Friday Frugal Finds: church yard sales, games, 25¢ vintage mason jar, and more

Last weekend was gorgeous and I was so excited to set some time aside to shop some yard sales.  I found 4-5 sales on Friday and then got up early to go to 2 church yard sales Saturday morning before some other events we had planned for the day.  The church yard sales were super small (think it was their first attempt at doing a sale so I am sure they will get bigger if they do them again).

I picked up this white bath mat for 50¢.  I love having that “expensive hotel feel” to our bathroom or guest bathroom and leave these draping over the tub for guests to use.  And 50¢ was a steal!

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Large basket for $1.00 and mirrored tray for $2.00.  Love using trays like this on a dresser or nightstand.  This one will get a makeover soon. Smile

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I did really well at this one yard sale!  I was actually on the way to one I knew about it when I saw the signs for this one.  So glad I stopped! 

With some weddings on the horizon this summer, I am making sure my game gift closet is stocked up (I typically bundle 6-8 games together as a wedding gift along with something else depending on the couple/situation).  These games were $1.00 each.

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2 cute cosmetic bags – 25¢ and 50¢.  I am always finding mine gets yucky over time and needs to be replaced, plus I use several of these all through the house – one in the car for lotions, first aid stuff, a small bottle of contact solution, another in my purse, another in the bathroom.  Can’t ever seem to have enough and these were super cute too and never used!

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And my favorite and best find of the day!  A 25¢ vintage Ball jar – yes, 25¢!  I saw it with a bunch of other glassware and asked how much and she said – oh, all the glassware is 25¢.  You better believe I looked over all the rest of the stuff on the table to make sure there wasn’t any more jars!  Then I saw this other vintage lid and asked how much it was – she sort of looked at me like why would you want to buy that?  And said, you can just have it! Smile  So now I have a lid for some lidless blue ball jars I already have.  The lids themselves can sell for up to $5 at antique stores.  

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Hoping to find some fun things this weekend if the weather cooperates.  I really am scaling down on what I am willing/needing to buy but I do have some specific things on my list.    And a 25¢ vintage ball jar will ALWAYS be on my list.  If I really didn’t have space for it, it would make an awesome gift to like 15 people that I know would love it. Smile

Any fun finds for you?  Would love to hear about some of your recent yard sale or thrift store finds!

Comments

  1. Jackie W says:

    I have seen people make coasters out of those jar lids. I think they put a piece of cork board in it and it was too cute!

  2. Cheryl says:

    great finds!!

  3. I just love yard sales. Those are great finds. I scored last weekend also. I will be yard sale hopping next weekend I hope too.
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  4. Jennifer Rose says:

    What a great idea about bundling games for wedding presents! Love it! I am seriously addicted to yard sales…went out today and got some great deals! One I am thrilled with, a craft table for 7.00!!! It folds away for easy storage and has an outlet strip. 🙂

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  6. I love seeing all your great finds. I am 40 and have loved garage sale/thrift shopping since I was 5 years old! Love your Mason Jar, What a find!!! I’ve collected and loved mason jars before they became trendy ! Love your blog and thanks for sharing with us.

  7. michelle o says:

    Love the Ball jar. I was looking for one of those to hold the marbles that my husband’s grandmother played with when she was a child. They are clay marbles and beautiful. She will be 97 in October!

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