50 Times People Couldn’t Believe Their Luck In Thrift Stores (New Pics)

If you’ve ever tried thrift hunting, the chances are you’re hooked. And as the coronavirus restrictions ease and the world is now returning to the quasi-normal modus operandi, secondhand aficionados are uniting for a long-awaited rummage into the post-pandemic finds.

In order to see how the fellow thrift hunters with an immaculate eye for weirdly wonderful details of the pre-owned treasure trove are doing, we have to turn our heads to the best ones. We’re talking the internet’s favorite corner “Weird (and Wonderful) Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared,” a Facebook group that has people posting their proudest secondhand trophies, making everyone sigh and applaud in response.

So roll up your sleeves, it’s about to get thrifty! Psst! More miscellaneous compilations that showcase people’s luck (and skill!) in thrift stores can be found in our previous articles here, here, and here.

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#1 Here’s My Vintage Thrifted Wedding Dress

Got at my local Goodwill in Worcester, MA last year for only $6.99!!!! I don’t even plan to have a big wedding but I could not leave this Edwardian beauty behind 

Image credits: Jane Vargas

#2 Saw This At Treasures And Junk In Ontario, California. It Was Sold Already, For 500$. What An Amazing Chair And It’s Purple & Black!

Image credits: Crystal Scott

#3 Got This Piano From A Friends Barn For Free When I Was In Middle School, It Was Built In 1920 And It Was Full Of Mice And Falling Apart. It Was My First Antique I Ever Aquired And I Spent 2 Years Restoring It. We Later Moved And I Moved It All Over Wherever I Moved To, It Went With Me

Now its in my parlor, in my house back in my hometown in Michigan, only about 8 mins from where I first found it over 10 years ago.

Image credits: Vinny DiPonio

#4 Got This Finely Crafted Ladies’ Handbag From An Estate Auction A Few Months Back

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#5 Found At Goodwill Battle Creek, Mi

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#6 I’m An Electrician And I’m Constantly Saving Old Fixtures From The Dumpster, I Have A Whole Collection In My Basement. Today I Brought Home My Greatest Find To Date. I Noticed This Beauty As Soon As I Walked Through The Door. One Of The Tentacles Is Slightly Damaged (But Easily Fixed) So The Homeowner Didn’t Want It. It Will Someday Hang In Our Future Tiki Bar

Image credits: Jess Connolly MacLeod

#7 Here’s My Recent Side Of The Road Special!

Image credits: Lynette Marie

#8 I Found This Peach Tea Kettle At A Local Antique Store And I Have Never Seen Anything Like It, Cutest Tea Kettle I’ve Come Across

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#9 I Found My Dream Dining Table On Marketplace In Minneapolis! 5 Extremely Strong Individuals, A Truck, And Days Of Haggling Later, I Finally Was Able To Bring This Beauty Home. The Table Is All Single Solid Wood, And Is Extremely Heavy. Just A Chair Takes 2 People To Lift Up (Or I Guess One If You’re Really Really Strong). No Clue What Type Of Wood It Is Or How Old It Is

Image credits: Sarala Sameera Morusupalli

#10 I Just Picked Up This Life Size Sheep From An Auction House. It Will Be My Ice Bucket To Keep Drinks Cold

Image credits: Colin Hutson

#11 This Is My Little Thrifted Garden Room

Someone was throwing these windows away on a house demolition so we created this little room with them. Most of the decor came from my thrifted treasures or items I made. 

Image credits: Carrie Ann Nau

#12 Got These Awesome Macramé Squirrel Lawn Chairs On Facebook Marketplace. I Couldn’t Resist!

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#13 This Is In The Game Room At My Boyfriends House. It Came With The House And Looks Incredible When The Light Comes Through

Image credits: Amy Eisenschenk Kern

#14 Snailed It!!! Got This Gorgeous Gastropod Lamp From Facebook Marketplace Today!!!

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#15 Our Fireplace Featuring My Thrifted Hand Collection And Other Vintage Tchotchkes

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#16 I Am Also Jumping On The Vintage TV Trend!

I gutted this fb marketplace find this year, the screen was unsalvageable so I turned it into a record stand/storage. The speaker facade opens to reveal hidden storage and the added interior lights are controlled by the original knobs! For those that are curious, it is a 1961 Setchell Carlson. This was my first vintage tv restoration and have since done 2 more! 

Image credits: Hayleyann Evers

#17 Happy Hippo Day! Here’s Mine. Found At An Estate Sale

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#18 I Found This Fantastic Antique Salesman’s Sample Chair Off Of Facebook Marketplace A Few Months Back. I Knew What I Needed To Do

August, my Himalayan, also knew what he needed to do. 

Image credits: Michael James

#19 Wasn’t Expecting To Find Bendryl Cabbagepatch In My Local Sue Ryder Shop

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#20 Some Vintage Spoon Holders I Found At A Goodwill. Repurposed To Hold My Paints!

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#21 Found These Feather Trees At A Thrift. Couldn’t Resist! I Plan To Make The Pink One A Flamingo Tree And The Blue One A Beachy Tree. I Live In Florida

Image credits: Vicki Kraft

#22 These Magnificent Posters Were Left Hanging On The Attic Walls In Our Home. The Sellers Had Lived There Since The 1970s

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#23 Found This Chair Off Facebook Marketplace! $25 Very Well Spent

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#24 Found This Sitting By My Neighbors Trash Can, She Thought I Had Lost My Mind Over How Excited I Was And Was More Than Happy To Let Me Dig It Out Of Her Trash. I’ve Named Her Peggy

Image credits: Cynthia Craig

#25 Filled My Mantle As Much As I Can With Found Colored Glass! Some Thrifted, Some From My Grandparents, Some From Family. I’ve Loved Making This Collection! Thinking About Putting A Strip Of Light Underneath Or Behind Them

Image credits: Sam Matthews

#26 I Can Not Believe I Finally Found One Of These For My Very Own!

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#27 My Late Grandma Got Me Into Collecting Skeleton Keys As A Kid

My late Grandma got me into collecting skeleton keys as a kid. My first memory of skeleton keys was her giving me 3 keys and telling me that one was my key to college, another one was the key to the Disney castle, and the third was a key to her heart. Whenever I would get good grades we’d go to antique stores and I would get to pick out a few of my favorite. Anytime I go someplace new I try to pick one up. I have also received a few as gifts. I think they’re just so neat…the stories they could tell. About 5 years ago I moved back home from living in California and was lucky enough to be able to buy my grandmother’s home. A few days ago I FINALLY found a way and place to showcase the keys! I am overjoyed with how cool it looks. Now instead of them being stored away in a box, I can look at them everyday and think about my Grandma. 

