(Closed) Thrift store finds! Share them!

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I don’t have a picture, but all of our bookshelves and cabinets are from thrift stores.  We got great deals on them, and they are completely wood.  I love thrift store deals!!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@abbyful:  I love that!  What a great way to make an outdated piece modern.  Do you read Mr. Goodwill Hunting?  He is the thrift store king.  I just got a great tutoral from his blog on how to paint fabric furniture.  He amazes me with what he comes up with.

http://www.rashoncarraway.com/2011/11/1499-chair-makeover.html

I love thrift stores and CL, Darling Husband says I am going to end up completly redoing our house $50 at a time.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I get some great clothing at thrift stores.  If you wash it with regular detergent and add white vinegar that will remove any wierd smells from it.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@tksjewelry:

Thats a really cool and intersting site. (: Thanks for sharing!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Isn’t he awesome! 

@ccranetobe: Perfect timing, you have a whole house to fill 😉

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh my gosh i have so many!! I’m gonna have to take pics when I get home 🙂 Although one that I can mention that is pretty dang cool is this victrola jewelry/music box that plays the most beautiful song when you open it! LOVE it!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbyful: What a great redo!  I would not have thought of that.

My thrift store finds have all been clothes, but now that we have our own apartment, I expect that to change.  But my best find ever was a vintage Christian Dior boyfriend blazer in camel wool, which was perfectly on trend a mere 3 months after I bought it for $3!!!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sarahbabs: DIOR FOR $3!?   I would probably have fainted.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@tksjewelry: It was fantastic.  I got it at Housing Works Thirft Shop, which has an  amazing selection, on a day where there were having an all clothes for $3 blowout to make way for their big semi-annual auction the next day.  I went in 15 minutes before the store closed, saw the sign for the sale, and figured that since the fitting rooms were already closed, the only thing I could try on were jackets.  I found the blazer, it fit perfectly, and I rushed to the giant line absolutely giddy.  You should have seen the cashier’s face when she checked me out! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i thrift all the time! Recently I found a vintage tupperware meat marinader for $2…my mom has one and i wanted one soo bad!

I thrift often to re-sell on ebay. My best find so far was a pair of authentic Burberry pants for $5. I sold them 3 days later for $55! I work for a children’s resale shop that has taught me lots of stuff on ebay/reselling/authenticating items, i’m hooked!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sarahbabs: OMG I LOVE HOUSING WORKS!!! I went there with my ex when we visited his mom in NYC..he was looking for vintage North Face jackets (I guess you can buy them ripped/torn and send them to the factory and they will repair them for free..and he would resell them on ebay..anyway) and I was looking for knick knacks. Well I found a regular china plate that I thought was really pretty so I bought it for $1 and a wooden cigar box for $0.50. The plate ended up being worth $30 online and the cigar box is adorable. I still browse their online store.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just found a Cathrineholme fondue pot at a goodwill for 6 bucks!!

 

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