wicked cheap thrifting story - I bought a stickley library table at a used furnitute store - 100.00 solid oak 4 x 4 gorgeous table - we use it for the computer - estimated value in its unfinished state - 1800.00have a great day - how is very davidlove you
Alas, I do not. I live vicariously through your wicked cheap thrifting stories.
Great find! Do you dare cut it up? Wait til you see my recent cashmere acquisions... :)
ohhhhh 15 cents . . . that was good! This has nothing to do with wicked-cheap thrifting, but isn't it ironic that I was in Material Possessions (my local quilting store) just last weekend, and picked up some Dick and Jane printed fabric?! Wow, and we live on opposite sides of the county.
I mean't to say "country", but I wish I DID live just on the other side of the "county" from you. waaaahhhhh
Mine would have to be the very dirty brooch that I bought at a yard sale of an 85 year old woman's estate. I bought it for 25cents. I took it home and soaked it in dawn dish liquid water for 2 and a half days then took a very soft toothbrush to it. Turned out it was 14K with vintage freshwater pearls in the shape of clamshells. It was lovely and either from the 20's or patterned after that style. I sold it at a friend's consignment shop for $95! I got half of that, $49.50, that's a $49.25 profit!P.S. I saw that same Dick and Jane book at my local Goodwill last week. Almost bought it!
just one...and it has a sad ending.Years ago, I scored a first edition Brahms Stoker's Dracula book at an antique store. This was right after the latest movie made it a big deal. The owner called me wanting to buy the book back. (he had been at lunch) It cost me 10 bucks. I kept it.Years later, my dog ate it. Bad Dog. That book is worth a lot of money....well, it WAS.
Wow! Great find! Lucky you! Thrifting is a passion of mine. Love garage sales, tag sales, etc.
I've found so many wonderful treasures that it's hard to even list them....one of my favorites though was buying a little classic winnie the pooh book on friendship that had a $50 bill in the middle!! So I actually made $49.25 on that purchase!! (I think the book cost .75).
I found a watch in a bag of "stuff"I inherited from my grandmother. I had it appraised years later and it was 14k gold and worth several thousand dollars. She had found it many years ago when she worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad Station and she thought it was too tacky to wear and would never give it to me.. Gina
My spouse and I are home-brewers ... Last week we found a really nice heavy glass beer mug at Goodwill marked down to 25 cents (from 50). Woohoo!
Oh do I love thrifting as well. Just last weekend did the world longest yard sale. We did the section of Lookout mtn. Ga. and Signal Mtn. Ga. It was totally fun. Some of my finds are on my blog, http://www.gabbys-portfolio.blogspot.com/ I was onthe hunt for vintage pillowcases to make some dress, found none. That Dick and Jane book you are showing, I bought reproduced lately for a granddaughter.
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