Free and Featherbrained

"Making a name for myself"… whatever that means.

Garage Sale Haul #1

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know that I love to thrift. A couple of weekends ago, my mom and I decided to spend some quality time together shopping at garage sales. We had a shared budget of $60. Below are some pictures of what I bought with my share of the budget. A lot of the things I got I already put away and/or are in use, so some of the pictures aren’t exactly what they look like in real life.

Vintage brass/jade cufflinks ($5.00)

 

Vintage brown clip-on Italian earrings ($0.50)

 

Vintage red beaded clip-on earrings made in Western Germany ($0.50)

 

Vintage flower locket with unique chain ($1.00)

 

6 piece pocket-sized tool set ($0.50)

 

HMDX portable blue speakers ($1.00)

 

3 new (with sticker) Bath & BodyWorks twilight woods shower gel ($0.25 ea)

 

New (with tags) Hollister winter scarf ($1.00)

 

 

And the best $20 find of the day:

A 7-drawer brown vintage vanity desk (with the mirror).

This will be my new project, as I am going to paint it “antique white” to match my headboard. I’ll post pictures of this when it is finished. Wish me luck (I’ve never attempted to re-do furniture before)!

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Goodwill Outlet Haul #1

Here’s my first official Goodwill Outlet Haul, complete with receipt!

 

Total: $29.56

 

 

 

 

Electric scale

 

 

 

 

School supplies

 

 

 

 

Ellington bag (with tags)

 

 

 

 

Charter Club 100% Cashmere Sweater

 

 

 

 

Cathy Jean Brazil Red Leather Heels

 

 

 

 

Banana Republic Jeans

 

 

 

 

Blue STS Black Skinny Jeans

 

 

 

 

Citizens of Humanity Jeans

 

 

 

 

Kohls Girl’s Shirt With Tags

 

 

 

 

Romy White Lace Dress

 

 

 

 

Aloha Hawaiian Shirt

 

 

 

 

Tribal Leggings

 

 

 

 

So 100% Cotton Jean-Style shirt

 

 

 

 

Cambridge 100% Imported Silk Tie

 

 

 

 

Espirit Black Leather Wallet

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Bag

 

 

 

 

Vintage Red Leather Jewelry Box

 

 

 

 

Vanilla Brown Sugar Candle

 

 

 

 

Teacup and Saucer (originally $10 at normal Goodwill)

 

 

 

 

Honeydew Gift Set (Candle, Potpourri, Aroma Beads)

 

 

 

 

Floppy Sun Hat with Black Bow

 

 

 

 

Brown Leather Boots

 

 

 

 

Multiple Lotions ($3.50 total)

This Bath & Bodyworks lotion still had the original price tag

 

 

 

And the big score….

 

COACH Leather Brief/Laptop Bag!

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Summer’s Goodwill Outlet Hall

I’m a girl. I love shopping. The only problem is that I hate spending  money on things. Solution? GOODWILL-FREAKING-OUTLET (also known as “The Bins”). If you’ve never been, Goodwill Outlet is basically it’s a huge building/warehouse where you search through bins of Goodwill castaways.

Before going there myself, I read many blog posts and watched many YouTube videos about the Goodwill Outlet. I can say without a doubt that almost everything that anyone has ever said about it is true. Yes, you should wear gloves. Yes, it smells pretty funky. Yes, there is a chance of sticking your hand in a bin and touching something you probably shouldn’t be.

BUT, if you are anything like me, if you love shopping and hate spending money, if you love helping out the environment, and (most importantly) if you love treasure hunting, then this is the place for you.

I’ll be posting a lot about the Goodwill Outlet (my hauls, tips and tricks, etc.), because it’s one of my most favorite places to go.

Over the summer I bought many things from the Goodwill Outlet. Below is only a FEW pictures of the things I got from there this summer, minus clothing (because I have so much clothing from there and I’m too lazy to take pictures of all of it at once) and things I’ve either given away/ebay-ed. All the pictures put together probably cost me around… $40? I’m probably estimating too high. The next hauls I’ll do, I’ll keep the receipts and everything so I can *cough* gloat *cough* to you how much money I saved. Anyways, here are a few of my summer Goodwill Outlet treasures:

Vintage Suitcases 

Vintage and etsy stores sell these for $25-60 each

Wicker Baskets

On ebay, the big bottom basket alone would be around $125 because it’s vintage and has leather straps

The large picnic basket on top would probably be around $35

The wicker basket purse on the left side is also vintage and has leather details, and I’ve seen similar ones sell on ebay for $50

 School Supplies

All of these put together cost me… $3?

Not sure retail value, but definitely more than $3

Vintage Boxes and A Vintage Ceramic Oil Lamp

The boxes at vintage stores- $5-15 each

Ceramic oil lamp on ebay- $20-$50

 Vintage Blue Taperlite Train Case

On ebay- $30 plus $15 shipping

 Toppers Brand Faux Leather Backpack

(My school backpack)

Can’t find one on any selling site, estimated price- $50

 

 

Fidenza Italian Glass Jar

On etsy- $15-30

Mason Jar Wine Glasses/Mugs

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