These are my favorite finds from last week. They were all from thrift stores, except the dino.
Fate is a funny thing! The day before I found this parrot I had purchased two FurReal puppies at a thrift store for $1 each (DD age 6 loves them!) and so in my research on eBay that night I by chance saw that the only FurReal toy that is really valuable is Squakers the FurReal Parrot.
A small mental note was made… it’s not like I thought I’d ever find one!
The next day at one of my favorite “hole in the wall” thrift stores I found him!!! The real blessing is that I had called my husband to have him look up the bird on eBay to confirm I had the right thing and THANK HEAVENS I did because he said the bird came with a perch, remote control, and cracker. I didn’t find the cracker but at the bottom of a toy bin I dug out the remote and perch! These items dramatically increase this silly parrots value and I would have never known! So YAY for little thrifting miracles and blessings! Some might say coincidence… but I don’t.
I stuffed him in a bag for a bag sale, so it turns out I paid approx 75 cents for him!
DH and I went on a date for the first time in 8 months last week… how terrible is that?! We had a yummy shared dinner at Outback and then we went thrifting WITHOUT children! What more could a girl ask for? Thrifting isn’t his favorite, but seeing his hugely 9 months pregnant wife happy IS!
I must give credit where credit is due. I’m not really outdoorsy. And I don’t really care about brand names. DH on the other hand spent his entire childhood outdoors and is pretty picky when it comes to brand name high quality outdoor clothing, gear, and accessories. So he spotted these awesome condition Keen sandals in our daughters size and said we should pay the $3 price for them. I was happy to see what they SELL FOR.
Thanks to Jen the Yard Sale Mommy, when I saw this Little Tikes football toy chest at Goodwill I snatched it up even though it was $12. Here is what these bad boys SELL FOR NOW, and I am assuming they might sell for even more during football season! (people use them for coolers) I plan on cleaning it up and adding some white paint where the stickers have been torn.
Ah, the “Dinosaur Tragedy of 2011”…
This was major drama to me. Maybe just because I’m so pregnant, maybe not! But I was literally depressed all day over this “tragedy”.
The Good: I purchased the above Jurassic Park Dinosaur for $1, and he is highly collectible, rare, and sells for $60 - $110 on eBay.
The Bad: I had an extremely brainless moment and did not buy the other two dinosaurs sitting next to him in the driveway for $1 each… I had no idea what they were at the time and just grabbed the one pictured because of his cool colors to sell at the consignment sale for ten bucks.
Here is the first one I didn’t buy: OUCH!
And the second: OUCH AGAIN!
Again, from my favorite little thrift, I bought this Chicco Travel System (stroller, car seat, and base) for $25. It sells for $330 at Target.com
I will be able to sell it at the fall consignment sale for approx. $165! :)
It was a great week and I can’t think of a better way of passing the time until our babies arrival. Treasure Hunting is the best!