Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thrifty Finds

It was pretty chilly this morning - snow on the hills near Kelowna, visible from our condo

We've been having our Missions Conference this week, and our guest speaker and his wife are staying in the guest suite in our condo building. We have them in our home for meals, and the rest of the time they have to themselves to do whatever they need or want to do. Yesterday, they wanted to visit some thrift stores, so I went with them to one, and then Wes and I went to another one together.

The first store we visited is run by the Mennonite church. I love to go to this store, because it's small, clean, and they play nice music! They also have lots and lots of Christian books. I've gotten quite a few Grace Livingston Hill (disclosure) books there, as well as some Bible studies for women and that type of thing. So I usually come home with some books. I still love "real" books even though I have my Kindle reader and love it!

Yesterday was no exception. I came home with five children's books to add to my collection of books for the church children to read when they come to our house. Three of them were Little Golden Books Bible stories, one was a Little Golden Book Winnie the Pooh, and one was a Beatrix Potter Tales of Peter Rabbit in perfect condition. The Little Golden Books were 25 cents each, and the Peter Rabbit one was 75 cents. Total: $1.75!

I also got a book for myself, Secrets of the Heart, by Al & Joanna Lacy. Al Lacy is an independent Baptist preacher, so I love and trust their books. We have one series of his that even my husband and sons have read! This book was $2.00.

Then Wes and I went to our local Value Village yesterday afternoon. I had seen a quilt there last week that I wanted to get for Beth's bed in our guest room, but it was $40.00. At the thrift store! I have a coupon for 30% off my entire purchase in exchange for donating two bags of stuff, so I went back yesterday to see if the quilt was still there. With 30% off, that would bring it down to $28.00 - but I didn't have high hopes it would still be there. It was such a beautiful quilt! That quilt was indeed gone, but I found another one, a bit smaller than the first one, but it was just as pretty. It was handmade - the label on back reads, "Made With Love by Mother" - and marked just $8.00! So I snagged it. The piecing and quilting are very well done, and the fact that it's handmade makes me love it all the more. Being only $8.00, I saved my coupon and will go back later this week to see if there's anything else I need.

So those are my thrifty finds this week: $13.75 including a quilt! I'm pleased with all of them.

Do any of you go thrift shopping? What kind of deals do you like to find?

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  1. Beautiful quilt! You did good!

  2. How fun! I once made quite a lot on ebay by selling some paperback GLH books.

    I don't *love* thrifting but I have recently gotten some fun things. I have thought about blogging them, but that's as far as I've gotten. ;)


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