Monday, November 25, 2013

Secondhand Is A Smart Way To Shop

I think these corn stalk candles are so fun! Perfect for Thanksgiving decoration. 

Pair of Corn Stalk Candles cost $0.50. I knew I had the perfect home for them. 

Brown Coffee Filters cost $1. The brown ones are really hard to find. And no, these cannot be used with our Keurig. I bought them for a craft project.  Coffee Filter Wreath anyone?

San Francisco Plate cost $2. My Husband and I visited San Francisco recently and I just couldn't pass this up. San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit, it is such a lovely city. I might just blog about our trip. :0)

Expandable Coat Rack cost $0.50! I already have one just like this that I am using for my belts. I plan on using this one for my hats. 

Denim Photo Album cost $0.25!  Too cute!

It's in like new condition too. 

Halloween Candle Holders cost $0.25 each and Halloween Bucket cost $0.50. 

Iron Basket cost $1! This will be great for the pantry. It's much larger than it appears in this photo. Love it! 

Isn't this Plate Holder fantastic?! (Plates not included.) I really couldn't pay the man fast enough! 

The Plate Holder cost $0.50! I have been wanting one of these. It will be great for parties that are buffet style. 

Vintage Turquoise Jar cost $1. Love the color. 

Makeup Bag cost $1. I think it is so pretty. 

Pottery Barn Handsoap Dispenser cost $1. I plan on using it at the sink near our washer and dryer. 

Plastic Tubs cost $0.50 each. They were from different sellers too. 

Plastic Baskets cost $0.50 each.  The Swap Meet is a great place for storage bins and baskets. Cheaper than the Dollar Store too. 

Plastic Containers cost $0.50 each! I like to use these for nails and screws. I actually have one only for nails and another only for screws. It makes finding what you are looking for so easy. 

I was excited to find this one with larger slats. I knew it would be perfect for keeping our batteries in place. I use to have our batteries in a bag. Which, was not functional at all. 

That's going to be it on this Swap Meet Haul. Shopping Secondhand really does save my Husband and I lots of money. It allows us to spend more freely on the new expensive must haves and to travel when we like.  Secondhand shopping can be quite fun too. I know I enjoy it. You should try it sometime! :0)

Till next time my fellow Penny Pinching Friends! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Swap Meet Haul

It's Leslie Marie and Tabitha Marie! One of us seems to be in a mood and it isn't me. Notice the eye roll?  I just wanted to share a photo of my Brat Cat that I love and adore. 

I made out like a Bandit with a quick trip to the Swap Meet this morning! 

How cute is this Thanksgiving Outdoor Flag? Cost $0.50! These flags cost a lot more in stores. 

Xmas Chalk Board cost $0.50. I plan on embellishing it with Xmas bells or balls.

Velvet Blue Xmas Stocking cost $0.50. This will be just lovely for my Husband Sam.

Valentine Stickers were FREE!

Fourth of July Holiday Sign cost $1. It will be great for the month of July on the porch. 

Fruit/Vegetable Bags cost 2 for $1. I'm a bit excited about these. I'm wondering if they will actually keep the items fresh longer. Does anyone know? If so, that will be fantastic! 

Shelf Riser cost $1. It will be great for can goods in the pantry. It's in like new condition too. 

Basket cost $1. Perfect for the pantry. 

Corn Stalk Dishes cost 2 for $1. Hubby and I love corn on the cob. These will be yummy for that. 

Wheat Grass Glass Jar cost $0.50. Love it!

White Shelf cost $1! I plan on using it in the bathroom. 

Containers for Cabinet Organization. The small ones cost $0.50 each and the large pink one cost $2.00! Awesome deals! 

Carbon Monoxide Detector cost $0.50. We shall see if it works. 

That's going to be it on this Haul. A majority of my buys are for Holiday Decorating and Home Organization.  I think I did fairly well with not much money spent. Consider buying items like this second hand. It is so much cheaper than in the stores. Till next time!  


Monday, November 11, 2013

Vintage Glassware Swap Meet Haul

It was a successful trip to the Swap Meet.  My long time friend and I got an early start and headed out to the Swap Meet around 9am. Too bad I didn't get a photo of us together. I guess I will have to do.   

Here I am with my new Necklace purchase of the day. Cost $1.  

Welcome Friends! This Little Gobble Gobble Turkey cost $0.50.  I think he will enjoy welcoming our visitors. 

Amber Flower Bowl cost $1. I think this is just Gorgeous. It shines much nicer than this too. I had yet to wash it for it's photo shoot. 

Green Glasses cost 2 for $1. The glass is very thick and the color is so lovely. I think I will use them as candle holders. 

Vintage Flower Plates cost $0.25 each!  I bought a total of 8. These will be great for pumpkin pie and to use for visitors during the fall season. Now I'm craving a slice of pie with cool whip and a pumpkin spice latte. Yum. 

Golden Frames cost 2 for $1!  Good deal.  I like the unique design of each of them. They will be perfect for my wall collage. 

Amber Glassware cost 9 for $1.50! Hot dog that was a hot deal! I was only going to buy the larger ones for that price, but the seller said I could have them all for that amount. It was an offer I could not refuse. I think the color is just Stunning. 

Iron Pear Candle Holder cost $1. It's so Adorable! 

Purse cost $1. It will be great to use for fall. 

Mercury Glass Vase cost $1. Love it!

Silver Crystal Coasters cost $0.25 each! These appear to be vintage. They could also be used as ashtrays or candle holders. Though, I plan on using them as coasters for our bedroom nightstands. 

Peacock Water Bottle cost $1. I adore anything Peacock! 

Navy Bead Necklace cost $1 and Emerald Gem Bracelet cost $0.50. They will look great for the Holiday Season. 

Bracelet Jewelry Display and Ring Display cost $1 each! I have been wanting each one of these for the longest time! Now they are mine! Mine I tell you! 

Hanging Jewelry Display cost $1.  Organization is key. 

Pelican Plaque cost $0.50. It is too cute. 

Large Heart Serving Platter cost $0.50! This will be great for homemade cookies. I heart it! 

I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't get a photo of the goods my friend took home. She purchased a Shark Navigator Vacuum for $20! A super good buy! And works great too! She was also on the hunt for baskets to get more organized and she totally scored on so very many. 

Later that day when my Darling Husband and I were out and about, we stopped at a yardsale. These are the goods I bought there. 

Wrapping Paper cost $0.50 per roll. They had never been opened. They also had the regular price tags on them and would have cost $15 plus tax in the store. I like my $1.50 price much better. 

Xmas bells cost $0.50 per bag and Xmas gift boxes cost $0.50 for set. Sweet deals!

Here is the view Hubby and I captured of Downtown San Diego California today. Gotta love it! 

Be sure to enjoy your time with family and friends! And always take in the view! Till next time! Pinch those pennies where it counts!