159 Times People Couldn’t Believe Their Luck In Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, And Garage Sales (More New Pics)

There are incredible treasures and mind-blowingly weird objects hidden all around us—and all it takes is a trip to your local thrift shop, garage sale, or flea market to spot them. Not only is secondhand shopping good for your wallet and the environment, but it might even inspire you to join an incredibly popular online community that will have you giggling till the end of the year.

Welcome (back) to the Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared Facebook group! With nearly 2 million members, this community posts some of the most bizarre and coolest thrift store finds on the net. Scroll down to check out their newest finds, upvote your fave ones, and let us know if you’ve had any success shopping secondhand, dear Pandas.

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Also, read on for Bored Panda’s interview with the Weird Secondhand Finds team about how buying things secondhand has changed recently, about the rise of digital thrift stores, and how to stay safe in physical stores during the pandemic. Oh, and once you’re done enjoying this colorful list, you can find our latest articles about the Weird Secondhand Finds group right herehere, and here.

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#1 Someone Posted Their Color-Coded Fiesta Shelves And It Inspired Me To Post My Rainbow Depression Glass Shelves. 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.

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#2 Found At Goodwill Santa Rosa. Did Not Come Home With Me **** I Went Back To See If It Was There. Long Gone

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#3 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

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“The number of people buying secondhand has probably stayed about the same, but the way they are doing it has changed slightly,” a representative of the Weird Secondhand Finds team told us about the changing face of secondhand shopping.

Though there are still plenty of eager shoppers looking for interesting and wacky items, the pandemic has affected things more than we previously realized.

“We’ve noticed that more people seem to be using online venues for their thrifting rather than going to physical locations, which given the current circumstances, we think is great. Thrift stores also seem to be embracing the option of going online just a bit more than they did previously. We encourage people to stay safe and use precautions if they do decide to go out, and we do not allow posts that show people not honoring precautions, such as not wearing a mask or with their mask pulled down while out in public,” they said.

#4 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.

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#5 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 In Ellensburg, Washington Today – I Knew I Had To Make It Mine. ? Behold, My New Favorite Mask!

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#6 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.

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“As far as physical stores go, it seems they are experiencing the same changes as regular retail stores, such as occupancy limits, requiring masks in order to enter, keeping the fitting rooms closed, as well as plexiglass protectors at the register and some locations requiring the customer to bag their own purchase.”

They continued: “Perhaps the biggest change is in the ‘bin’ type stores where they have had to significantly decrease the number of bins in order to allow for social distancing, as well as create a path for customers to follow rather than being able to choose their own path like they could previously. It’s a lot less chaotic than it used to be at the bins.”

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

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#8 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

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#9 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

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One of the founders of the Weird Secondhand Finds group previously told Bored Panda all about how the community was created, how they got popular, and how they’re inspiring people to think differently about buying things secondhand.

“My family and friends have always had a love and passion for interesting and unusual things, and we had been texting each other photos of items that we saw (and often purchased) in thrift stores and at yard sales for years. My best friend and I were chatting on Christmas Eve one year and it occurred to us that it might be more fun to share our photos in a Facebook group, rather than via text so that it would be easier to go back and see what each of us had found, and to have a record of what we had seen through the years,” they said.

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

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#11 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…. New Favorite Thing!!! (The Cushion Is Soaking Wet So Its Propped Up Against The Wall Not Pictured)

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#12 I Couldn’t Resist. Like Really You Need Those…those. Yes Oh Yes…don’t Have A Clue What I Will Do With Them But There Coming Home With Me Lol. Saw These Kitty Butthole Cups? Vase? Pencil Holders? I Don’t Know And I Had To Have Them. Just So Darn Hilarious. They Were $5 Dollars Each At The Asheville Goodwill And I Couldn’t Leave Them Behind

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“It really all started as a gathering place intended for our friends and family but we left it as an open group purely because it never occurred to us that anyone outside of our circle would share this odd interest we have.” People then started flooding in, the co-founder started panicking, but then thought it’d be intriguing to see what others had to share.

