Gah! I went back to the outlet store and they had Code Red Mountain Dew and Orange Vanilla Coke 20 oz drinks for 0.50. I'm not going back until my kid needs more clothes! My daughter tried putting more in the cart and I told her any more drinks you put in, you pay for them! She stopped. They had Ritz cracker and cheese packs for $1.80 a box. Those were for my husband. They didn't have any more of the granola I liked! Hey, we did make yogurt. I put in granola, honey, and cut up strawberries, so it's all about balance!
If any peas have Krogers or Smiths grocery stores in their area, there's some great sales on items for kids lunches with school starting soon for some people. I have a kid with food issues and it's always a guess what he'll eat each day. We have to be well stocked.
We got some great deals on meat at our local grocery store that is a very small chain. We watch when they have their early bird Saturday sales.
I stopped into Salvation Army today because all of the colors except for one was half off.
I haven't been in a Salvation Army. What do you mean by colors? Certain colors of clothes are on sale and others are not?
By colors it doesn't mean by the color of the clothes. They price things with what they call feathers, which are actually the plastic strings that most clothing price tags are attached with. Rather than clear they are red, blue etc. They use these because say blue came in the week of 8/1. Well maybe two weeks later (not sure how long in real life) the blue tags would then be half off. It's so they can move the older stuff out the door. I know GW also has actual price tags that are colored they use on say vases etc, they also offer discounts on the colors of those each week.
kkooch, thanks for answering refugeepea for me. I have some books, DVDs and CDs to donate so I might check our Salvation Army tomorrow when I drop them off. No auctions or tag sales for me this past weekend so I'm in the mood to look around.
PLurker, I think you got a great chair for a great price. I think you need to do a scrapbook layout on the year of the chair.
I dropped off my three boxes at Salvation Army. Oh my goodness, did they have some amazing stuff. If the prices were lower I would have gone crazy. Of course, most of the stuff I loved was not half off. I got a couple of pieces of vintage glass for my sister for Christmas, 2 pieces of art glass for myself, 1950's pitcher, 2 vintage Pyrex casserole lids. Every now and then I come across Pyrex that should have a lid but doesn't, so I'll be ready next time, lol.
I stopped into Savers as well because one of my kids had something going on nearby. It was definitely worth stopping in. I found:
- vintage Red Wing pottery
- Punisher Pops t-shirt in its original box
- Star Wars toys for my brother
- vintage Fisher Price toy for my collection, and it was so cheap, woot woot!
- pair of vintage Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer sweater pins
- pair of vintage mother-of-pearl and rhinestone Christmas candle earrings
There were some other things that I liked but wasn't going to cry if I didn't get them.
I dont normally shop a lot when we travel but today I was in the mood and had dh drop me off at the local street of gift shops after we ate lunch.Found the nicest thrift store I've ever been in. Bought 2 books, and a frame and a bag to carry my shopping in. They even gave me a senior discount! Also got muffins, burritos for supper .
Cloudcroft NM...all this comes with beautiful sunny day 74°. Going home tommorow to 104°.
There was an organization thread on the general scrapping board. Old photo albums with sticky pages were mentioned for storing stickers and diecuts. I bought one for $1.00 and it had a lot of pages, but I need more. I can see how much time it's going to save me, instead of looking through my various plastic bags. Especially the really small items.
Nothing exciting, but it made me happy.
Next week I'm going to a creative reuse store! A craft thrift store!
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I got a really nice unworn oversized white cotton button down shirt for $10 shipped on Ebay. I bought it initially to use as a blank canvas for wearable art, but it's so nice that I decided to leave it as-is.
Next week I'm going to a creative reuse store! A craft thrift store!
That sounds extremely dangerous...especially to my wallet! Have fun and please report back!
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I went to several tag sales Friday and Saturday and I have to say most of them were pretty darn good. Good enough that I'll have to turn this into 2 or 3 posts!
Friday morning I was up bright and early. My neighbor on the other side of my back yard fence was having a tag sale. Her Craigslist ad said dealers were welcome so I knew they would be there before her posted start time especially because of what she had listed for sale, plus partial estate. The night before I took a drive by to see if she set stuff early and covered it. I could see that it was set up so I decided to go early. Dealers were already there. She's such a nice lady and she was happy to see me so no worries about being there early. Normally, if I were to get to a sale early I just stay in my car until start time unless I see other people already there shopping. She had the most amazing vintage porcelain and crystal pieces, many turn of the century. I bought:
- vintage Mr. Peanut S&P shakers, $1
- 3 books for inventorying your antiques. Each page has a spot where you put a picture of your item, then where and when you bought it, what you paid and other notes. All 3 for $2.
