Sunday, April 14, 2013

Secondhand Scores #5

When I was a kid my parents went to garage sales all the time.  I admit I was totally embarrassed by it.  I never really bothered going regularly until after I had my son.  I realized I could get clothes and toys and things for him for pennies on the dollar and that is when my love for secondhand was born.

Garage sales are my favorite but I also go to flea markets, thrift stores and auctions.  I am always on the hunt for furniture to paint, stuff for myself, my house, my kids and unique items that I could put to future use.  I love the thrill of finding something that was once very expensive for as little money as possible.

In this series, I will share my scores to show you how much you could get for your hard earned money.  Some days I hit jackpots, some days I get nothing, but I always have fun.


A quick trip the the Salvation Army and six garage sales between Friday and Saturday got me these scores:

Box of 12 sports knobs at the Salvation Army for $2.99.

A pair of brand new Birkenstock flip flops bargained down to $2.  The original price sticker from QVC Outlet store says $63.50!  Two plastic star platters to go with the plastic plates I got the other week for $.25 (marked down from $.50) and the rest of the items were in the FREE pile.  A bunch of cards/envelopes, some quilt batting, small pieces of fabric, the embroidery hoop that I will remove the fabric from and a bunch of canvas bags that I can use for when I shop at Aldi.

Linking to:
Real Housewives of Riverton
Not Done Growing  
Southern Lovely
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Embracing Change
Beyond The Picket Fence
Mom On Timeout
House of Hepworths
I Gotta Create
Domestic Superhero
The Shabby Nest
Liz Marie
Six Sisters' Stuff
Funky Junk Interiors
Simple Home Life
Homemaker On A Dime
Life On Lakeshore Drive
Classy Clutter
I Should be Mopping the Floor
Coastal Charm
Cozy Little House
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Lolly Jane 
Kammy's Korner
Kathe With An E
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just a Housewife
Better With Age
If Its Not Baroque
The DIY Dreamer
Fluster Buster
Bright Green Door


  1. those knobs are adorable!!! What a great find!!! :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. those knobs are such a great find!!! I too LOVE THRIFTING!

  3. GREAT finds, thanks for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  4. Love the Birk's. That is just about all I wear and I got my last pair at a garage sale too:}

  5. You sound like my king of girl! I love finding great things at thrift stores and you scored some great items. I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hope you have time to stop by.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  6. Great finds! Those knobs were a steal! So glad you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Hope you have a great weekend! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof


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