Adventures In Shopping: Thrift Store Finds

Today I’m sharing with you a couple of my latest thrift store finds. When I was a kid my mom always used to take me to yard sales, and over the last several years she’s become a thrift store fanatic. So I’ve started going some too. Thrift stores are a great place to find good items for cheap. I collect a whole bunch of stuff, so I really like walking through and seeing what kind of collectibles and decor items I can find. And sometimes I find good books and toys too. Today I’m sharing a few collectibles and a desk organizer that I bought.

Bear & Snow Bear Figurine – 50 cents.
Fruit Pie Salt & Pepper Shakers – 50 cents.
Bride & Groom Bear – 75 cents.

I just loved the fruit pie salt shaker set. The crust is one shaker, and the fruit topping is the other shaker. Too cute!

And I’ve always liked bears, so I just had to get these. And there’s a special story that goes along with the bride & groom bear. When I was in the first grade, someone we went to church with had a home interiors party, and they were having drawings for prizes. My mom and dad won a bride & groom figurine just like the one pictured above. When I was a teenager my mom gave the figurine to me, and it’s been kept in my China cabinet ever since. I’ve never seen another one like it, until I was walking through the thrift store one day. I couldn’t believe my eyes, when I found it. It was so neat. I just had to purchase it.
Cute Desk Organizer with 6 compartments and a drawer. – $4

I saw this one from across the store. I love desk organizers, and this is one of the cutest I’ve seen. I keep most of my office supplies hidden in drawers and containers, but I’m using this to store some of the supplies that I’m using currently (and most often). There’s a notepad, post-it notes and flags, batteries (for the digital camera), a roll of tape, a drink coaster, an eraser, pencil lead, and a pocket calendar. And in the drawer at the bottom are some stamps, stickers for greeting cards, a checkbook, and a couple of envelopes.

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  1. I love thrift store shopping. I received a bride & groom bear like that as a wedding gift in 1994.

  2. ♥Rosie♥ says

    Hi Jerri in these times of the credit crunch here in England thrift store shopping is one great way to save £££££’s

    Please pass by my blog and collect some awards ;o)

    Rosie x

  3. I love the desk organizer. I have the little bear bride and groom. I bought them to use on top of a wedding shower cake. They are too cute.

  4. Great finds! That organizer is great!


  5. I love the desk organizer…so cute! I’m so envious you have good thrift stores.


  6. HeathahLee says

    I LOVE going to thrift stores! I have to find a new one since my favorite one lost its lease. : (

    Thanks for your comment about the snowman! : )

  7. Thanks for stopping by. I sure like it here, cozy and inviting.


  8. Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista says

    That little mail organizer is just adorable! Gotta love that thrift store! 🙂

  9. Sugarplum Cottage says

    I love the little organizer and I love thrift stores, junkstores, salvation army, yard sales, you name it. Thank you for visitin’ with me and hope you can join my tomorrow for Project Friday. Hugs, Rosemarie

  10. Mountain Belle says

    I love the treasurers you found. I’m behind on visits to our thrift shops; I need to go check them out real soon. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. I love your blog! Its great to meet new people.

    Pleased to meet you Jerri. 🙂
    Mountain Belle

  11. Ooooo, nice finds there. And so cool about the bear story. I think I may need to go take a trip to a thrift store soon myself 🙂

  12. A happy heart at home says

    That is such a cute desk organizer! I love organizing products. Thanks for commenting on my blog post. Have a great weekend!


  13. A happy heart at home says

    P.S. We had a set of bears (bride and groom) on our wedding cake almost 23 years ago!

  14. DesignTies says

    I keep reading posts about wonderful thrift store finds…. I think I’m missing out on something good here!! I need to start doing some thrift store shopping 🙂

    The bears are cute 🙂 Our wedding cake topper was the bride lifting up the groom — I’ve never seen another one like it!!

    Thanks for visiting our blog and the kind comment about my amythest bedroom 🙂

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  15. i love thrift store shopping…i usually don’t find anything good…but the thrill of the hunt is what i like best anyway:)
    have a great weekend!!!

  16. Jennifer says

    Those are some cute finds!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  17. Jerri, I just love that little desk organizer; I’ve got just the spot in my kitchen for it. 🙂

    Great bargains! Thanks for sharing them.


  18. Songbirdtiff says

    What a cute organizer! I’m a big proponent of thrift stores, too. Have you checked out my finds yet? I always post my good stuff on Thursdays if you care to come by. Last week I hit the jackpot with a 100% cashmere sweater for $3.50. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Thanks for coming by!

  19. I love thrift stores. I have done a post or two on them too! I have a big brood so it saves on school shopping…..

  20. Another thrift store junky! Hello, kindred spirit!
    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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