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#28 Last Week During Fever Fueled Auction Browsing I Happened To Find This Lovely Young Man, I Picked Him Up For A Bargain $40aud! I Don’t Know Who Did This, But He’s A Full Sized Resin Cast Skeleton. He Will Take Pride Of Place In My Ever Growing Oddities Collection

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#29 I Have Wanted A Funky Pair Of Bowling Shoes To Wear As Everyday Shoes Since I Was A Teenager. Found These For $3 At A Small Thrift Store In Gilchrist County, Fl. These Are Definitely A Vintage Pair, Made By Brunswick With Leather Outsoles. I’m Crazy About Them. And I Am Loving The Strange Looks I Get When I Wear Them

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#30 I’ve Wanted To Share The Story Of My Special Lamp For Some Time

A little back story: my Dad left the poor family farm during the Depression to pursue his education at Appalachian State deep in the NC mountains. He earned his tuition by living in a basement boiler room and keeping the boilers fired for that building. He frequently ate on 10 cents a day: a nickel for a Coke, a nickel for a can of sardines, and the soda crackers that were free with the sardines. He picked up a bit of pocket money by playing his guitar for the little mountain churches on Sundays, and playing saxophone with a local dance band on Saturday nights. 75 years later, with my Daddy long gone, we were cleaning out the house I grew up in, preparing to sell it. Among the artifacts that turned up – Daddy’s saxophone. It was never a high quality instrument, and 75+ years in basement storage had not been kind to it. It didn’t make sense to try to restore it, but I couldn’t bear to throw it out. It came home with me and collected dust for a couple of years, until I came home from school one day to find that my brilliant husband had transformed it into this awesome lamp 

Image credits: Christian Beeker Rothwell

#31 Finally Found My Very Own Mid Century Couch. This Velvet Orange Beauty Was A Marketplace Score

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#32 Found At My Local Thrift Store. Needed It For My Cats!!

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#33 Y’all Look At My Vintage Pink Sofa We Just Got

I am obsessed!!! Sleepy poet antique mall in Gastonia nc 

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#34 We Came Home From Vacation To Find This Dinosaur “Planted” In My Garden

 My father works at a school and I’ve got an unhealthy dinosaur obsession (yes, I’m an adult). They were removing this dino ride from the playground there and he convinced them to let him take it instead of destroying it. As my boyfriend and I were pulling up to our house, he was less enthusiastic about the new addition than I was . My parents thought it was a HYSTERICAL belated birthday present. After some back and forth about where he belongs, the agreement was that I’m *supposed* to be moving him to the back yard… (so no one can see it? or so no one can steal it? who knows!!) but currently I kind of shuffle him around for dramatic effect and majestic photo ops. PS – I’ve started calling him Stuart.

Image credits: Melinda Messineo

#35 Forgot To Make The Bed Before Snapping A Pic, But I Got It From My Friend For $100 And He Told Me It Came Out Of A House In Detroit Michigan

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#36 I Finally Have Something To Post!!! I Know It’s Not A Thrifted Thing, But, These Were My Great Grandmother’s Glasses. I Have No Idea How Old They Are, But Have Always Loved Them. Enjoy!

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#37 Could Not Be Happier With This Facebook Marketplace Find That I Got Yesterday!

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#38 This Beut Is Mine!

A hydraulics shop was selling it and a coworker spotted it on her way in. I RAN to go get it. P.S. we are librarians 

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#39 I Found This Quirky And Amazing Flamingo Umbrella With A Built In Stand Shaped Like A Flamingo Foot

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#40 Lamp I Found At An Antique Store, Loved It So Much I Had It Repurposed And Hung It From The Ceiling In My Bathroom. $120 Well Spent!

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#41 Every Single One Thrifted (It Took 2 Years Of Gathering While We Built)! Even The Pics In Them Were Thrifted

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#42 Rescued From The Landfill. Spent Two Saturdays Cleaning The Grime. It’s A 1950s (??) Stroll-O-Chair Convertible. So Cool!!

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#43 Here Is My Mostly Thrifted Reading Nook. It’s So Pretty And I Love To Have My Coffee Here

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#44 I Used To Sit Around My Grandmother’s Huge Goddess Fountain In Her Gazebo When I Was A Kid And Imagine I Was A Mermaid Swimming In It

 My grandmother passed away many years ago and a lot of my childhood familiarities were taken away after my uncle bought and completely renovated her house. I can go back to imagining myself as a mermaid now that I have finally given my Nanny’s Goddess fountain her forever home in my front yard. Her nakedness may not be welcomed by everyone, but I will cherished her in all her glory for many more years to come. She needs a new coat of paint and maybe some glitter. Anyone have any suggestions for water proof paint or sealer?

Image credits: Melissa Marie

#45 This May Be The Coolest Thing I Have Ever Found In A Second Hand Store!

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#46 This Quilt Was Is Not A Second Hand Find But Rather Has A Long Family History And A Unique Story

My great grandmother started making this quilt when my mom was pregnant with me for a baby gift. She cut out all of the pieces but passed away before it was completed. Years after her death my grandmother decided she should complete the quilt for me. She worked on putting the small pieces together to form the large diamonds that would make up the star. At this time she realized that her mother had cut the pieces wrong and instead of being a 8 pointed star it was going to be a 7 pointed star. She became frustrated trying to figure it out and packed it back up in it’s bag. Some time after that she passed the pieces to my Mom, who had limited experience and didn’t attempt to work on it. Once I hit adulthood the bag was passed to me. I put the large diamonds together to form the 7 pointed star, but did not know how to complete the quilt. A few years later I got married, and my mother in law is a master quilt maker, so she took the 7 pointed star and put it on a beautiful white background and completed the quilt (she used the 8th large diamond to do the edging of the quilt. I think by the time I received the finished project I was around 40. I think that all of the hands and minds that worked together to make this beautiful piece, only make it more valuable. It fits a king size bed, which is a funny thing to make for a baby gift and has never been used on a bed (due to the color and nostalgia connected, and since I have 3 dogs) but I have had it hung up at different times over the years to enjoy. Sorry for such a long winded story, but I hope you enjoyed it. I took some of your advice and decided to use it for the first time ever, I put it on our bed and slept like a baby last night. 

Image credits: Chrystal Ollenberger Armstrong

#47 Since Everyone Is Sharing, Here’s My Vintage Dress Find For $15 Bucks From The Salvation Army. I Bought It To Dye Black For Halloween But Decided Against It When I Realized What A Beautiful Dress It Is. I’m In Love With It

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#48 What Do You Do When You Find A Mini Coleman Tent Meant For An 18″ Doll At Goodwill And You Don’t Have Any Kids Or Dolls? You Get It For Your Dog, Of Course

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#49 I’ve Got To Share My Ceramic Christmas Tree. I Found This Iridescent, Pink Monstrosity Last Year In The Pet Section At Our Local Thrift Shop. I Think They Thought It Was An Aquarium Decoration. It Now Lives Year-Round As A Nightlight In My Daughter’s Bedroom

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#50 I Acquired This 75-Year Perpetual Calendar That Still Has Many Years Left On It. I Found It Thrifting (Forget Exactly Where This Came From) And I Have Not A Clue How To Use It! Can Anyone Enlighten Me?

