Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Secondhand Scores #20

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.


There was a neighborhood sale this weekend that I was able to park my car and walk to most of the sales.  I love when that happens!
  • I paid $2 for the pot with the colander.  I have been wanting one of these for the longest time!
  • The tiny serger was an impulse buy.  It was only $5 and I couldn't pass it up for that price.  Now I just need to learn how to use it...
  • The yellow thing is an alphabet stencil I got for $.25. 

  • I got four 61" length tab top curtain panels for $2 total.  They are a little faded, but I then found the bottle of navy blue Rit dye for $.25 to fix that problem.  These will be perfect for my son's room.

  • The life jacket was $3.
  • The black shelf was $1.  I just bought the same shelf at Home Depot for almost $5, so now I can return it and save some $$.

  • The two small square containers were $.25 total. 
  • The set of three spatulas were $.10.
  • The rest of the containers were $4 total.  I don't think they were ever even used.  It will be great to replace all my other containers with these matching (unstained) ones.


  1. looks like you did good at the sales.I wish we had those type of sales here.The ones I go to seem to think there goods are made of gold-love dee x

  2. Great bargains! I missed a major neighborhood sale - for some reason they only put up posters instead of advertising.

  3. The nice thing about the plastic containers is that they are made by Rubbermaid which is still producing their products in the United States. No telling WHAT the they are putting in the plastic in China!

  4. Sweet!! =) I'm totally jealous of the serger! Thanks for sharing at the Pinterest Power Party!


  5. bargain on the serger some great finds there!

  6. Great deals. I need to find containers at prices like that. My son loses them all the time.

  7. Fabulous deals. Those containers are a great deal. Makes for great freezer meals have a great day already following from previous hop have a good one.

  8. I love a bargain! It looks like you had fun at these sales...I'm jealous! I haven't found a good sale in a while! Found you on Give me the Goods!

  9. Great find, I love a good bargain. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. That's quite a haul -- congratulations! I'm curious to know if that little mini serger actually does the job.

  11. Quite a lot of finds! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x


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