Savvy Student Shopper’s Thrifty Finds 2-21

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Welcome to yet another thrifty finds post! I find myself going thrifting more than I actually post or buy anything, but that’s alright. I thrift because it’s enjoyable for me. I usually go alone, so it’s my “me time” and I usually don’t buy something every time.

I picked up that cute dress (new with tags) for just $3 at a local thrift shop. It was marked $10 (prices nowadays at thrift stores/people reselling are driving me up a wall) but luckily another lady saw my disappointment and asked the owner for a lower price. See, it doesn’t hurt to ask for a discount! Well, sometimes it does. Most of the time people are nasty to me. I lucked out this time and I’m happy to add another one of these kind of dresses to my wardrobe!

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This picture was from my trips to the Goodwill. From left to right, the Pyrex Opal fridgie was $2, but unfortunately it doesn’t have a lid. You know it’s a “true” Opal and not just missing all its color because true Opals do not have words or numbers on the bottom like every other piece. In the middle, we have a Pizzelle maker! I don’t normally buy small appliances, they are actually one of my biggest pet peeves (who has room for 20 kitchen appliances?!?!) but my mom has been wanting a Pizzelle maker so bad. She was going to buy one new, but they are like $30 and up! I found this one for $6 at Goodwill so I got it for her. She makes Pizzelles all the time now. When buying electronics at the thrifts, always plug them in first to make sure they work. On the right, is a Swiss Chalet chop plate. It’s a collectible print, though not Pyrex, but I will be trading with a fellow collector because it’s not something I collect.


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At Value Village, I pretty much ran to this green bowl from the front of the store. Isn’t that color just fantastic?! It’s a Pyrex 024 bowl in bright/kelly green. It’s awesome and only set me back $2.50, totally worth it. It’s in great condition as well. I also picked up that white Fire King swirl bowl for $1.50 to sell, but for right now it’s being used to hold napkins and salt/pepper on our kitchen table.

The Fisher Price Happy Apple was also found at Value Village for $2. It’s from 1972 and pretty collectible. It makes the cutest sounds when you roll it around. I might sell it, but right now it’s smiling away on my window sill. I bought it because it reminded me of my blog mascot. 🙂

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Okay, this picture should not be in the thrifty finds post, because it wasn’t a thrifty find. I splurged. Michael and I went to the antique shop and I found 3 pieces that were high on my wishlist and not awful prices (cheaper than Ebay/Etsy + shipping, but no where near thrifty of course). I left the one piece there and bought a pink 403 Pyrex bowl and a Friendship 503 refrigerator dish. Pink and Friendship are my two favorite patterns and I want to own every piece made in those two patterns. Since they are very difficult to thrift and I have been having decent thrifting luck on other pieces, I bought these two at an antique store price. Aren’t they gorgeous though? Sometimes you have to splurge. The 503 is sooo minty.

I’m off to go to Value Village again – it’s 25% off day 🙂

And now it’s your turn! Any questions, comments, or thrifting shares?! Talk to me 🙂

2 replies
  1. Katherine says:

    That dress is so pretty! Great score! And yes thrift store prices are insane. I wish they would start pricing their clothes for what they are used not new.
    I’ve tried looking for Pyrex where I live but no luck. I think people sell them at antique shops 🙁

    • Brandi says:

      Some of the prices are just ridiculous!
      There are definitely people that buy from the thrifts and resell at the antique stores all the time :/ Good luck to you though!

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