Lucky Finds From Thrift Stores (50 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       15 Sep 2020       3739       11 GALLERY VIEW

"I've Collected These Pieces From Various Thrift Shops, Antique Stores, And Yard Sales Over The Years. Some Are True Depression Glass From The 30s And Some Are Mid-Century. It Makes Me Happy Every Time I Look At This Bookcase"

"Found This Really Cool Giant Book Coffee Table On Facebook Marketplace Yesterday. The “Spines” Open As Drawers. Each Book Is Actually Leather Bound"

"It’s HUGE and heavy as heck! It’s missing one leg but I think I’ll prop it up with hardcover books"

 

"Found Him By A Dumpster. My Daughter Who Is Special Needs Painted Him , He Looks Happier"

"So My Fiancé Found This At His Grandmothers Home In Louisiana. A Vintage Shopping List, Super Super Cool. Thought I’d Share A Awesome Find"

"Got This Coffee Table At An Estate Sale Today! Ridiculously Excited About This. I Loooove Turtles!"

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"Been Meaning To Share My Sons Rocking Dragon. My Father And I Found It On The Facebook Market Place Two Christmas Ago When I Was Pregnant"

"By the time I reached out to the seller it was sold. I was so bummed until Christmas morning and found out it was my dad who purchased it. I had no idea he even knew about it. He had no idea I also tried to buy it.

It is made entirely out of wood. The craftsman ship is remarkable. The previous owner said their grandmother won it at a church auction and it had been in their family for a long time and they know nothing about it or who made it. Not signed or marked anywhere. It is now our family’s treasure and will be passed down."

 

"I Found A Morticia Chair"

"Y'all, I've been hunting for a peacock/manila/phillipines chair for ages. I spent countless hours of my childhood watching reruns of the classic 60s Addams Family show and reading the comics and I wanted so badly to live in their house. I often think that's where my quirky design style as an adult comes from. Usually I see the newer models for sale, which are nice, but when I came across this beauty on fb marketplace, I practically squealed with joy when I realized it was the same style from the show. The woman I purchased it from looked at me a bit strangely when I tried to explain my excitement over it, but I knew you weirdlings would understand lol

Now I just need to learn to knit 6 arm sweaters for Pugsley's pet, Aristotle"

 

"Not Necessarily A ‘Find’ But Today My Uncle Gave Me This Chair, Which He Got From His Uncle Years Ago, Who I Believe Bought It In The 60s Or 70s. I’ve Loved This Chair Since I Was A Child And Was So Excited When He Offered It To Me"

"Found Today At King's Hardware In Shreveport, La. Came Home With Me Immediately! Nibbler The Cat Is Getting Properly Introduced"

"I Pulled Up To A Friends House And Her Neighbor Had This Thrown Out By The Road In The Rain. I Had To Swoop In And Save The Day With This Unique Unicorn Of A Flippy Chair Table"

"The cushion is soaking wet so its propped up against the wall not pictured"

 

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"Found This Utterly Ridiculous Giant Hat At An Estate Sale In Milwaukee. Great For Confusing Prey Before You Spit Poison In Their Eyes"

"My Dad Passed First. My Mom, Not Wanting To Live Without Him, Just Gave Up And Succumbed To Leukemia Less Than Three Months Later. Heartbroken, My Brothers And I Sorted The Estate. Neither Of Them Wanted Mom’s Royal Doulton Balloon Lady"

"I Work In Public Health And Have Spent The Last 7 Months Of My Life Fighting Covid-19. When I Saw This “Plague Doctor” Mask At An Antique Store/Fruit Stand Today - I Knew I Had To Make It Mine"

"This Amazing Monster Quilt My Mother And I Found At A Kids Thrift Store For $4.99"

"Back Story I Lost My 4 Year Old Last Year And Her Favorite Color Was Red. My Husband & I Are Building Our House. I Saw This At A Local Antique Store. I Messaged My Husband Fast To Get It For Me. I Told Him It Would Be Perfect For My Office"

"He goes to the store and texted me saying “sorry I couldn’t get it. Someone came 30 mins ago and bought it”

Y’all I cried. For some reason it reminded me so much of my Princess Alaina. My husband then said . “I did get a night stand. Could you please pick up when you get a chance ?? “

I go today. I tell the lady.

