(Closed) Anyone else turn into a thrifting fiend?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper

Yes! I found some amazing antique photo frames and painted them gold for our table numbers. I saved a lot of money by buying them second hand versus from a store and they were more ornate and higher quality than what I could get new.

If you are willing to invest the time and a few DIY elements it is amazing the items you can find and use.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom is a hardcore garage saler so after we got engaged, I started going with her so that I could score wedding crap on the cheap. That turned into an every Saturday thing that I still do with her every week and our wedding was almost 10 months ago. What can I say? I like a bargain!

My main mission was glassware for our candy buffet & centerpieces and I’m happy to say that I outfitted everything for a measily $18. Had I bought all of that stuff brand new, it would have been well over $200. Apothecary jars aren’t cheap but when you can find them at garage sales for a buck or two, it’s an absolute steal. I also got our toasting glasses ($2), the easel for the seating chart ($3) and a tiered display thing for our cider donut late night snack ($2).

This is some of the glassware that I bought. I don’t have pictures of the other pieces on this computer…

The toasting flutes. Originally we weren’t planning on having them since I couldn’t justify spending any real money on ’em (we’re totally not sentimenal) but when I came across these at a garage sale, I couldn’t pass them up. We got a ton of compliments on them. No-one could believe they were only $2 (talked down from $4… I never pay sticker! Lol). They don’t look it from the picture but they’re actually pretty heavy and they’ve got some weird bubble thing going on in the bottom. No pro-pics, unfortunately…

The easel…

And the tiered display thingamajig…

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