I absolitely love thrift store shopping, and going through Craig's list or Kijiji, looking for a bargain. Sometimes I have good luck, and other times, I find nothing. The other day, I went to my local Value Village Thrift Department store and came out within 15 minutes with 4 great things- a white decorative seving tray, a down-filled pillow insert, and 2 pairs of jeans for myself.
See how perfectly it matches my other piece which was a gift from a friend.
The cushion insert was 100% down and usually retails for up to $50.00. It will be made into a pillow at some point. I payed $4.99.
This tray I found a few days ago- it looks like silver, or silver plate in the picture, but it's not - I will be spray painting it Heirloom White and giving it a vintage finish in another post, but it photographs like a fine antique- it has beautiful detail on the edges and handles.
I definately think I can do something with this!!!!!!!
Now, I'm usually squeamish about buying second hand clothes for myself, but this Value village is in a pretty good area and you can sometimes find designer and name brands for next to nothing- and in very good, if not brand new condition . The jeans fit me perfectly and I payed $7.99 for one pair, and $12.99 for the other.
These will look great tucked into my high riding boots.
What a bargain.
Total spent $35.00 + tax. I couldn't have bought even one pair of jeans at my favourite off-price designer store for that. Winners ( known as TJ Maxx in the states always has great deals, but not as great as this!!!!!)
Do you have a thrifty shopping story to tell? I'd love to hear about it. My heart starts racing when I think I'm about to find something great for a steal. How about You?
Until Next time. Au Revoir!!!!!!