Me- “Ma’am, I am here to pick up for my husband Javier”

Lady - “What are you driving? It’s big”

I said “truck. It’s a nightstand thou”

Lady, “no ma’am he bought a sofa”

Me, “no he didn’t! Is it a red one?”

Lady, “yes ma’am, you didn’t know did you”

Y’all I cried! 

The cupboard in Fyffe, Alabama."

 

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"A Total Stranger Just Messaged Me Via Fb To Tell Me She Found A Painting My Mom Did In A Goodwill"

"She searched my mom's name and then found me on FB and asked me if I wanted it. How cool is that ?!! My mom was from Ohio and lived there her whole life which makes this an extra special find."

 

"This Is Why You Don’t Leave Your Husband Unsupervised Or Unattended. Hubby Came Home With This. It Is 5’ Long & 4’ Tall. It Was $1.00 At A Yardsale"

"Banana for scale in case the picture leaning against a full sized truck isn’t enough to show its massive proportions. He plans to hang it up in his cubicle at work if it will fit. It looks like a photo print on canvas that someone painted over. It has a small tear in the upper left area that I will try to patch & then dab some black paint over."

 

"We Purchased A Houseboat And Look What The Previous Owners Left! Perfect Condition Mustard Yellow Retro Dining Set! It Is Now Known As The “Lemonade Table!“ It Makes My Day Extra Sunshiny!"

"Found This Awesome Dome On Fb Marketplace. It’s Approximately 16 Feet Wide And 10 Feet Tall. I Had To Have It! We Use It For Hanging Out, And Have A Couple Hammocks And Astroturf Inside"

"Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our big wedding planned for early May. Later that month we said the heck with it and got married at our backyard dome instead. Best find thus far."

 

""Release The Kraken" I Whisper To Myself Every Morning As I Take My First Sip Of Coffee"

"My favorite mug was thrifted from the Goodwill in Monroe, WA. Someone did a really nice job on it and especially with the irredescent glaze. Would love see a thread of everyone's favorite and unique coffee mugs."

 

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"My Very Weird And Morbid Secondhand Find"

"When my grandma died one of her sons entered her apt to collect anything of value. Diamonds, China, a fur.....anything he thought was of value he took. The items he left behind were divided among the grandchildren. I lived several states away so nothing was given to me. I loved my grandma so I didn't need her worldly possessions.

6 months after my grandmother died I was at my parent's house and found her jacket. My grandma had pinned a note to this jacket, asking to be buried in it upon her death. She had worn this jacket for several of her grandchildren's weddings and it was important to her. Because her clothing was of little value it was looked over as was the note. My grandma was buried in an outfit picked out by her daughter in law with no input from the rest of the family.

This jacket is mine. I have the jacket because no one else wanted it. It is the most beautiful jacket and it hangs in my closet. The jacket should be 6 feet under on grandma but instead I have it. Knowing she wanted to be buried in it makes it even more special. On the days I miss her the most I wear the jacket and dance around the house to Neil Diamond. It's been 10 years since she died but the jacket smells like her each time I put it on. I plan on wearing this jacket to my grandchildren's weddings."

 

"I Saw A Post On Facebook Marketplace Titled “Kitchen Stuff” And I Saw Green Glass In The Background. I Messaged The Seller Asking How Much She Wanted For The Green Dishes And She Said $4 For The Whole Set"

" I didn’t know if it was uranium glass and of course I forgot my blacklight when I went to pick them up but at that price it was worth a shot.

As soon as I got home I checked them out and boy did they glow!

