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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 50: A Good Weekend's Finds


Hi friends and welcome to this week's Thrifty Thursday, where I share my weekly thrift store/ estate sale/ flea market finds. I can't believe this is my 50th Thrifty Thursday post! Time flies when you're having fun! (If you'd like to see the rest of the posts, click here).

Most of this week's finds were from last weekend. We had a great time checking out a few estate sales on Saturday and then went to the swap meet on Sunday morning. Now that Phillip got his new job and he and I will finally have weekends off together, I foresee a lot more estate sales and swap meets in the near future!

First, our estate sale finds. We went to three different sales but only one of them was very good. There wasn't much there but the prices were super low-we spent a whopping $8 for everything and I even got an awesome metal rolling kitchen cart for FREE! (it's not pictured because we're in the process of painting it, but I promise I'll be posting the finished product soon). Here's what we found there:


This wrought-iron clock was a whopping $3! It's not exactly a starburst clock, but we still thought it was pretty cool.

This chair was $2. The vinyl is still in great condition and I love the cool shape of the bars on the back!

We also got this mid-century record cabinet for $3. It's not real wood and not the greatest quality, but it's perfect for our little record collection (I just need to fix my record player!).

And below are the things we found at the swap meet. Not a ton of stuff this time, but we always find at least a few good things there when we go and usually at better prices than the thrift stores.

A Winnie the Pooh book from the early 60s, a Disney saucer (from the 1930s!) and this cute little cat planter.

Phillip found this funny go-go record, this Munsters book, and pirate chest box. I got this little black cat for 50 cents I think it's kinda cute and it reminds me a little of the cat of the Kit-Cat clock.

That's all for this week, thanks for stopping by! As usual, I'll be linking up at: Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, Remnant, and Joyful Treasure Hunting. Head on over and check out everyone's finds for this week!




13 comments:

  1. wowsa!!! such great deals. The little wooden cabinet is fantastic! and a great deal to boot!

    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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    1. Thanks, I really like it in our house (though I think your little metal record stand is a bit cuter!)

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  2. I love the things you got at the estate sale! So lucky. I really need to start scouting out estate sales. Thanks for sharing your great finds!

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean- every time we go to estate sales I wonder why we don't go more often! I think it has something to do with waking up early on weekends :)

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  3. Wow...I love the clock. Very starburst-esque! And the record holder thing is really cute. Those prices are INCREDIBLE!!!

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    1. I know! They were really just trying to clear out the house and we got lucky (though the man asked us if we were "living in the seventies or something" ha ha). I can't wait to show you guys the kitchen cart we got for free!

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  4. I loved the Munsters!! I saw a Munsters comic in the showcase at VV one day, lets just say it was probably the most expensive thing in the store!

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    1. The Munsters are one of Phillip's favorites, and apparently lots of other people's too, because vintage Munster's stuff is crazy expensive!

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  5. Great finds! I love that clock. We have a 50s sunburst clock from my grandparents that we found in our basement.

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    1. Sooo jealous! Real starburst clocks are super hard to find. I'm waiting for the day I come across one!

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  6. Oh my goodness, we have an almost identical clock that I got at a yard sale and we love it! I think our numbers are roman numerals though.

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  7. What are the estate sales that I keep hearing about and why don't we have them over here? You've got some great finds there

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  8. That chair is fabulous! And though the clock isn't a star burst, I agree, it's pretty cool!

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