Monday, June 28, 2010

I Love Being Thrifty

I had an awesome weekend full of great finds! It just amazes me the things that you can find at a garage sale. I must say I am somewhat addicted to garage sales (just in case you had not noticed). I will get up at the crack of dawn to go to a garage sale. The deals just can't be beat and who wants to pay full price for anything and you meet great people. Here is what I found this past weekend.

I was very fortunate to come across not one but two vintage Coca-Cola crates. You might have seen these at Pottery Barn.. I paid $4.00 a piece for them...Pottery Barn sells them for $24.00.


My next purchase were these fun blue shoes. I love blue shoes! Macy's had Steve Madden blue suede shoes last fall that I absolutely loved. And since I am a thrifty kind of girl there was no way I was going to pay $80.00 for them. I found these little gems for $2.00. 


I bought this glass star for $3.00. It is so unique and pretty!


I found this little coffee table/bench for $1.00.  The person I got it from said she bought it at an auction last week for $1.00 and didn't have anywhere to put it.  She just wanted to get her money back from what she spent on it.  It is a very firm piece of furniture and I am still in complete shock that it was only $1.00. I can't wait to start transforming it!



Breakdown of Costs:
(2) Coca-Cola Crates = $8.00
Blue Shoes = $2.00
Glass Star = $3.00
Coffee Table/Bench = $1.00
Total Cost = $14.00

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26 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love that little bench, what a steal that was! I'll keep my eyes open for the transformation, I bet it'll look fabulous!

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  2. Great finds! That bench is great! And love that star.

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  3. I would love to be able to find some Coke crates! You got an amazing buy on your two! Hope your table transformation turns out just like you want it.
    :-) Sue

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  4. I want to go thrifting with you...One lucky gal!

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  5. You go girl!!! I love everything you bought!!! Awesome deal on the crates and the blue shoes are to die for!

    Keep on Junkin!
    Jennifer

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  6. You got a great deal on the coke crates. I bought one at the flea market a week ago for $14. Still better than PB's price, but not as good as yours.

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  7. WOW 4.00 bucks for the crates...you are good!!~ I just saw Kim's last week as she mentioned she paid 14.00....thanks so much for your support...you can vote as often as you like:)

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  8. I love the blue shoes. I couldn't wear them because of the heels. But I love them just the same.

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  9. I love the shoes, but would break my ankle trying to walk in them. The coke crates are too cool!

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  10. Awesome Deals! Can't wait to see what you do with the $1 table!

    Jody

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  11. OMGosh I want those crates! Awesome price on those, way to go!

    Come say hi when you get a chance!

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  12. WOW...now that was a real deal for those COKE crates...I will give you $5 (ha ha)! Thanks so much for coming to my NTT party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Great deal on the crates. I picked up two last week too one is Coke the other is Pepsi. Got mine for $5 each. So I was tickled too! Blessings, Vicky

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  14. Oh you girls!!! I want one of those crates! Cheapest I found so far was $35!! No way! Crazy, I say! The shoes are pretty sharp, too!

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  15. Great finds. Yard sale-ing can be so satisfying!!

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  16. How funny that I came across this post today. I was just at my moms house and I was browsing through her garage and I saw a 7-up (or was it sprite?) crate. I couldnt think of what I would do with it.
    I'd love some ideas. :)

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  17. Thanks so much for your support...keep going,we have til Midnight tomorrow....we can do this I know it!!~:) Have a great weekend, thanks for linking up! Debbie

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  18. Love the bench and those great coke crates!!!
    Debbie

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  19. You sure got a great deal on those crates. I'll bet your bench will be fab!

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  20. Loving those crates. I picked up a couple here and there between 8.00 and 15.00 so you have a real steal bargain. Love those shoes, just the right color blue to add a pop of color.

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  21. OK, you had me at blue shoes, those will look mighty fine with jean!!

    Carol

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  22. LOVE those crates! I saw some a few weeks ago when I was out and they wanted $20 for them...obviously someone who had seen them in the PB catalog!

    I'm slightly addicted to garage sales too...even plan my vacations around them!

    Stopping by from Debbiedoos.

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  23. Oh you did fantastic!! Love it all.

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