“Who knew that what we all thought was a niche hobby actually has a huge passionate community behind it that just needed a clubhouse to gather in? Witnessing how people connect in this group is what keeps us passionate about running it. I personally put between thirty and forty hours a week into moderating the group but every time I see how much joy it brings people, I’m reminded why it’s worth doing all the work it takes,” they said.

#13 Picked Up This Banana Dog At A Yard Sale Today… Banana And Dog For Scale

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

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#15 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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The members of the online community are incredibly supportive of one another, embrace their quirks, and send each other gifts.

“Another wonderful side effect of this community is that it has renewed, and in some cases even sparked, an interest in secondhand shopping for a lot of people. They’re starting to see secondhand stores in a different light. We hear all the time from members who haven’t been thrifting in a long time or have never really been interested in it, and now can’t wait to go out treasure hunting.”

#16 I Always Seem To Find The Weird Shoes! Saw These At Goodwill Today. The Entire Top Unzips! They Were Too Big For Me, Ten, But I Thought They Were Neat

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#17 High Key Psyched About These- Found On Facebook Marketplace Unused For $10.

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#18 Just Bought This Beauty Secondhand On Marketplace! Butter Knives/Fake Bananas For My Home.

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#19 The Time I Gave My Mother-In-Law A Vintage Double-Sided Chippendale’s Puzzle For Christmas. Excitedly Purchased At The Goodwill In Albany, Oregon In December Of Last Year. My Wife Took This Photo Of Her Reaction. I’m The Guy In The Back Looking Quite Pleased With Himself.

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#20 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

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#21 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

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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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#22 A Couple Days Ago I Was Having “One Of Those Days” Where Everything Keeps Going Wrong Including Being Furloughed From My Job Of 20 Years. That Evening 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

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#23 Picked This Guy Up At Goodwill In NYC A Few Years Ago For .99 Cents. He Has Held My Extra Roll Of Tp Since Then.

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#24 I Seriously Considered Buying But Ended Up Leaving It. It Was Funny Though. Found At A Local Consignment Shop In Columbus, Indiana

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

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

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#27 This Is A Small Planter I Found At A Local Second Hand Store. I Planted A Plant Called String Of Pearls.

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#28 Guys. I Found A Toilet Seat Necklace At A Garage Sale Today. This Is The Best Find Ever. It Is Really Heavy And Apparently Pretty Old, But Other Than That I Don’t Know Anything About It. Can Anyone Share Any Info? Idk If There Is Any Info To Be Shared, It Is Just A Toilet Seat Necklace

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#29 I Found This Giant Giraffe Wicker Planter At Goodwill In Marietta, Ga Today For $9. I Love Her

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#30 Found Him By A Dumpster. My Daughter Who Is Special Needs Painted Him , He Looks Happier .. Thank Y’all For All The Responses..my Daughter Is On Cloud Nine

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#31 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.

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#32 Look At My Awesome Alley Find! Magritte’s ‘The Lovers’ Printed On Canvas. How Timely

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#33 My Daughter Would Not Leave The Garage Sale Without These “Pickled Bums”

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#34 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

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#35 Found At A Thrift Store In St Pete Fl. Creepy!

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#36 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!

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#37 My Mom Had These Dishes Growing Up. I Came Across Them While Thrifting In Jacksonville, Fl And I Felt Inspired To Get A Tattoo To Remind Me Of My Mother(Who Is Still Alive, Just Far Away). I Thought You All Might Appreciate It

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

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#39 Restore Chalfont, Pa …did Not Come Home With Me Because I Don’t Serve Him Anything

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

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#41 My Newest Thrift Find At Goodwill In Geneseo, NY. 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

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#42 Acquired Today At Sunshine Acres Children’s Home Thrift Store & Boutique In Mesa, Az For A Mere 50 Cents! I Shall Never Be Without A Banana For Scale Again! Beautiful Beaded Banana… Banana For Scale

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#43 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 (Which Honestly Is Most Of The Blankets In That Box). 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!

