Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thrift Store and Yard Sale Buys

Here's what I bought yesterday (and a few things purchased at my fav thrift on Friday)

.50 each DVDs
free - empty Shure microphone case (you know i love storage so I'll find a use for it)
.50 canvas bag from the Gap
.50 Cows on Parade cow (resale)
.25 - $1 each - cookbooks

.50 ea. cans of paint
.50 Scotchgard
.25 - bug spray
.50 bottle of Future (I have linoleum in my bathrooms and Future does make it look much better, even though the floors needs replacing.)
$4 new gallon of Roll-off cleaner (made for cleaning boats, but it works well on other stuff inside and outside the house - sells for $24.99 at the store)
.50 Mensa card game
$1.50 - two piece silver looking thing (see other pic below)
$1 Car Capers (a game from the UK)
.05 Bless this Lousy Trailer plaque
$2 set of Very Irresistible perfume by Givenchy. Will probably resell it since I'm already very irresistible - haha.

Then at my thift I bought this $4 jacket. I liked the 3/4 length sleeves and it fit good and was comfortable. But those stripes???? I'll have to wash and iron it and try it on with different tops etc and see how it looks.

If you want to see what other bloggers have found this weekend while out yardsaling, check out the Southern Hospitality Blog

And below is the thing I saw on Thursday at my thrift but didn't know what it was. It was only $1.50 but couldn't tell if it was missing any pieces or anything. So I memorized the company's name and checked ebay. I saw the last one on ebay sold for about $21 so I went back on Friday and saw it was still there so I bought it.

Anyone want to guess what it is? (and for those who have been reading my blog for a while, I know I never revealed the answer for the last thing I had people guess on, but I will do a blog post and update that too soon).

The spray paint can is just there for size reference. It's two pieces. The little bowl thing has the handle and it can swivel around and be removed from the base. The orange thing is just the price sticker.

Wanna guess? No prizes if you get it right, just bragging rights. Extra credit if you know the manufacturer's name.

Video Link


Welmoed said...

It's an ashtray. The manufacturer is Stelton. (I have one myself, inherited from my uncle)

Mommyto3andahusky said...

good deals! :) I had a yard sale yesterday, too bad I live in Nebraska, you could have come! :) I think you should get a lime colored top at walmart or target to put under the jacket, it will make it pop. Cool blog! :)

Diana said...

I was going to guess it's a liquor shot measuring cup but since the first poster is so confident it's an ashtray I am going to retract my guess. :)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You're so lucky to find DVD's for .50. Around here everyone thinks they're worth $2 or more.


You have some great treasures! That gallon of Roll Off is a real bargin. We have a boat and I'll bet it would be a real help. Have a great week.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good buys on the DVDS! I can get a VHS for $.25 to $.50, but not a DVD! :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Blue Creek Home said...

You found so many things. I need to run into a spray paint bargain somewhere.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Chris, you had some fun this week! And an ashtray, huh, I had no idea. Thanks for playing.

Psalm 51:10 said...

Ooohh...that Anagrams game looks really fun!

~~Carol~~ said...

I think my favorite find of yours is the paint! I've been a painting fool lately, and it can get expensive! And the jacket is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Can't wait to see what you are gonna do w/the ashtray! LOL The cans of spray paint would be my favorite bargains. 5o cents? unreal!!!
:-) Sue

Callieflower said...

50 cents for DVD's-that's so beyond good!

K said...

I am jealous about the paint! Great deals!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You found some great things!

Rhonda in OK said...

great deals on the spray paint,

an ashtray? I never would of guessed that, I thought it was a car part.

Chris at said...

Wow - that didn't take long for Welmoed to know it was a Stelton (made in Denmark) ashtray. Impressive!!

I'm gonna sell mine on ebay. I'd rather have $20 (or so) than an ashtray. Plus I just bought a humongous glass ashtray for .50 with an "H" engraved in the center (H for my last name)

But looking on ebay, Stelton is a name I plan on remember when I go thrifting.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome finds! Dvds for .50 is awesome and step brothers is a funny one!

Rhonda said...

Wow DVD's for 50 cents...great price! Love your finds!

Kammy said...

Wow, you got great buys ! You the Yard Sale Queen, for sure !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Patrick said...

Wow. You cleaned up! You definitely are the queen. :) I would never have guessed an ashtray but it makes perfect sense.

Patrick said...

Oops. Just realized I am signed in through my husband's google account. Patrick was actually Groggy Froggy Lisa.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some good deals.

Regina said...

Oh my, I LOVE John Pinette. Super funny. Just saw Step Brothers a few weeks ago, that was funny too.