Tag Archives: Thrift Finds

4-5-19 Thrift Finds- 4 Pottery Barn Kids $80 Chairs

I spent $12 at a thrift shop for these 4 Pottery Barn kids chairs. They are perfect for the shabby chic look. They retail for about $80 each usually. I’m not sure how I will price them or where the best place to sell them would be. Any suggestions are welcome.

3-28-19 Thrift Finds- Nikes and Boots

This is a smaller haul than usual but I’m trying to post these updates more frequently. I mostly take pictures in my garage before I wash the items and clean them either for myself or to sell. However, I also post these pictures for myself so that I can remember where I bought various items and how much I paid. I enjoy posting updates to these posts when items sell. These boots were $2 each and will go on Poshmark unless my mom wants them. She gets first choice!

The above shoes and red target shirt were .50 cents each at a yard sale. The shoes are already listed on Poshmark as I know someone who has had good luck selling knock of Birkenstock style shoes and I’m experimenting. The Target shirt below will go to a relative who works there.

I bought some other clothes. The dress pants were $2.50 and the other items were $2 or less. They were mostly for me and I have already worn some of them to teach this week. I did buy the one plus size shirt to sell.

I was excited to buy these Nike’s for $1. The tops were in excellent shape but the bottoms were dirty so I’m still trying to clean them before I list them on Poshmark.

3-24-19 Thrift Finds- $2 Shoes to Resell

Everything pictured was $2 or less each and most of the items pictured were for resale, especially the shoes. I will try on some of the shirts to see if I like them myself too. I had some good luck finding some Nikes which tend to sell really well. Not all of them were in great condition so I am slowly washing them. These aren’t my best pictures but I am already photographing and listing them on Poshmark. You can see my Poshmark closet HERE.

 

1-19-19 – Austin Bins Trip

Updates- The black Sam Edelman riding boots (top center) sold for $50 + shipping on Poshmark

The black Ariat boots (top right) sold for $35 + shipping on Poshmark

I visited my sister in Austin, Tx and we both love going to the Goodwill Outlet bins and I bought home some of my finds. They all cost $1.49 per pound or less because they charged us $14 for a whole cart. I didn’t have to pay to bring anything home because on the plane because we used the free bags that came with our tickets on Jet Blue airline.

Updates- The colorful Papillon Birkenstocks on the bottom right sold for $26 + shipping on Poshmark

– The tan Birkenstocks next to them sold for $50 + shipping on Poshmark. 

– The red Toms sold for $20 + shipping on Poshmark

1-3-18 Thrift Finds- Birkenstocks, $1.99 Chairs, and Stuff to Sell

I was able to fit in a couple of small thrift trips in a busy week and had some great finds including the above Birkenstocks for $5. A great tip to find these is to make sure you check the men’s section. These resell really well. I think they are ugly!

Update- These Birkenstocks sold for $42 + Shipping on Poshmark. 

These chairs actually match my dining room set and were marked down to only $1.99 at Goodwill! I never see furniture this cheap at Goodwill and they are in great condition. Ignore the messy garage in the background.

I bought the items in the above and below pictures for all $2 or less each. I got a few things for me and a few things to sell. I will update this post as items sell.

I got the above beautiful sweater for $2 for my mom who works at Target.

12-29-18 Thrift Finds- Sam E, Toms, True Religion

I had a lot of fun thrifting today for stuff to sell on Poshmark. I’m trying to be more selective about the items I source to sell since I have limited time to create listings. 

Today I bought:

– True Religion Men’s Jeans .33 cents

– J. Crew Shorts .33 cents

– Green Patterened Anthropology Skirt $3.49

– Kate Spade Black Heels $5.99

– Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler $1.49

– Sam Edelman Gray Shoes FREE (Half off color and a $5 coupon)

– Toms Leopard Print Heels $2.99

I still have to wash and list everything but I will update this post as items sell. 🙂 

12-4-18 Thrift Finds- Giant Foam ABC Mat and Stuff to Sell

I have had a lot of luck at the thrift shop this past week. I found this amazing alphabet foam mat for my nephew’s room, it’s the size of an area rug. His mom has one in the living room that looks more like a rug but she likes that it’s easier to clean than a rug and still pads the knees of little ones. It was $20 but they retail for over $100 new and it was in great condition.

 

I bought the above Polo sweater, J Crew jean jacket, Free People Top and Michael Kors blue dress to sell. I think I will keep the exercise jacket. All $2 or less.

One of the finds of the day were the above Melissa & Doug wood clock toys ($2 each) in amazing condition. I will give them to my nephews for Christmas.

I was please with the above clothes I found for me.

