Garage Sales

Some Of My Best Thrift Finds Of All Times!! So Far!

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A true thrifter will tell you that the best part of the fun of thrifting is the challenge and the hunt for the great finds.  But also, it is finding that find…that perfect piece at a fantastic price.  The brag worthy piece that will have pride of place in your wardrobe.  These are just a few of my best and favourite finds so far.

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This white Danier leather motorcycle jacket was mistakenly priced at $9.99 and I got it for $4.50 on a 50% off day…score one for the thrifting team!!

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This dress I made from the thrifted bed skirt.

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This dress that I made from a thrifted table cloth.

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These scarves tops made from thrifted vintage scarves.

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These vintage handbags are just a few of my favourites.

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These thrifted dresses.  Most are vintage.

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These leopard print shoes which are some of my most worn pairs.
So there are just a few of my favourite and most loved and best thrift finds.  What are your favourite finds from the thrift store?  Cheers, Michele

Repurposing A Magnetic Spice Rack!! New Makeup Storage!

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I had purchased a magnetic spice rack just like this one from a garage sale last summer for $2.00 and it sat unused on my fridge all winter.

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I like to have my spices next to my stove where I prep my cooking.

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So each of the six little cups have a slot on one side, and I thought, hey, I have some little stick-on hooks that will fit perfectly through them.

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So I used one of the hooks for the top cup for my eyeliners, lip pencils and mascara.  The other cups have magnets on the bottom and are good for my lipsticks and lip glosses.  I glued magnets on to the back of my favourite blush and my two go-to foundations. I had a space next to my medicine cabinet that fit the back strip perfectly.  I slid it into place, screwed into the wall, attached the stick-on hook and the rest of the cups and makeup and I was done.  So what do you think of my spice rack repurposing?  Sorry the picture isn’t better. Now my makeup is out where I will use it and I only have my favourites so I am not frustrated by weeding through the other bits and bobs in my previous makeup drawer to find what I want.  Cheers, Michele

Garage Sale and Thrift Shop Kitchen Ware!! Or A Cook is Only as Good as Her Kitchen Tools!

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I have been posting a lot of cooking recipes lately, especially soups and chilies so I was thinking about how lucky I am to have found so many great pieces of cookware at garage sales and thrift stores.  Don’t be afraid to buy cookware at thrift sales or garage sales, a good scrub or a trip through the dishwasher and they are good as new.  And a heck of a lot cheaper.

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This beautiful blue enamelled cast iron pot with it’s lid and matching serving bowl was a fantastic find at a garage sale last summer.  For only $10 it was a steal.  It is my new favourite pot, nothing sticks to it too.  And that is saying a lot because I have a collection of Le Creuset enamel ware that we bought when we were living in Germany (dirt cheap) that I love very much.  But this is now my go-to.

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This long bread pan and the Denby stoneware baking dishes, one even has a lid were only $10 all together.  The bread pan is amazing for meatloaf too and I made what I have been told; is the best meatloaf ever in this pan.  Maybe I should post that recipe too.  It’s awesome.

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These white baking pans were all thrifted.  I realized after taking the picture that the lonely one on the lower left has a twin but it was in the dish washer.  These all cost me about $2.99 – $3.99 a piece, sometimes I got them on 50% off days, so they were even cheaper.

Hopefully, if you love or even like to cook, you have some great pieces of cookware that make cooking a pleasure.  I know I get excited to cook when I have good pieces that never fail me.  Hope you are lucky at garage sales and thrift stores finding great pieces too.  Cheers, Michele