Monday, July 10, 2017

Thrift Store and Goodwill treasures!

Last week I was able to snag some 'real deals'!  I hadn't been to the Thrift Store for ages and I had never been to the Goodwill store in Mountain Home.   This blouse.... with the tags still on!  LOVE!  A Lee Rider blouse..........
some old clothes pins which are so much better made than the ones you can buy today...........
2 sets of long curtains in this awesome rose material which is right up my alley........this was about $3.00 for yards of material.....I may actually use them as curtains in my bedroom but if not I have some great material to use for other items...............it really looks like Cath Kidson and it may be
I have been looking for these ever since I started knitting and BINGO!  A whole set for $4.00!!!!!
These are used for blocking items and they have the same thing for about $30 if you buy them new through Knitpics or elsewhere.  These are children's alphabet pieces but are exactly the same...........this was a 'real deal'!

Tomorrow, I'll be back with another set of treasures I got at a different store that will now be a regular stop when I go to Mountain Home from now on!  Tune in tomorrow!
Happy Trails!

22 comments:

  1. Those curtains are gorgeous! I love anything that looks like shabby chic! And the blouse is cute. I cleaned out my closet yesterday and have a load to TAKE to Goodwill! heehee! In and out...gotta keep it moving! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Yes, 'one woman's junk is another woman's treasure!" LOL! Hugs to you too!

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  2. I didn't know those are used for blocking knit projects, glad you told that. I thought they were for children to play on. You got some great deals....how fun it must have been. I'm always sorry when the shopping is over and time to get on home....with my treasures till next time anyway.

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    1. They are the ones the kids play with but they are the same as the ones sold fro blocking except for the colors and the letters. I really had fun because I don't go shopping very often as it is about 1 1/2 hours away. Thanks for stopping over!

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  3. Love your finds. The curtains are so pretty.

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  4. You definitely got treasures. I found some dresses for Piper at our Goodwill with the tags still on. She loved them! I have the same type of blocks that I used for blocking. So much less expensive than "knitting blocks". I was just talking to my mother in law about the clothespin difference. What's with that? They are so cheaply made nowadays. How can you hold up a pair of man's jeans with them? And I love the fabric. Absolutely beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Nothing like a great bargain....such a good feeling! Good deal on the dresses for Piper too!

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  5. Hi Sam :) That's a really nice blouse! I love "finds" like that! Whenever we go to thrift stores, we always look for sheets and blankets...mostly for the pets and to cover our bed and couches. Your curtains are really pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Rain. I'm full up on blankets but I could use some new sheets and I am sorely short on clothing for myself. Maybe we should have a 'blog swap' or a wish list on each of our blogs for things we are looking for.

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  6. What a steal for those alphabet rubber mats! Yes, totally useful for a knitter. Thank you so much for your recent visits, Sandra. You are so fun and sweet and energetic. I love that old saying you mentioned in one. I have never heard of that before. You do what you can and hey be happy and do wha' cha like. Hugs to you.

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    1. I'm so old I don't remember now what I said! LOL! But glad you enjoyed it! Hugs to you too, sweetie!

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  7. I'll have to remember that tip on the blocking. I never thought of checking for those at a thrift store.

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    1. First, I checked at Walmart but I think they are about the same price as the knitting ones if they are new but this was meant to be! I'll probably have to wash them but hey...it's a bargain so I will not complain about that part at all. At this time in my life I have more time than money! LOL!

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    2. Yes, keep your eyes open....I've been waiting for 3 years and then BINGO!

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  8. Hi Sam, thanks for coming by my blog....It's nice to meet up via blogger. I too am retired. From housekeeping I guess lol. When hubby retired I joined him more than ever any time spent reading or blogging or any hobby. I hope you have a nice day, thanks for mentioning Pinterest in connection with some of the magazines, I must have a look.

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  9. I have been staying away from the thrift stores and garage sales:) It may be an addiction going to them :)

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    1. This is the first time I have gone in many moons!

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  10. I'd say that was definitely Cath Kidston fabric. What a scoop!Love your blouse too!Thrift shopping is highly addictive!!

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  11. You found some great treasures. I love to go thrifting.......always a real treat just waiting to be found,

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  12. It is so fun to find a good score at a thrift store

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  13. Nice article great post comment ,thank for your sharing.

    goldenslot

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