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#44 I Am Beyond Excited I Scored This Awesome Cat Lamp From Fb Market Place! It Matches Our Calico Perfectly… She’s Not As Excited As I Am

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#45 Look What I Just Got Off Marketplace For $20!!! She Was Selling It For $15 But I Couldn’t Resist. The Lady Who Wanted It Before Me Never Showed… How!!?

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

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#47 I Found My New Favorite Mug Today At The Flea.

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#48 My Daughter Wouldn’t Let Me Buy This At The Goodwill. I Don’t Know Why Not.

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#49 My Daughter Was Thrilled To Find This At A Goodwill Today For $9.99

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#50 Found At Gw In Lou, Ky. I Laughed Out Loud But Left Behind

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#51 This Mannequin Came From My Grandmother’s House. She Had Her For As Long As I Remember. No One Else In The Family Wanted Her When My Grandmother Passed Away. I Think She Looks Great In My 100 Year Old House

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#52 A Wall Hanging Plate Made Entirely Of Iridescent Purple Blue Butterfly Wings. Found In An Antique Store In Wisconsin

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#53 I’m An Avid Pepperoni Pizza Fan. Was Going To Make A Bean Bag For The Kid Til Husband Said He Thought It Was A Table Cloth. Perfect Fit For Our Table. Now It Can Make Me Happy All Day Err Day

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#54 I Received A Package Today In The Mail. It Had A Hand Written Address, And I Wasn’t Expecting It. I Made My Husband Open It, In Case It Was A Bomb

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Instead, the contents made me cry and cry!

This is a 2018 ornament from Hallmark, that my sister spotted on Amazon. She immediately called my mother, who bought it on the spot.

They sent it to me for my upcoming 40th birthday

Glo Worm was my LOVIE growing up! I just broke down!

(My teenage daughter is concerned for me)

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#55 Absolute Perfection. Never Letting Her Go. Thrifted At The Value Village In Spokane, Wa. The Only Question – What Name Could Be Worthy Of This Voluptuous Merbabe?

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#56 My Husband And I Have A Pact, Every Time He Buys A Boat I Get A New Tattoo

He likes to buy boats, a lot. About a month ago he surprised me with a,” guess what?? You’re getting a new tattoo!! And by the way, I have a new boat!” Well, with the pandemic I don’t feel comfortable leaving the house for anything but food and doctor’s appointments. I said I would rather get a dollhouse and turn it into a haunted dollhouse to help keep my mind off of the chaos of 2020. I found one on market place and my wonderful sister in law drove 3 hours to get it. I should have checked the measurements because to our surprise the house was too big to fit in her car. She had to rent a Uhaul trailer to bring it home, but it was still too big for the first trailer so the Uhaul company gave her a free upgrade to a bigger trailer. I had no idea how huge it was!!! So here it is!!! My giant beautiful soon to be haunted dollhouse!!! It’s become my emotional support dollhouse as I work on it whenever I need to calm my nerves from all the world craziness. I love it so much!! Ghost banana on the balcony for size.

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#57 I Mean…come On! 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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#58 “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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#59 I Bought This Pie Lamb At A Garage Sale. Had Never Heard About Them Before, So I Tried It Out..its Supposed To Whistle When Your Pie Is Done To Avoid Bubbling Over. Obviously Didn’t Work..but The Pie Was Delicious!!! Any Other “Pie Birds” Out There?

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#60 At A Garage Sale Last Summer A Man Told Me That He Thought I Should Have This Tablecloth(And Matching Cloth Napkins) That His Mother Made. Said They Suited Me. Im Pretty Sure It’s The Opposite Of Everything I Am (It’s Rather Loud And Flashy) But I Lowkey Love It..i Mean It Has Tassels! Nobody In My Life Likes It Though

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#61 Beautiful 1980’s Or 90’s Wedding Gown I Took Home Over The Winter For $40 At The Thrift Shop. Today Is Me And My Husbands 13th Wedding Anniversary, To Which I Wore A Dress Nothing Like This On My Actual Wedding Day. I’m Still Figuring Out What To Do With This Now That I Own It. It Reminded Me Of The Ball Scene In ‘The Labyrinth’ And 80’s Wedding Barbies. Open To Suggestions For What I Could Wear It To, How It May Be Improved With Alterations. We Got Married On A Friday The 13th, 13 Years Ago, Weirdlings We Are

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#62 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! (Marked Out My Face So Y’all Could See The Glasses Worn, But I Didn’t Want To Get In Trouble For It Being A Selfie!!)

