Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fabulous & Frugal Fun: The $5.25 Take

I'm convinced you get the best deals (and sometimes the oddest merchandise) at garage sales. In just two hours with, and $5.25 later, I couldn't believe the fabulous finds I made with my sister at four garage sales and a church rummage sale in Independence, Missouri.

Here's the rundown:

How-to needlepoint book, free!;

Five-piece metal rooster motif trays, 50 cents;

Three plastic rain bonnets, 30 cents;

Two rolls of ribbon, 25 cents;

A bag of vintage cookie cutters, 25 cents;

Cub Scout memorabilia -- two Cub Scout books from the 1950s, three Scout pins, and five badges, $2;

Gold-trimmed, glass butterfly dish, $1;

Spiral notebook with a CB radio lingo guide printed on it , 20 cents;

An old craft book, 25 cents;


A Recordamatic record sorter, still in the box (50 cents).

TOTAL: $5.25

For more thrifty ideas, pick up The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble,Amazon or Powell's.

Feeling EXTRA frugal and fabulous today!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. My friends Jonona and Senor Amor are featured in that book - it's the best!

  2. Some of my best finds have come from sales in Independence. I love your rooster trays!



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