Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

By the time you all read this, it will be Friday.  But Thrifty Thursday has a much nicer ring.  I did write this post Thursday evening.  I'm usually sort of a day behind, but that's how I roll.  Since you all know that I'm a fan of thrift stores, I thought I would show you some of the things I picked up recently.   Some are great bargains, some maybe not so much, but I love to look, and it's a rare day that I leave a thrift store without something in my hand.  And with the joys of Google, my second thrill is to come home and find the that the item I paid a few dollars for sells new for $80.

Apres ski boots.  Well that's what the website said.  Since I don't ski, the apres part doesn't apply, but they do make nice slippers, felt lovely on my bare feet. Like new - $3


Cute little fold out sewing box.  Can be used for anything.  I`ve seen them before, but not in as good shape as this one.  I want to paint it and add some little feet and add some graphics to the top.


It's already got cute paper in the bottom of the compartments.  $2.50 (50% off)


Some Josef Seibel sandals. They need a bit of shoe polish.  My mum would say "That's a good make...'  $1.50 (50% off)


Danskin yoga pants.  I'm not really a yoga pant kind of person, but then I'm not a PJ's kind of person either.  These yoga pants are sooo much more comfortable than PJ's, I wore them last night, but not to bed:) They are black, not charcoal.  Like new $4


I've been giving my farmers market stall a make over.  So these things here cost me $10 total.  The big piece ( a cabinet door) will be a sandwich board to stand out in front of my booth.  The egg sign is a picture that I painted over to make into the sign.  The two empty frames will have thin wood painted in chalkboard paint slipped in to them.  One will say 'Brown Free Range Eggs for sale', and since it can be two sided, the other side will say 'Sorry, eggs all sold out'.  There is a heavy stand-up flip photo album, and another little box that will come in handy for something.


And these sandals, well I've been keeping my eyes peeled for quite a while looking for something like this.  It was just a fluke, I happened to check the men's shoes at the same store I got that tin box yesterday.  I wore them lots when we had our warm weather last week.  I washed them and they looked like new before I started wearing them.  $6


And I did get some information on that box in yesterdays post. $2.99 minus 20% seniors discount.  If you are going to ask me if I get the seniors discount, I am going to take it.



A wonderful Reference Librarian friend of my sister found some information in this book.
SMITHS FALLS - A Social History of Men and Women in a Rideau Canal Community - 1794-1994, by Glenn J Lockwood.  Falls Manufacturing started in 1946 and in 1953 was bought out by a British firm.  I think it's safe to say the file box is at least 60 years old.  It has aged well.

And for supper tonight, we had home grown greens to add our radishes to. Three kinds of lettuce, arugula, kale, chard and spinach, picked and eaten within half an hour:)
Can't beat that!



  1. Karen, you have a great eye for thriftstore finds, I'm drooling over your catch!

  2. I enjoy the comfort of the 'yoga' pants also.
    Wow, what a price!
    You really scored

  3. Your salad fixins look really good to me! You got some great finds! :)

  4. Oh my....lovin' the apres ski boots. What a BARGAIN!


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