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#63 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.

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#64 I Bought This Ridiculous Vintage Pink Swivel Princess Chair From A Seller On Facebook Marketplace. My Heart Wanted This So Bad. I Have No Idea What I’m Going To Do With It. Check Out Ecker-Shane Furniture Company…seems Like They Used To Make Some Really Cool Stuff In The 50s & 60s.

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#65 2 Yards Of This Found A Goodwill. It Came Home With Me But I Have No Idea What I’ll Use It For.

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#66 My Brother Got This In A Storage Unit Today, He’s Been Riding Around Houston Texas With It

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#67 Went To Goodwill And Found The Most Perfect Coasters Ever For $3

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#68 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!!!

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#69 Also Found At Next To New Thrift Store In Spokane Wa For $10! I’ve Been Wanting Oneeee And It Works!! I Got That D R I P

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#70 Went To Our Local Thrift Store Today. I Couldn’t Pass These Up! Only Problem Is….i Don’t Have A Cat! (Best $1.99 I’ve Spent In A Long Time!

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#71 Finally Found A Non-Perishable Banana So I Would Always Have A Banana For Scale. Banana For Scale. Goodwill, Okc

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#72 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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#73 At A New Job I Started There Was A Sign On This Machine Saying It Was Goong For $5 And I Assumed It Was A Joke But I Called The Number And The Guy Confirmed And I Met Up And Got The Key And Brought It To My Apartment (I Didn’t Keep The Candy Cause It Hadn’t Been Changed In 10 Years) Anyways Thought I Would Share, Its 100% Fully Functional And Im So Excited Its In My Home Aha

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#74 Found This Amazing Sweatshirt This Morning At The Arc

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#75 I Was Given A Bag Of Clothes As Part Of A Buy Nothing Round Robin. The Contents Of The Bag Included This Scarf That Is Not Going To Be Moving On To The Next Person. It’s Mine Now!

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

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#77 I Know I’m Late But Wanted To Share My Turtle Lamp!! I Absolutely Love This. Got For 5$ At A Yard Sale!

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

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#79 Extremely Heavy Toilet Seat Of A Vampire Skull With What Appears To Be A Bullet Hole In His Forehead For Only $4.99! Left At Goodwill In Culpeper, Va!

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#80 My Grandmother Is A Antique Doll House Collector, My Father Just Inherited This One. She’s Cleaning Out Her Home Due To Being Told She Has One Month To Live. I Wanted To Share This Special And Unique Part Of Her With You All

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#81 Oh Yes These Came Home With Me From The Goodwill In Monroe Wa

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#82 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

On one hand, I really wasn’t in love with the piece but on the other hand she sat in my mom’s curio cabinet for years and was a part of my childhood that made me feel connected to mom. After about 10 years, and embracing the journey of minimalism, I made the difficult decision to sell her. filled with doubt, I posted her on the Marketplace. If I let her go and regretted it, would I be able to forgive myself? Would mom? I nearly forgot that I had her listed and after months, I had an offer. I carefully packed her up and sent her onto her new home. I didn’t have time for doubt as The kind woman who bought her sent me this pic the day she arrived! The Balloon Lady is finally reunited with her Balloon Man.

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#83 Found This At Goodwill I Thought It Was Pretty Funny But I Left It There

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#84 My Paternal Grandfather Was Killed In A Freak Accident In 1922 When My Grandmother Was Pregnant With Her 5th Child. He Was A Dentist And Made This Brooch From Dental Gold That He Poured Into A Holly Leaf. Being The Oldest Grandchild I Am The Very Proud Owner.

