Thrift Haul

I've had a few opportunities to go thrifting lately, so it's about time to share what I've picked up. First, I made a video a little over a week ago (and just uploaded it this morning) of some of my thrift haul.

As well, over the weekend I hit a few yard sales in my immediate area. (I'm a little disappointed I didn't venture out further as there were apparently several large neighborhood yard sales that I  missed. Oh well.) 

The first stop was a local church's sale. They had boxes of items all lined up and let you fill a shopping bag for $1.
I grabbed some books: another dictionary, a youth hymnal, and this Outlines of Music History.
I like the polka dots on the tin bank that held those plastic vials (perfect for beads) and the tin plate caught my eye too.
While I was at it, I threw in the Dot to Dot game pad and this notebook that had some writing in it (perfect for art journals/collages).

Next was a small neighborhood sale.
There were only four houses participating in the garage sale, and this pretty light blue. . .candy dish (?) was the only item I bought. There were a few more things that I wanted, but the prices were a little steep for my taste.

I stopped at one last yard sale on my way home.
I was able to get all these pieces, destined to be taken apart and upcycled,  for only a buck.

One of the great things about Spring (besides the weather) is the abundance of yard sales you can find each weekend. I was glad to be able to eke out a little time to treasure hunt. Have you found any great treasures yourself lately?

I'm linking up this post at:
Show and Share on Coastal Charm
Let's Talk Vintage on Bella Rosa Antiques
Thrifter Share on Hey What's for Dinner Mom?
Vintage Bliss Tuesday on Woman in Real Life
Vintage Inspiration Party on My Salvaged Treasures


  1. Hey Hope!
    Love those sequins. They almost look like a mermaid blue color. Great finds!! I so need to get out and do some thrifting myself. Hopefully this weekend. Have a great week.

  2. Looks like some great finds, especially the jewelry grouping at the end! I've been having some good luck out picking the yardsales and thrift stores lately, too. I shared my finds over at my blog, Just dropped some of my finds off at the shop today! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Judy, I just love the spring for its abundance of thrifting opportunities! I'll definitely have to go take a peek at your finds. I've so gotten behind in my blog hopping lately. Oops!

  3. we are kindred souls in that way .... I look at jewelry in yard sales, second hand stores or even on vacation in the tourist shops as items to be taken apart for their pieces and beads :)

  4. You always find the good deals when you are thrifting, LOL. In a month, our whole neighborhood will have a community yard should come on over.

    1. Lee - I don't know about ALWAYS. But I do look often and that helps for sure! As for your yard sale, I so wish I could. ;) It's time to start planning my own now too. The hubs and I are feeling overloaded with STUFF at the moment. If only I could stop shopping. Ha.

  5. I am jealous. You always find the good things. Our little town with only three blocks downtown has only junky stuff. I love the little tin.

  6. Those church sales are the best! Love your books and thrifty finds. Thanks for sharing at Vintge Inspiration Party.

  7. I agree I love the abundance of yardsales! It's fun to go for a little adventure--finally my kids are getting into it too-like pointing out signs and shopping with their own money. Love the necklace you're going to take apart, can't wait to see what it becomes.

    1. Oh, I remember some of my first yard sales too with my grandmother. It was always such an adventure. As for the necklace, who knows what it'll be. . .probably several different things. But first, I have to hoard it for a while before I even take it apart. Such is my way. ;) Thanks for stopping in!!


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