Friday, October 29, 2010

Thrifty Finds and My FREE Bag of Loot!

{Edit: This giveaway is now CLOSED.} Before I begin, I want to let you know that my October sponsor, NEPA mom, is having a FANTASTIC giveaway on her blog today. The giveaway package includes five different prizes and I have to say, this is one time I do wish I was back in NEPA because it’s such a great gift package! Enter for yourself or someone you know who lives in the NEPA or Binghamton, NY area. You have until tomorrow night to enter!


I’ve been thrifting and yard-saling here and there and I wanted to show you guys what I’ve found over the last month, including a whole bunch of free stuff (but I’ll save that for the end). :)

From Goodwill:

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$4.00 Kimchi Blue dress from Urban Outfitters (thanks to my sister for filling me in – I had never heard of this brand before). I love the way it fits and as soon as Santa brings me my big brown riding boots, I’m totally wearing this with leggings and a long-sleeve tee underneath. Super wrinkled for the picture, sorry! :)


$6.99 shirt from Banana Republic. A little pricy for Goodwill but I really like the way it fits and I know it will last. These two shirts are perfect examples of why if you see something you like while thrifting, don’t be afraid to try it on if it’s not in your normal size. This shirt is a full TWO sizes bigger than what I normally wear, and the dress is one size above, but either they’ve been shrunk in the wash or they just run small because they both fit really well.

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$1.99 artichoke. I have a biiiig thing for fake fruit. I can’t stop myself.

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$2.99 urn (I want the bottom for another project I plan on doing)

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$1.99 huge glass frame (I see another chalkboard project in my future!)

And now from the lovely yard-sale:

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I originally bought this antique triple-matted frame for $.75. I loved the detail. Lindsay and I left the yard-sale to go to other ones, but we came back at the end of the day because she had seen something she wanted and was going to offer a lower price. Well, low and behold, the woman had everything left on the side of the road with a big FREE sign!

I think both of our hearts simultaneously stopped beating for a moment. ;)

I scavenged picked up everything below for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:

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Plastic container for sweet tea for DH, glass Pyrex dishes, Pampered Chef dish towels and cloths

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Two cute “coffee” mugs

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Christmas cd, Night before Christmas book, assorted Christmas ribbon and candle decorations, wooden toy train puzzle (not pictured)

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Different sized frames (I love it when I find small ones)

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Big tote bag, which came in handy when I was shoveling the free stuff into it! hahaha

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Cute planter – this is pretty pathetic but I’m already looking forward to filing them with mini mums next fall when we have our own house again!

I also got a snow shovel, which is outside and I’m too lazy to take a picture. Plus I figured you know what a snow shovel looks like. :)

Have a FABULOUS weekend, everyone! :)

Linked to:
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous


  1. ok..Love the Pampered Chef Towels! I sell Pampered Chef so when I see people who find the stuff for free..I think thats so cool! Gonna have to look myself :)

  2. How fun that you happened upon all that stuff for free. Did your friend get what she went back for?

    I love the planter with the three pots, the artichoke and the tote. I am a sucker for cute bags!!

    I hadn't been garage saling in over a month and went on a whim last week too. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Jessica.

    I'm so glad you stopped by because it led me to your blog. (I almost typed bog).

    I am awestruck by all of those great free finds! My heart quickened as I scrolled down the page and just kept seeing more and more of free.

    That little artichoke is adorable.


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