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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007 10:53:14 PM »

Not so much thrift store, but dear lord.

I got about 30 skeins of yarn from a garage sale.

For how much?


And most of it's not acrylic, or at least a blend!!! There's a lot of nice wool.

And the woman offered to get me her old knitting needles; apparently she has A TON. And she insisted I didn't have to pay her for them. Omfg.

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2007 11:09:19 PM »

I have no other response than  (a very jealous) Shocked

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2007 06:43:31 AM »

I found 14 of a set of I'm guessing 25 old craft books from the 70's.For 80 cents each. They include life skills-like astronomy and panning for gold-in with the crafts. And some of the "new,funky" crafts I've seen on craftster.For example,bracelets made out of forks.They are so cool! I love thrift stores.

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2007 07:53:26 AM »

The best thing I ever got (for myself) at a Thrift store was a black velvet evening cape, with it's buttoms missing of course (I'm sure they were rhinestones) for $10. Of course I spent $40 replacing the buttons!

I was the Drama Club sponsor and costumed all my boys for The Importance of Being Earnest at the Junior League thrift store, 6 suits, 4 pairs of shoes, 2 over coats & a couple hats for under $100.  Junior leage cut us a deal because it was a school. The girls we re-fabbed old prom dresses into more period things.
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2007 10:41:33 PM »

Tons upon tons of yarn most not even used! 10 cents each but sometimes I've paid 25 cents, but who cares if it's really great yarn?  Cheesy Patterns for 30 cent. Nice curtains for clothing use. I love prowling the curtain/sheet area of my thrift stores. Hmm..I also bought many a nice craft items such as paintbrushes, scissors, and a few blank wooden boxes. I got this really nice wooden chest; it has a hidden compartment on the bottom! It was a buck! Which surprised me.

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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007 09:37:39 PM »

Yippee  Smiley.Went to Goodwill & got 1/2 dozen vintage needlepoint kits,a basket full of brand-new knitting needles,a new purse (w my initial on it).for $20.00.Plus a new western hat & boots.Plus 3 gifts for my friend who has been going through some rough times.

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2007 02:31:09 AM »

I love thrifting and garage sale-ing!  I haven't had any tremendous craft finds yet, but I'm a teacher and I prowl for books for my classroom.  People at garage sales are usually tremendously generous when you tell then you're a teacher.  I can't wait to thrift again!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2007 03:08:16 AM »

Last time I went to Goodwill I spent $50.

I got two skeins of a teal wool-blend yarn, a beautiful skirt, a brand-new towel bar, two clocks (one is being used as is and the second one is awaiting some artistic touches), three black picture frames for the living room, two frames with stylized thistle and daisy embroidery on linen (hand embroidered and mounted by a Mrs. Peterson in 1973--how could I leave them there!?!), a teak? nut server (I turned this into a front-door valet for keys & phones), and a metal rack for pot lids. 

Yay.  Smiley

But what I really went for was a sewing table I'd seen buried in the back.  And I bought it, because they finally had 1/2 off red-tagged items.  Once they extracted it from under all the other stuff, I found that I had purchased a nice table AND a working vintage (early 1960's?) Singer.  The belt's a little worn, but the machine is beautifully oiled and moves smoothly. I'm going to order a new belt and rewire the pedal, and it should be even better than my old White.
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2007 10:45:43 AM »

Got a big bag of retro macrame beads, rings, etc. This will go perfectly with the macrame cord that I got earlier Grin

It even includes an owl "bead" So 70's Cool
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2007 01:04:55 AM »

Found a set of old greeting cards for $1.00 today:

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