Image credits: Lee Khatchadourian-Reese

#51 Found In The House We Bought Last Year! Yes!! It’s A Late 1970s Quilted Ceiling! Anyone Else Have A Quilted Ceiling!?? Edit: This Is Made From Good Ol Polyester Recycled Shirts/Pants/Suits!

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#52 There Was An Old Lady

I found this gem a while back at a thrift shop, She has a bag for a stomach so she can swallow all the items….my kids are kind of creeped out by it 

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#53 My Son Brought Me This Beautiful Vintage Window From The Turn Of The Century House He Is Helping To Renovate. The Owner Told Him To Trash It After It Was Found Installed Between An Old Outdoor Wall And Garage Add-On. He Asked If He Could Take It Home To His Mama. So Glad He Did! The Window Is Two Feet In Diameter

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#54 This Is My 6×8 Garden Room Built Mostly From Salvaged Windows

I’ve been wanting a wicker chair and, well, they are all so big! I stumbled across the smallest, sweetest chair on marketplace and it was just right down the road. It belonged to her great grandma and she always called it a slipper chair. Anyways, I just think it’s perfect in here.

Image credits: Carrie Ann Nau

#55 Not Super Weird But I Wanted To Share My Prized Possession- My Super Obnoxious Giant Pink Vintage Couch My Boyfriend Found At A Thrift/Antique Store

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#56 Found This Gem On The Side Of The Road For Free Today. My Husband Dislikes My Side Of The Road Treasures And I Was Sure I Had Finally Found One He Would Think Was Cool… But He Apparently Does Not Think It’s As Cool For His Games Room As I Did. Oh Well; My Kids Are Loving It!

Image credits: Michelle Young

#57 I Inherited This Painting From My Mother

 My mother, Shirley (named after Shirley Temple as alot of little girls her age were), painted this in 1951 at the age of 18. The picture hung in my bedroom growing up. I would pretend that the frame was a window and she was a neighbor visiting me and we would talk. She never answered back though.

Image credits: Megin Miller Lueras

#58 I Am In Australia And Kerbside Clean Up Is A Common Thing In My Part Of The Country (Usually Once A Year In Every Suburb)

You put unwanted items out near the curb and council comes and picks it up free of charge. Your neighbours usually scrounge through it first though. This morning someone was complaining that someone had dumped this ‘ugly’ lounge on their front median strip and they were appalled! Oh how I laughed knowing the peeps on here would love to find and save this treasure! Edited to add this is/was located in Logan/Crestmead/Marsden in Brisbane. Don’t know if the owners of the nature strip have had it removed yet or whether a local big furniture lover has already claimed it. Can’t believe all the comments – I’ve fessed up to sharing it on the original community page! 

Image credits: Alyson Dean

#59 Y’all. I Might Cry

We found A TACO BELL CHAIR for $4.99 at Goodwill in Fayetteville, AR! It absolutely came home with us! 

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#60 My Brother Found These In The Trash In Boston. Set Of Five (One Not Shown), Hand-Painted In India

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#61 Found These Funky, One Of A Kind, Hand Embroidered Boots At A Goodwill In Chillicothe Ohio! Originally $400 I Paid $5

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#62 May I Interest You In T A L L Couch From Goodwill, And It Remained There

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#63 If Any Of You Are Of A Fragile Constitution, Look Away Now

STEP RIGHT UP AND WITNESS THE MOST FEARSOME AND FEROCIOUS FELINE THIS SIDE OF THE MISSISSIP. HAILING FROM THE WILDS OF A WEST MILWAUKEE USED BOOKSTORE BASEMENT, THE WOVEN WICKER WONDER WILL SHOCK AND AWE YOU. WATCH AS ESTHER JELLYBEAN AND HER LOVELY ASSISTANT EUNICE MARSHMALLOW BRAVE THE JAWS OF THE THE RATTAN RASCAL, BARELY ESCAPING WITH THEIR LIVES AND A FANCY FEAST CRAB AND BEEF TREAT SQUARE. DARE YOU TANGLE WITH THE MILWAUKEE MANED MANIAC? THE TOOTHY TYRANT? THE PLANT PANNIERED BLOODTHIRSTY BOOKSTORE BEAST? 

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#64 I Picked This Huge Mirror Up For $20 At A Local Thrift Store Because It Needed To Live Next To My Rain Lamp

I tried for thirty minutes to get it into my car but it’s wider than a Corolla so the doors wouldn’t close no matter what angle. Two local artists who happened to be leaving the thrift store volunteered to follow me home with it in the back of their SUV. It was absolutely worth twenty bucks, sweating and struggling in a hot parking lot, and being left with limp noodles in place of my arms.

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#65 I Found A Museum Dollhouse Fully Furnished On Marketplace

Inside were so many treasures. What you see here is not even a quarter. Bonus: Vintage collectables that my mom used to collect. (The little boy and girl figurine) Dishware that one of my best friends collects. Now there’s something in my house for them. My Victorian house is being haunted and is home to a witch. I’m a bigtime miniature enthusiast. I can’t believe I found this!

Image credits: Cindy Villegas-Long

#66 Found Another Totally Obscure Tea Kettle At An Estate Sale This Morning In Wichita, Ks

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#67 I Know Halloween Is Over, But I Am Going To Sneak These Salad Plates Into My Everyday Dishes And See How Long It Takes For My Husband To Say Something

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#68 I Was Scrolling Through Marketplace Looking For A Cookie Jar And Literally Gasped When I Saw This Masterpiece

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#69 My Beautiful Collection Found At Thrift Stores, Garbage/Yards Sales All Over North America. One Pair Is Tacky But 21 Pair’s, Now That’s A Statement. Not Sure What That Statement Would Be But It’s Something

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#70 My Parents Received This As A Wedding Gift In The 70s

For years we joked about how ugly it was, and who would be “lucky” to inherit it. My parents moved out of state last year and asked if there was anything we wanted. I chose my great grandmother’s vintage radio. Then as the movers were packing up I remembered the ugly tray. I found one on eBay a few months ago and sent the listing to my mom, joking about how much it was worth. My parents came to visit for Christmas and guess what they carefully packed up and carried on the plane? It was my favorite gift . Only fellow weirdlings would truly understand my joy.

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#71 I Already Had The Moon Already But I Got The Print( No Frame) From My Buy Nothing Group And Did A Contactless Pickup

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#72 Recently Got This Cute 1940’s Set With An Art Deco Vibe From A Marketplace Posting. The Table Leaves Come Out To Make A Square Table. These Are Not The Original Chairs

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#73 My Friend, Who Owns An Antique Shop, Gave Me This Chairy! She’s A Puppet And Moves Her Eyes. I Love Her

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#74 My $5 Swag Lamp. Found Her At A Yard Sale A Few Summers Ago And Rediscovered It In The Back Of My Barn This Winter!

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#75 Finally Put My Plates On The Wall

Most of the plates have a memory tied to it (belonged to my mom, Grandma, Great Grandparent, gifted, collected, etc.). Since this has been hung and posted on my personal page, I’ve acquired 3 “new to me” plates from a friend!

