Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Secondhand Scores #15

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.


I literally just told my husband I am not going to buy anymore furniture until I paint every piece in my stash, but I stumbled upon these tables at a garage sale on Friday...
She was only asking $5 a table!  How could I pass them up?  I stood there staring at them thinking about how I was going to justify bringing them home.  I was about to force myself to leave without them when the woman said if I wanted the tables I can have all three for $10!  I would have regretted it every day for the rest of my life if I did not buy them!  Or at least that is what I told my husband--ha!

The next sale over was selling plants for $2 a bundle.
I got two bunches each of Cone Flowers, Black Eyed Susans and purple Irises. Can you believe I paid more for the flowers than the tables?

On Sunday I went to an auction that also has a flea market in the same location.  The auction started at 1 pm and so the flea market was just finishing up.  One of the vendors was giving stuff away that he didn't want to pack up. 
I got a set of measuring spoons and three embroidery hoops (I will remove their 80's crafty treatment).
At the auction, I got this large framed art for $1.  I will most likely turn it into a chalkboard.

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  1. $10 for all THREE?? Yeah, like you could possibly pass that up! Can't wait to see what you do with them!


  2. Wow those table are a crazy cheap find! Go you!

  3. I think even I would have regretted it the rest of my life if YOU hadn't gotten those tables! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Dona

  4. OMG.... those tables are amazing! $10.... You go girl!

  5. Hi Susan,
    Incredible find. When you see a great deal you need to go for it - that you will never regret.
    Bye for now, Darlene

  6. Nice !!! Here she goes again !!!

  7. Oh, I'm jealous. I am so glad you brought them home. That is definitely a deal not to pass up! Great find.

  8. You are I are one and the same. I would have fought you for those tables!

  9. I don't think I could've passed those tables up either, even though there's no room in the house. They're just TOO neat!

  10. I love that framed art of the horse drinking. I hope you dont turn it into a chalk board!

  11. Wow! Amazing deals!!! Those tables turned out beautifully!

  12. I love the tables you got ! they are looks beautiful !

  13. The tables HAD to come home with you! What a steal!

  14. I am seriously, seriously sick with envy right now - 10.00 - and they look like they're in pristine condition -
    I'll have to live vicariously through you on this one - CANNOT WAIT to see what you do with these ( they're beyond gorgeous already, really )
    Great find!

  15. Really....!!! $10! OMG.....! Where is this place? I am going there tomorrow...(LOL)
    Thanks for sharing.


  16. I really need to come shopping with you! Wow, at the deals you find! Thank you for linking up with Hickory Trail!

  17. WOW!!! I would have HAD to have had them as well!!

  18. $10.00 dollars!! That is crazy. I love all three of those tables. I am anxious to see how you finish them!
    Thanks, Patty

  19. wow!AWESOME deal! you had to buy them :p
    I tell mine the same thing, no more until I work on what I have but sometimes you just cant pass up a great deal!

  20. I am so jealous. I would have snapped them up without a second thought. they are stunning
    Lucky you!
    Fiona x

  21. Sheesh that is the best deal ever! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday

  22. $10 for all those tables! AMAZING! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  23. I look for your blog thrift posts every week!

  24. Oh, I love those tables. Def. couldn't pass them up for for $5 a piece! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  25. You always find the best pieces! Love those tables and I can't wait to see them after you add YOUR special touch!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!

  26. I couldn't have passed up those tables either! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Todoles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  27. what will you do with the embroidery hoops?


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