Friday, October 19, 2012

Our Community Garage Sale and the 99 cent store

Last weekend there was a community garage sale and a lot of homes participated.   I love to go to garage sales but having them is another thing altogether (I don't like to) so I was perfectly happy to go around and shop.  My good friend went with me and we both came back with some treasures.  First of all, I have been needing a new phone.  I bought two new phones at Target a while back and have basically been having problems with both of them, they didn't last too long.  I like just a regular old phone, not the electronic, digital types that are all over now.    I found this dark green phone and picked it up for 2.00.  Cleaned it up and it works perfect and is just what I wanted.   It even matches with the new color I put on my walls, kind of a teal color.  I try to use my home phone when I am home instead of a cell, I try not to have the cell phone up to my head all day as I worry about what is shooting out of it into my head.  I am still looking for the old fashioned rotary desk phones.  I have seen them on ebay but they are kind of pricey, I just know I will eventually thrift one or find one at an estate sale.  I can wait : )

I found a brand new with the tags still on it, Starbucks Bodum coffee press!  I had a coffee press a while back and the decanter glass got broken.  I was looking at this exact one at Starbucks but it was 39.95 and I just wasn't willing to pay that much.   I usually buy my coffee made to go at Starbucks but it is nice to have something at home too.   Got this for 5.00.


I picked up all of this pretty jewelry for 3.00.   For the whole lot!   The chunky chain necklace had a boutique price tag on it for 29.00 and I paid .50 cents for it.   These statement necklaces are so popular right now, it is a good way to try a new trend and not spending a lot of money.

I really liked this cool looking bangle bracelets too, studded bracelets aren't just for punk rockers anymore and these have a much more grown up look in the pretty gold tone.  .50 each!

A really pretty turquoise bead bracelet, .50 cents.        I love the rhinestone owl, it reminds me of necklaces my mom wore in the 60's!  I think it will look great to dress up plain sweaters or turtle necks.

                                    This native inspired stretchy cuff bracelet, .50cents!  Who knew our native style and southwestern patterns would become so trendy?  I've seen some really nice dresses in southwestern fabric that I need to have : )

Then for a stop on over to the 1.00 bins at Target, such a fun place to browse.  I got rat sillouettes to run across the bottom of my front door, some really pretty, glittery halloween stickers for envelopes and four really cute handmade looking Halloween cards.  Also picked up some orange hair pieces for Halloween night for 1.00 too,  have some already but needed a few more.  The ones I have a paid 8.00 a piece for at the beauty supply.  1.00 sound a lot better so we'll see if they are any good.  I do a kind of queen of halloween type of made up halloween costume and but orange pieces in my dark hair and it looks pretty cool : )

At the .99 cent store I picked up Halloween costumes for my doggies, much to their dismay, look at their faces!  The orange one I kind of made of from little girl costume stuff, I tutu in orange, fairy wings and the pumpkin headband for a total of 3.00.   The little witch costume on my min pin Spike was a packaged costume with a cape and a hat.  I think they look really cute.  My Mister wasn't too pleased to see the boy dogs dressed up but I think they look cute and it's only once a year!

Last is our scarecrow/pumpkin head family we put out in the yard.  The pumpkin heads and the strobelights inside the heads are from the .99 cent store and we used old clothes we had around the house.   Usually I buy a haybale from the local feed store to stuff all the bodies but they have closed down unfortunately and so since we were trimming the trees and bushes in our yard anyway, we used the trimmings to stuff the bodies and it worked out really well.   I'd say that was pretty thrifty, saved 15.00 on the hay bale and a lot less hay splinters!

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