Yay, for finds to show you this week! 2 weeks ago I was stranded at home over the weekend without a working vehicle so I didn’t get to shop any yard sales. But I made up for it last week!
First off, I was having yard sale withdrawal so I decided to stop at Value Village for their 1/2 price day. I didn’t really find anything included in the 1/2 price sale (only clothes and household linens are part of the sale not household goods) but I was so glad I stopped!
I had been wanting to find a matching set of lamps – didn’t matter brass, ceramic, pretty, or ugly because I knew with a little spray paint I could make them be what I wanted.
And I found them! A matching set of brass lamps in the style I was actually hoping for – tall and skinny! They were $3.03 each. Not bad at all! (I always try to test out lamps in the store before I buy them. I know Goodwill tests their electronics but I am not sure about Value Village? So I just find an outlet, and find a bulb even if I have to borrow it from another lamp, and test it.)
The lamps are actually in my driveway right now getting a makeover and I am super happy with how they look! I will show you soon!
I also found some other things at Value Village:
- 3 games for $1.81 each
- a pair of shorts 1/2 off (but they didn’t fit so I need to exchange them.)
- and 2 pillows 1/2 off for 49¢ each
I have to admit, I haven’t really been looking for pillows at thrift stores or yard sales. They are usually quite nasty looking and I couldn’t imagine bringing that in my house. Especially with a bed bug debacle a thrifty blogger had last year – yuck! BUT, I needed 2 pillow forms to make some pillows for outside so I thought these would be perfect for that. The pillow covers were in pretty bad shape – missing buttons and torn on the side but the pillows inside were really nice. So after soaking overnight in some bleach and washing them really good, I think they will be perfect for outside!
Then it was yard sale time again!
I actually helped my mom host a yard sale at her house last weekend. And here are some treasures I took home from her sale. Love the little white ceramic lamp! And yay for FREE!
Then on Saturday, my nieces and I ventured out to my parking lot yard sale.
I found these 2 red berry trees and talked her down to $3 each. These will be so fun to decorate with at Christmas! I can already see them on my mantel! (They had a tag on them still for $24.99 each.)
It must have been Christmas in June because I also found this BRAND NEW red tablecloth and they only wanted $1.00 for it!
The corbels were $5.00 for 2 of them. I bought them to see what they look like under my cabinets and I like them! The same guy should be there again this Saturday so I can buy a few more from him!
(Not sure if you have ever priced corbels or not but they are EXPENSIVE! The cheapest plain ones at Home Depot like this start at $10 each. So this is a great deal!)
Then my mom stopped at a yard sale and picked up this Princess House buffet server for me for $3.00 I already have the pans that go on top of it so this a great find! It fits a can of sterno in the bottom and would have been $75+ new.
And one last thing… I stopped in Goodwill actually to look for some clothes. I didn’t find any but I did find this ornament wreath! I can’t remember exactly, but I want to say I paid maybe $2.52? I know it wasn’t over $3.
So that wraps up my Christmas in June finds! And my lamp – so excited about them! Planning something fun for the shades!
Any fun, frugal finds for you lately? Share in the comments!
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