Thrift Store Treasures #1

Thrift Store Treasures #1

Thought I’d start a regular feature about the great things I find at thrift stores – starting with today’s treasures.

For $17.09, I got the following items at Goodwill:

1) Two, brand new-in-the-original-package round silver towel bars (to replace the old-fashioned square-ish ones on my bathroom wall) —  $3.93 each ($3.93 x 2 = $7.86). I’m guessing the original price would be about  $15 each ($30).

2) A new-in-the-original-package set of pink, 440 thread count king-sized pillowcases from Bed, Bath and Beyond (the original price was $16.99) — $5.95

3) One small basket (to stash all the printed info I collect about blogging!) — $1.99

4) One hardback book — “I’d Rather Be Writing” by Marcia Golub (to generate blog post ideas). The sale price tag from Barnes and Noble on it says $3.98 — $1.29

By my conservative calculations, the retail price for these items would’ve been about $59, resulting in a savings of approximately $42. Pretty good for a stop on the way home from work. 🙂

If you locate some thrift store bargains this week, share the joy! Write and let us know.

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30 Responses to Thrift Store Treasures #1

  1. Iva says:

    So nice to find a blogger who values the sales/outlet/second hand shopping like I do… 🙂 I post about my “catches” on my blog and I think there is something awesome in a moment when I find something I just love for the price so silly I don’t even know what people in fansy stores are doing. 🙂
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    • blogqueendiane says:

      I agree about the fancy stores. Once you’ve shopped thrift stores, it’s hard to buy stuff in a “real” store!

  2. I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about vintage dishes that I found at Goodwill. I love going shopping there.
    Paris at My Big Fat Happy Life recently posted…How to Use Tomatoes from Your Garden + Summer Tomato Pasta RecipeMy Profile

  3. I love the steals I can find at thrift stores. May just have to go look tomorrow!
    Goofball Mommy
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  4. Tameka says:

    Congrats! Nothing like a shopping deal.

  5. Aleshea says:

    Ohh you were able to get some great finds.

  6. I love it when I find good deals at the thrift store!
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  7. I am the worst thrift shopped because I have zero patience! So I appreciate those that are thrifting rock stars! Way to go!
    xoxo
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  8. Alex says:

    Well done!

    I love second hand shopping, some of the best pieces in my wardrobe are from flea markets, consignment shops, etc.

    Alex – Funky Jungle
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    • blogqueendiane says:

      Me, too! When I wear some of my favorite bargain clothes and jewelry and think about what I paid for them, it always makes me feel good! Bet it’s the same with you.

  9. Anne Marie says:

    Awesome haul!! There is a thrift store near me that is HALF OFF on Mondays! I have gotten SO MUCH STUFF from there including a ton of books that they sell by the bag for $4 so I was paying $2 for like 10 kids books 🙂
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