Needless to say it made my day"

 

"When My Grandmother Passed I Ended Up With A Large Box Full Of Blankets And Needed One That I Knew I Wouldn’t Mind Getting Dirty. What I Didn’t Expect To Find While Digging Through It Though Was Her Wedding Dress!!! I Recognized It Immediately From An Old Photograph And Just For Fun Had To Try It On"

"For The Vintage Lovers, 1964 Table And Chairs Found On Fb Marketplace A Few Years Back"

"A Little Back Story: My Beloved Grandmother Passed Away June 2019. Her And I Were Very Close And I Adored Many Of Her Possessions. For Some Reason This Soap Bottle Apron Was My Absolute Favorite; It Just Spoke To Me"

"For years I admired it adorning countless soap bottles by her sink. When she passed, I asked my Grandpa about it and he indicated that it would come my way one day. Well yesterday was the day. The apron came home with me and will always be there by my sink just as it was in my Grandparent’s home for so many years. Seems silly to be so sentimental over a soap bottle apron but man does it feel good to have a piece of my Grandmother with me"

 

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"She Was A Beautiful, Garish Table From A Defunct 1990s Subway, Sitting Forgotten In A Cellar. I Was A Girl In Quarantine, Longing Just To Sit In A Diner Booth With My Morning Coffee Again. When I Saw Her Picture On Fb Marketplace, I Knew: We Belonged Together"

"You Guys Recall The House Hippo I Found Last Month In My Local Charity Shop? Thought You Might Like The Upgrade"

"Picked Up This Banana Dog At A Yard Sale Today... Banana And Dog For Scale"

"It’s Six Feet Tall. Today It Begins Its New Life At My House"

"Bought A $4 Shirt And Found This Attached To It! Stamped 14k On The Bottom. I Like The Bumblebee Better Then The Shirt"

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"I’m A Recent Law School Grad And I’m Currently Studying For The Bar. I Found This Cat On Ebay And I’ve Never Related To An Inanimate Object More"

"My Turtle Lamp!! I Absolutely Love This. Got For 5$ At A Yard Sale!"

"My Grandmother Past Away Last Year And Was A Prolific Crocheter (Crochetist?). My Dad Was Cleaning Out Her House And Found All These Squares For 3 Unfinished Afghans. I’m So Lucky That I Get To Finish Her Work"

"Found This Fun Chair On Facebook Marketplace! Now, Just Have To Find Some Comfy Pillows To Turn It Into My Reading/Animal Crossing Nook!"

"Found This At A Thrift Store Yesterday, There Was No Way I Was Leaving This Beauty Behind"

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"Vintage Child’s Armchair £10 On Facebook Marketplace! Of Course It Had To Be Bought For My Cat, Romeo. Look How Fab The Celestial Pattern Is"

"High Key Psyched About These- Found On Facebook Marketplace Unused For $10"

"I Snagged A Full Set Of These Dishes At Harrison, Oh Goodwill! One Of My Favorite Finds Ever"

"Back In March My Mil Was Turning 90. But We Were Told No Fuss, No Gifts. Still, She Likes Crossword Puzzles And So When I Found This Cookie Jar At A Peddlers Mall In Lebanon Oh I Decided I’d Spend The $5 And Fill It With Homemade Cookies For A Non- Gift"

"You can use a dry erase marker & it even still had the answer sheet. Then the covid shutdown hit and none of us could visit her at her retirement home. So my husband asked all the siblings, nieces, nephews, grandkids, & great grandkids to make cards in crossword form for her to figure out. And we filled the jar with them. She had many days of fun working on them all while staying isolated."

