. I plan on going through all of my dress pants this summer and only keeping the best ones. I also have several pairs sitting, waiting for me to hem them.

3-7-18 Thrift Finds- Stuff to Sell on eBay, Clothes and an Octopus

I purchased the above clothes to sell on eBay and they are all great brands including Victoria’s Secret, Lucky, Hollister Shorts or Jeans Only, Harley Davidson, and White House Black Market ($1 to 1.75 each).

I got these 9 West shoes for $9.99. I might have over paid but they are my favorite shoe brand, super comfortable and I think I will wear them while teaching until they fall apart.

I am so excited about this Octopus ($2.99). It’s SOLID metal and very heavy. I plan to paint it so that it will match our pool area. The silver is currently not in great shape.

I got B a shirt ($1.99) and jacket ($5.99)and I got myself the above jacket from buckle with the tags on by way of the thrift shop for $7.99.

Here are some more items I plan to sell on eBay. The brands are Motherhood Maternity, Chicos, and LIMI. The last I had never heard of but it seems to sell for several hundred dollars per coat on eBay.

The above clothes were for me and B and cost between ($1 to 1.75 each). All of the clothes cost in this price range unless I mentioned it specifically.

This Michael Kors shirt for less than $2 will be going on eBay with a much better picture.

I was especially excited to find the duvet cover on the left with pillow cases because it matches a set I already LOVE from IKEA. I tried to buy a larger size also in this fabric but they no longer sell it. I also got the above folding stool for FREE. And the expensive pocket square was in the pocket of one of the coats.

Thrift Finds- Outside Rocking Loveseat for $7.50

Since we moved into our most recent house with a pool we have been wanting to have more outside seating. But of course I was determined to find it at a thrift shop. I got the above chairs that go from seating to laying and also fold up small for $9 each at the thrift shop.

When I saw the below cute little Outside Rocking Loveseat for $7.50 I had to get it and the best part is it fit in my small SUV. The cushions were it good shape too. I am planning to recover them this summer, when I’m off of work, to match the teal chairs and pillows I also got at the thrift shop for $1 each.

3-26-18 Thrift Finds- Paint Bucket Spill (LumiSource WOOPSY) Lamps for $2.50 each and more

I was so excited when I found these two matching paint bucket spilled lamps.

Turns out they are these:

LumiSource WOOPSY Lamps in Yellow

As I was headed to the thrift shop, my mom asked me to get her some curtains and a shower curtain. Apparently the put it out into the universe philosophy works because I found a set of 2 green designer curtains for $2 and a set of 4 pink curtains for $4. I also got her a designed shower curtain for $1.50 and one for us too.

I bought two long grey sweaters to wear while teaching for $1.75. I got the boots for $1. And I got the set of 9 bowls that we needed for $2.50.

I bought this adorable little purse for my sister. It has skulls and looks like disney so it’s perfect for her!

I got more long sweaters, a knee brace and a heating pad. Everything less than $2 each. I have joint problems and hopefully those will help.

I got these shirts and teal bowl. The bowl is plastic and looks like ceramic so it’s perfect for living with cats.

I bought two more pairs of boots for $1 each. I’m stocking up for next winter. I paid $40 one pair of boots last year when I needed a pair so I could buy 39 pairs of boots for next year and would still be saving money.

I got this cute picture in a nice frame for our bathroom for $1.50.

This bear picture will be decor for next Christmas/Winter. I like that the cats can’t break it.

3-15-18 Thrift Finds- Baskets, Sperrys, Pillows

I had fun thrifting at my favorite local shop on half off day. I was excited to score these baskets for $1 each. I always need more storage in my sewing room.

I also bought these Sperrys for my sister but she decided I should sell them on ebay instead. We will see  how I do.

I was able to buy some more clothes for work and life and a really cool elephant candle holder.

I was especially excited to buy this Coleman lantern. We had a rough hurricane season in FL this past year and this is the right time to start buying hurricane supplies when people forget that we might need them again next year.

I bought all of these pillows for $1 each. The left two will go great on our pool area. The two on the right turned out to be down pillows which won’t work for us so I was able to give them to my mom whose house they match better to begin with.

I bought the bento box lunch container on the left for $1 as I always pack my work lunches. The minions shoes are for my nephew. And the file organizer I got to organize lids in the cabinet.

2-18-18 Thrift Finds- Pop Up Fire Truck and Squatty Potty

I’m a bit late posting this. When my nephew comes to visit I try to have some age appropriate toys for him to play with that I can donate back or pass on after he leaves. The above pop out fire truck was a huge hit with the cats, probably more than my nephew.

This is the best time of year to buy boots, especially if they are only $2 each!

This funny ride on, spin toy was probably a little too much for a 1 year old so I’m going to hold on to it until his next visit. It was $3.99 at Goodwill.

The shirt is from Anthropologie and some other small items we picked up. The shirt and graphing calculator are to sell on eBay. The large reusable bag was FREE.

That white hunk of plastic is none other than an official squatty potty. I got it for $2.50 as someone I know wanted one. They aren’t $2.50 new and this one looked like no one had ever used it. You don’t actually go to the bathroom in it so it’s not a gross as it sounds but apparently there are some great commercials for this product.

2-3-18 Thrift Finds: Almost Free Yard Sale Shopping

Friends of ours were having a yard sale and I went with the puppy to visit them. They weren’t that far from closing and packing up and they loaded my arms with clothes. I believe I gave them $3 that they tried not to take. Most of the clothes fit us and it was less for them to take to the thrift shop.

They also took the below sweater off of a teddy bear and put it on the puppy. Where’s Waldo anyone?

Tons of Disney Stuff @ The Hope Chest Thrift Shop in Central, FL

One of my favorite thrift hops is The Hope Chest Thrift Shop in Ovideo, Fl. They receive tons of lost and found items from Disney! Check them out HERE and they have great sales for different days of the week including half off certain days.

1-15-18 Thrift Finds- Mini dog, Corelle and Singing Fake Birds


The puppy was a little confused by his new mini me but I found some good finds for cheap.

These trays were $1.50 each but still had the original Macy’s price stickers of $17.99.

I added to my set of these Corelle dishes but shattered the lid after making my first casserole.

I am always happy to find a Dave Ramsey book to sell or pass along. The robe above is Vera Bradley. The pink sweaters were for a hat sewing project for a march.

I snagged this Kenneth Cole rolling bag for $4. Thanks to built in obsolescence these bags no longer come with replaceable wheels so when the wheels are shot the bag can’t be repaired. I usually always have one I’m using and try to keep a spare for when it goes.

I also found another catchphrase portable console for work. And the BB8 was too cute to pass up.

I got some nice shirts, toys for Gimli and my 1 year old nephew and a book. The birds sing and move and are overall adorable.

1-6-17 Thrift Finds- Glass Fish and Ice Cream Maker

I had fun thrifting in early Jan. Many people have time off in Dec to go through their houses or it might be a new year’s resolution.

I collect the above fish and was thrilled to find them for $2.99 each! They are highly collectable and sell well but I’m keeping them.

The above Play Station charger was cheap but unfortunately didn’t work.

Below are some winter clothes, a starbucks cup and some shelf expanders. 

My mom asked me to get her a lighted makeup mirror ($3) and I have been searching for a second hand swifter ($2)since the refils are $1 at Dollar Tree. 

I got the mirror for my mother for her purse, the ice cream maker was NIB for $10 and we have used it a lot since. The file dividers I am using to org the dish cabinets.

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