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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Shopping Thrifty

I love Thrift Stores. I love finding random items I never knew I had to have.

My current mission is to find a cute, vintage suitcase to create one of these adorable craft cases:

Found here
If you're not a veteran thrift store shopper, there are a few things I recommend: 


Of course, my lucky pugs weren't so lucky today. I struck out on suitcases, even after visiting two Goodwill and two Salvation Army stores on both sides of the river. I guess they transferred their luck to my friend Katie, who scored some great new t-shirts and this beauty:
Only $25!
And best of all, it fit in the back of the car. Phew.
I didn't leave totally empty-handed though. I found this Risk game in great condition, for only $1.99.
 If you're a board game fanatic like I am, you must check out your local Salvation Army store! I'd say about 90% of my board games (and I have a lot) came from Salvation Army - they always have all the pieces and are in awesome shape.

This one didn't even have all the pieces punched out. Score!

Alas, the search for an old suitcase continues. If you know of any resource I'm not exploiting (thrift stores, yard sales), please let me know!

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4 Comments:

At April 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Cute idea with the suitcase! Good luck! Be sure to visit me at journalista-karen.blogspot.com :D

 
At April 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Cute idea with the suitcase! Good Luck finding one! Be sure to visit me at journalista-karen.blogspot.com

 
At April 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Oh I love old suitcases and that is a wonderful way to use em! :)
Happy Thrifting
Lina

 
At April 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Andrea said...

I love them too! Whenever I see a cool one I always want to buy it, but I never had a reason to before. Of course, once I needed one I couldn't find one, haha.

 

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