Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Black Friday Thrifting

  Well I don't usually go out and do Black Friday shopping.  My good friend loves to go and so does my sister.  They get out there early and get their Christmas shopping started and pickup good deals for themselves.   I did go on the internet and get a little shopping started for my bigger boys.  But of course I had to go out and thrift a little.   One of my favorite Salvation Armies was having a Black Friday sale and  all the clothes were 50% off.   At another all the bric-a-brac was 50% off and at the Lutheran high thrift store all the Christmas items were 50% off.  I wound of spending a total of about 45.00 dollars and had bags of stuff!  Here a a few of my finds:

          A beautiful like new short sleeved sequined sweater from New York and Co. for 4.00 2.00!

                                 And a brand new pair of Gap 1969 skinny jeans for 7.00, 3.50 !

               A brand new with tags still on Merona light pink cardigan for 3.00.  I love lightweight                            cardigans,  I'll get a lot of use out of this.

                           A really cute brown skirt  with this cute ruffly stitch detailing,  4.00, 2.00!

     And this really cute hoody jacket by Hard Tail.  I looked this brand up and found out it retails at Nordstrom for about 90.00 for a hoody.  5.49  2.75

I found this Star Wars mug, it's a really nice one, nice and heavy and looks brand new, unused.  Good gift for my nephew who is a Star Wars fanatic.   1.00

This  cute stocking will be a cute gift for my sisters dog, Monty who is an English Bulldog.  It's brand new with the tag still on and had a price tag of 14.99.  I got it for 3.00, 1.50.  So cute!

This is not a great picture but this is a really nice plaid table cloth with gold threads running through it for 4.00, 2.00!  

                   I got this cute little muslin bag with a cute candle in it for 1.00, .50cents


                                These cute snowman ornaments still in the box for 3.00, 1.50


 And this pretty tealight holder from Costco for 3.00, 1.50 still the box and wrapped in plastic.

             This adorable Santa plush toy with a blanket with the tags still on it for  6.00, 3.00, this will          make a perfect gift to send in the mail to a little girl I know.

I found these great glasses that are just the right size for a little Christmas Baileys or eggnog and brandy.    They are nice, heavy glass I really like them.   they were 2.99, I got them 1.50.

There is two more things I just thought of that I forgot to take pictures of.  A cute, rustic, snowman candle holder I found for .50 cents and two pair of Rainbow thongs for 2.00 a piece which retail for 40.00 a pair and are a very popular brand out here in the OC, my son was really jealous that they didn't fit him, but they both fit me perfectly!  I got a blue pair and a red pair, never been worn.
That's it for my thrifty finds from my last trip out.  I am on the lookout for a long sleeved black shirt and a Levi jacket and a few other things I'm sure I'll find eventually.  That a big part of the fun is finding something you've been looking and waiting for!  What did you find this week?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving week and new thrifting finds!

Well I think I last posted about going to several sales and a big rummage sale I was really looking forward to.  I expected to find a lot of things at the rummage sale.   Not so much.  I actually didn't find anything there I wanted, it was pretty picked over by the time we got there.  But my thrifting buddy Terri and I did hit a few yard sales and estate sales and I found several items I am very happy with.   First off, this pumpkin welcome mat.  It's brand new and I paid 1.00 dollar for it.  I put it out right away and it is the perfect Thanksgiving mat.  I've paid up to 20.00 dollars for a similar quality mat so this was great!

I love, love, love Johnny Depp and have actually never seen Sleepy Hollow this was a good find for 2.00.

I found these great strainers, I've been wanting these and picked them up for .50 cents apiece.  The nicest boys were running the estate sale of their late grandma and were so talkative and friendly we hung out and chatted with them.  The boy (young man of about 25 actually)  loved his grandma a lot, you could tell.  So sweet.

At a yard sale we just happened to drive by, not on our list, I found this cute T by Free People for 3.00. Free People can be rather pricey at 40.00 dollars for a similar top.

I picked this cute polka dotted skirt by Rampage  for 1.00 at the estate sale for about 1.00.  It's hard to tell in the picture put it is a brown background with pink, green and blue dots.   Like new.

Then at a moving sale I picked up these adorable collector plates still in the original boxes still wrapped in plastic with the papers still with them for .50 cents each.   I LOVED Shirley Temple movies as a child, I have several young nieces I think might enjoy these along with a Shirley Temple DVD if I can find one.

At the same moving sale I found this cute horse pattern.   We have 3 babies on the way in our family and I would love to make them all a little horse.  We'll see, but for .25 cents and the patterns never been used.

I picked up this cool shedding blade for my dog.   This one is for horses and dogs and has a leather handle.  .25 cents.

I got all these books shown and one VHS movie for 3.00 dollars!

                                 A brand new pair of Banana Republic wool pants for......1.00!

                  This cute piece of costume jewelry will look great with a plain sweater, .50 cents!!

Two cassette tapes of Andy Griffith singing Gospel hymns.  I actually will listen to them, my great grandmother used to sing hymns around the house and they remind me of her and what's not to love about Andy?   .25 cents

The New Testament on 45 records.  I just thought this was so cool and obviously really old.  I have a system that has a record player, cassette player and DVD player so I am all set.

The cover is a little beat up and peely but it's from 1953.  And it's the King James Version of the Bible which I prefer, it's a little harder to understand but the language is so beautiful and it is what I grew up on, not all the new versions.  
So these are my latest finds, I hope you enjoy looking and I hope to get back out this weekend after Thanksgiving!   That evening I try to get my Christmas lights up and I've already got my boxes and boxes of decoration down from the attic and ready to go.   I don't think I'll put my tree up until the 1st of December though, I always get a real tree.    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dodged a Bullet!

Okay not really, but this adorable little dog was outside a grocery store with a brother and a sister and their owners were trying to sell them for 75.00.  I NEVER should have held one, that's all it takes.  It was adorable and fuzzy and sweet, he layed his head on my shoulder.  It's a good thing we were going somewhere and the Mr. talked me down.   We already have two dogs and two cats.  We definitely do not need another, this little guy would have been an enormous dog to boot!  I just wanted to share this cute picture.  My son and I even named him!  Hagrid.   His name will forever be Hagrid.  Maybe some day I will have a German Shepard and name him that. : )  For now I do have a beautiful, sweet chow/border collie mix who loves me and a little miniature pinscher who does too.   The kitties are very sweet and very demanding too.

To get back to the topic of my blog, thrifting!  Tomorrow is a great day for thrifting!  It looks like the weather is going to be good, we got a little rain yesterday and today but they say it will be clear tomorrow.  I have a list made up of 2 Estate Sales and 6 garage sales and then there is always the random signs.   But I think the Boys and Girls Club rummage sale will be the best, looking forward to that!  If you are in the OC area, the Boys and Girls Club of Costa Mesa on Hamilton is where the sale will be!