Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 10 Thrifty Finds of 2014

It was hard to choose 10 favorite finds for this year. Next year, I'm going to write down my favorites when I get them so I don't have to look back over 100+ blogs. Some of these items I have kept, most have sold and a few are still for sale. Here they are in no particular order.

#1. Vintage library card catalogue.

I have always wanted one of these and found it at a consignment shop. I almost didn't get it as I was uncertain whether I wanted to pay $40 something for one missing a drawer. I'm glad I went back and got it. My hubby added wheels so I could easily move it by myself.

#2 Kitchen cart

I saw this on a preview page for an estate sale. I wasn't able to make it to the sale and a few days later, it showed up at the thrift store by my house. I think I paid about $10

#3 Mohair Paddington Bear

I found him recently. This is not your mass produced bear but one handmade by Gabrielle Designs in England. He is currently for sale in my Ebay store.

#4 Lot of vintage little Golden books

I found these at a church tag sale. Some of them are 1st editions. Most have sold and some are still up for sale on Ebay.

#5 Big Hug mug

By the time I found this, the novelty had worn off and prices dropped on Ebay. I did manage to get $45 for it on Etsy.

#6 Vintage Bert and Ernie hand puppets

These have the rubber face and hands with the cloth body. I sold them on Ebay back in October for $99.98

#7 Henry Dogs

I found 2 Henry's this year and 1 Henerietta All 3 have sold.

#8 Hot Dog skateboard by Sears & Roebuck

It's a little beat up but I'm still holding out hope there is someone who needs to have this item. It is currently listed on Ebay with the Best Offer option.

#9 Vintage sewing table

I don't know how to sew so I am using this as a desk for my computer

#10 Last but not least: My velvet painting

I think I paid about $14 for this. It is pretty big. I love the cabin


  1. I love these finds. I would like to find an old card catalog too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'll bet it was hard narrowing it down to just 10 items. You find great stuff all the time. Awesome sale on Bert and Ernie!