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While I really wanted to go thrifting this past weekend, I spent my time on things that really just had to be done. And I’m not complaining! My daughter had a wonderful Saturday at a feis (Irish Dancing competition), and my house is no longer home to a herd of dust bunnies.

Although I didn’t find any deals over the weekend, I did manage to sneak in a trip to a local thrift store on Thursday evening. The store is under new management, which means the prices are higher than usual. However, it also means that the store is packed with new things! It’ll take some time to figure out whether the higher prices are sticking around, but even so I found a few really great deals.

Puntodue Mens Pullover

Puntodue Mens Pullover

This men’s sweater is a blend of cashmere, angora, wool and some manmade fibres. Gorgeous! It was a fantastic price and is an Italian runway design label which is super pricey when new. It’s now listed on eBay along with a bunch of other things, including a gorgeous almost new Esprit sweater that I’m dying to find a home for.

Steel Crochet Needles

Susan Bates Steel Crochet Needles, Szs. 8, 9, 14

New steel crochet hooks! These may not be antique ones, but they’re in fantastic shape and only cost 25 cents each. Susan Bates in sizes 8, 9, and get this – 14!

Tin Berry Box

Tin Box with Hinged Lid

The last item is a tin box. It has great graphics, including beautiful raspberries and gold scrollwork, and is still in fantastic shape! The paint isn’t chipped or worn, and there’s no rust. I really love that it looks a bit Scandinavian.

Tin Berry Box Int

Tin Box Interior

Inside were a few spools of thread, some of which are the old wooden ones. I’m always happy to add a few of those to my collection!

So nothing huge, but sometimes the little things are best, no?

Alyssa

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I’ll be honest. The tipping point for beginning this blog was that I’ve been lurking at another blog. While I’ll be posting about a number of things within the theme of ‘doing it myself’, the challenge posted at My Dear Trash, to find/thrift 20 one dollar items and list them on eBay, was just what I needed to get my act together.

So this first post is to say I’m in. Or I was in. I have been in. Something like that. Here’s the deal.

Girls Gap Shirt

Girls Gap Shirt

Several weeks ago I stopped in at the DAV while my daughter was in dance class. While browsing the 99¢ rack I noticed a Gap denim skirt in excellent shape, and what should come to mind? The Challenge! So, now I have 20 items listed on eBay. It’s very exciting!

J. Crew Skirt

J. Crew Skirt

And I’m really happy with the things I’ve found! I think I’m even more enthralled with the idea of being able to find great bargains. And then even if the item doesn’t work for myself or someone in my family, I can pass the item on to someone else at a great deal for them. What more could a girl want?

American Eagle Men's Sweater

American Eagle Men's Sweater

But that’s not the only thing happening here. We’re smack dab in the middle of my lovely daughter’s Senior Year, and I’m trying to stay caught up with my sewing, knitting and other hands-on projects.  In case you can’t tell, I like to do things myself.

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