Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Yard Sale and Thrifting Finds

We went to a bunch of yard sales this past Saturday and scored some great deals! We hadn't been out for a morning of die-hard yard saling since April when we found our couch, so this was lots of fun! I was even able to find a few items that were on the list for our new house.

The highlight of the trip was finding a set of four Fire King custard bowls with lids for 50 cents! I was so thrilled to find "Pyrex leftover bowls with lids" that I didn't even notice that they are Fire King until later that afternoon.

Other wonderful finds:

-- Pillow insert: $1.00
-- Frontier Logs set (similar to Lincoln Logs): $1.00
-- Lamp: 50 cents
-- Dish drainer: 50 cents
-- Bag of Mega Blocks: 50 cents
-- Clock: 10 cents (I still haven't put new batteries in it to see if it works, but figured 10 cents was worth the risk!)
-- 2 Kingdom Heirs videos: 25 cents each
-- Set of navy curtains(already hung up but you can see the package in the picture): $4.00
-- Vera Bradley purse, checkbook cover and wallet: $2.00

One purchase always lead to another, you know, so after we got home from our adventure, I ran out to our neighborhood thrift stores to find a super long curtain rod so we could hang the new curtains in the office. No luck with second-hand curtain rods but I did find these two items:


--Tupperware  relish tray/baby dish: 25 cents
-- Super cute Liz Claiborne red shoes: $3.49

I think the Goodwill prices in our area are kind of high, especially for clothing, but I really liked these shoes so it was worth the price!

What about you? Any great thrifty treasures lately?

4 comments:

The Working Home Keeper said...

Great finds Mary Ann! Haven't been out to a yard sale in two weeks. But we did get a free sofa recently from one of my husband's co-workers!

Mary Ellen

Rhonda said...

I collect Pyrex but also have some Fireking and Bakewell brands - I like them just as much. Use them, you will be hooked if you are not already.
Your shoes are cute and I really like your Vera B. set.

We just went to one church rummage sale this weekend - got a bag of nice clothes, jammies and socks for my grandchildren for $5, 4 pears for 50 cents and a bag of toy dishes for 50 cents.

Lyn said...

You got a steal on that Vera Bradley purse and checkbook cover. I have a few of their purses, mostly given to me as a gift, and even on sale they are not inexpensive.

gail said...

wow--$3.49 for name brand sounds cheap to me. i paid $8 at the vancouver goodwill a month ago for some cute black sandals and they weren't even name brand that i remember. i figure i would have paid $20-$30 new so it was worth it to me. i've worn them alot too.

you are so lucky to have a hubby who likes to go yard saling with ya. i haven't been in years since the hubster hates yard sales. i always seem to see them when he's with me! lol