Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oops… I was thrifting again…

Warning! This is going to be a very picture heavy post. I’ve done a LOT of Goodwill and after christmas shopping and haven’t shared it in awhile, so I fully intend on making the most of this post.. But hopefully everyone will enjoy looking through my great finds as I am excited to have found them and want to share with the world! Smile with tongue out 

I must also note now that I am planning on cleaning out and organizing EVERYthing. We plan on moving eventually so I don’t want to go super crazy, but the more organized I am now, the easier I am hoping it will be to move and put things away in whatever house we buy later!

Ok.. now on to the good stuff!

This cute snowman found at the Goodwill check out line with no price. The lady said “um, $1.99 and he’s half off (since christmas décor is 50% off at all our goodwills) he'’s a plaster.. or feels like plaster, and really tall (note the tupperware box in the back for reference!)


$1 1000 piece puzzle. I haven’t done a puzzle in forever yet this is the second one that I’ve bought in the last year. I love penguins, and this one would be nice to do, frame and have up around christmas time!


2 of those plastic shamrocks. My mom always had these, cupids for Valentines day and other stuff for other holidays. She gave them to goodwill years ago though so when I saw these I had to get them. There’s only two but I can make do.. and I’m sure I’ll find more over the years! they were only $.29 each too!

(note my helper)


Peebles after christmas find. These suckers were $24, I got them on sale for $4.80. They are candles but I will never use them as such.


Little basket. $.99. I have it in the laundry room right now waiting for a use once I start organizing. I think I might use it in my kitchen in the cupboard where I keep all the canned goods and other random packets of stuff and use this to hold the packets and snacks that find themselves straying from their boxes.


I had to have this. I wish I had it for christmas so I could’ve filled it, but Valentines day is good enough!


2 sets of cards from Kmart, they were only 50% off since Kmart is appearantly behind everyone else.. but the one has all kinds of assorted cards, and look at how adorable some of them are!


I just like the front picture on these!


The next 3 are ornaments from Kmart. I believe they were $2 something each but I liked the colors on them all so I just picked them up.




Is this not cute?! $.49 and half was off that for christmas! He’s really heavy too, and shiny! hahaha I just love him!


$.49 original, and was half off that. . because of my snowman addiction, and the price couldn’t pass it up!


I don’t typically like santa’s but I thought he was cute! he has a chip on his bottom backside but nobody will ever notice! and if they do OH WELL! $.50!


$.25  I don’t like the deers eyes but I love cute little knick knacks.. and for a quarter he was coming home with me!


Could it get any cuter than this?! I think not!! $.99 I don’t know what I’ll put in here, maybe I’ll do some computer print outs or something for easter until I have kids.. or put my pets pictures in here, but I loved these books growing up and was ecstatic when I found this!


Santa boot with tree and bell ornaments. $.99 + half off.


$.99 each, + half off for each. These things are bigger than they look and I thought they were adorable, I saw them from far away and practically RAN to them and scooped them away before anyone else saw them.  I love the stitched look almost like they are soft stuffed animals but they are defiantly not.


$.49 for both of these candle holders.. appearantly someone tried selling them at one point for $3.  (note, my helpers tail at the bottom)


Another figurine



ornaments from Walmart. $.25 each! I wanted to get more, but I showed some restraint.


Some random picks from walmart.. I was planning on using these for my January wreath but I think I might just go straight into Valentines day, but I could still use these in there too I guess! $.25 each


Walmart ornaments. $3 with 75% off. I got some other colors before but I wanted to get some blue and white for after christmas. They had purple and dark blue there too but I have no idea what holiday Id use them for.. I guess purple could be used for halloween, mixed with black or something.



Last of the birds from Target. I am glad I got to them since I only had the red one but wanted some of the others. Plus a lollipop ornament. I think I might use this for Easter actually. 75% off for this.


Michaels garland. $2.09 each.. more than I wanted to spend but I really liked it. I bought a wreath for $5.99.. It’s a berry one but its not round its like a spray kinda.. I’ll get a picture of it later its in my car right now. and a bow to replace the one that was on the wreath since it was kind of blah and sick looking. I spent $11 at Michaels.. more than I wanted but I really liked the wreath and these two garlands.. I plan on using these garlands on my corner hutch next year.. or who knows I might have some where else for them by then!


This mug was love at first sight. I don’t use mugs as much as I used to but I have an obession with them. Seriously. My cupboard doesn’t hold them anymore. I have to clean out another one and move some stuff around. This one says it was handpainted on the bottom I forget by what company or person, but I just love it, love the colors.


Some organizing tools. these were all between $.49 and $.99  Different lengths, widths and heights. I am excited to put them to use!


Another box for storing stuff. I might use this for my Yankee Candle tarts ($.99). The ornament is another Hallmark keepsake. It says it’s the first one of this line so I am excited to have started at the beginning and will defiantly keep on buying these now! ($.50). And two poofy bow things for gifts. They had a ton more the last time I was there but these were the last two left, I think they’re cute! ($.69 each)


Closeup of ornament.. is it not adorable!!