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#76 My Most Favorite Mid Century Piece In This Space Is The Terrarium

 I searched for years for that piece. The gorgeous Modeline Danish Walnut floor lamp I scored for free on Facebook marketplace! That was an incredible find. The 70s stripped orange swivel chair was an estate sale find. The swag light, owl, the floral wall piece and Danish side table all were thrifted.

Image credits: Chanel Boeve-Roth

#77 I Found This Card Catalog Gem Years Ago At An Antique Show Here In Tx And It’s By Far My Favorite Piece! I Call It My “Cdf” (Cold Dead Fingers) Because I’ll Have It Til I Die. It Needed A Lot Of Love But I Think It Was Worth It

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#78 Last Summer I Found This Antique 1920’s Dental Cabinet In A Barn At An Estate Sale. Someone Had Painted It Pink And Sprayed The Knobs Black. After A Weekend Of Work, I Got It Back To Looking Good! Even Still Has The Original Marble Pedestal. Now I Use It As A Storage Place For My Rock And Minerals Specimens

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#79 Zodiac Goblet Girl Here

You guys! After I posted my collection, 3 members here messaged and said they’d send me the missing goblets. Shortly after I recieved the Cancer goblet and then the Gemini goblet in the mail. I was overwhelmed by the response! Thank you to Madison Sorrels and Kellie O’Hara Macleod! I’ll be collecting Leo from another member of the group soon. Then I will only be missing 3- Sagittarius, Scorpio and Capricorn. I can’t believe how close I am now to a full collection of these rad zodiac goblets! Thanks for all the love! This group is amazing!

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#80 Are We Posting Oversized Things? This Is A Big Pencil I Got At My First Design Job. It’s Travelled With Me For 30 Years Now From Job To Job. Easy To Find Me In The Cubicle Farm

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#81 My Birthday Present

My birthday present. When I received this sewing basket today, I started to cry. (I saw the legs and started bawling before I’d even finished unwrapping it.) I’ve pined over the memory of this basket for years. My Grandma always had it, inherited from my Grandma Bonander (my Grandpa’s mom). When Grandma passed, I think the basket was sold at a yard sale. Today it came home to me. I am so grateful. Thank you to my Mom for finding it. Best gift ever and I’m still in tears that it is finally home after 18 years. Thank you. (It might not be the be exact one but I can’t tell…then again, we live in the same area, so who’s to say it’s not?) Welcone home sewing basket 

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#82 Seen At A Barn Sale In Jaffrey Nh…the Painting Is Huge!

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#83 Our New Repurposed Lawn Flamingos. Picked Them Up At A Yard Sale Not Long Go. The Skeletons Last Year Off The Marketplace. And Well This Is What Happened

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#84 One Of My Fav Fb Marketplace Finds. Just Love Her

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#85 Bought This Rattan Frog At Salvation Army…now He Holds The Toilet Paper In The Guest Bathroom

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#86 Yesterday Morning I Came Upon A Yard Sale And Found This Amazing Doll Trunk From The 1950’s Which I Eagerly Swooped Up For $25

I had no idea the value or what all was inside but couldn’t wait to get back and take a look. I had in mind to give it to my mom, she loves antiques (especially toys) and it was also from the year she was born, but when I got it home and found the handmade nurse outfit, I knew it was meant to be since she is also a nurse. I have had so much fun cleaning her up and trying on her outfits. I imagine she hasn’t been played with in many, many years. It made me both happy and kind of sad to think of the love some little girl had for her at one time. I do know she came from an estate in Savannah, GA. She is a Terri Lee doll and the papers with little catalog and stories she came with had 1954 & 1956 on them. She even had two doctor certificates where you could send her if she got “sick” to repair/heal. I just love her and can’t wait for my mom to open her up on Christmas this year!

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#87 I Don’t Mean To Be A Clawfull, But After Waiting Forever To Find Something Worthy Of Posting To This Group, I Finally Have!! I Finally Have Something To Shellabrate!!

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#88 I Pulled A Glass Out Of The Cabinet And Realized They Are Perfect Condition Pizza Hut Collectible Glasses From The Mid 70s! My Grandmother Kept Them Unused In Her China Cabinet The Entire Time

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#89 I Stopped Into My Favorite Thrift Store This Morning And These Were The First Thing I Saw. I Am So Excited!!! $6.99 At St. Vincent’s St. Paul

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#90 Why Yes, Those Are Real Teeth. Love It? You Can Find Loads Of Tutorials And Examples Of This Charming “Craft Idea For Those Baby Teeth” On Pinterest

Yes. I bought it. Update: Lots of interesting feedback—maybe not real baby teeth, but VERY good imitation baby teeth (haven’t decided if I will pull one to confirm). 95% sure it is not a Fuggler, but definitely Fuggler inspired…. Update: It IS a Fuggler, an original, named Lana Monster.

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#91 I Scored The Best $50 Deal For My 2 And 4 Year Old Daughters This Year

I got this from Santa in 1993 and it was my favourite thing EVER! A while ago I showed my 4 year old a picture of this set and she has been wishing for one, but I had to crush her dreams by telling her they don’t make them anymore. Well, low and behold someone was selling this on a local buy/sell page so I scooped it up. Not only are all the pieces accounted for, even the extra pieces are still with it! Plus the box and the instruction manual.

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#92 Mcdonalds Drive Thru Play Set. I Was Swooning Over It And Left It At The Thrift Store. But Then My Husband Went Back And Got It. The Ice Cream Machine Works, So It’s Not Super Realistic

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#93 This Cabinet Lived In My Parents’ Basement Until They Moved, And Until Recently, It Lived In My Basement. Earlier This Year, I Really Wanted It In Our Kitchen, So My Amazing Husband Helped Me Shoehorn It In. I Just Felt An Amazing Connection To It And Wanted It To Be Part Of Our Family Life. Then I Inherited This Awesome 1918 Wedding Portrait Of My Great-Aunt Vandalene Norman And Discovered Her Husband Corwin Bought Her This Very Cabinet For Their First Home Together Near Camanche, Iowa

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#94 Froggy Seance Pottery Bowl That I Just Couldn’t Leave At The Vintage Shop. The Shop Owner Tells Me This Was Made By A Mystery Woman In The 60’s

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#95 I Found This Bad Boy At My Most Recent Thrifting Haul. This Is A Custom Made One Of A Kind Hand Painted Snail Jacket. All I Want Is A Backstory Of How And Why Someone Painted A Snail On A Jacket

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#96 It Is A Vintage Babee Tenda High Chair

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#97 My Son Has Collected The “Serta” Sheep Since He Saw One At A Store When He Was Little

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#98 Finally Put Something In This Planter I Scored Last Month At A Thrift Shop In El Cajon, Ca. How Fabulous Is She?!

