Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Thrifting

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I wanted to take a minute to brag about share some recent thrift store finds with you. I took off work the day before Thanksgiving to get a jump start on cooking, but earlier in the day Mr. ShowMe and I went to a few thrift stores. I don't usually find much, but I had some good scores that day. At our first stop I found this fabulous bead box filled with charms, beads, and findings.
 See that price? That's right, $7.90, oh yeah, and everything was 25% off that day, so the net was just under $6! What a deal. There were art glass and porcelain beads in it.

And these super cute shoe charms.
The findings alone in there were worth the price that I paid for the whole thing! What a deal!
At our next stop I found these fabric bundles for $.50 and $1.00. For a total of $3.00 I got all of this fabric.
Those two end pieces will make lovely purses and I'm always needing solids to coordinate with prints and to use for linings.
We even scored for Elwood, our Border Collie with this can of tennis balls for $1.00
I consider that a score for Elwood since he's our fetcher and he was down to just one broken tennis ball. Our Australian Shepherd, Jake doesn't really like to fetch. He will do it if you cheer him along every step of the way, but he mostly likes to just take the tennis balls outside and hide them. In fact, he likes doing that with anything he deems important. His bubby's tennis balls, empty two liter Diet Coke bottles that he can snag from the trash when no one's looking, once Mr. ShowMe's cell phone (Yikes!), rawhides, squeaky toys... We just never know what we're going to find when we go in the back yard to check his hiding spots. So while we mostly had Elwood in mind when we picked up the tennis balls, I'm sure Jake will get some enjoyment from them too.

On Friday Mr. ShowMe and I traveled to a neighboring town to attend a huge craft show, (yeah, he's a pretty good hubby, I think I'll keep him!). Since we were in a different town we decided to check out their thrift stores. At one stop I found this.
I wouldn't normally pay $4.50 for piece of fabric at a thrift store, but this is 4 yards and the weight is sufficient for not just purses, but other things too, so I knew I could put it to good use. But the pièce de résistance is that sweet little Florida souvenir plate for a whole quarter! I haven't found any new Florida plates to add to my collection for a long time now!

So beside all the good food on thanksgiving, I've had some fun thrifting over the holiday weekend too. Did you get to do anything fun other than eat and visit with family?

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Great bargains! I can't believe your husband goes thrifting and to thrift stores with you! Lucky girl!

  2. I went to the thrift store yesterday and found a few fun things! I just put candles in an old candle holder and it looks nice! I love your sweet Florida plate...I collect FL stuff but only have a few things so far! We live in Florida but there doesn't seem to be as much here! I think vacationers took souveniers home from vacations here! You sure got some great finds...those beads are awesome! WOW! Enjoy your afternoon!

  3. I am sooo jealous of the beads they would go so good n a mosaic!!!

  4. Awesome deals on the fabric and beads! I would love it if my hubby would go thrifting with me!

  5. Love to thrift! Come back Monday to link to my newbie party.

  6. You are thrift finds are eye fillers indeed! Amazing!