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weekend finds ~ thrifty home goods

fabulous secondhand finds 01I had an early photo session this past Saturday morning, so when I was done, I stopped back by my house to pick up my grandma and head over to my favorite local thrift store.  I wanted to find a big cork bulletin board to cover and use in our house.  Along the way, we passed a couple of garage sales and just had to stop and shop!  We spent literally every bit of cash we had on us, which wasn’t a whole lot – and we got some fun treasures. :)  We did end up at the thrift store, eventually – where they take debit cards, yay! ;)  I never found a bulletin board, but I wanted to share the goods I did find.

First I have to point out the gorgeous floral bedspread I am using as a backdrop here.  I got it from the sweetest little lady for a dollar fifty at a garage sale.  It’s super soft and old and worn, and I absolutely love it!  It’s the perfect spring update for my bedroom.

And also please notice the pretty gold and glass little shelf {end table?} that I’ve gathered the items onto.. It was five dollars at a garage sale.

Next up is this beautiful small gold notebook with blank pages.  I am a sucker for pretty notebooks, so I scooped this up for fifty cents at a garage sale.fabulous secondhand finds 04I also grabbed these wooden bowls {fifty-nine cents each, I believe} and small saucer plates {ninety-nine cents} to put under my potted plants.  I got these at the thrift store, where they offer a Keep It Local discount, so actually these were all fifteen percent cheaper than listed here.fabulous secondhand finds 05This summery straw bag was fifty cents at a garage sale.  The chain handle is what really did me in. fabulous secondhand finds 06fabulous secondhand finds 08I picked up this cute little vintage…thing?  Hat box, maybe?  Sewing box?  Cute empty container which will nicely hide some of my crap?  Yes.  It was five dollars minus fifteen percent.fabulous secondhand finds 09These fancy peacocks were a dollar at a garage sale.  I think I want to paint them a fun color.  I can’t decide if they should be gold or emerald green…. Help me choose!fabulous secondhand finds 10That fabulous gold rolling pin was calling my name for sure!  It came from the same garage sale where I got the bedspread and also this cool ruler.  The rolling pin was a dollar and the yardstick was five, I believe.  I love that it says Oklahoma City on it, of course!fabulous secondhand finds 11So those are my treasures from this past weekend, along with a couple of other things I can’t post yet because I’m giving them as gifts. :)

Here’s proof that I buy more than just clothes secondhand!

~abi~

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AnnaApril 21, 2015 - 3:11 am

I vote emerald green for the peacocks, but either color would rock! You inspire me to go thrifting for my blog. :) That rolling pin is MONEY

DIFTIApril 21, 2015 - 3:41 pm

OH MY GOSH. You’re amazing at thrifting! You got so much amazing stuff! Why not gold aaaand emerald green? That’s a lucky color combo for sure.

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TinaApril 21, 2015 - 7:29 pm

I’d go for turquoise on the peacocks :) I collect yard sticks. That’s a cool one!

danielleApril 22, 2015 - 8:37 pm

you got some really cute stuff! the peacock would look lovely in gold :)

KristenApril 23, 2015 - 2:10 am

You’re so good at finding great “thrifted” deals!! I nominated you for the Libester Award on my blog today!

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~ Carmen ~April 23, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Great finds. Love the hat box thingie. The design is adorable. I used to thrift religiously, but I’ve cut down a bit. :]

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