I'm a diehard thrifter and garage sale addict! I love the thrill of the hunt! And I love making CASH from trash so I also resell on eBay and Etsy. I share my successes to inspire you ... and my failures so you learn from my mistakes. Please join me on this wild and crazy ride of making cash from trash!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thrifty Treasures Thursday


The weather was beautiful this past weekend so on Saturday my BFF Viv and I hit the sales in Orange County.  I was thrilled to be out saling again!  There were quite a few yardies, and I found all kinds of neat stuff, like this gorgeous vintage Hall’s coffee/tea pot (pictured above) for only $2 … can you believe it!  (Update: sold on eBay for $36 ... ka-ching!)

And what about this Cashflow financial board game by Rich Dad, Poor Dad … practically brand new:


Got it plus a vintage Scrabble, Cranium and Scooby Doo Monopoly board games for one dollar each.  (Update: sold on eBay for $40 ... ka-ching!)

One of my favorite finds is this 2-tier rolling metal filing cart, which had been on my wish list forever.  I’ve shopped around at office supply stores, but the carts were so flimsy and expensive (about $50-$70, if not more).  This one is stainless steel, very stable and in excellent condition … and it was only $5.00!  

Then at a another yardie I found a brand new box of hanging folders for another $1.00 -- perfect for my new filing cart … woo hoo! As you can see, I’ve already started getting organized!

About 10:30 am, Viv and I were ready to call it a day, but decided to make one more stop … and I found a great wrought-iron chandelier. The lady said she bought it at Home Depot but didn’t need/want it anymore.  The price was just right … FREE!  (Update:  I sold it on CL for $25 ... ka-ching!)

At this same sale, I found a great vintage piece of luggage for only $5.  I love it! The lady said she brought it back from England, which she said was a real ordeal. I was already taking the FREE chandelier so I eagerly gave her the 5 bucks … and happily danced my way to my car!  Somehow, Viv and I managed to squeeze everything into my little Civic Honda.

I bought a few clothing items, which I’ve already started listing.  We’ll see if I got some bargains … or if it’ll be a bust.  Also bought the usual assortment of books, cookbooks, puzzles, housewares and CDs.  Overall, Saturday was a great day for garage/yard sales!

For more great finds, check out Apron Thrift Girl’s blog for Thrift Share Monday.  Also linking up to Thrifty Thursday @ Bloggervitaville and Junkin’ Finds Friday @ A La Carte.  Be sure to check them out for more great thrifty treasures!

And don’t forget to come back for an update on my Rags to Riches Challenge.  Not every week can be a great week.

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog! I LOVE IT! I'm in Northeast PA so garage sale season hasn't quite started yet, but I can't wait!