Friday, January 17, 2014

Frugal Friday

If you are a lover of thrift stores like me, it's always interesting to see what other people find there, and most importantly, how little did they pay for it.
So I thought I'd show you a few things that I've thrifted lately.

I'm always fascinated by textiles.  I saw this quilt thing, it looked brand new and was made in Germany.  

It took me a little bit to figure out why there was a zipper in the shape of a rectangle in the middle, but it's a new way of doing a Quillo.  Might be very handy for camping. $2


This down duvet came with a cover and was $8.  I always wash the fabric stuff.  It took quite a while in the dryer, with a clean dog Kong crashing around in there to help fluff it up, but it eventually dried.


Brand new leather purse.  $1.  I like my purses small and with a long strap so I can put the strap over my head and on the opposite shoulder.  Fashionable it isn't.


Silver plated Christmas decoration (without the ornaments) $1.50.  I found 7 glass tea light holders for it for under 70 cents.


Large glass vase thingy $2, and the red and silver ornaments $1.50


Crocheted vintage cushion $1


It goes well on my redone chair


Wall hanging rug thing, $2.50



Wall clothes hanger thing.  $1.50


Sachets of lavender of a ribbon, with machine embroidery lavender stems on it.  50 cents.  I was hoping it would help me sleep better, but no luck with that.  Even put it in my pillow case one night.  It smelled lovely as I tossed and turned during the night:(


Soap dispenser. 25 cents at a garage sale.  Unfortunately garage sale season coincides with farmers market season, so I don't get to go to many of those any more.
I had actually bought a brand new brushed steel dispenser for this bathroom, and it kept getting rust spots on it.  No problem with this dispenser.


Next weekend my favourite thrift store is having a half price sale.  I'll be there:)


  1. Fabulous job scavenging for good stuff. Sleep, what's that? :0)

  2. What good finds! And, good prices! We have a new Goodwill store in town. I rarely find anything special. I did find a couple of stainless pots, just the size I need for cooking.

  3. You got some good finds! I am trying to sell some of my stuff but I do love to wander through the Thrift Shops for a bargain. I have several of those quillows we don't use them, but my Mother made us each one plus some extra ones for the vehicles:)


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