Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thrifty Thursday #91

Last Saturday, I got up bright and early to go to an estate sale. 
I usually intend to get up early and exercise and clean my house while still getting to a sale when it opens. Let me tell you. . . that has never happened . . . until last Saturday. My hubby had to work, so I got up when he did. I walked on the treadmill, swept and mopped my floors, and scrubbed my bathrooms before taking a shower- and I still made it to the 8:00 opening ten minutes early!
That was a real shocker for me.
And probably a one time only thing.

Anyway, the estate sale wasn't the best I've ever been to, but it was worth going to.
Want to see what I got?

It was love at first sight when I spotted this old hair dryer. It didn't have a price, but was sitting next to a modern hairdryer that was marked two dollars,. I hoped that I could get the old one for the same price. When I asked how much it was, the lady said, "How about a dollar?" I was thinking, how about yes?!
Needless to say, I bought it. 
When I brought it home, I plugged it in and it actually works!
I'm thinking I might want to turn it into a night light for the bathroom. What do you think?

If you've followed my Thrifty Thursday post for any length of time, you're probably looking at this platter thinking that the last thing I need is another platter.
Well, you may be right, but this one has a handle on it. None of my other platters do! 
Plus this was only fifty cents.
I've already used it once since I bought it:)

These two metal embroidery hoops were both a dollar. I never pass these up because I think they're so unique. I plan to make several mobiles with these. 

These two dainty pink doilies were a dollar apiece. 
Aren't they pretty?

There were quite a few pieces of old jewelry. I rifled through until I found some pieces I liked.
I got these two broaches and the necklace below for $5.

There was practically no wear on these pieces. 

I also picked up some old books at this sale. I have a project in mind for Christmas, so I'm needing titles that are "Christmas-y." I was able to find two.

Not too shabby for $10.50 if I do say so myself!
Good luck to you with your secondhand shopping. Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; 
for Your law is my delight.
Psalm 119:77

This post is linked to Today's Creative Blog, Junkin' Joe, and 52 Mantles.


Jill said...

The hairdryer looks old, I didn't know they had hand held hair dryers way back, it's pretty neat!

Stacey said...

When I was 4 or 5 my grandma marchionni had a wicked curling iron. I'm 55 now and my hair is starting to grow again. :), I'll never use a hot iron again. BUT I would LOVE to have one in my collection.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

The hair dryer is very neat. I know a hair dresser who would go crazy over it for decor in her home.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

The hair dryer is awesome!!!!! Thanks for sharing her! : ) hugs...

Melissa said...

The jewelry is my favorite part!