Thrifty Finds – May 7

Oil cans

This past weekend my Mom and I headed an hour north to the small town of Hazen.  There were 65 garage sales being held on Saturday. We hit almost 40 sales. Surprisingly many had baby clothes and items. I had thought that Hazen was an “old” town, but it is growing with young families.  Then we headed further north to Garrison for an auction sale.  It wasn’t a great one, but it was inside, so we could sit and visit about all of the interesting items.

I snatched up these oil cans.  Love the strange tip on the one and the red base on the other.  They need to be cleaned up, but then I want to go to Pinterest to see what others are doing with oil cans.


I have never heard of Homies, but when I saw a box of over 200 figures, I decided to buy them and try an auction on Ebay.  I normally don’t sell too much there, and rarely do an auction, but I just couldn’t decide how much a box of these Homies would sell for.  My Mom and JV were patient enough to set them up for a photograph.  Thanks.


I have been wanting springs for a while, but never see them, until now. Check out Rusty, Crusty, Dirty Creaky Springs for 20 Ideas for old bed springs.  My favorite is the rustic vase or the recipe holder.

Brass Glob

Look at this brass piece.  It feels so “library”.  Yes I love books and anything to do with books and the library.


This is my second piece this weekend where I ventured into something new…a musical instrument.  I have never purchase a clarinet before, but I think this will sell.  If not, I recently saw someone make a lamp out of a clarinet. That might be fun to try.  Unfortunately I did not keep the website to show you.

Blue glass pitcher a

I love blue.  This pitcher is stunning.  I have not been able to find the manufacture of it.  I am thinking Anchor Hocking, but I can’t find it or the pattern name.  I only found a couple on Ebay or Etsy and none of them have the manufacture.  One listing state that it was a honeycomb pattern, but I don’t think so.  If you know anything about it, please let me know.

We found more items, but those were the only ones I had time to get ready for this post.  Busy finalizing our schooling year and planning for the next year.  My oldest will be a senior and the other will be a freshmen.  So I officially only have high-schoolers.  That simply sounds strange.

So are you finding good items at garage sales?

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