Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Secondhand Scores #27

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 is a local church that runs a sale every year to raise money. This was perfect for this past Saturday because it was pretty cold and they have it indoors.

I do have to say the prices are all over the place. Some things are cheap, some are totally overpriced. I didn't get much, but what I got were pretty good deals.

  • Stack of wire drawers $2!!
    • The stack of wire drawers are going to be used in my craft room/office. I hope to get this room reorganized to make better use of the space.
  • Phillies license plate $1
    • To be used on a future sports theme furniture redo.
  • Wire wall basket and big bag of pom poms $1
  • 10 books on CD (not pictured) $10
    • This is a major score for me as I do a lot of long distance driving and nothing makes the trip go faster than a book on CD!

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  1. I think I have that same wire shelf! I'll be interested to see how you use it in your craft room. I have to rapidly get mine cleaned up as we are putting our house on the market.

  2. Hi! I am new to your blog. I am also your newest follower. I love to hit garage sales, estate sales and flea markets also. You got some good stuff. Enjoy!


  3. Great finds! Visiting via TTF :) Hope you have a great week-end and make some more scores!
    Adirondack Girl @ Heart

  4. I love thrifting and finding such great deals. Thanks for sharing at TTF~!

  5. Great finds! I could definitely put those wire drawers to good use!
    Visiting from TTF :)

  6. I love when thrift stores or sales have bags of goodies like that. We call them bags of treasure! :)

  7. Awesome finds! I used to be embarrassed by garage sales with my mom and grandma too. But now....I'm on it!! Thanks for sharing with us on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  8. I love that big drawer thing! -Dawn @ We Call It
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