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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thrift Store Bargains

I guess you might say that I have been spoiled by shopping at thrift stores and yard sales.

I'm not embarrassed to wear clothes from thrift stores. In fact, I'm proud that I can get good clothes without paying the high prices in stores. I just bought some sweaters at the thrift store. They are very pretty and like new condition. If I had bought them new at the store, I would hate to think what I would have paid for them. I only paid 25 cents each!

I also bought some more milk glass. The white plates are Pyrex, Anchor Hocking and Corning.
I think the milk glass would be very pretty to display at Christmas. I could put floral displays, candy or fruit in them. I love milk glass! I only paid 25 cents each for these also.

Here is a close up of the large plate. I think the edge is so pretty. It looks like little tulips on the border. These plates could be used to put candy or cookies in at Christmas and given as gifts. The plates could be part of the gift.

Do you do much thrift shopping? Do you save money by buying second hand clothes?
I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of. I know some people who would never buy clothes at yard sales and thrift stores. Why pay $20 or more for a pair of jeans when you can get them for $1 or less. I'm proud that I save money by shopping wisely.


  1. My Mother-in-law is the queen of thrift store and yard sale shopping. Sometimes she lets me go with her. tee hee
    My Mother loved milk glass. I have all of hers that she left behind.

  2. You know Janet I'm the Queen of the bargain hunters! I love getting good clothes at sales! I bought several items of clothes the other day when we went saleing. I didn't show them on the blog caause I had to many pictures of other stuff. One thing I got was a Christmas sweater!:0

  3. I love thrift stores and yard sales and I have bought clothes before. You got some awesome sweaters there and for .25 each, WOW!

  4. Good for you in finding such bargains. Here you would pay $5 -$7each for the sweaters; more like $12 each for the glass. Even so, that is better than store $$. I often stop by the thrifts. I prefer the older styles anyway.

  5. I'm with you on this one. Almost everything I wear ('cept underwear and socks--gotta draw the line somewhere!) comes from yard sales or resale. A friend showd me her new purse and was so proud that it only cost $25. I was thinking, I have never paid that much for a purse in my life! 25 cents is more my speed.

    Your milk glass is pretty. I like to give cookies, etc at the holidays on pretty plates or baskets I get at yard sales.

  6. Janet-you scored!! I love thrift store shopping too!

  7. Most of my clothes come from goodwill, because it is convenient for me to shop there. Just 5 min. from my house. I don't get a chance to go to yard sales. I got several outfits this summer-capris for $2.99, tops for $.99 and shoes for $3.49. I just bought some brand new sweaters for $2.99. My 15
    year old grandson, Timothy, loves goodwill. He likes the vintage look. He gets t-shirts, vests, jackets, sweaters, and shoes. When people compliment me on my clothes, I always tell them where they come from. I think it is a good thing to save money on clothes. Your sweaters are very pretty.

  8. You always find the best treasures!
    The milk glass was a steal. :)
    I want to tell you I love that green lamp a few posts back. I saw the post and tried to find something similar online and come back here - I didn't make it back and didn't find anything. I think it's a great find.

  9. I love thrift store shopping; just wish they had more of them here in the City. I usually shop at the GoodWill Superstore near me and have found quite a few nice things to use to make Christmas baskets for family and friends. Bought my best friend a snowflake sweater that still had the tags on it too. Also bought wool jackets to cut up to make blankets like Martha Stewart does and sheets to turn into pillow covers and sleep masks. I just love flea markets and thrift stores! xxoo

  10. Almost forgot, LOVE the sweaters and milk glass you found too! xxoo

  11. Hey Janet!

    I'm always looking for a bargin! I love your new milk glass! I think I just bought the same piece that you just bought! lol I paid $1 for mine I think???? You will have to see my Vintage Thingie Thursday post from last week! lol I'm pretty sure it is the same white bowl on a pedestal.



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