Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Thrift Store Score

 One of my all time favorite scores happened last Thursday. I found this vintage pole lamp. It needed a little work, it was missing the bottom rubber piece and a shade needed fixing but it works just fine.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Contest:Guess to Win

 Can you guess how many rubber ducks are inside this gumball machine? They range in size from 1" to 3" The person closest to the correct amount, will win the duck on top.

To enter, comment on this post, like my Facebook page Here and share this post. Winner will be announced on Saturday, August 20, 2022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


 I've always wanted a gumball machine. I had a small standing one years ago but I sold it. Today, I found a 5 foot Wizard machine. 

I haven't been able to check to see if it works because there is no key for the top and the gum is all melted inside. It was cheap because it has damage as well. Someone burned two holes into it to get free gum, I guess. One hole they patched with a washer and bolt. The other is still there. I'll probably end up buying a new globe.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Lesson Learned

 The other day I found an arm chair at the thrift store. I liked the color and the style. I sat in it and it wasn't uncomfortable so I bought it.

Unfortunately,  I failed to look underneath until today when I noticed some wood pieces on my floor. I flipped it over. The chair is made from mdf board. Not only that, but it appears to have gotten wet.

So, my friends,  flip those chairs over before purchasing it.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Repurposing A Candy Rack

 Yesterday,  I went to Goodwill and I spotted a wire rack on the cart a worker was putting out. On closer inspection,  it was the top half of a candy rack. It was brand new with the cardboard still attached. For 9.99, I thought it would make a pretty cool shoe rack so I bought it. It extends so I can put more shoes on it.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cursed Items

 Do you believe in cursed items? Do you believe spirits can attach themselves to certain things? Yesterday,  my friend gave me a post mortem photograph to sell on ebay. It is a baby in a buggy who died on Christmas Eve 1915.

Last night, I woke up to a baby crying. I don't know if I was dreaming it or actually hearing it. It was quite spooky and took awhile to fall back asleep. I also felt something crawl into bed with me but my dog was in a different room. I may never sleep again. I will however, be putting the photo into my Bible.

Monday, March 28, 2022

It Goes How?

 Yesterday,  I bought this shoe storage at Goodwill.  

I noticed one side was on wrong or so I thought.

I had my husband switch it so the rough side would be on the inside and the smooth side would be facing out. After, I put my shoes in it, my husband asked if I had it sideways, like it should be 4 across and 3 up and down. I search on the internet and see he is right

So, the one side was never wrong. It was the bottom and not a side. I ended up switching the piece back. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Rookie Mistake

 I was at Goodwill this morning when they pulled out a stock cart. The workers usually bring a couple out and will let you look and pick while they are stocking the store shelves. On this cart were about 20 to 25 loose Funko Pops of different characters. I don't know much about Pops but grabbed six that looked promising.

I then went to get a cart to get the others because I had not gotten one upon entering the store. I feel if I grab a cart, it's bad luck and I won't find anything. 

While I was gone, another shopper took all the Pops and put them into his cart. I looked up the six I had and only one was worth picking up for resale. I put two back and kept three.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Love It or Hate It

 I found this swivel chair at Goodwill this past weekend. I fell in love with it, the moment I saw it. And for 12.99, it was definitely going home with me. 

I posted it on Facebook and some of my friends liked it and others, not so much. So, what do you think? Love it or hate it?

Friday, February 4, 2022

Goodwill Contest

 My son entered his lockers for Flaunt your Finds. If you could, please vote number 2

Friday, January 28, 2022

Upcycled Table

 I went to St Vincent thrift store this morning and found this unique item. Someone upcycled their old AOL disks inside two pieces of acrylic, added legs and made a side table. I don't know if there is a market for these but I did buy it. It seems like it would be a great conversation piece.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Right Place, Right Time

 I found this lounge chair the other day at Goodwill.  Our area has two Goodwill stores and this one I don't go to often. There is a boutique located inside the store and a lot of cool stuff is tagged display/store use only.  I get discouraged and don't even want to look. However, my husband had to go to the DMV and since we were on that side of town, we stopped.

At first, I  didn't find anything I wanted. I was about to leave when I saw a worker pushing a cart with the chair on it. He was headed towards the boutique and I thought it was going to be a store use only tag. I caught up to him and asked if it was for sale. He said I think so. I told him I wanted it and grabbed the tag. I felt a little bad as he had to push it to the back because here you pick up furniture from the donation drop off.

When I got it home, I looked it up online. I was quite surprised to see the retail price. I also didn't notice it had hidden storage. Mine is gray like the Walmart ad. My phone camera is really weird with color.