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fiddlegirl89
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Kayla
Dunnville KY
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2011 :  10:20:42 AM  Show Profile  Send fiddlegirl89 an AOL message  Send fiddlegirl89 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love the thrift store! Mom and I dropped some stuff off at our local Goodwill store yesterday and decided to look through real quick. (riiight) I found a new-with-tags long black linen skirt ($3) and a shirt just like one my boyfriend has ($2.50.) Awesome!

www.crazykcreates.blogspot.com

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8350 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8350 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2011 :  10:37:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I try and go to the thift about once a week. I posted a picture of my latest finds. Its about two pictures back from the current one on my site. I probably won't be going again now until next week. Never know what you will find.
Nancy Jo

www.Nancy-Jo.blogspot.com
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Tea Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2011 :  4:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a grey cashmere scarf today for $1.00. I was so surprised - and very pleased. Its soooo soft and it looks perfect with my winter coat.

Lorraine
(aka Tea Lady)
Farmgirl #1819
www.birdsandteas.com
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5176 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  3:14:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I scored big time today

~I have been searching online for a good pair of shoes but have a hard time justifying shoes over $80.00. On a whim, I stopped at the Thrift Store today, here is what I scored on:

-Dansko Leather Boots $5.00
-Dan Post Leather Cowboy Boots $5.00
-Dansko Leather Shoes (a style I have been wanting) $4.00

I also got a 'bag' of clothes for $4.00 to include a wool Eddie Bauer woman's jacket, a Levi Denim Jacket, 3 pairs of Mossimo jeans, and a Woolrich shirt, everything in excellent condition!

Now is a great time to go thrifting with people donating their old things for new.


~Sharon

By His Grace, For His Glory

http://merryheartjournal.blogspot.com/
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  4:24:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, espeically after the Dec. year end donations. I'm going to hit a bunch of places this weekend.

Here's what I got this weekend, at a warehouse thrift place- $1.50! From the left- a polish marmelade pot, another onion soup bowl, and a french butter keeper-


Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11329 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11329 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  7:27:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I LUV 2nd hand shops..... especially since I like to re-work & re-create....
Our local Value Village has 99cent Mondays... what ever the tag color of the day is,, items with that color tag is/are 99cents... I actually got a sewing machine in it's cabinet for 99cents!
I am always on the troll for 100% wool items that I can buy for pennies, take home, launder and then cut up for crafts.
What ever would we crafters do w/o 2nd hand shops! lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom.
"Is it time for my Dirt Manicure yet!"

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://www.graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  11:44:25 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
YAY!!! "Glamping" goodies!!
Found this set of suitcases right after Christmas at a local thrift shop . . $5. for the set, in reasonably good condition. Gonna load 'em up with all my glamping linens, etc. for a Tent Glamping trip in March (in Arizona!) with my daughter.
Also just found a lovely vintage-look, ecru colored eyelet trimmed sheet that will be one of the linens we use.
AND, "Mr. Teddy" is an antique bear I've had in my bedroom for quite a while. Found him in the "Bargain Basement" section of an antique mall . . paid $5. for him. He's very "simple country". . . a handsome dude in his own right!
CJ



..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com

Edited by - ceejay48 on Jan 08 2012 11:45:32 AM
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  12:46:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cute!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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Tea Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2012 :  3:33:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a great day at the thrift shop - 3 fabulous blouses for $1.75 each, a pair of jeans my size (even petite)for $2.50 and 2 perfect-condition vintage glass refrigerator containers for $6.00 each. That's a little on the high end, but nice size and perfect condition - with lids. I love them. I saw a smaller one with a chipped lid at Goodwill for $8.00.