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#99 So I Found This Piece Of Sea Glass When Hiking On The Beach Of Lake Michigan. Thought The Color Was A Little Off So I Checked It On The Blacklight At Work. Turns Out, It’s Uranium Seaglass. Ended Up Buying My Own Blacklight To Check My Other Glass And Found A Few More Pieces

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#100 My Favorite Roadside Free Find. And I Love That Red Color. Never Changed It

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#101 I Found This Armoire On The Side Of The Road In My Neighborhood

I hauled it up the hill to my house on a dolly with my uncle’s help. It needs some TLC but I really love it. I’m curious to know if anyone knows anything about pieces like this. It looks really old. My instincts tell me Eastern European or Russian origins . . . I dunno. Does anyone else notice the ‘1850’ painted on the doors and do you think that would be the date it was made? Thank you for any information. 

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#102 My 70s-80s Living Room. Everything Thrifted Or Gifted

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#103 I Found This Cool Pineapple Lamp At A Thrift Shop For A Dollar…turns Out It Doubles As A Personal Heater For My Cat

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#104 Oh My! So Happy To See The Beautiful Wedding Dress Finds And Now Engagement Rings Too Because I’ve Just Realized I Have A Story To Share

My paternal great-grandfather Harry proposed to my great-grandmother Edith with this five stone, full of fire, opal engagement ring. I inherited it after my grandmother (their daughter-in-law), died in 1990. A few really great things about this ring: 1. It actually fits my very skinny finger, size 4 or 4.5! (Now I know where I get them!) 2. The box is as fascinating as the ring. It is leather, velvet lined, and hinged with a latch hook. 3. Not sure the year they married but my grandfather was born (in wedlock) in 1908 so the ring and box are 113+ years old! 4. I looked up the jeweller and learned that Harris Leon Brown founded the store in England in 1861. In 1917, upon his death, his son succeeded him. The business has remained in the family down the line to his great, great grandson today! (The website has pandemic protocols listed for the stores.) 5. Most importantly to me: Inside the ring, alongside the Maker’s Marks, is the inscription “With Harry’s Love”. I wear it often and with gratitude 

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#105 My Father Brought This Home In 1965

He hung it on the wall, and mother was NOT happy, lol. She put up with it until they moved, then she hid it in the attic. When my sister and I were clearing the house after their deaths, we didn’t quite know what to do with it. I took it, and I’m so glad of it. It brings me back to my childhood and it’s a great reminder of my dad’s sense of humor. The artist started his long career painting backdrops for the circus. After he retired to Pacific Grove, CA, he made paintings and sold them at a gallery in Carmel. Good times!

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#106 Found This Beautiful Sideboard On Fb Marketplace Last Night, And Squealed- But Totally Like A Brutal Deathcore Squeal And Not Like Some Prepubescent Teen… Just Brought It Home A Few Minutes Ago

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#107 I Bought This In A Flea Market In Paris I Fell In Love With It, It’s Victorian Glass Dolls Eyes….managed To Get It Back On The Eurostar To London Intact, But The Glass Got Broken Last Year At The Back Which Was A Big Shame, But It Doesn’t Show Too Much!

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#108 I Sold My Mid Century Sofa To Netflix! Shortly After I Bought This Lovely Teal Number In 2019, The Shop Contacted Me To See If I’d Be Willing To Sell It To An Art Director Who Was Dressing A Set. It Was Beautiful, But Uncomfortable, So I Was Ok With Saying Goodbye. About A Year Later I Spotted It In The Netflix Show Soundtrack!

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#109 Found On The Side Of The Road. Feeling Slimmer Already

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#110 My Dad Found And Bought This Sampler For Me For My Birthday Several Years Ago From An Antique Shop, Because, Well, My Name’s Sarah And He’s Got A Real Dry And Awesome Sense Of Humor

Unfortunately I don’t know much about it. It’s in my attic craft room and inspires me.

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#111 Bought A House With Teacups And Saucers Stuck To The Ceiling

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#112 Wall Art I Created Out Of My Husband’s Grandma’s Doilies, Thrifted Doilies, Thrifted Lace Table Cloths, And Thrifted Embroidery Hoops

My husband and I found the branch on one of our adventures and brought it home from three states away.

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#113 I Made This Showcase Coffee Table By Taking A Radio Flyer Wagon I Purchased On Fb Marketplace And Removed The Wheel And Handle Hardware

 It’s Queen Anne legs come from a coffee table from Goodwill that I painted hammered pewter. The glass top was custom cut and edges polish at a local glass shop. Lastly, I filled the bed of the wagon with a varietyof mementos from my youth such as toy cars, a cap gun, souvenirs or trips, a magic trick book, and even my name badges from my first jobs.

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#114 Oversized Things- I Have One! Our “Colossus” Lava Lamp, Got It On Facebook A Few Years Ago. It Is 4 Feet Tall

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#115 You Might See This As Weird Or Wonderful – Hard To Say

I was moving my father from his home to my home. I found this door attached to an item I didn’t care for, but I couldn’t part with the door because my late mother painted it. I removed the door and brought it home. Now it’s a leprechaun door.

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#116 Today I Became The Proud Owner Of A Giant Original Oil Painting Of Jeff Goldblum Riding A Horse, Signed By Mr. Goldblum Himself. I Have Never Been Happier. This Painting Will Haunt My Walls Until The Day I Die

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#117 We Came Home From Vacation To Find This Dinosaur “Planted” In My Garden

My father works at a school and I’ve got an unhealthy dinosaur obsession (yes, I’m an adult). They were removing this dino ride from the playground there and he convinced them to let him take it instead of destroying it. As my boyfriend and I were pulling up to our house, he was less enthusiastic about the new addition than I was . My parents thought it was a HYSTERICAL belated birthday present. After some back and forth about where he belongs, the agreement was that I’m *supposed* to be moving him to the back yard… (so no one can see it? or so no one can steal it? who knows!!) but currently I kind of shuffle him around for dramatic effect and majestic photo ops. PS – I’ve started calling him Stuart. 

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#118 I’m Probably Already Known As The Lady With The Dog That Slows Down Drastically For Junk Piles But This Confirms It

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#119 I’m Assuming A Sign For A Wedding? Spotted At Goodwill In Vt

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#120 When The Furniture Guy At Goodwill Looks At You And Says “Do You Want This Chair For $1.99? There’s A Matching One Right Here.” You Say Yes

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#121 Estate Sale Find. Meet Stanley

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#122 When I Saw This Lamp, With Photo Slides From The 70’s And 80’s As A Shade,i Had To Have It And Fingers Crossed That It Worked

It works! And the slides make me feel melancholy, because I swear it looks like my family now, and my childhood mixed together. It brings me joy! Each time I look I see a new glimpse of a life filled with love. Goodwill, Bartlesville Oklahoma $8

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#123 I Bought The Rug Off The Floor Of An Old Record Store

I have no plans of changing the rug or the curtains! I didn’t buy the table and chairs to then have to change other parts of my house. The rug and the table and chairs spark joy for me so I am keeping it the way it is! My house doesn’t need to be perfect it just needs to make me happy. My retro table and chairs! I found the table for a bargain at a thrift store but it was missing chairs. 6 months later I found the chairs on Facebook marketplace. The floral chair pads were still wrapped and had the original vintage instructions still attached to them so they were brand new! The table and chairs look like they were meant to be together. 

