Five Bucks and a Thrift Shop, Round 3

A couple of books (including one I remember from childhood).
A knit hat for the next baby (as soon as I can talk my husband into round two).
A wooden box (I pick these up whenever I see them.  So many options for use).
A wooden mirror and massager, used as a rattle.
Two CDs (including High School fave!).
A plain white bag, tags still on it, awaiting an applique.

Cost:  Exactly $5 before tax.

Five Bucks and a Thrift Shop?  What's this all about?

I am a big fan of thrift shopping.  It's not because I can't buy things new and I'm dragging myself to the thrift store out of necessity. Instead, it's for the find, the score, the excitement.  The "I can't believe I found this...and I
need this" moment. It's amazing the stuff you can find. It sort of gives you a high.  And then I come home and set up a little display for my husband to gawk at.  Okay, so "Yup, that's nice" isn't quite a gawk, but I'm sure his non-nonchalant, monotonous mannerism is a cover up.  Surely, he's silently just as enthusiastic and excited as me!  How could one not be?!  I mean, isn't this pile of treasures what you've always dreamed of having?  He must be secretly busting at the seams with excitement.  Okay, maybe not. But one can hope. 

What's with the five bucks?  Well, I saw some sort of article somewhere about a woman who goes to the drug stores with coupons and records what she can get for five bucks.  Five bucks is usually what I end up spending at a thrift store anyway. Instead of spending $5 on a coffee, might as well see what you can get elsewhere.

Won't you play along?  If you are a deal seeker, post a link with pictures or describe the awesome deal you got!  I promise I will be just as excited as you!  If no one posts, I'm going to assume no one cares about my treasures.  It will be simply heart breaking to think I'm the only one who gets outrageously giddy over a brand new set of navy plaid cloth napkins for only $0.50. For a set of six, none less!  Certainly, I must not be the only one, right? 


  1. OK, so what thrift shop do you go to? I never find anything good when I go :(

  2. Different ones all the time! Leeward Landing, Green Intentions, Savers, Goodwill, York Community, Ditty Box, yard sales, consignment shops etc etc etc. I guess I just have an eye? Maybe we could go together and I can help you find some scores. :)

  3. I loved that book about the fuzzy ducklings! This weekend we finally got some yard saling in. We found a box of greeting cards with Miss Piggy on them (a gift for a friend who loves Miss Piggy.) They were sold at Fay's Drugs (and the copyright date was 1981!) New in box for 75 cents.
    We got another glass pitcher (can never have too many of those.) A package of yankee candle tarts (like ten of them) for two bucks. We got an awesome plant pot with saucer for 1.25. And at this one yard sale I cleaned up. I found some saucers for my terra cotta plant holders I have-only twenty five cents each! They are like ten dollars in the stores for the size I needed. We also scored two huge bags of children's clothes for $15. They are in fantastic shape and super cute. We made an offer on all of their clothes and we took it. (We are dorks and counted over 200 articles of clothing--works out to about 7 cents each!!!!) So it was a good weekend here too! I should take photos for you some time. We also scored a couple of outfits for the (Mr. Dressup) tickle trunk, including a Wizard of Oz Dorothy dress for fifty cents :)

  4. Definitely would be up for that! We can chat about that at the park this week.



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