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Don’t You Have To Have A Voucher To Shop At A Thrift Store?

    Mr. Trashfinds revealed to me that before we met, he had never shopped at a thrift store.  I laughed, pretty much in disbelief, and then realized he was absolutely serious.  He’ll wear clothes that have landed on the side … Continue reading

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What I Think About When Trash Picking

(above items found while trash picking the flea market) When I first started thinking about Trashfinds & how to best share my love of the discard, my fiance kept mentioning that I’d just encourage competition.  After I stopped laughing long … Continue reading

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Trash To Treasure OR Trash To Pleasure!

I read an article recently that addressed how to discern your usable, sellable yard sale stuff from stuff that should really be trashed. The article was designed for re-use people wanting to make money from a yard sale, talking about … Continue reading

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Previously Owned Gifts – What Makes An Antique Store More Acceptable?

In a previous post relating to thrift giving, I wrote about how I give gifts my way, and no longer bow under the pressure to obtain a new item that is overly-priced, will be under-used, and conflicts with my beliefs.  Occasionally, … Continue reading

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Metal Monday! Vintage Roll Top Bread Box

  We found this metal roll top bread box trash picking a flea market a few months ago.  I was going to pass on it, but my boyfriend convinced me to take it with the idea that, “I bet you … Continue reading

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I Was Just Admiring Your Yard (and other excuses to use when trash picking)!

      My recent guest post on ThriftCore (http://thriftcore.com) helped remind me that many people’s approach to trash picking isn’t quite as brazen as mine.  After I’m talking to someone about a great score or trash picking day, I often have them tell … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Is Your Merchandise Made In The USA?

I stopped by the antique store last week & mentioned that I couldn’t wait until Black Friday so I could spend time overhauling my booth.   One of the owners said, “Really?  I thought being the great deal seeker, you’d … Continue reading

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A Sacred Chest We Wouldn’t Be Surprised To Find In The Trash

My boyfriend & I just spent nine days in Ireland.  First stamp in my passport!  We plan on going back  & spending a lot more time, but, the opportunity came to take this trip, we had the cash, so it … Continue reading

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Cultivator Of Controversy We Never Discuss

       I LOVE selling items I found in the trash for a few reasons.  Getting a little extra cash is actually one of the least reasons I do it.   I love that I rescue something from utter destruction, keep … Continue reading

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My Car Keys Are In Your Trash Picking Cart

     (1-box of kids trinkets; 2-broken things for mosaics; 3-a few random finds) We had a great day trash picking the flea market this past Sunday – the pics are just a small sample of our finds (the REALLY … Continue reading

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