Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

Yesterday I frequented one of my favorite thrift stores, Value Village, for the Half Off Wednesdays which occur on the last Wednesday of every month.  While I had found some great deals at these Half Off days (see some here and here), I had been unable to stop in over the last few months, what with Thanksgiving and Christmas and everything.

My finds have been better but I still found a few things of note, all for under $7.00 I might add!  Here is a little round-up:

I got this candelabra for 75 cents.  I think it will look great in our fireplace, perhaps with some taller pillar candles placed around the tea lights that will grace the top of this metal structure.  I think it will make the tea lights look like they are floating and some day when we have a larger dining room table, it would work well for a table setting.

The next two finds are related.  Ever since this wish list post, I have been wanting to add to my cloth napkin collection.  Eventually, I'd like to have a variety of different colors and textures that I can work into various table settings.  I found these sets of four for 1.99 each (each set of two were originally 1.99)!  I could see a cool blue wintery table setting with these napkins and a Spring time table setting surrounding irises or another beautiful purple flower.  Not bad considering comparable napkins can run anywhere from 8.00 to 15.00 dollars for a set of two!

I also found two new paperbacks that I bought for less than four dollars--one looks like it's never even been cracked open!  It's a little hard to see from the photo but they are Three Junes by Julia Glass and The Color of Water by James McBride.

Back when I reviewed I See You Everywhere, another of Julia Glass' novels, someone suggested I read Three Junes.  Imagine my excitement when I found it (for cheap!) thrifting yesterday.  Once I finish my current book list, these will be next up!

Woods investigates the new treasures

Thus ends my little thrift store roundup.  Have you found any good deals lately?  Where is your favorite place to find great deals?


  1. The candle holder is great. I have had my eye on a similar one from Target. Make sure to show us what you decide to do with it.

  2. I love cloth napkins! It's all we use at our house:) I've found them super cheap at Target before. the best time is at the end of the can usually get red ones super cheap after Christmas (I have a few different shades!)

    I came by from FTLOB comment love day:)

  3. Great buy! I love the candle holder.

    No good deal for me yet...but hopefully something will pop up on craigslist :)


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