Monday, February 1, 2010

I Got My Thrifting Fix!

I had the week from you-know-where last week (helloooo sick infant), but I was able to get out for a few hours, which definitely preserved my sanity. I met my friend Lindsay for lunch and then went to get my hair cut. (I don't know about you all, but if I was going to kidnap someone, I'd definitely kidnap a hairdresser. It is THE most relaxing thing in the world to sit there and have someone run their hands through your hair! lol )

Anyway, on my way to get my hair done, I happened to pass by a thift store. I've been to this one before and not been too thrilled wtih it, but there were little 50% off signs stuck all over the grass and the parking lot was full so I decided to go inside.

I'm so glad I did because I found some fabulous items!
(Pictures are dark, sorry!)

I have been looking for juice glasses and these were perfect for 15 cents each! I have been on the hunt for a salt shaker and was so happy to find these cute vintagey-looking ones for 30 cents for the pair. They have that old-school glass writing on the bottom which I love.

Frames were 45 cents each.

I was thrilled when I saw this "B" - our monogram- it was if God was smiling down on my whole trip. :) (It was 45 cents, too)

I know most people probably put these photo boards in their kitchen or office, but it will go perfectly in our bedroom (colors in there are blue or brown). I have it above my dresser and it is the perfect place to put notes from my husband or movie ticket stubs and other sentimental items since I have finally admitted that I'm not a real scrapbooker! {$2.47}

I have been on the hunt for this book ever since I heard someone read it to the kids at my church in college. It's a wonderful book with beautiful illustrations and I can't wait to read it to Luke someday! {$1.24}.

I am in looooooove with my new Eiffel Tower (tag on the bottom says Target). It goes so well with my Eiffel Tower clock and it was only $2.47! It needs to be spray-painted, but since I live in the beautiful, sunny Northeast that will have to wait a few more months.

{On my way home, I popped into a Dollar General to look for something and ended up walking out with these adorable mini-ornaments for 10 cents. These are great for filler next year! I would have bought a bunch more but I'd used my cash at the thrift store and I refused to use my debit card for a purchase less than $1. :) }

On Saturday, Lindsay and I went to an Estate Sale and I scored again!

Plate rack (also needs to be painted, but fabulous for parties!): $4

Adorable oil painting of sailboats: 50 cents

4 Corningware Ramekins: $2

Apothacary jar: $1 {see this post to view the jar}

Suitcase (we don't have any and end up taking 80 gajillion tote bags when we go to CT to visit my family): $5 {it's outside in the car and I refuse to go out in the cold just to get it! :)}

It feels sooooo good to be out and about getting great deals again! Yard sale season cannot come fast enough!

Find other fabulous found and created home items at Finding Fabulous on Friday, check out Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville,
and Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom!


  1. Great finds! I especially like the little oil painting, the plate stand, and your "B". I have that max lucado book and love it too! Too bad we can't go a yard saling together! :)

  2. Great finds!! Don't you just love when you happen upon something like the "B", makes me smile all over. :)

  3. Love that plate'll get a lot of use out of it! Great finds!

  4. Oh I am soooo JEALOUS that you found a "B"! I cannot find one anywhere (oh its the thrill of the hunt for me). I passed one up once when out with your mom, and when I went back...gone! Never pass up a thrifty find! Looks great Jess. I love your mantel :-) Kisses to all, Mrs. "B"

  5. I just want to say I think the book is the most awesome find. I love that story. I still get it out and read it To MYSELF! My kids are grown, but the message in that book is for all ages. It's a keeper.! Great finds.

  6. Yippeee Jessica! How fun to find all these great things! I love it when I have days like this. You find stuff you love and you know you can re-work it into something that will be great in your home!

  7. You did get some great deals. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Great Finds! I have crappie thrift stores (the kind that charge more than the junk is even worth)were I live, so I'm jealous!

  9. GREAT finds! I LOVE the Eiffel Tower!
    Thanks for sharing today. Thank you also for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!Featuring tomorrow on my blog.
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  10. Really great finds!! I love does make one feel better!
    Hope your house is on the mend!
    ck out my blog for my recent thrift store die for!!

  11. Great Job! I have a sick infant right now also! It stinks!

  12. Great finds...thanks for sharing! Funny how a little bargain hunting is like therapy! Especially with a baby in the house...good to have that break every now and then! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to FF!


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