This weekend was the city wide garage sale in Savannah, MO so I thought I’d share my finds! We weren’t going for a huge haul this year and managed to spend less than $5 the whole day, but I’m still really excited about my finds.

At one of the first garage sales we went to, I found this cute plate for only a quarter.


I realized we had a lot of walking to do on this street still and I was going to have to carry the plate with me so I looked around for a little bag.


This bright blue bag caught my eye right away but it was marked $4. I wondered why it was so high until I realized it was a never been used picnic pack!


Complete with tablecloth, napkins, wine glasses, plates, flatware, and corkscrew! The pack and wine bottle holder are insulated so I think it will be really handy for us. Suddenly, $4 seemed like a bargain… but I still haggled and got them to sell me the pack and the plate for $3.75. Not bad!

We didn’t find much of anything else we wanted until the very last sale where I found these really pretty and colorful Matryoshka dolls.


I used to have a set of matryoshka dolls that I played with when I was a little girl so I was more than happy to pay the $1 (after bargaining) for a new set!

I just love garage sale season, don’t you?

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I spent some time with my family today and in usual fashion we went searching for some deals. My mom bought me these beautiful red tulips for $5. I paired them with my lovely, little yellow Hall teapot. This yellow, red, and green combo makes me so happy.

After our grocery store stop for the flowers, we headed to Goodwill. So. Many. Good. Buys. My sister got some great shoes and things for her apartment and I got these… A vintage Vera scarf for $2, brand new kitten heel Seychelles for $7, and a great neutral pair of Dunes suede platforms for $7. All so comfortable and such good prices.  Do you know anything about Dunes? They seem high quality and are super comfy.

With the scarf, I’m going to be revisiting the 10 Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf post from A Beautiful Mess.

Lastly, this lovely little brass pot didn’t come from today but from an Estate sale yesterday. I love estate sales on Sundays. Yes, everything is pretty picked through but it’s all 50% off! This little pot was $3. Perfect for my Christmas cactus. I think I want to make it dull and shiny like Ashley’s DIY over at Design Sponge.


I’m linking up over at Thrift Share Monday with Apron Thrift Girl.

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I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve had back to back weeks of thrift shares. I guess I used to do a lot more shopping when I was trying to make the house look more like a home. Now it looks like a home so I do a lot more browsing when I go thrifting.

I actually bought this first share on my trip last week with Cari. But, it’s so small that I had already misplaced it when I wrote last week’s thrift share post …

I got this Volupte compact for two bucks!



As you can see, it’s not in perfect condition, but it’s really pretty and everything on the Internet suggests that I got a total steal. I found one with this same design in excellent condition for $100! I’m not positive what I’m going to use it for, yet, but I think I’ll either use it to catch earrings and jewelry when I’m on the go, or maybe to hold spare ibuprofen.

This weekend I finally got to Thistle in Kansas City for another trip. It worked out so perfectly as I had to be about 3 minutes away from the store at 10 a.m. and I’m an early riser lately. Can you believe I haven’t been there since July when Mary and I met there?

It was beautifully arranged, as usual. For this opening, everything was arranged into little monochrome vignettes. I wanted to move into the white vignette. It was so beautiful.

I only bought a few things, a few reprinted campaign pins for gifts for a few friends, and a “NO PETS” sticker that I think I’m going to work into a corner for the cat — not that Logan isn’t allowed in that corner, it’s more for him to let people know that when he’s sleeping there he doesn’t want any pets. (We do not have children so the personalities we invent for our pets are very involved.)

My favorite find was this adorable butterfly mister.


I haven’t had as much time to do research on it, but I think it’s so pretty and it’s in great shape! I’m not sure if I’m going to try to use it to mist things or if I’ll just display it but I’m really glad I bought it. I even put it back at one point in my shopping and I think I’d be sad if I left the store without it.

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