Five Bucks and a Thrift Shop, Round 6

Melissa and Doug Puzzle
2 yards of thick navy flannel
William Sonoma Apron
A couple books
A cute little vase I couldn't refuse
Total: $5

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? 2


  1. Wow, what a score! the book alone is $8 not to mention the apron :) you are an inspiration!

  2. Thank you! My husband calls my eyes "four leaf clover eyes", as I find gazillions of 4-Leaf clovers too. The trick is go and be looking for nothing and everything at the same time. Nothing to take home (so you won't be stressed and disappointed if you don't find something), but know your style so you can look at everything to weed out what the scores are. Good luck!

  3. Awesome job, as usual. This weekend we took a break from sale-ing. We only got to one yard sale but it was a score. We got two cloth diaper covers, one all in one cloth diaper, two cloth potty training diapers, and one more coverup....all for a dollar. I also asked the woman if she had any more and she said she had a stash that she is considering selling and I gave her my number. Keep up the good work Jackie!



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