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#124 My Friend Gave Me This Chandelier

he dug it out of a dumpster. It is B-I-G huge. I’m guessing 6ft across. I just love it. ***Edit. Ok banana lovers I got a comparison pic but it’s kinda like Where’s Waldo. Lol. See if you can spot it.  To answer a few questions. Yes, the flowers are glass and our electrician knew of the lights weight when he installed the work box, it’s heavy duty. Yes, I do have a fabulous friend. She is actually in this group but I didn’t want to call her out until I asked if it was ok. Jill Hofstetter, every time I look at both of these beautiful lights it reminds me for you! Love Ya and I will be forever grateful. And lastly, if you caught in that last statement, my fabulous friend actually gave me two of these lights. The twin hangs on the first floor of our 127+ yr old building we have spent the last 6 years gutting and putting back together. The last picture is of the second light. It is the one without any of the blue flowers ( I had the blue flowers made by a local glass blower in the area). Also, you guys are the best and this group is one of the most positive/funny sites on Facebook 

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#125 I Found This Beautiful Lantern At A Goodwill In Minnesota. I Still Don’t Know Where It’s Permanent Spot Will Be, But I Absolutely Love It! I Paid $15 For This One

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#126 I Found Him On The Side Of The Road And I Shall Call Him Sir Tetanus

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#127 Went And Picked Up These Snowveralls From Resale America In Lakeland

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#128 While Searching For Crochet Hooks At Our Local Arc (Which I Never Find), In Grand Junction, Co, I Found This Sewing Kit. Took A Closer Look And There Was A Turtle In Side One Of The Loops. I Had Zero Clue As To What It Was But For 2.99, I Bought To Figure It Out. To My Complete Shock And Amazement, It’s A Measuring Tape!!!!

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#129 My Great Aunt Was A Tenacious Old Lady. When She Passed Away, I Kept This Broach Of Hers To Remind Me That Sometimes It’s Important To Be A Bit Of A Witch

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#130 My Son Does Junk Hauling. He Came Across This Treasure In An Attic He Was Cleaning Out . I’m Thinking No Kid In This House Ever Ate Their Vegetables. Terrifying

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#131 Found This Absolutely Massive Crystal? Or Maybe It’s Just Glass? I Don’t Know But It Weighs A Ton Lol. Only 10.99 At Our Local Goodwill

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#132 Bad Luck End Tables At The Arc Thrift Store In Pueblo Colorado. Left Them There For Some Other Unlucky Person

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#133 I Found This Adorable Figurine While Thrifting Yesterday. The Bottom Of It Says Charming Tails And It Is By Fitz And Floyd. It Is Precious And Brings Me So Much Joy. I Also Only Paid $1.99 For It

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#134 I, For One, Welcome Our New Cephalopod Overlords. Found This In A Free Bin At A Church Food Pantry In Northern Kentucky. And Yes, It Absolutely Came Home With Me

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#135 When You’re The King Of The Goth Frat. This Oddity Cup Was Purchased In Hamilton, Ontario For 99¢

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#136 So This Is For All You Folks With Your House Hippos….i Live In Florida And Decided That I Would Like To Have A House Manatee Instead. Isn’t It Adorable? That Is A Navel Orange So You Can See The Size Because I Do Not Have A Banana Lying Around. I Found My Manatee In A Thrift Store In Tampa And He Just Looked Like He Needed A Home And Some Love…..mine Now!

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#137 Found This Rug At Goodwill, It Was Love At First Sight!

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#138 Best Find Ever Lol! Yes It Can Home With Me And Yes I’m Gonna Wear It! Goodwill Grafton, Wisconsin

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#139 Now That I Am Engaged And Going To Have Someone To Share My Holidays With I Have Been Looking For A Set Of Christmas Dishes

 I give you exhibit A. I found this lovely luncheon set for $4. At Fleur de Flea in Louisville, KY. Not realizing it was Mikasa China until after I purchased it! So stoked! Figured I could live with just my little set. Fast forward to today and I dropped by the Elizabethtown St. Vincent DePaul store. It was Wild Wednesday so everything in the back was half price. I am prowling through the Christmas items and had a basket full of bargains when I get to a line of boxes that list Christmas dishes, $10 or $15 for a set. I look at them and fall in love with exhibit B. Turns out to be a set of 40 pieces of a Gibson Santa Claus pattern. I have yet to find what year this was made. But I have 39 pieces, missing one bowl. I can feed 8 people with my new Christmas dishes. And they cost me a whopping $7.50!

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#140 I Live In A House Built In 1915 And Recently Discovered A Crawl Space That Seems To Have Been Unopened Since The 1970s

 There is quite a treasure trove of things in there, but the crown jewel thus far has definitely been these portraits of the original owners of the house. They are Austrian. The leather case they were stored in was destroyed by critters and the elements but it preserved them! They will be hung back up on the walls of their house where they belong.

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#141 I Just Bought My First Home And Spent Many Hours Perusing Fb Marketplace For Unique Things To Decorate And I Came Across This Gorgeous Room Divider

 I knew it had to be mine as soon as I saw it. I can finally pretend I’m some fancy French aristocrat that tosses her silk robes over the changing partition before she struts out in something slinky to greet her latest suitor….

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#142 This Guy Needs A Name Fellow Weirdlings! He Caught My Eye, Sitting On A Shelf For $1 At Vinnies. I Find Him Cheeky Yet Unassuming

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#143 Small Lamp I Brought Home From Goodwill Yesterday. Needs A New Cord Put On Yet

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#144 I Literally Brought This Home Because I Could Hear You All Screaming At Me If I Had Left It There!! Rescued From Goodwill In Lewisburg Wv! Lovingly Stitched By Mam On 25 January 1973! Its Ridiculousness Is Growing On Me Every Day

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#145 You Guys Ever Stumble Upon Something That Makes Your Breath Catch And Your Heart Stop For A Second? Something That You Think “Oh Boy If I Don’t Have That I Will Wither Away And Perish”? Well Those Were My Feelings When I Laid Eyes On This Beautiful Rainbow Stained Glass Snail Lamp. I Bought Him For $12 On Facebook Marketplace And I Named Him Snailvester Shellone

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#146 Finally Found Something Cool! Found Around The Block From My Job At The Curb. I’m Taking It In Hopes To Clean Her Up And Possibly Re-Paint And Dye The Fabric Since The Pattern Is A Little Bit Much For Me

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#147 I Have A Lot Of Questions About This Find. Are They For Holding Corn? Is There A Connection Between Corn And Cowboys? And Do I Need To Bring Them Home For The Bargain Price Of Just $6? 4 Pairs Of … Spiked Mini Cowboy Boots Designed For An Unknown Purpose, Spotted In A Tip Shop In Tasmania

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#148 I Am 72 Years Old So I Don’t Think I Have Missed A Lot, Especially All The Weird Secondhand Finds That Caught My Attention & Here I Am! My First Post, I Have A Garden Hippo That Is In Our Yard In The House That Was My Husband’s Grandparents Home They Built In 1953. We Have Owned The House Since 2009. I Have Found All Kinds Of Garden Statuary In What Is A Very Large Assortment Of Front & Back Yards. I Pass The Hippo Every Time I Come Home & Now I Know I Have Something Very Special! It Is About 2 Feet Long & Very Chubby

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#149 I Found This Adorable Figurine While Thrifting Yesterday

The bottom of it says Charming Tails and it is by Fitz and Floyd. It is precious and brings me so much joy. I also only paid $1.99 for it. *Standard ink pen for scale. 

