If you followed me on facebook or Instagram this weekend you know I did a massive thrift store shopping trip and you all begged to see my finds so I thought I would share them with you today. My husband and I went to visit some friends this weekend that live outside Charleston, SC – my friend Molly who blogs at Pennies ‘N Grace and her family. Our husbands were roommates in college and the wives met several years later after we were both married and immediately hit it off. They have become some of our closest friends and we try to plan several trips a year to see each other – so thankful that they live close enough for weekend visits! We love spending time with their family – and the husbands and the wives have lots in common.
We planned a BIG thrift store shopping spree one day while the guys went off and did whatever guys do (shoot guns, to to sporting good stores, visit pawn shops, eat wings, etc.…) We both saved up our Christmas money and some money we had earned selling some stuff and made our lists of what we were wanting to find! I had baskets, throws, pillows, some small furniture (which was honestly too big to find and take home on this trip but it is on my thrifting/yard sale list), wood blinds, glass canisters, curtains, rugs, tray, iron décor, nice wreaths, just general décor if I really liked it, and more on my list. I am getting much more picky about what I buy – I have to REALLY like it and have a place for it as I am trying to weed down some things in our home, but yet I have some rooms that really have never been finished that I am still looking for items to complete them.
So we headed out with her 2 youngest little girls for a fun day out thrifting! We shopped at 7 Goodwill stores, 1 Goodwill clearance center/outlet store (where you pay by the pound for clothes and household goods), and 2 Community thrift stores – she has a TON of Goodwill’s in about a 30 minute radius and they are NICE stores with better prices than my Goodwill stores most of the time.
So this was my finds from our day of shopping. I will try to remember prices as best as I can…
- A really nice Target gold/cream throw – $2.99
- Card game – $0.49 (1/2 off)
- Board game – $1.51
- Wreath – $2.92
- Hallmark snowman – $1.91
- Big green basket – $3.53 (I plan to spray paint it)
- Glass canister – $1.51
Cute yellow shoes (brand new) – $4.99
2 brand new with tags still on Kohl’s mercury glass candle winter candle holders – $1.51 each
- Small basket – $0.99
- Tray basket – $1.99
- 2 large tray baskets – $4.94 for set
Burlap gold tree – $3.93
- Sequin gray pillow – $1.99
- wood tray – $1.49 (1/2 off)
- One faux wood blind – $2.42 (I had written down my measurements and had a tape measure in my purse and this was perfect! They actually had THREE of them but a lady grabbed the other two before I could )
- White queen size duvet cover in perfect condition – $6.96
Then on another evening we ran out to one last Goodwill that is 5 minutes from her house (officially jealous!! although I might get in a bit of trouble if I had a Goodwill 5 minutes from my house! ) And I found a TON more stuff!
- large basket- $3.99
- medium basket – $2.99
- small basket – $1.99
- pillow – $1.99
- glass canister – $2.92
- glass canister – $2.02
- game (new in wrapper) – $1.91
Plus her stores in SC give out a10% off your next purchase coupon when you donate something and she let me use one she had, so I saved 10% off all those prices! Seriously need to suggest that to the GA Goodwill stores! SC Goodwill stores also have a rewards card and you earn a point for each dollar you spend and once you earn so many points you get a coupon loaded on your card for 25% off your entire purchase.
So that was our fun shopping spree! Molly will probably share what she got later today and I will be sure to link to it when her post is up. Can’t wait to put all my fun baskets and jars to use organizing more things in my house. And put out my throw and pillows. Seriously counting down the days until yard sale season begins!
Find any good thrift store finds recently? Ever done a big thrifting shopping spree with a friend? It is so much fun! Just can be interesting if you go with a friend that has similar tastes and things you always look for because you end up both wanting all the same stuff!