Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Secondhand Scores #21

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.


No furniture this week, but I did get lots of pretty cool stuff.
  • $2 for the embroidered art on the left. I love the frame--it looks like old barn wood.  
  • The framed daisy art is at least three feet tall! I bargained it down from $3 to $1.50. 
    • Both are going to be chalkboards.

  • The two deer heads are plastic and were $.50 total.
    • I am going to mount them on wood plaques that I got at garage sales last year.  I may cover them with gold Rub 'n Buff or something awesome like that.  
  • The three taxidermy deer hooves were $1 each.    
    • I am on the fence about them...I mean if you can mount the head of a deer, why not the hooves?  But they are a little bit on the creepy side.  
  • All this amazing fabric was $1!!  A quilter was getting rid of her excess stash and I was able to fill a bag for $1.  
    • Do you see that funkadelic penguin fabric?  I could not pass that up!
  • The birdhouse picture was $.50.
    • I will change out the picture for a photo.
  • The cork board was $1. 
    • I plan to cover it in burlap and try to do something with the frame. 
  • Wood jewelry box was $1.  
  • Six pairs of the most high waisted 80's looking jeans (pleats and all) for FREE!
  • Mary Kay Andrews book for $.25.  Love her!
  • My son needed an alarm clock so he can get himself up for school and he wanted me to run to the store to get one.  I told him to just wait, I know I'll find one at a garage sale.  It took a few weeks, but I scored this one for $1.
  • Last, but not least, my husband found these lanterns on some one's curb.  
    • The hooks are totally rusted, but nothing a little cleaning and spray paint can't fix.

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  1. What a fabulous haul - love the lanterns. And those penguins! Very Yellow Submarine :)

  2. Wow! Such fabulous finds! I love the jean tablecloth idea - so cool! Those lanterns are awesome too! All that fabric?! What a score. Love everything (except maybe the hooves... that gives me the willies).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  3. What great finds - the deer heads are going to be fabulous I know - but the hooves???
    Anxious to see what you come up with for them - because they're kind of giving me nightmares right now LMHO -
    I thought the jewellery box was a dresser - sheesh - if I don't get glasses soon, I tell ya!
    I was like you btw - I used to be totally embarrassed by thrifting - now I've been know to dig through garbage LOL - great score!!!

  4. Umm, those deer heads are going to be amazing! Love them!

  5. Love the lanterns you lucky girl!

  6. Love the lanterns. I collect them and would have been so happy to have found these on the curb!

  7. Okay, I find the hooves creepy too...I screamed inside my head when I saw them...But I'm all over the other stuff!!


  8. Totally swooning over that penguin fabric! Not sure about the deer hooves -- I agree, cool and creepy all at once! ;)

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