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Welcome to the November 2, 2008 edition of carnival of thrift store addicts.

Idyllic Dreams presents Candleholders posted at Idyllic Dreams.

Condo Blues presents How to Make a Wine Glass Chandelier posted at Condo Blues, saying, “I made this chandelier out of wine, water, and sherry glasses that I already had as well as some that where thrifted.”

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Welcome to the 4th edition of the Carnival of Thrift Store Addicts! Once again I’m the only participant, but I’m going to plug away at this for a minimum of 6 months to see if we can get this carnival rolling along 🙂

Today I’m sharing some of the tableware I’ve found at different thrift stores over the last year or so.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little carnival. Please be sure to tell your thrift store addicted friends, and join in the fun!

See you next time 🙂

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Welcome to the third edition of the Carnival of Thrift Store Addicts! As you can see, this is a very new carnival and isn’t well known yet. With your help and participation, we can make this a fun carnival that features the wonderful items you can find at thrift stores, as well as thrift store shopping hints.

For today we have one carnival participant (me) with some whimsical and fun finds…

Gator Finds, located here at Idyllic Dreams.

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This is a couple of days late, my apologies.

Welcome to the October 4, 2008 edition of carnival of thrift store addicts.

Donna Freedman presents The thrill of the hunt: Shopping secondhand stores posted at Smart Spending Blog – MSN Money.

Sara Goldstein presents Insider shopping tips: thrift shopping @ The Bargain Queens posted at The Bargain Queens.

Sara Goldstein presents Last-minute Halloween costume ideas: use what you have @ The Bargain Queens posted at The Bargain Queens.

Lastly I share with you my latest thrift store find. I found this beautiful pigskin leather jacket that looks practically new at a small thrift store – Family Tree Thrift Shoppe. They’re tucked into the corner of a shopping center located in a residential neighborhood and are easily missed. I’ve found some wonderful pieces of clothing here, and this ranks as one of the best:

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As you can see, I only paid $6 for this!

Here you can see a closeup of the detailing on the jacket.  This is not only on the front, but also on the cuffs and along the hem on the back of the jacket.

Here you can see a closeup of the detailing on the jacket. This is not only on the front, but also on the cuffs and along the hem on the back of the jacket.

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Welcome to the first edition of the Carnival of Thrift Store Addicts! Since we’re new, this is a small carnival right now, but with the participation of Sara, it’s twice the size I anticipated 🙂

Sara presents Thrifted outfit: Striped skirt, black tank, men’s watch… posted at The Bargain Queens. What a great look!

Below you’ll find photos of some early Christmas gifts I found at Thrift Town:

My stepfather is an avid golfer. I found these 3 books in like new condition, and paid $3.49 for the PGA Tour book, $2.99 for the golf courses of the world coffee table book, and .69 for the Al Capone was a golfer book. Brand new these would have cost me $67.85! Two of these will be Christmas gifts, and the PGA book will be his birthday present.

My mom loves the french country look that emphasizes mustard yellows, and we’ve helped her begin a rooster collection. I found this set of canisters at Thrift Town marked $15.99. What makes this such a great deal is that I had a $10 off coupon, so they only cost me $5.99! Woo hoo! Another great Christmas gift, and such a bargain, too 🙂

Please join us here next Saturday for the second edition of the Carnival of Thrift Store Addicts, and be sure to let your thrift store addicted friends know about the carnival.

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I was looking for a blog carnival about thrift store finds to join, and there isn’t one, so I decided to create one.

Do you struggle with resisting the lure of thrift stores? Do you get excited when you discover a new one? Are your friends’ eyes glazing over when you tell them about your latest thrift store find? Then come join this carnival and share the thrill of your latest find, or post about your latest thrift store jaunt.

This is a weekly carnival. The cutoff for submissions is 9pm Pacific time on Fridays, and the carnival will be posted on Saturday afternoons.

For now the carnival will be hosted on this blog, but as it grows other bloggers are welcome to host it.

Submissions must be family friendly and are subject to the approval of the carnival owner.

Please email me with any questions.

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