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#150 Found These Rugrats From 1993 The Year I Was Born!! Found At Savers In Eau Claire Wi

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#151 Picked These Up A Few Months Ago At A Yard Sale, Didn’t Have A Banana At The Time, And Forgot About Them! Here They Are Cute Little Nests Of Chicken, Duck, Turkey And Calf! I Think They’re The Cutest! Only $10 For All 4!

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#152 Renaissance Painting Jeans Found At Goodwill In Norwich

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#153 Look What I Found On Fb Marketplace. I Feel So Lucky. Working On My Bedroom

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#154 In 2016 The Hubby And I Were Fleamarketing

Downtown Little Rock has a place called Galazy furniture and flea market….has a cool corner filled with retro clothing. I found this incredible 70s outfit. Did not come home with me that day. Never forgot that outfit. Apparently the hubby didn’t forget either because in 2018 he came home with it! I was so excited but said ,where will I ever wear it…in 2020 before the big pandemic really got rolling, I turned 50 and we had a big disco party! Finally got to wear it! Still have the outfit, and the shoes of course, and the disco ball and black lights still hang, and im still vacuuming up glitter… 

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#155 Hi! This Is My Couch I Scored When I Went To Pick Up A Lamp From A Marketplace Find. They Were Like “Oh, You Like This Old Stuff? We Have A Plant Stand In The Basement You Might Like”

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#156 My Grandmother’s Gossip Bench That I Used To Curl My Legs Under The Phone Book Nook And Dial Her Pink Rotary Phone Every Time I Visited

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#157 My Parents Bought Their 1950’s Home Over 35 Years Ago And The Parrots Are Still In Pristine Condition! So Glad Their Secondhand Home Find Has Remained Intact

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#158 When My Wife And I Moved Into A House Our Friend Gifted Us This Ceramic Chicken Planter That She Found At A Thrift Store

She gave it to us with herbs in it but I am terrible at keeping things alive so all the herbs died and I couldn’t bring myself to try again so I took out all the dirt, gave it a rinse, and stored it. A year and a half later we were going through things to thrift and we found this chicken – I didn’t think I would ever use it so I decided to give it another rinse before taking it to the thrift store. While I was washing it I noticed something carved into the bottom so I decided to read it. “Bob and Rhoda, July 4, 1981 For your new home Love Wilf and Eunice” Aside from the fact that this chicken has some wonderful history to it, something caught my eye – the name, Eunice. See, the house we’re living in used to be occupied by my close friend’s grandma, Eunice. I had been visiting the property for 10+ years which is part of the reason we chose to live here. I reached out to my friend to ask if this Eunice was her grandma and indeed it was! Somehow, in this beautiful, small world, a ceramic chicken that was gifted away in 1981 somehow made it back to the house previously occupied by the person who gave it away in the first place. 

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#159 I Found This Beauty Today On Marketplace! 50+ Years Old. I Am Soooooo In Love!

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#160 Several Months Back I Bought A Slide Projector With 10 Carousels Filled With Slides At An Estate Sale

I went though them this week and found several dated August 1969 hippies, huge crowds, music festival and lots of mud. My heart quickened…yep. After comparing all of the scenery, scaffolding, stage etc… they are of Woodstock. EDITED: wow go do laundry and woah. So I’m not sharing more or this one clearly while I research how to sell or donate or a combo of both. Covid has given me a detour and I’ve been buying items at estates and selling on EBay 

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#161 I Have My Great Grannies Glasses, Her House Key And A Handwritten Note. I Have Other Items As Well, But This Is My Shadow Box I Made

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#162 My Handsome Fiancé And I Recently Bought A House And Everybody Kept Telling Us To Remove This Built-In 1960s Bookshelf And Create A More Open Space. For Me, However, It Was Love At First Sight

it was different, brought its own little charm to the room (there’s a fireplace across from it), and you really can’t find built-ins like this in houses anymore (because everybody removes them to create more open spaces!) So, for some weeks we worked on giving it a little bit of life back. Voilà!

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#163 In 2006, My Great-Great-Grandma Passed Away In The Family Farmhouse. She Was 99, And What A Fulfilling Life She Lived. When She Passed Away, This Set Of Stoneware Was Passed Down To My Beloved Grandma. My Grandma Was Thrilled When She Was Entrusted With This Cherished Set Of Stoneware, And I Was Thrilled For Her

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#164 We Bought A House In April 2020, Just After Shutdowns In Arizona Started. We Saw This In The Garage When We First Looked At The House & We Hoped That Maybe It Would Be Left Behind, But Knew It Was A Long Shot. My Husband Happened To Talk To The Seller & Let Her Know We Were Fine With Any Furniture She Wanted To Leave & We Left It At That

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#165 Several Months Ago I Purchased The 1970’s Piggy Bank On The Right For $0.55 At A Thrift Store. I Loved It And Couldn’t Believe My Luck. A Few Weeks Ago I Was At An Antique Store And Saw The Sad Piggy On The Left- No Tail, Missing An Ear, Very Worn. It Was $4. I Started To Put It Back On The Shelf But I Feared No One Would Want It So, Home “Penny” Came!!! I Love The Irony Of The Worn And The Pretty, Duality Of Life

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#166 My Beautiful Thrifted Lamp I Got Last Year For Valentine’s Day Edit: It Seems To Be A Reglor California Lamp For Those Interested. I Also Can’t Find Her On There But There Are Many Like It

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#167 I Volunteer At A Thrift Store In Phoenix Arizona

 A few weeks ago this Purple Heart and other military awards were donated. Luckily there was a name inscribed on the back of the heart which was awarded in the 1950’s for service in Korea. After much research, I was able to contact the surviving family (via Facebook) and let them know that we found these military decorations. The 8 children did not know that their brave and gallant father had received these! So off the package goes to Florida to the family!

