Today’s Friday Fun + Frugal finds post is going to be a little different. Not only do I have some frugal finds from a yard sale to show you but I am going to mix in a little fun fashion too! Because my yard sale finds were jewelry!!
Yes, you can buy jewelry at yard sales! Remember in my yard sale series I talked about in my first post on the reasons WHY I shop yard sales – one of the reasons you can buy pretty much anything at yard sales. If you have it in your home or can buy it at the store or it could be bought in a store a while ago, you can probably find it at a yard sale sometime, somewhere.
I went shopping at the outlets with my mother-in-law two weeks ago and we came across a HUGE community yard sale at the town courthouse before we got there. Of course I had to stop! Forget the outlets, I saw yard sales!
We came across this guy with tables full of costume jewelry and I picked out a few pieces while he was helping someone else. Finally I was able to ask him how much they were and he said that one whole table was 75¢ each! So I began
grabbing every piece in front of me picking out even more pieces.
Here’s the pieces I got off the 75¢ table.
Some of my favorites…I had been specifically looking for a white beaded necklace for a while at thrift stores and yard sales so I was super excited to find this one. And that clasp – LOVE it This is probably some really nice old costume jewelry
And this necklace, I loved too! (Yes, I love white – in my house, in accessories, I have a white obsession.) I had just bought this bracelet at Cato on clearance for $2.99 and was even wearing it that day – my mother in law saw that necklace and said “It matches your bracelet!” And for 75¢ – yes, please!
These are clip earrings, but I am going to take the back off and glue them on some bobby pins or hair pins for me – fun!
I think if you add it all up it should come to $11.50. I sort of bartered with him and told him I needed a deal since I was buying so much. So he gave it to me for $10.50. 13 pieces of jewelry for $10.50 = 80¢ each.
And since we are talking about fashion, I thought I would show you some new flower pins I have made too! You can see my original tutorial here. Michael’s had the flowers on sale for 89¢ a few weeks back AND I had a 20% off your entire purchase coupon too – so I picked up some more flowers for 70¢ each.
I removed the center of this flower and put a fun pearly pin in the middle. I wore it on Easter with my Easter dress
And this flower had fallen apart in my stash already so I just glued the layers back together and added a little sparkly button
So I also wanted to share some Pinterest inspiration and how I wear some of my fun jewelry finds and my flower pins but this post is long enough. I don’t normally post on Saturday but come back tomorrow for a special post all about Pinterest inspired frugal fashion!
Oh, and I guess I better add some sort of accessory storage project to my list! I like this one from 320 Sycamore. My jewelry and pin stash has grown a lot in the last few months and I need a good way to organize it.
How do you organize your jewelry, pins, and hair things?