I will have to say that I am not the only one in the family that loves thrifting. Last weekend my sweet man told me that we were all gonna go shopping the next day. There was a huge community sale going on in a nearby fancy shmancy neighborhood, so I wasn’t gonna say no.
Here is most of my loot, minus the big things.
Friday night I packed snacks and drinks and made sure all the kids had a few quarters tucked in their little ziploc bags. Early Saturday morning we were on our way----before 8 o’clock!!
I had saved my birthday money and had a list of specific things that I was looking for. I was really wanting an outside area rug for our patio furniture. Definitely wasn’t a need, but it was a want. The ones I was looking at online or in the store were over $150. Too steep for my blood, but I was still praying 1 in. I also moved around the other rugs through the house and wanted to find a black or gray one for the girls room and a different one for the dining/living area.
The first yard sale we stopped at I found this amazing 11x14 green rug. She wanted $15, but I walked away with only $10 less in my pocket. I folded it in half because it was too huge for our dining area for now, but it still works perfectly!
I purchased 7 Thirty One bags for $1 each. Several are for gifts and a few to resell hopefully for a few dollars more.
We found this awesome estate sale that was a true estate sale. The prices were great! I found this whole thing of almost all full threads, several yards of elastic, new scissors and 8 new bobbins for $7! I cannot wait to start sewing more pillows and other cute things. Brian got a hedge trimmer for $6, a really nice clamp for $8 and tons of other tools. He was pretty excited.
I am pretty picky when it comes to yard saling for kids clothes. I really hate spending more than 50 cents per item, but we found a sale that had bins and bins of brand new gymboree, carters, and old navy clothes for $1 a piece. I found 3 cute shirts for Ella, a lady bug dress for this summer, a new swim suit, a pair of jeans, an owl outfit for the fall, and a pair of pjs for a Christmas gift for Chloe.
With kids activities and friends for the summer I figured I could “break the bank” and purchase these 2 cute wilton cupcake sets for 50 cents each!
We found 2 sandwich and snack bags for 50 cents each (price tags of $12 still on them). The cupcake coin purse is another 31 bag.
I have been praying about dresses for Chloe and Ella for a wedding this summer. We found the silver dress for Chloe for $3. The bride to be loved it!!
These 2 smaller stools fit perfectly at my island. They were $3 each.
The bucket was full of hinges that I didn’t want, but the man dumped ‘em out and gave it to me for $1. The spray paint was 50 cents each.
The outdoor seagrass rug is usually about $150 at the stores. I got it for $15 and it is gracing itself out back with my outdoor furniture. The $5 black rug is now residing in the little girl’s room.
Last, but not least, we have looked for a basketball hoop for Andrew. The one back in NC broke so we opted to leave it instead of moving it 3 times. We found this one for $15 and the sweet man loaded it up on his trailer and delivered it free of charge while Andrew was at school so we could surprise him.
It was a fun day of thrifting. How about you? Have you found any fun finds lately? Any plans for a garage sale outing in the future? I’m hoping to go with a few ladies soon.