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#168 Found This Curbside! It Is A Metal Sculpture Of Aloe Vera Or Another Random Magical Succulent That Is Rusted But My Newest And Favorite Project For This Spring Now. Ugh So Excited. I Have A Large Metal Cactus Too Like This. I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes When My Fiance And I Passed By This Beaut

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#169 A Little Before, During, And After On This Antique Dresser I Picked Up For $40 Off Fbmp Last November. I Was Just Going To Re Paint It But I Got To Scraping That Paint And Revealed Some Real Beauty. I Am Unsure Of The Era On This Piece…

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#170 Score! Free Lamp Made Of Recycled Antiques Given To Me By My Uncle. No Banana For Scale But It’s About 5ft Tall. Pretty Sure All The Green Stones Are Jade!

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#171 Our Hundred-Year-Old House In Florida. Fairly New To Us And It’s Our First Home. A Bit Of A Fixer-Upper, But So Far, So Good

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#172 I Think It Is Absolutely Beautiful Just The Way It Is

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#173 Since People Are Posting Their Giant Things Now, I’ll Share My Giant Paintbrush That I, Uh… “Rescued” From A Storage Unit At My Local Mall

 It was used for their Easter Bunny photo set but they’ve since changed up their set decor and this was the only paintbrush not broken into two pieces. I’ve been keeping it up by my desk where I work for a bit of decoration, since I work for my city’s local Art Council. Venus Flytrap Plant for Scale.

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#174 Our Bathroom “Art Nook” 100% Thrifted From The Goodwill Bins, Free Piles And Our Local Buy Nothing Group. My Favorite Piece Being The Velvet Et

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#175 My Home Is A Renovated Episcopal Church That Was Built In 1871

The 9 remaining stained glass windows are original to the structure. As it turns out, the windows are secondhand from a church from the east coast. They were saved when that church was torn down, and got repurposed when this one was built. They were created with small sections of stained glass and larger areas made with a screen printing technique. To the best of my knowledge, based on a historical society document, they date back to the revolutionary war era.

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#176 Check Out This 1907 Allwin Baby Stroller I Picked Up At A Thrift Store For $30!

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#177 I Adopted A Pair Of Good Boys From Craigslist Today For $50. Now They Need Names

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#178 Came Across This While Looking For Nursery Decor And Decided It Was Meant To Be. I Hope My Soon-To-Be-Born Twin Girls Like It As Much As Me. St.lawrence Thrift In Heber City, Utah

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#179 Found These In The Trash On The Side Of The Road!!!

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#180 Thought You All Might Enjoy My Marketplace Score And Project! Picked Up This Little Loveseat And Matching Chairs For $100. I Was Looking For An Upholstery Project But It Looked Brand New And Clean So I Opted To Dye It Peacock Green For My Sewing Room

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#181 My Beautiful Couch I Found For 60 Dollars At Salvation Army

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#182 Got Into A Staring Contest With This Guy At Goodwill…sadly I Lost. So I Bought Him. He Ate All My Bananas Tho

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#183 I’m An Hvac Tech And I Completed A Service Call For A Lady Today And Mentioned How Much I Liked This Phone Table, She Said She’s Been Wanting To Give It To Someone Who Appreciate It. I Love It

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#184 Anyone’s 12 Year Old Kid Collecting Old Portraits Or Just Mine? She’s Even Named Them All

The last two were found at the Brooklyn Flea market. 

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#185 A Guy At Work Bought This Thinking It Was A Glove. Neither His Wife Or Niece Wanted It So I Told Him To Bring It In. I Have Had More Comments On This Purse Than Anything. Best $5 Spent

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#186 I Just Want To Share This Amazing Shirt That I Found At Savers! Unfortunately I Didnt Buy It Because It Was Too Big

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#187 Everyone Else Is Sharing Their Uranium Glass So Here Is Mine!

I am a lamp worker (which means I melt and blow glass with a torch). About 10 years ago a woman stopped by my shop and gifted me her late Father’s old tools and very old glass glass rods. He was a lamp worker in the 1930s! This bundle of uranium glass stood out from the rest. It glows!! Even in natural light….it’s amazing!

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#188 Just Dumpster Dived This In Las Vegas

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#189 So..something Amazingly Crazy Just Happened. Stay With Me Here

I went to a estate sale this morning. I wasn’t going to go..but decided to. It was a great sale. Very organized with great stuff and good prices. One of the items I bought was a box of hundreds of all kinds of greeting cards..Valentines cards..letters..newspaper clippings and other cool paper items dating back to the 1920s. Things I love! I was going to not get it because I already had a pile of stuff. But knew that the treasures that were in the box were special and collectable (how little I knew then)..and for only $5..so I got the box. So I was sitting in my car looking at a few things. I see the plain white folded card. I unfold it and look and it’s a commencement program from Hurley Nursing program from 1934. I open it to see: My Grandmother Lois Case’s name inside!! Omg..what were that chances of that??? My Grandma Lois died at a young age..in her very early 30’s and my mom was only 3 years old at the time. My mom remembers very little of her mom. So we know little about her. Ironically about 15 years ago at another estate sale, I bought a scrapbook of old wedding cards. Inside was Hurley Nursing School News letters..the kind they do at the end of the school year. With antidotes and photos of the students. It contained photos of her and some writings from her. The fact this happened twice so randomly is pretty amazing! 

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#190 I Saw This Really Cool Desk At Knoxville Wholesale Furniture Today

I love how it’s designed like a foyer, and the little stairs were even apholstered! Unfortunately it wouldn’t be functional for my needs, so it didn’t come home with me, but I still thought it was awesome! The little doors open on both sides, the books are little drawers, and the little glass door in the middle swings open too!

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#191 A Very Small Part Of My Thrifted/Second Hand Find Clock Collection. This Is My Favorite Wall(S) In My House! I Love “Buying Time”

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#192 I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Mirror I Passed Up At My Local Ohio Antique Mall! Should I Go Back And Get It????

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#193 I Found This Vintage Tablecloth And Napkins At A Garage Sale A Week Or So Ago. It Was Just A Square Tablecloth And Ten Napkins…whoa – That’s A Lot Of Napkins For A Tablecloth For Four! Anyway, I Bought Them All For $7 And Figured I’d Find A Use For Them. Then, Over The Weekend I Remembered I Had A Cool Pants Pattern And After Some Creative Piecework And Patchwork, I Had Some Weird And Wonderful Pants!

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#194 Found This Huge Framed Tapestry On Marketplace In Dayton, Oh. I Love It So Much. Paid $15

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#195 I Found This Beautiful Lantern At A Goodwill In Minnesota. I Still Don’t Know Where It’s Permanent Spot Will Be, But I Absolutely Love It! I Paid $15 For This One

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#196 I Found This At A Thrift Store And Was Super Happy To Find It. I Love Cats And Thought This Was Hilarious. It Has A Name In Sharpie On The Bottom, So I Think Maybe It’s Homemade, Possibly A School Project? It’s Now Made It’s Home In My Office

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#197 Absolutely Stunning Piece I Picked Up Today From Marketplace. Wrought Iron, Real Wood, 400lbs, Thick Glass. Originally Paid $2k+ (She Couldn’t Remember The Exact Price) And I Got It For $50. Refinish And Update? Or Leave As Is And Restore It?

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