Joann’s find. I spent a little under $8 on this and saved $17.50. Those two packs of ornaments despite how super teeny tiny they are were $6.99 and $9.99 at one point in the season. Ridiculous! The picks were all $1.99 and were on sale for $.59 The peacock one is an oddball, it has little jingle bells in it. and there was only one in the store. I have no idea why I bought it but I really liked it, no matter how much I tried I couldn’t put it down.  072

What? Don’t judge me!

I collect beanie babies. Yeah, that’s right. I am 23, have no kids, I collect them for myself. I’ve always done it since they started back in the early 90’s and have a TON of them. I need to make a list so I know what I have and don’t have when I go out. two of these are actually from the originals back in 93 and are in perfect condition.


Target ornaments $.25 each. Again.. I wanted to get more, but restrained myself. They still have a TON left. so maybe I’ll go next week and get more if they still have them. who knows maybe they’ll be like 90% off!


More Target finds. The pin was $7 and was 75% off. I have been trying to find some cute after christmas deals on pins but haven’t found any. This was the cutest one I’ve found. The Andes mints looked good in the aisle. I tried one tonight and was instantly hooked. I think I ate like 30 in a matter of minutes. Yummmm.


Goodwill finds. The two Snowmen were $.50. They are tea light holders but I just liked the way they looked! and the glass thing was also $.50 and will be used in the bathroom to hold… something… maybe q-tips and I’ll move the q-tip container elsewhere.


ok… I DO have a book problem. Really. I need help.

I have SO many unread books on my bookshelf because I cannot stop buying more and I am not reading them fast enough because Blogs and the internet in general and video games and work and sleep take up the most of my time lately.  but here’s what I got in my last two or three trips to Goodwill. Two of these books I have wanted badly for awhile but since I haven’t bought books full price at a book store in awhile I have been waiting paitently. I am such a happy camper! ($.99 each.. I wish they’d do half off day on books!)


Two recent finds. both $1.99 each


I debated not getting it, but I love the old cover, the pretty side and I would like to get more books like this to set up somewhere and make them look pretty in a group.. and for $1.99 I wasn’t going to let it slide by!


Ok. If you have been reading this particular blog a few pictures up with the beanie babies.. remember me saying that I have NO kids?? Yeah.. so I will present you with this picture.

I had in my hand an AWESOME copy of a bedtime stories book which was HUGE and had gold leafed pages. but I put it back.

I know every single story in this book and what really got me was the cover. It is so cute, it’s velvet and I just love it. It’s a Hallmark book, I didn’t know they made books, but the inside back cover lists it for $15.  I will have kids SOME day and I can’t wait to use this! But until then it will sit in waiting!


Target dollar bin Valentines finds.. only the bubble bath was $1, and I believe those hearts too, but everything else was $2.50. The blocks spell something different on each side, and I like the pink stones.. I can use them for easter too. I have red ones that I got from Walmart last year so I was excited to see these since I wanted more.


And I will leave you with my helper kitty, Lucy. Being a lazy bum while mommy was playing video games.


If you’re still with me and not in a picture coma by now. Thank you! and have a wonderful day bloggers!


  1. Wow, so you are the one who bought all the stuff. I went into my Target for some after Christmas shopping and everything was almost gone!!! You found some great things. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm exhausted just reading this. Girl you hit the sales and did awesome! I can't believe you found a Hallmark 2010 ornament for 50 cents! So cute and yes fun to start a collection of a new series like that. My favorite find is the picture frame with the bunnies laying down across the front. That is so cute! You really did great. Come join my Junkin Finds Friday party! hugs, Linda

  3. First off thanks for crossing your fingers for me!! (I got the camera!) And second... wow, you got amazing stuff! I am so jealous of the bunny frame, and if you have never actually read gone with the wind, the book, tough like a thousand pages, is oh so much better than the movie. Cute and funny post, thanks for sharing it was fun!

  4. Hi....nice to meet you and you interesting beautiful blog.... I love Pennsylvania...hope to come back soon...but next summer Japan is waiting for us!!!
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    I wish you a very happy new year..hugs, Flavia

  5. Oh my you did make out. Why would anyone want to buy new when you can get such good deals. I've been dying to go thriftin this week but have not had the time. You are making me want to go right now though. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Wow! You sure did find a lot of great things! I love all the Christmas balls and the pieces you were going to use for a January wreath. They are beautiful!

  7. Hi new blog friend! GREAT shopping! I too can't pass up a great bargain on cute stuff :)
    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! Happy New Year!

  8. I am just loving all the 75% off sales of Christmas stuff this year. Normally there's only crud left at that point, but this year they started it early enough that there was primo stuff to be had. Great finds. I think the cardinal candles are amazing. Who in the world would ever burn them?

  9. What a great shopping trip that was. I'm in awe.

  10. You got so many fun thrift finds here! Wow! You are going to have so much fun next Christmas when you "discover" all your new treasures!