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Thrifty Treasures Thursday: Unearthing Gems from Secondhand Delights #2

Welcome back to Thrifty Treasures Thursday, this is Post #2. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty finds.

In case you missed last week’s post here is a quick recap:

Welcome to  “Thrifty Treasures Thursday” a weekly blog feature where I embark on a journey through the world of thrifted finds. Every Thursday, I’ll be diving into the exciting realm of secondhand shopping, exploring vintage stores, thrift shops, flea markets, and more, all in search of unique and remarkable items that deserve a second chance to shine. Join me as I uncover hidden gems, share shopping tips, and celebrate the joy of thrifting!

Here is a link to last week’s post.

I will share what I found, where I found it, how much I spent and what I plan to do with what it.

Much to my delight thrift stores have started to stock their shelves with Halloween and Christmas inventory. Garage sales always seem to have plenty of Christmas items but as of late I have also found some delightful Halloween items.

On a whim I stopped at a “New to You” store and as she was letting me in the back area to look at the furniture, I spotted these little gems on a counter and as I admired them she said – all yours for $5.00

They are known as Yada Baba and are vintage from the 1980s, the larger one is actually a kitchen utensil holder and as you can see there is a matching set of salt & pepper shakers. I really scored on the price considering the large Yada Baba sells for $99.00 on Etsy and the S&P sell for $45.00. I think every kitchen needs a kitchen witch so I’ll be keeping them 🙂

My next Halloween purchase came from a garage sale. In my last post I mentioned how much I love to find and buy Glow Moulds. I was lucky enough to find some vintage Jack O’Lantern glow mould buckets. I paid $3.00 each and bought all that they had (5). I hope to sell them for $10-15 Each.

You might be able to see the vintage book of punch out Valentine cards and envelopes under the pumpkin buckets. It is only a partial book but the best news is it was in the “FREE” pile. I will use them as inspiration when I create my Valentine Cards next year.

My thrifting and garage sales hunting always involves looking for vessels that I can use to make candles. I recently found these wooden olive trays and two small made in JAPAN cups. I paid $1.75 each for the olive trays and $1.00 each for the JAPAN cups. I started to make the candles and will sell them at my Christmas Craft Show.

I travelled down a very bumpy road for this next yard sale (I had a few thoughts that maybe I should turn around lol). I am glad I didn’t as I found these adorable vintage Christmas candles. I paid $1.00 each for the candles. Will sell for $10-12 as a set of three at my Christmas Craft Show.

That wraps up this Thrifty Treasures Thursday.

Thrifty Treasures Thursday is more than just a blog feature; it’s a celebration of the joy that comes from uncovering hidden gems in the most unexpected places. Join me each week as I explore the world of thrifted finds, and together, let’s embrace the beauty of pre-loved items and the art of sustainable shopping. Until next Thursday, happy thrifting!




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