Lorraine
(aka Tea Lady)
Farmgirl #1819
www.birdsandteas.com
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2012 :  3:48:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A like new L.L. Bean corduroy shirt! I love those and I'm, slimming down, so I got one quite a bit smaller, woo, woo!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2012 :  06:29:32 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
A lovely picture frame I will convert into a display for my ATC collection, a great throw rug to go in the "glamping" stuff and a nice book I will try to give to someone . . . but that's a secret!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2012 :  10:15:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got a ton of pure wool sweaters (men and women's) at Goodwill last week that I'l going to felt and cut up and make winter hats, mittens and scarves out of for gifts. only cost me $30.00. One of those sweaters alone would be that much in a store. But they were only $3.75 apiece! Will keep me busy over the summer.
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2012 :  3:44:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea with the felting!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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Amie C.
True Blue Farmgirl

2099 Posts


Finger Lakes Region NY
2099 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2012 :  3:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got 5 books for $1 at the VOA. One of them is Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, by Cheryl Mendelson. A nice hardcover in excellent condition. I remember seeing this on the shelves at Borders when it first came out and not buying it because it retailed for about $35.
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Tea Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2012 :  3:39:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annie - So glad you found those wool sweaters. I always forget to look for those... I'll have to put that on my list.

Amie - that book is great. I never bought it but checked it out at the library. It has tons of info and a good read. That was a fabulous deal. I didn't buy for the same reason as you - too expensive. Wow! Good for you...

Lorraine
(aka Tea Lady)
Farmgirl #1819
www.birdsandteas.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2012 :  10:54:31 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
SCORE!! Today at the thrift that supports our local shelter for battered women I found lots of goodies, including fabric. But for me these doilies were the true treasure.

There are 11 doilies here, the varigated green on the bottom and the yellow one on top are 20 inches in diameter. On the left is a child's dress, and then all other sizes and shapes. At top is a a candidate for pillow top or framed wall hanging. $3.00 TOTAL for it all!

I decorate my bathroom, bedroom and dining and sofa tables with doilies so I'm just tickled all shades of pink. I will share some with my daughter . . . probably the little dress as she loves purple and the doily with the grapes for her dining room which is vineyard/wine themed.

YAY!!
CJ



..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com

Edited by - ceejay48 on Jan 21 2012 06:21:05 AM
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Fannie
True Blue Farmgirl

67 Posts


North Huntingdon PA
USA
67 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2012 :  05:57:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great find...I don't think people realize the time it takes to make these. I too love to shop the thrift stores and have found several doilies and table cloths etc. They make a room look so pretty.

Fannie
Farm Girl #2746
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Tea Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2012 :  1:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ - Those are fantastic. Love the one with the grapes. That was a fantastic find...

Lorraine
(aka Tea Lady)
Farmgirl #1819
www.birdsandteas.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2012 :  3:21:42 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I was in farmgirl heaven when I saw those! I don't know how to crochet or knit . . I've tried to teach myself but it's not going so well.
I REALLY APPRECIATE the efforts of others!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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laurentany
True Blue Farmgirl

3259 Posts

Laurie
Patchogue NY
USA
3259 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2012 :  4:47:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great find CJ! Isnt it just amazing the things that you find at the thrift? Enjoy them!
Smiles,


~Laurie
"Little Hen House on the Island"
Farmgirl Sister#1403


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away..
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tangledthreads
True Blue Farmgirl

185 Posts

Michelle
Middle Tennessee
USA
185 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2012 :  05:52:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW, that was a great find for $3!


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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Ghandi

Well behaved women rarely make history.

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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2012 :  05:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful find. I told my self, CJ, for the upteeth time, that this year I would teach myself to crochet. Everytime I make that granny square it is curly. I think you make such an amazing find in getting those doilies. The are so lovely and for such a great price.

Hugs,

Nancy #2301
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2012 :  06:16:40 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I handwashed all of those items . . yes they were a bit dusty. Before putting then out for display, I ironed them. It is amazing how beautiful they are after they've been ironed. Two of them had little clusters around the edges that were all bunched up but when ironed one of them looked like a border of pansies and the other, small little 5-petal flowers. Of course, they all, no matter how fancy look better clean and ironed.
This thrift has a big bin where they put doilies, napkins and that kind of thing . . I look in that EVERY time I go in there and have found lots of wonderful treasures. But this find, I think, was the "jackpot" . . at least for me.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5176 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2012 :  10:03:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great deal CJ :)

Hey if you ever want to go thrifting together let me know :)

~Sharon

By His Grace, For His Glory

http://merryheartjournal.blogspot.com/
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2012 :  10:54:12 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well, of course, Sharon!
Let's do it! Could be a ton of fun!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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