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.