Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Thrifty Finds

So I guess another title would be more interesting, but my brain just wouldn't help me out with one. : )

Here are a few recent finds finds from Goodwill and a recent community yard sale.

We are linking up to Thrift Store Thursday at Homebody

and Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville this week.

Make sure to go and check out all the fun bargains.

Here goes.

A fantastic sweater for my daughter. It appears to be vintage, but who knows.

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We had just been shopping for me and Chloe commented on a beautiful sweater display. It was beautiful with camel and pumpkin colored sweaters layered with gorgeous scarfs with golden threads weaving though each one. She and I love a good display--we are both such visual people. She particularly commented on a beautiful camel sweater with large buttons. Not an hour later we were working our way through the racks at GW and found this almost identical sweater. The price in the store was $48.00 or $58.00 and we picked it up for $4.96.

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Her old navy top($4.96 w/tags) and khaki belt ($2.96) came from Goodwill. We found the same belt in a local store the same day for $16.00. I won't comment on her non-thrifty jeans or shoes, except to say that she can only wear about two brands of jeans (Levis or Gap) out there and they are not thrifty. Where is the best price for Levis? These are the ones from department stores, not Target. They are juniors, low rise and petite. Madness!

A rattan lamp base.

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It vaguely reminded me of the rattan jars (pictured below) in the Ballard Designs catalog. Honestly, no idea what I will do with it, but I picked it up for $1.00.

The stool that the lamp base is sitting on is a project that is not quite finished. I need more staples for my staple gun to finish it off (story of my life). This is a cast iron stool that I bought for $5.00. The lady was holding strong at $7.50. A couple of hours later she took $5.00.

I am covering the top with a piece from a coffee bag that Victoria and I found at a garage sale. The guy was asking $5.00 for it but let us have it for $3.00. Chloe and I separated the back and the front and my sis-in-law is going to take the front half for a project.



Four science books for less than a dollar since I had a big hand full of books and she gave them all to me for $1.00. The others are already on a shelf somewhere. : )
I also picked up a beautifully illustrated Romeo and Juliet in this stack. Fabulous deal for $1.00.

Have a happy Thursday. The weekend is right around the corner. I have two newborn photo sessions----very exciting.



Holly said...

Oh my goodness, your daughter looks adorable! That sweater is fantastic! I have a hard time with jeans too (I'm really short), but I find quite a lot of Gap jeans at thrift stores. It's just a pain searching through it all and trying them on. Maybe try ebay, if you're looking for a specific style?
That stool will look so good with the coffee bag!
Glad to have you back for TST :)

Amelia said...

Certainly some excellent finds in your thrifting adventure.

Have fun taking pictures of the new borns


PS Daughter is such a pretty gal!

Carrie said...

Thrift stores they are the best! Hey stop by tomorrow for my blog party and giveaway!


Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE the sweater and I think it's even cuter ON your daughter than it was just sitting there!

Anna said...

your daughter looks so pretty in her new sweater!

Symone's Mommy said...

Christina - thanks for you comment. That lamp is FAB...wonder if I can make one? May do a post on a project to do one.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Christina!

You got some great bargains! Love that sweater. Your daughter looks adorable in it!

Have a great day!

Darlene said...

Your daughter looks so cute in her new sweater!! LOVE it!

Ally0005 said...

I love it when I find cute clothes at GW, love the sweater.
I have found Gap jean at GW not the size I'm looking for but there are they. Have you tried Consignement sales in your area? My mom works at Gap and I'm always consigning my daughter Gap jeans that I get as as discount thank goodness.


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...


What a beautiful photo of your daughter! And that sweater on her, precious! What a deal! LOVE the lamp base, I thought the exact same thing when I saw it, like Ballards!Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
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Linda said...

Great finds you have here...your daughter is a doll! I'm finding myself only shopping resale shops and GW for it!!! It leaves me more money for travel...and I love to travel.


Kanella said...

where do you find all the yard sales?

Rachel said...

Her sweater is so flipping cute!!! Love all the fun finds. All 5 of my kids are dressed second hand & it saves us so much money!

Okay quick question what kind of camera do you shoot with. I need to get a new lens and want a good one for portraits of my kiddos.

Carmen said...

Christina, I gave you an award on my blog. :)