- vintage Viewmaster, with reels in packages, in storage box. The box had a damaged corner. Reels included Beverly Hillbillies! $7 for all.
- vintage wood S&P set. It looks like a stove and there is a coffee pot and a pan that fit on top, $1.
- bag of vintage glass Christmas ornaments, $2. Some are in rough shape. I'll keep some and sell the rest.
- signed, rhinestone hummingbird pin, $1
Some people arrived and were disgruntled that it didn't include the entire contents of the house. Another woman was rude because my neighbor wanted $14 for brand new sealed multi-skein packages of yarn. There were 10 or 12 identical skeins of yarn in each sealed package. They were not craft store yarn because I can recognize those labels. She ended up selling 4 packages at $10 each and the lady acted like she was doing her a favor buying them. Ugh. I don't understand why people have to belittle people. If you want it great, if not, move along.
I can see that I already have a long post. I'll post more later.
I went to a tag sale a few streets from my house twice on Friday. I went before work and then after work. The woman had tons of new in the package craft stuff. I bought:
- 2 6x6 paper pads for $1 each
- 6 one-inch wide, natural bristle, paint brushes for .25 cents each. The bristles were wrapped so I know they are nice and clean.
- vinyl decal, .50 cents
- acrylic stamps with matching dies, .50 cents each
- picture frames
- 2 tools at $2 each
I also got some household stuff.
The second time I cashed out I asked if they were divers. She looked at me like she didn't have a clue what I was talking about and started falling all over herself saying she got the stuff from doing product reviews. Well, I don't think you get 8 identical turkey craft kits to review. I told her that I was fine with people dumpster diving and that noticing some spray paint on some packaging made me wonder. She then said her uncle dumpster dives. If you're doing it legally and it's clean stuff, I'd rather see someone pick it and sell it instead of it going to the landfill.
I'm waiting for one of the kids to get ready so I'll post what I can before they are.
Friday after work I went to a tag sale that advertised vintage Fisher Price. My sister saw the same post and texted me about it as well. It was killing me because I knew I couldn't get there before work with their start time. I figured it was worth trying to go later. I'm happy that I went. They had six different building in the ad. When I got there they still had four of them. At first I thought, oh no, they must have them priced really high if they are still here. There were two that I was really interested in. The first one had missing pieces so that was a no go. The second, and the one most interesting to me, was the A-frame house.
It was the first time I'd ever even seen the A-frame. The sticker of the rug on the upper floor was a little faded, and the hinge didn't stay together when you opened it all the way so the one side would lay flat. Seeing how a child wouldn't be playing with it I was okay with that. So for $10 I bought the house. I was allowed to take as much furniture, people and vehicles as I wanted to go with it. That was definitely an additional selling point. It pained me to leave so much more furniture, people and vehicles behind but it was only right that people buying the other large pieces got the same deal as me.
The house next door was piggybacking off the advertising of the first house. Absolutely lovely clothes in wonderful shape but nothing for my family. I did find a two piece set of vintage Pyrex bowls. There is a little wear under the "handles" but it's fine by me because I'll use them. $2 for the pair. I also bought something for my favorite sister.
I went to a downsizing tag sale for a couple of senior citizens on Friday after work. Their house is just a few blocks away from mine. What a beautiful old Victorian home. The tag sale started on the front porch and then went inside on the first floor. Lots of little rooms with beautiful woodwork and original stained glass in multiple windows. Their walk-in pantry was to die for. The pantry was as big as one of my kid's bedroom. The antiques that were labeled not for sale were gorgeous.
On the porch, I found a vintage hard cover book on literature with a beautiful illustrated cover. I also found a fountain pen and a Cross pen.
Inside, I found:
- 2 pair of earrings
- Sterling pin
- a gift for my sister
- Mid Century Modern solid brass floor lamp in good working order, $5
- vintage tole painted wall pocket, $1
- huge, handmade vintage mantle clock, $5. It was made by the homeowner about 50 years ago.
There was a beautiful vintage crystal pitcher that I was asking the price on because not everything was labeled. The owner decided she couldn't part with it. The lady helping kept apologizing but I was fine with it. They were already parting with so much I understood. Just because you don't need to keep something doesn't mean you don't want to.
As I was leaving I found another book on the porch, Who's Who in New York. It's a vintage copy. $5 was more than I wanted to spend but coming across something like that is unheard of around here. It's a neat slice of history.
I went back Saturday to see if they did end up putting more out for sale like the helper thought they might. I found:
- set of 10 vintage drinking glasses, to put away for my oldest, that should go good with the dishes they have put away
- 2 vintage airline dishes that match ones I already have
I went to an estate sale Saturday and the person was a crafter, paper crafts, wood, yarn, ceramic. It was being run by a company for the family. Prices were okay to way too high. I bought a scrapping tote. It's the kind that looks like a purse that stands on a table and has pockets and lots of places to put pens and scissors and stuff. It was very clean and only $3. I also got a hard cover paper crafts book for my oldest child for $1. I got a container of daubers for stamping for $1.
