|I'm always on the look-out for stained glass, old books, pottery and unusual items. I found this small stained glass lamp for $2.99.|
|Silverplate items are fairly easy to find. This is a tarnish free piece that I found for 99 cents at a local thrift shop.|
|The detail is great!|
|This little guy falls under the category of "fun finds." I haven't found another one like this online so far but those I've found (not as cute) are running $23 to $45+ I found this little guy for $1.49 less a 20% discount so $1.20.|
|I don't know that I can give him up. Precious little face!|
|A random chair that I found for $3.99. It's very sturdy and solidwood. I've got it primed and plan to paint it and make a cute cushion. Stay tuned for the "after" of this one.|
|I couldn't resist this little santa mug. It's an old one! Likely from 1920-1930. It was 99 cents.|
- Visit your local thrift shops often! You never know when the leftovers from a large estate sale will be making their appearance!
- Shop on Mondays and Tuesdays when possible. Most donations are made over the weekend so the new merchandise is placed in the stores early in the week.
- Look carefully! I bought what appeared to be a silverplate bread plate. It wasn't until I got home that I saw the "sterling" mark on the bottom. It's worth $170 to $250 and I paid 80 cents! I check marks more carefully these days!
- If it looks interesting, go ahead and put it in your cart. It doesn't take long for other hunters to grab a good item and once it's in their cart, it can't go in yours!
- If in doubt, buy it. Our Goodwill takes returns so if I decide to return an item I can.