Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy thrift store Tuesday!

I don't like shopping.  The crowds, the fluorescent lights, the decisions, they always overwhelm me and make me just want to throw up my arms and leave or worse grab the first thing I see and buy it just to be done.

But for some reason, I LOVE shopping at thrift stores, antique stores, junk stores, you get the idea.  There is something about walking through a store filled with old that calms me.  Having to look up and down, behind, and around the corner to find a deal is thrilling and finding one, well that can make me happy for weeks even months.

Today I dropped the kiddos off at school and headed out for a marathon of thrift store shopping.  First stop was Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store, this is personally my favorite thrift store in town as it has household items AND building materials, need a new toilet, some tile, a door, check them out.

I got this lamp for $17.50, I love how unique it is.  It will look so nice in my living room where we have several things we've collected from other countries, this bird ties into a lot of what we have in there.  I'm not sure what it's made of but it's a heavy guy and has the appearance of tarnished brass.

I got these three planters, they are real pottery, and are creamed colored with a sage green leaf pattern.  I'm so excited that we're going to be working on our backyard this spring.  These will look so nice on our patio/deck.  For one large pot and two medium pots I paid $40.

And entirely un-exciting, I found a trashcan for Chloe's room for $2!

Next, it was off to the local Goodwill, I didn't find any of the things I was looking for, but I did find some cute things for the kids.

I got Kylynn a dress and two skirts for $11.27, but I was most excited about finding these in her size!

The cashier made me smile when she checked twice that I understood that they were tap shoes and might therefore drive me crazy.  She may be right but, her feet grow fast and I know she will adore these.  I'll give these to her for Valentine's day, they were $2.99.

I got Jack two polos for a total of $5.98, boring I know but he's not in need of much clothes.  

Next I was off to the Mrs. Baird's thrift store, do y'all have one of these in your town, check the phone book because they're not much for advertising so most people don't know they exist.  They sell bread soon to reach the sell by date for discounted prices.  When you're lucky they'll have bread that has to be sold by today's date, when that happens all the bread/bagels/rolls/tortillas/you name it are 4 for a dollar or 39 cents each.  Here's my haul for a total of 1.39.

Happy thrift store Tuesday to you sweet blog friends!  I hope you find something that makes you smile and that the hunt alone is enough to make your day.

WAIT...I almost forget, I picked up this beauty of the way home for free (a gift card from Christmas).  A tall decaf mocha, total $0.


thewonderfulhappens said...

I love a good deal, but find my patience in thrift stores isn't always great. I have to be in just the right mood.
Those planters you found are so pretty and a great deal!! You had a good haul today!

Sarah said...

How funny! I was at the thrift store today, too. Went to Twin City Mission and spent a grand total of $2.38. Got three books for the girls, two boxes of flash cards, a set of measuring spoons, a desk organizer that I think will hold wood puzzles, and I can't remember what else. Ridiculously cheap!

Jenny said...

SK you totally win, that's amazing I've got to go check them out, I've only been in the one in downtown Bryan, I assume you were over on Wellborn.