Monday, February 11, 2008

"The Hunter"--Part 2

I promised to show pictures of some of my treasures I have found on my hunting trips. I will only share a few, because if I continued to show pictures you could be here all day. I was raised with the philosophy that you don't ask someone how much you paid for an item. It was not good manners! Well, you never asked. I just decided to give you that information since I enjoy sharing my hunting stories.

I paid $1.00 for the shoes. They match the purse that I got for about the same price.

This is one of my neatest finds. The large gold picture frames were.....are you ready for this? --25 cents a piece(brand new)

I just found this Saturday. I was at a thrift store and found the plaid lined Adolpo skirt, green sandals, and the Cato blazer. The complete outfit cost me $5.00 It was a perfect match and everything was in new condition. I don't think the shoes have ever been worn.

The following pictures are ones of after Christmas sales. We have an Outlet store here where the colored dots change values each month. I kept my eyes on the calendar. When the discount moved to 95% off, I filled 2 carts with things for next year. I was like a kid in a candy store. The 1st picture is my 2 containers filled and ready to be stored. The shovel was $20.00--I paid $1.00

I really liked these cute trees. They were about 30-50 cents a piece.

All kinds of goodies . When I give gifts to all of my kids' teachers both at school and at church, I hand out about 30 gifts. That is one of the reasons I hunt for bargains. I can give to more people.

I really liked these boxes that came in different sizes. They have a magnetic closure. I thought they would be a perfect way to hand out a dozen cookies or a loaf of bread.

Another picture of my boxes. I need to share this story even though I don't have a picture of my finds. That is because I have already shared most of my treasures. Last year I went into a store in February, and found that they wanted to get rid of their Christmas stuff so badly that they had marked every item down to a penny a piece!! I couldn't believe my eyes. I bought so much stuff that I used this past Christmas. It was so neat to open up these containers and have gifts already purchased.
I really think that I would still enjoy bargain hunting, even if I was extremely wealthy. I think it is part of being a wise steward of what God has given to me.


Mary Ellen said...

Wow, you weren't kidding when you said you got alot of great bargains! I LOVE those black sandals!!!

Thanks for letting Lydia come over today, they had a great time. Of all of Kaitlyn's friends she is the most patient with Ethan - I can tell she has a little brother by the way she treats him. "-)

Allana Martian said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your hunting skills. :-) Love the green outfit. It's very pretty!

Ronda said...

I am so impressed with your bargains! You did "good"! ha! I really like both of the sandals. Cannot believe that you got that adorable green outfit for only five dollars! I am going to send you money and sizes and let you go hunting for me!! Way to go!

Liz said...

You sound like me!!! Those were indeed some great bargains!! I miss yard sales down there. They are good up here but some of the stuff isn't as nice. One thing that we have up here is consignment sales that are huge and very organized. There are about 3 that happen twice a year in Spring and Fall. I rack up on clothes for Katy that sometimes still have the tags! To make it even better..on the last week or so everything is 50-75% off!!

Misty said...

Great bargains!! BTW, I meant to tell you the other day that I liked those black sandals!! Even more for a dollar :-) I love the green outfit too!

Making Memories 1999 said...

I'm with Ronda - I should send you some money and let you go "hunting" for me! :-) Wow, what great bargains. LOVE the green outfit and green sandals!! Sharp!

Valorie said...


You always were a great shopper! Remember that one choir trip with GBS when we only had 1 hour in the mall during lunch break? You and I said "we can do this" and set off to cover as many stores as possible. When everybody got back on the bus,they couldn't believe how much stuff we had racked up! Love the bargains you showed here! You go girl! Wish I was there to join you! You know how much I miss Beall's Outlet!

Chris & Esther Hilling said...


Congratulations on all your deals. Esther says she really likes the green outfit. Seems like you have the nose of a coon dog to sniff out and tree the bargains!

By the way, I just tagged you to participate in a "meme." You can go to our blog to find out what that means.

A Moment in the Life of a Mother said...

Love the bargains!! Wish I liked to "hunt." I would find more bargains if I did.

Kelly S said...

Wow! I wish I could have been with you. I think our kind of hunting is much more fun than the guys' hunting! Love the green outfit.

Karen Carroll said...

You have a great eye for finding bargains! I should try shopping sometime with you! I'm always up for a great bargain! It was nice talking with you at the Family Retreat Saturday night! We should do that more often!