Monday, May 7, 2012

Fabulous Thrifting Haul

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So, I read on Simple Design last week about a thrift haul link up post, and was inspired to go thrifting. Original, I know! Anyway, I scored, majorly. Like, really, really good- better than I've ever done. On my way home from work on Friday, I stopped by the Goodwill that I never find anything good at. I texted Gabe photos of this cute little side table and of the beautiful old Singer sewing machine & he told me to get either as he liked both. I decided to just grab the cute table for $6.99 and I wrestled with myself over the sewing machine, but in the end, didn't take it. I mean, I do have a great sewing machine and we did move into a smaller apartment recently, so I was trying to be responsible and all, you know? :)
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So, I left with the table and a few cloth napkins marked at .99 each ( cheaper than what I could usually make them for!), and decided to be happy with my steals. Later that night, I began to have extreme non-buyer's remorse and posted a photo on instagram* of the sewing machine and immediately was scolded for letting it go and encouraged to go back RIGHT NOW! 
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So, I did go back right away the next morning and you would not believe what happened- in the 18 hours between seeing it & coming back, they dropped the price from $29.99 to $14.99! So, I snatched it up right away.
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I am so, so excited about my new machine. 

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On the way home from picking up the sewing machine, we passed so many garage sale signs and I mentioned to Gabe that since I was obviously on fire, we needed to stop at them. He assured me that this is why we don't gamble.



*If you'd like to follow me on instagram, my handle is moxiemandie.
For more photos of thrifted items, check out my flickr set.

11 comments:

  1. Oh my word - such steals!! I want to steal that table, in fact. ;-)

    Thanks for playing!

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  2. AWESOME!!! I'm so glad you went back and got the sewing machine...and how awesome is it that it was half off!? That table is perfect too. :) I did LOL at the gambling comment...oh thrifting is a slippery slope right? ;)

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  3. So funny. Wish we could thrift together girl!-paula

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  4. Good deals! That machine looks SUPER heavy duty. I bet it weighs a ton. Very cool. Have you tried to sew on it yet?

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    1. I haven't tried yet because I haven't figured out where to put it, but I've plugged it in & it ran well!

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  5. Wow, that machine was a fantastic deal! I have that exact same one that I inherited from my mom. It's been the only one I've ever sewn on. Enjoy!

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  6. "this is why we don't gamble"! haha how funny! awesome finds- that sewing machine is a beauty.

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  7. I can't believe you got a Singer sewing machine for $15! That is amazing. Love the table, too!

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    1. I know! I feel like the luckiest girl!

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  8. That machine is just.. urgh.. beautiful! I wish we could find things like that here in the UK at such a fantastic price! :D

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