 

"Found This Beauty For $20 At Those Were The Days In Warrensburg, Mo I Love How Delicate Stained Glass Looks And That There’s All Color Kitties"

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"One Of My Greatest Goodwill Finds, It Came Home With Me For $0.50"

"I Laughed Out Loud But Left Behind"

"About A Year Ago I Was At A Car Boot Sale And I Saw Plush Backpack, Shaped Like Rocky From Chicken Run, But I Thought It Was Such A Ridiculous Purchase So I Said To My Partner (As I Always Do) "If It's Still There On Our Way Back, It's Fate And I'll Buy It""

"So... about a year ago I was at a car boot sale and I saw plush backpack, shaped like Rocky from Chicken Run, but I thought it was such a ridiculous purchase so I said to my partner (as I always do) "if it's still there on our way back, it's fate and I'll buy it". So obviously, it was still there and when the guy told me it was £3 I snatched it up quicker than you could say "I don't want to be a pie!". Not long after, I decided to google it and see if it's a common find, I find out there is a Babs version, and I freak out!! I bought her in a set of Rocky and Babs and sold the spare Rocky to my friend. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I was scrolling through plush backpacks on ebay as usual and who do I see??? Ginger!!!! When I was researching I didn't see her anywhere!! So i was elated, and that's how I came into the possession of 3 Chicken Run backpacks that look absolutely terrified.

Obviously Babs is the most practical choice, look at that gut storage!!!"

 

"My Mom And I Found These Sunglasses At An Antique Shop Years Ago!! Chain Sunglasses. I Have Never Seen Anything Like These. They Are Huge On My Face But So Cute"

"They had an awful smell (OLD plastic smell) so we bathed them in newspapers for a bit and it helped, there’s still a smell but they are wearable!"

 

"These Have Got To Be The Coolest Goddamn Things I’ve Found In A Secondhand Store So Far... Clearly Handmade Too. Set Me Back 50$. Totally Worth It! They’ll Both Be Displayed At Taverne Cobra, Montreal’s Ultimate 90’s Dive Bar. Those Who Know, Know"

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"I Found These Keys On A Trail I Was Hiking. The Irony Was Not Lost On Me"

"Found This Matching Pair On Marketplace Yesterday! The Previous Owner Was Ready To Throw Them Out, Thinking No One Would Want Such Ugly Chairs. I Think They're Wonderful. Made In East Palestine, Ohio In The 1960s"

"I Seriously Considered Buying But Ended Up Leaving It. It Was Funny Though"

"As Soon As I Saw It, It Called To Me! I’m A Big Fan Of Celestial Decor But I Have Never Seen A Leaf With A Face Before. I Absolutely Love It. It Now Protects The Outside Of My House"

"Found At Goodwill Santa Rosa. Did Not Come Home With Me"

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Mick 7 month s ago
#18,24,47 is amazing. I want a kitchen set like that and those chairs are so pretty heart heart heart heart heart
       
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Tranquilla 7 month s ago
#4 Can someone pls tell me what "Jaxis" is?
       
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Valerie 7 month s ago
Tranquilla,

if you refer the second to last on the left that would be "Jams".
       
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Tranquilla 7 month s ago
of course, ty
       
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Beverly 7 month s ago
45 Wow, how cool! masks from the beetlejuice!
       
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Greg 7 month s ago
#3 I bet you couldn't go through a Taco Bell drive though without telling the clerk that your child is 'special needs'. Did I mention special needs? They're special needs. Oh, by the way, special needs. Special needs. Special.
       
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Ced 7 month s ago
Greg, Wouldn't you just love to lock her in a room with a vegan? Special needs.....vegan.........special needs..........vegan......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, on and on and on they go! A vegan can't go more than five seconds without telling you that they are vegan. They are a thousand times worse than a vegetarian. Now, try to imagine a special needs vegan.....oops, this just made me throw up a little bit in my mouth.

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Sly 7 month s ago
#17 was literally mine at one point. My uncle gave it to my sister, she gave it to me, I gave it back to my uncle. He died about ten years ago. His wife passed this year. Her kids had an estate sale. I know it was my painting because of the tear in the fabric. It is not a photo print. It is an actual painting. I did some research on it and its worth about $300.
       
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Bree 7 month s ago
Some of these are good, some really good, but the rest is trash.
       
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Rasmus 7 month s ago
Bree,

One person's trash is another person's treasure.
       
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Sammy 7 month s ago
#1 Should also check their dishes for uranium glaze. Probably fine although you don't want to eat anything acidic off them.
       
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