There were paper punches new in packages for $3 each. Some nice rubber stamps at $5. They were new but I wouldn't pay more than $3 each for them, they weren't that special so I skipped those.
I also bought:
- vintage Tupperware cups
- vintage Tupperware measuring cups and spoons
- vintage aluminum cups
- vintage, new with tag, Corning Ware Christmas platter
- vintage quilt with embroidery. Hand done.
- vintage Christmas decor, new in packages
- vintage ugly rubber hand puppet
- vintage plastic cookie cutters, including Peanuts characters.
I would have liked to have been there at the end of the day to see what kind of deals they were making. I suspect they had a lot of crafting stuff left at the end of the day.
It was a cash only, one day sale. I was hoping that they took credit cards because most of the estate sale companies do. The person running it said they used to, but then they started having a lot of people disputing the charges afterwards so she was stuck paying the people for what the card holders took.
All together I spent $30. It was a really good price for what I got but I wish it was a 2 day sale because with the large quantity of stuff they had there was just too much to pick through in just an hour.
I love Jockey for Women underwear. There is a store at an outlet mall near me. Went there this morning ~ store is closing Saturday (I had no idea) so everything is 70% off! The panties are usually 3/$25.50. So I got 12 pairs for $32.97, a savings of $71.40! So glad I went today instead of next Monday!!
~ Joy ~
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I made it to the thrift store today! It was more of mixed media type of store and it was on the small side. It also had smells of all kinds of laquers and paints. I got a bit of a headache towards the end of my shopping.
It was kind of fun rummaging through the wood stamps and recognizing the year they were popular or when I had first seen them. I bought navy 8.5x11 cardstock, 5 for $1.00. A Reminisce stamp for 0.75, Studio G Stamp for 0.25, 2 sets of Thickers for $1.00 each, 3 tiny heart stamps 3 for 0.25, small wood sentiment stamp for 0.25, a Versamark watermark pad for 0.75, and an Autumn Leaves stamp set with 30 images for $1.00! It's called stamped and coded by Katie Pertiet. Each stamp has a word and a "bar code" around the word. I don't love the look, but it's easy enough to cut around the bar code for the words.
I didn't pay attention to the watermark pad. I've never used one! I figured it was black ink.
I wouldn't mind going back again if we are in the area. I wouldn't go out of my way again.
I finally went to my Saturday night auction after not going for 10 weeks or so. It was a mixed bag. I was happy to see friends and get out. I didn't go crazy buying things because there wasn't much that interested me.
We started off outside, and I bought a table lot for $4. I bought it for 2 vintage things. I also boxed up 2 boxes to sell or donate. I didn't take the other stuff to donate because I was riding with my sister and wanted to be sure there would be enough room in the car. Fingers crossed that the next time I go the stuff I left won't be back up for sale again.
Nothing from the new stuff interested me.
From the food, I bought farm fresh corn on the cob and squash. We had the corn today and it was delicious.
From the used/estate stuff:
- Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornament, $1
- 3 Star Wars glasses from Burger King, $2
- box of vintage costume jewelry, $5
- box of vintage figurines. Half of them are broken but I noticed that before I bid. It was still worth the $2 I paid. I plan on giving the broken ones to my neighbor. She has a friend who will probably break off the heads and use them in her artwork. She makes some cool stuff, but it's pretty pricey.
- pair of new lampshades for $2
I was bidding against a lady I'm friendly with on a lot. After she won the lot she offered me what she didn't want from it and I took a piece of Lenox. She wouldn't accept anything for it.
There wasn't anything amazing there that I can tell you about. There were 2 young girls in attendance who are the great granddaughters of some regulars. I was laughing on the inside when one of them put her spare scrunchie on the cucumber she was holding. It looked like it was wearing a headband. Then she put it in the bib pocket of her overalls and it looked like it was in a baby carrier. Okay, now that I read that it sounds weird. You never know what you'll see at an auction.
So I finally went to an auction this past weekend, only thing I bought was a long runner that was brand new for $3. Not sure where it will go but seeing it's beige it could be used anywhere.
I did go to a flea market yesterday with DS, was a nice time together. We picked up a few little things mostly but I did score a large blue M&M cookie jar, new still in the box. I was able to pick it up for $17. Definitely happy with it. Picked up a huge thing of price tags that would be used in a pricing gun, you know the kind grocery stores have with it half red. Has to be thousands on it for a whopping $1. Can never have too many price tags for our tag sales.