Post # 1
I know that a bunch of us are quite the thrift store savvy bees, so I was curious, what is the best thrift store find you’ve ever found?
I pieced together 8 settings of a vintage china pattern that was discontinued during the 1970’s, and it’s cost me less than $70.00.
What have you found/bought?
Post # 3
The best thing I found was a Dooney & Bourke tote for only $50!
Post # 4
I only wear vintage and I don’t like to spend a lot of money, so I buy 90% of my clothes from thrift stores. This striped one is definitely the best find I’ve had. It’s my favorite dress ever and it was $5. It’s starting to get threadbare and I’m bummed.
My dress and purse:
Both the dresses my sister and I wore for Christmas (that green suede one is AWESOME. I would kill for it to fit me. $4!)
For the wedding, I mangaged to find 23 of these all over town:
Post # 5
You girls are awesome! I can never find the patience to look through all that stuff. I usually hit Ross or TJ Maxx, today I found the perfect basket to hold my programs for $3 and I found a dress for Easter Sunday for only $15. 🙂
Post # 6
You all have found some great deals. I do enjoy a good day thrifting… 🙂
Post # 7
My husband and I just went thrift store shopping tonight. I bought a polaroid camera. I also bought a bunch of brand new fabric. I bought some cassettes for 50cents. (I don’t normally listen to cassettes but my car has a cassette player and these are so cheap!)
Post # 8
Oh man. I am a thrift store shopper. My best find was my wedding earrings. Vintage 1950’s Weiss earrings for $5! Not a great picture, but here they are.
Post # 9
I got my veil, with tags still on, for $2.50! I’m not even sure if I want a veil… but at that price, I figured I’d decide later!
Post # 10
I’ve found some good deals at Ross. Found vases, box for cards, and best of all a suitcase for the honeymoon! Ross has the best prices for suitcases 🙂
Post # 11
I have a Sharper Image suitcase from Ross and I adore it. It’s orange which I’m not so fond of, but it’s an amazing case, especially if I need to take my laptop with me.
Post # 12
Those earrings are gorgeous!
Post # 13
I’ve been scouring my local shops for old silver teapots for my centrepieces. They’re usually $5-$10 each. I have 9 so far (halfway there!). I have a circuit of Goodwill, Value Village and Talize. I think VV is onto me though, I’ve noticed the price of their old silver creeping up, they must realize someone is coming and snatching it all up!
Post # 14
Goodwill all the way! My Mother-In-Law and SIL and I LOVE thrift stores and garage sales!!
Post # 15
One of the stores that I found here in the Bay Area is called Savers and between them, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army, it’s thrift heaven. The china pattern I mentioned was found between Goodwill and the Salvation Army hear in the San Jose area as well as in Eureka (8 hrs away from here).
Post # 16
Aw yeah, thrift stores. 🙂
I was a cashier at a thrift store in high school, and if anyone is in the Minneapolis area, check them out — Arc’s Value Village, in Brooklyn Center, New Hope, and Richfield. I loved working there, and they are very classy, well-organized, and clean for a thrift store! This is not super cool, I suppose, but I once found brand new hardbacks of the first 5 books of Harry Potter for $2.29 a piece… hmm… and an Ann Taylor silk shift that was really lovely but the exact same color as my skin. My mom bought most of my baby’s clothes there, and when I was still in high school I bought some Winnie-the-Pooh nursery stuff (wall hanging, bed set) for my hypothetical baby that I was going to have with my hypothetical husband. 🙂 My mom laughed at me, but gosh darn it, it was so adorable and I got the comforter for fourteen bucks!