With Spring Coming who else likes going to Garage Sales and Thrift Shops ?


chrissyann123
on Mar 19, 2015 @ 12:39 pm

I was writing my friend OceanSunrise and I was writing her about this and thought it would be a great ChickAdvisor Community Post. I just love garage sales and thrift stores I find so many great items to restore, jewelry,collectibles and even some great purses and clothes any one else like going to these and if you like tell me about your great finds?  
 

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Griechux
. on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:02 pm

Im thinking instead of bringing stuff in, i'll be getting rid of some this year :)
We are running out of free space ha ha
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OceanSunrise
Antique Fairs and Antique Stores are my favourite haunts on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:39 pm


I enjoy going to antique fairs and antique stores. There are so many treasures that are waiting
to be appreciated once again. I believe
that everything has a second life. You
never know what you’ll find and it’s that mystery that builds the
excitement. Vintage pieces are unique
and the quality in the craftsmanship in my opinion is unsurpassed. You’ll discover items that you never thought
existed and begin a new collection. I
have pieces from a variety of periods that co-exist in my home and create a
warm and inviting environment. I find
this to be a relaxing outing full of possibilities and the opportunity to learn
about a period in our rich history through these treasures that are a reminder
of our evolution.

One of my greatest finds is a “Federal Bullseye Mirror with
an American Eagle” that I restored. I
longed to acquire such mirror but could never find one until that fated day. It has been restored and looks fabulous. It was a painstaking process that was well
worth the effort. I’m quite proud of my
restoration.

To be honest; all my finds are special to me because often
times I was not looking for them and they just happened to be in my line of
vision when I dropped by my favourite haunts.
There are so many lovely items waiting to be discovered and I’m looking
forward to a new season of antique hunting.

I hope you finding something special Christine! :-)




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fredamans
... on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:40 pm

Anytime is a good time for bargain hunting! :-)
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OceanSunrise
Griechux on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:41 pm

It's very kind of you to help out others by either donating or selling your items at a fraction of the cost. It's a win win situation for everyone. :-)

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chrissyann123
Spring Coming on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:45 pm

Hi Griech that is a great idea I had one about 2 years ado I did really well managed to cleanup and make some extra money too.
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chrissyann123
Fredamans on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:47 pm

I agree with you I love bargains but I love getting out in the fresh air and when I get something I really love for hardly no expense makes it even better. Thanks Freda have a great day,
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chrissyann123
OceanSpring on Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:58 pm

The mirror you restored sounds so beautiful what a great find and you are so right you never know what you will find in antique stores and fairs . I am so looking forward to Spring this year. I will keep you posted on what I find out there and I hope you will do the same. Thanks for commenting on my community post. Writing you gave me the idea for this post and inspiration. Another mans garbage is another mans treasure so true.
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kandress
Likes Going To Garage Saled on Mar 20, 2015 @ 03:59 am

My husband and I love rummaging around at garage sales in thrift stores. We have found some amazing books, especially crochet patterns, wooden decorative shelving, vintage furniturecand porch dolls just to name a few.....
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kandress
Going to garage sales on Mar 20, 2015 @ 04:04 am

Sorry about the typos lately is it just me, or is everyone having the same problem. You can't preview your spelling here like you can with the reviews.
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freddi
Spring bargain shopping on Mar 20, 2015 @ 10:41 am

I am glad to see the number of chicks who share my passion for garage sales and vintage shopping. I was raised by a single parent and learned to shop this way out of necessity.
I quickly learned the value of reusable items. I try to be environmentally responsible and hate to see anything go to waste. That being said, I LOVE VINTAGE SHOPPING!
It is so much fun searching for treasures amongst the discards of others. I have found many special things for myself and my friends at amazing prices.
I have a thing for vintage jewelry and purses. Most of my furniture is vintage. I just bought a beautiful, carved wooden chair for $10!
I also frequent church bazaars and the occasional auction. I was thrilled to buy 5 'group of seven ' original prints for $75!
Fresh air and bargains! What could be better than that?
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