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April 13, 2011

The Best Is Yet to Come

Filed under: Household,Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:18 PM

I had to take these shots on the run, so I apologize for the focus.
If you squint it may help.

We had a few super nice days here and I have been spending as much time as possible outside.

changing colors

 Our colors may not be as dramatic as some areas, but can you see the reds beginning to deepen?

I showed you a few of the larger items I brought home from the charity sales, my dollar deals. 

Another thing I successfully captured were household items.  Having a  number of animals is good reason to pick up other people’s discarded towels. Have you priced new towels?  The least expensive I can find at the thrift stores are over a dollar each.  For half that I got some that are better than any I have ever owned. 

I am not ashamed to ask if I can get a quantity discount.
Another thing many people will not buy preowned is socks.
Not a problem for me!  I found these, never worn, still packaged

Country Roads, Australia brand

and 4 other pair for a dollar (total).   Wash them and they are good as new if not new.
I will be wearing them out garage saling or in the fields and barn.  Made me happy.

After having worn scrubs for work many years I can not help but be attracted to them at sales.
If nothing else I love the fabrics used for them.

variety of colors and styles

 Those that do not fit me or friends I can sell on CraigsList or through the bulletin board at local hospitals and care facilities.
Another type of shirt I could not pass up – it cost me a quarter at half price time.

shooting shirt

 It is heavy duck cotton with leather accents. This photo does not do the colors justice. It is beautiful and perhaps never worn.
I am not into hunting but have been known to do some target shooting.
This will probably be something I try to resell.

Of course at these super low prices I had to pick up a few children’s things to resell. As long as I remember where I pack them away for a few months.

Ill be taking better photos before listing

 I still have not shown you the items I am excited about finding.
Please come back to see them.  Some vintage, some crafty, and the best… well, you’ll have to come back. 

What are the things you are most grateful for this week?
Write a post about your top three and link up to TFI Friday, a new blog hop.
Let’s all show some bloggy love.

soft plush fleece fabric

Linking up with some thrifty hops:

Thrifty Thursday   Treasure Hunt Thursday

Thrifty Things Friday  



  1. You find the best things! you have rummage sales already? the only things I have seen advertised lately is the odd moving sale, which is when I have been out (rare) and no time to stop, phishh! I bet you could dress up that shooting shirt a bit too, maybe an applique or sparkles? fabric paint? deal on towels! & I look for old blankets too, you can always cut up the big ones to fit more animals. I don’t have the brain power to try & resell… I gather up & donate to thrift shops, LOL!

    Comment by Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails — April 13, 2011 @ 10:35 PM

    • Between all the church and charity sales I think more than half the town’s population (and many of us county folk) were out browsing. Parking spaces were at a premium. Letting me know that for village wide sales I’ll have to be out before dawn.

      Comment by dogsmom — April 14, 2011 @ 7:18 AM

  2. It looks like you had a very sucessful trip indeed!!
    I love a good “garage sale / yard sale”- Canadian terms for junking or boot sale

    Comment by fairyrocks — April 14, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

  3. I was stunnied years ago when my church informed me that they only collect new clothes for the needy. People waste too much.

    Comment by pat.navymom — April 14, 2011 @ 10:47 AM

  4. One of the few things I allow myself to buy, at thrift and yard sales, are towels and linen.

    You’re going to have to build another barn, soon, for storage. You heard it here, first. but don’t shoot the messenger!

    Comment by Cyndi — April 14, 2011 @ 11:17 AM

  5. Oh my gosh what fantastic prices. They are not near as good in my neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing your terrific buys. ~~Sherry~~

    Comment by sherry — April 14, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

  6. Thanks for joining Treasure Hunt Thursday. You really found some good things at great prices.
    I didn’t know there was a special shirt to wear for shooting. I learned something new!!!
    When both daughters are home, we have 5 dogs here, so I totally know what you mean about towels!

    Comment by Rhonda — April 14, 2011 @ 6:04 PM

  7. You found a lovely selection of items… I love the items with vibrant colors and wish we had more in my area. 🙂

    Comment by eof737 — April 15, 2011 @ 5:43 AM

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my little piglets! Hope you’ll drop by again!

    Comment by Sue — April 15, 2011 @ 7:33 PM

  9. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Off to check out your blog.

    Comment by Judy — April 15, 2011 @ 7:51 PM

  10. I know what you mean with the scrubs! They have quality fabric used on them, and they are quite comfy too! If only I can find a size that fits me. The scrubs I usually find are over sized and very unflattering.
    Good for you! These are great finds!

    Comment by Charlotte | Life's a Charm! — April 16, 2011 @ 7:19 AM

  11. Great finds! I always look at towels when I am out thrifting! You are right, they are so expensive to buy. I have found a few. I also look for all household linens. And finding new socks, awesome. You hit some great thrifty finds this week! thank you for joining TTF! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — April 16, 2011 @ 11:48 AM

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