Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Secondhand Scores #13

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.


Saturday was a beautiful day to go garage sale-ing. 
I didn't have to bargain down any prices, they were all priced so well to begin with.
*Mini cupcake pan $.50
*Brand new scarf loom AND two rolls of yarn $.50
*Set of three oil dispensers with the metal basket $1
*Two mini crocks $1
*Tall crock $1
*Mudd flip flops $1

Lastly I got a much needed shop vac for $5!  Funny how it says quiet on it--it is anything BUT quiet.

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  1. I can see the muffin tin hanging on the wall with little treasures in each cup. The crocks were a great score.

  2. Awesome! I love my mini-cupcake pan, score!

  3. Hi Susan, I also have to admit that I was embarrassed by the whole second hand thing was I was younger. When you're a kid it just isn't acceptable in general by your peers. Some teenager thought it was cool but they weren't part of the mainstream - they were looking for out of the ordinary clothes.

    Now, I appreciate the value of previously owned items. In fact on thrive on finding those awesome bargains.

    Thanks for sharing, Darlene

  4. Susan - I heart yard/garage sales. It's like a dose of sunshine on my Saturday mornings. I always have fun getting seasonal decor for super cheap. Although the rule is... it goes up in the attic in the correct box ASAP. Hugs, Holly

  5. Those are great finds at AMAZING prices! I,too, love the hunt for treasures and deals! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Wow ... a shop vac for $5! Nice score!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  7. Very Good! Thank you for sharing at Hickory Trail!

  8. My mom made me a scarf out of that yarn! I LOVE it sooo soft! Glad to see your 'Efforts & Assets!' Visiting from Hickory Trail link Party

  9. What bargains. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  10. What a bargain...a bargain for me.

  11. You did good...again! So true, those shop vacs are LOUD!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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