Thrifty Finds – Jan 20

Potbelly finial a

I have not been to a garage sale since September; there are none in my area.  We might start seeing some in late April, but right now it is just too cold.  We are supposed to have about -45 degrees with wind chill tonight.  Yes that is a negative.  So it is cold here right now.  Definitely not garage sale weather.  I also haven’t been to an auction since October.  There actually have been a couple of indoor auctions lately, but too busy with my boys’ swim and basketball seasons to be able to attend.

I have been thrifting in my garage.  I hadn’t put away several items from last fall, so I am slowly getting them cleaned up and listed. The finial stop top piece above is a fun, ornate item that would be fun to repurpose.

Pot Belly Lid a

Because I love old rusty pieces I picked up this Pot Belly Stove Damper.  This would be cute in an old farm display.

Desk Lamp c

I also pick up old desk lamps when I find them.  I have sold a few, so I recently listed this Desk Lamp.  I actually would like it, but I do not know how to rewire a lamp. It works as it, but I would prefer it to have current cords.  Maybe that needs to be something I learn to do.  Another to do item.

High Ball Glasses Stars c

I usually have great luck with old glasses so I listed this Atomic Highball Glass set.  I like the slender look of these glasses.

GM Roly Poly glasses d

These Roly Poly Silver Rimmed glasses were from General Motors. They were given to employees for years of service.  I only have 5, but they are fun for any car enthusiast.

Blue Suitcase Trunk a

Finally, I keep listing my suitcases as I find boxes for them. Large boxes can be hard to find.  I usually ship them parcel post so that I can keep the shipping to around $20. This Blue Speckled Trunk is funky.  It is large and would make a great piece to store items, yet be decorative as well.

My sales are consistently about 1 item a day which is my goal.  I find that if I keep listing one or two items every day or two, my sales stay consistent.  It has been hard with the illnesses in our house, sports schedules for the boys, longer working hours for Big M and semester end for school.  I am looking forward to listing more and blogging more as I can.

Are you able to find time to thrift?




2 thoughts on “Thrifty Finds – Jan 20

    • Thanks. I thought it was, but Z woke up this morning with a stomach ache again. Didn’t make practice. He is better so hopeful for this afternoon. But I am really tired of whatever it is. We need sun, warmth and longer days to feel better. 🙂

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