Speaking of one man's junk being another man's treasure...there is more. Yep I found even more junk, I mean...treasures that still have me giggling with excitement. We found some great bargains this weekend while looking for a picture frame to make into a gift for a friend. We hit up some thrift stores and ended up leaving with our hands full. No picture frame in hand (oops!)
Here are my bangin' bargain buys that I am hoping will inspire you to thrift next time you are in need of a little something. Why pay more when you can pay less?! (I think that quote is from a Payless commercial).
- Table runner - $4.00
- Restoration Hardware pillar candle holders - $5.00 for the pair
- Three brass candlestick holders - $2.50 for all 3
Thinking I am set for life on candle holders.
Now, for the most random scores of the day and I apologize if you are thinking "why do I care about your stupid bargains?" If you know me, then you know that I go crazy for a good deal and love to share it with others. One time I went to Macy's and bought like 6 hand bags from the sale bin. No they weren't all for me. Just one. I gave the rest away as gifts. Back to my point (my bargain buys):
- Tecnica Ski Boots (in my size) - $20 I honestly don't know much about ski boots, but Matt informed me that they sell for around $400 - $500. I did a google search on them and they are pretty dang expensive. I used to ski years ago, but switched to snowboarding and have been wanting to get back into skiing so this was the perfect excuse to buy them.
- Burton Snowboard Boots (in Matt's size) - $40 As we were standing in line to check out, there was a box of men's Burton snowboarding boots in the book section. Never used. Matt prefers to ski, but also owns a snowboard. Oddly enough he doesn't have boots to go with the board? So we added those to pile.
Our trip to Goodwill ended up costing more than a penny - a pretty penny is more like it! What makes me laugh though - if we would have gone into that Goodwill looking specifically for ski boots and snowboard boots...not a chance that we would have found what we were looking for in our size. It's always when you least expect it. One of those funny little joys in life that I hope will inspire you to refuse to pay full price and go bargain hunting instead (or dumpster diving)!