All of the items in the above picture are to sell. Starting with the stripped French Connection dress, Lulus Romper, FUBU snakeskin pants, Tobasco and alligator polo (so strange!) and Armani Exchange skirt. The pants are $2.50 and everything else was $2 each or less.

The 4 items in this picture were from a quick trip to Goodwill. The Darth Vader mug may end up as a Christmas gift (or we might keep it!). Goodwill is so expensive compared to our regular thrift shop.

Everything else on this page was generally $2 each or less, unless I have noted otherwise. I definitely have some online listing to do soon. I will wait until winter break after next week.

11-16-18 Rummage Sale Finds – Lilly Pulitzer

I had way too much fun at a local Church rummage sale this weekend. I bought the above 4 Lilly Pulitzer items and the below Johnny Was tunic for around $3 each. These will all be listed on Poshmark soon.

Update- The green palm Lilly Pulitzer dress sold for $70+ shipping on Poshmark. 

Update- The blue Lilly Pulitzer ruffle top above sold for $27 + shipping on Poshmark. 

I also bought an assortment of dog stuff including the below outfits, doggie bags, god water bottle, harness and leash all for $3.

We had a lot of fun trying these dog items on the pets.

 

I also purchased the below Black House White Market and Cabi shirt for $3.50 and $2. These will likely also go on Poshmark but if not I could wear them to work.

 

I also couldn’t resist getting these two handmade snow people. I am replacing my glass Christmas decorations with items that the cat’s can’t break even if they throw them on the floor.

9-18-18 Thrift Finds- Disney Lost and Found Items and More

My local thrift shop gets Disney lost and found items every few months. I never know exactly when they will be getting the stuff in (they don’t know either) so when I walked in last Thursday and the store was full of Disney stuff I had fun doing some early Christmas shopping for my family. At least one item has been left out of the pictures so that someone won’t glimpse their Christmas gift early! Of the items above, the most expensive were the R2D2 Mickey Mouse ears for $4 each.

My father has an electric litter box and accessories are expensive but I found some for him for a few dollars at the thrift shop. I also purchased some citronella candles for our hurricane supplies and some other random items.

I was able to buy some little things for the nephews, a Star Trek Enterprise ship for my office at the college, a couple of vintage Nestle coffee mugs and some really pretty reusable napkins.

I found the above baby Buddha, hand towels, Pedi Paws, fans, loafer, and bag of sand toys for $2 or less each. The fans are for Hurricane season, the V.S. blanket is either for a Christmas gift or to sell, and the bag of pool toys and snorkel are for the nephews and our next beach trip.

I also got lucky with some clothes and a blow up cruise ship and a light cover. I especially like the chameleon dress for teaching. The Victoria Secret bra is to sell on Poshmark because they sell well.

7-31-18 Thrift Finds- Jeans and Legos

I also got this giant bag of Legos which had a lot of Star Wars guys in it. It’s already listed on eBay here.

EDIT: These Legos sold on eBay for $33 including shipping. I could have gotten more if I broke up the set but I didn’t have time.

I had really great luck this trip with Lucky brand jeans and True Religion jeans for $2.50 each! Some were our size and some are to sell.

I also got a lunch box, a rolling bag for $4, and some small stuff that will be Christmas gifts including a Lego H&M super hero hat for my nephew. I go through so many professor rolling bags because most are made so that you can’t replace the wheels and the wheels wear out long before the rest of the bag. This bag, you can replace the wheels but the material is already fraying! Someday I will find a bag that lasts longer!

When I am thrifting I always keep my eyes open for like new rugs and towels and this trip I got lucky. I got two matching towels and rugs that didn’t seem like they had ever been used. The towels are super thick and a nice brand and the rugs are memory foam and we have already been using the rugs in the kitchen. They are nicely padded for our feet over our tile floor. Unfortunately, this dark color shows lots of dust and pet hair.

The candle holders match our living room but I haven’t decided where to put them yet. Our house has a lot of really nice accessories that were all dirt cheap from the thrift shop. I love the boho dress in the middle and the shoes were $1 a pair for Vans and Toms and are already listed on Poshmark.

Update- The Floral Vans sold for $22+ shipping on Poshmark and the lace Toms sold for $25 + shipping. 

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I also purchased a pair of gap jeans and black Express for $2.50 each, one pair for me and one for B. I got a new in package apron from Ikea. I have been wanting an apron and it came with a funny pillsbury dough boy type hat. I also got a Nintendo handheld thing for $2.50. Also a stack of hats for summer. Also a book for my nephew and a set of 6 matching curtains for my mother who needed a set for her front window. The beware of dog sign is a joke. Oh and I also got a new in package set of stainless steel straws.

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