Friday Frugal Finds: matching lamps, Christmas decor , and more!

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! Smile


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! Smile  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! Smile  And my lamp – so excited about them!  Planning something fun for the shades!

Any fun, frugal finds for you lately?  Share in the comments! Smile


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  1. last week I found an Ozark Trail 10 person tent used once $30. Super excited

  2. Gosh, you always find such great things! All I bought last week were some plastic spray bottles (10 cents each), and a kid’s sized apron (50 cents) which I’m hoping will encourage my son to cook with me.
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  3. Kathy in NC says:

    Interested to see what you do with the brass – I’ve got a brass chandelier and two lamps and I wasn’t sure I could paint them. Be sure to tell all the “steps” when you reveal !! 🙂

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