Category Archives: Thrift Finds

Thrifting Adventures

I have two thrifting adventures to share with you in one post.

On my first thrifting adventure, this little girl, my granddaughter Georgia came with me.  She was a terror in the store and had to come out to the car, get a little talking to, and then went back into the store.


I keep telling her that her Grandma Joey is a meaner and she has to toe the line when she is with me.  She’s learning that.  When we went back into the store, she was an angel.

Check out the amazing antique mirror I found…It was $15.  It’s going to go in my guest bedroom.  Craig said he’d hang it for me next time he comes.

Check out the pretty details.

I found some other goodies too including lots of fabric.


I picked up these things for possible cross-stitch finishes.

I got a Magna Doodle and a fishing set.  Sadly, the fishing set doesn’t have a magnet in the end.  I’m trying to figure out if I can fix it.


I got a pile of fabric that I will send to Carolyn.  She knows to get surprise packages from me now.  Carolyn makes all the great goodies for Lutheran World Relief Baby Care Kits.


I got all of these fabrics too.  I had counted at one point but now I don’t remember but I think there were about 45 yards of fabric altogether.

Some items were priced.  Here are the tags below.  The rest of the pieces were 50 cents each.  I am keeping some of these and passing on a bunch to the Cresco Ladies.


I also bought this wooden trunk.  I am going to use it as my coffee table in my living room.  I paid too much for this, $100.  It was actually overpriced but I wanted it…Plus, all the profits from the store go back into the community.


I’m keeping all of the blankets and pillows for the kiddos in it.

I really do love it.  You all know I like all things WOOD.
My new rug will go under here.  I can’t wait until it comes!!

I’m considering the trunk a purchase plus a donation and I’m totally okay with it.

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Thrifty Day!

Oh, my word…I had the best thrift store day.  Seriously, the best!  Let me tell you all about it.

Saturday I had to go to town to pick up a prescription and for me, that means a thrift store run.  Here are the goodies I bought.  I spent much more than I typically do but in the end, it’s all good.  I can’t wait to show you the goodies I got.

Here they are…collectively, it doesn’t look like much but wait until I tell you about it all.


Sorry, the picture is fuzzy, but I found this vintage embroidery hoop.  I have another vintage hoop that I keep in my dough bowl.  I use it as a filler piece.  This will go with it and it was only 25 cents.

I bought these two pieces.  I knew exactly where I was going to put them.

The spools went on my cross-stitch wall.  There was a narrow spot it could fit perfectly and it’s prim looking so I thought it was perfect.


I put the “Raised on Country Sunshine” piece here…
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Elbow Grease for the Win

I had to get my meds refilled so Gannon and I went to do that and other errands the other day.  In full disclosure:  “Errands” is a code word meaning “stop at the thrift store”.

We shopped and I came across this table.  It was $5.  There were no chairs-I already had the ones in the picture.  Just the table.  As you can see, it was looking pretty tough on the top.  There was paint, tape, goo and I think maybe fingernail polish in one spot…still $5 was cheap.


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Goodwill Find: Old Sewing Stand

I think this is going to be a fun blog post.  I know I sure had fun exploring.  Here’s the story:

I already told you that on Sunday I went to get my Covid shot.  I already told you that when I was in town I stopped at Goodwill.  I already told you that I found this…


It is an old sewing basket/stand.  I saw it and I have several of these already.  I didn’t need another.  I don’t even know if I have a place for one.  Ah…but what’s a girl to do when it’s only $10??

Then I opened it up and immediately, I knew I wanted to buy it.


The stand was stuffed to the brim with sewing treasures.  Here’s what I found… Continue reading