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#85 Most Excellent Painting Found At Value Vilage In Calgary. Titled (By Me): ‘I Will Shit On Everything You Love’.

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#86 A Blast From The Past At Goodwill! Only .99 Cents Each – I Bought Them All!

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

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#88 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

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#89 Multi Pass! Found At Goodwill Today.

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#90 A Month Ago I Said To My Husband It Would Be Cool If We Used Old Gym Flooring In Our House Since I Am A Principal And He Teaches Third Grade. A Few Days Later Someone Posted Part Of A Gym Floor For $150 In Marketplace. We Immediately Picked It Up Not Knowing If It Would Actually Work. Low And Behold The Guys That Do Some Yardwork And Odd Jobs For Us (And Are Trying To Get Started In Remodeling) Said They Could Do It For Us. We Took A Chance And They Installed It.

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#91 Found The Tiniest Porcelain Mouse At An Estate Sale, It Needs A Name.

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#92 Did Someone Order Delivery? I Was So Confused When I Saw A Dirty Pizza Box On The Goodwill Shelf. To My Surprise It Contained One Of My New Prized Possessions!

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#93 Found This Red Hearts Suit At An Op Shop In Hamilton, Nz For $30. It’s So Cheesy, It’s Lowkey Pretty Stylish. I Was Surprised How Well It Fit Haha

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#94 Found At A Second Hand Store In North Dakota…giant Cutlery With Mushrooms!

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

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#96 Here’s To Bob And Pam And Here’s To The Excitement That Comes From Sharing Memories

Buckle up, friends – because this is a story that even I have yet to fully comprehend. Today I was scrolling through Facebook Marketplace, because what else does one do when bored during a pandemic? As I was scrolling, I saw the following listing: ”Judy Garland Director Chair, Meet Me in St. Louis Film Premiere.” I literally gasped out loud but was a little skeptical…especially since the chair was listed with an asking price of $35.

I reached out to the seller and let them know of my enthusiasm for Judy Garland. I asked the seller if the chair was legitimate, and this was the message I received: “Yes, this director’s chair was made for the premiere of ”Meet Me in St. Louis”, which was held on November 22nd, 1944 at the Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue.” That was all it took – I asked for their address and how soon I could pick up the chair.

When I arrived at the seller’s house, Pam (the seller) met me on the front porch, handed me a photo of the man who originally owned the chair, and began to share his life with me. His name was Bob and he taught German and Theatre in St. Louis city and county schools for several decades. Bob didn’t have an ounce of German in him, but he took a trip to Germany one summer and fell in love with the culture – so he majored in German and minored in Theatre. Bob never missed out on flying to Germany to attend Oktoberfest to celebrate and meet up with his native friends. When Bob wasn’t teaching, he was working backstage at local St. Louis theaters as a stagehand.

In the spring of 1983, the beloved Loew’s State Theatre, with its polished brass balcony and gold leaf ceilings, was slated for demolition. Tucked away in the old theatre were the director’s chairs that had been used by the main cast members of ”Meet Me in St. Louis” at the 1944 premiere. Although the intricate theatre fell victim to a wrecking ball, the director’s chairs were saved. Bob learned of this incredible rescue and he, being an avid Garland fan, purchased Garland’s chair. The chair was made by ”Gold Medal” Fold Furniture Co. Judy’s name was painted onto the chair.

From the sound of it, Bob lived a fabulous life filled with countless adventures. A little over a year ago, Bob’s health began to fail. He didn’t have any local family, so it was time for him to purge his memories and move closer to family.

Pam helped Bob clean out his apartment that was full of nearly 86 years of life. It sounded like quite the undertaking, and as a ”thank you”, Bob gave this chair to Pam.

After a life of adventure, Bob passed away at the age of 86 on December 24, 2019.

As Pam was sharing the fabulous life of her dear friend with me, her eyes became misty and she said ”I love this chair, but I have no room for it. I have many momentoes of Bob’s that I cherish, and I hate to part with this chair, but it does my heart good to know that it’s going to a loving home – Bob would be pleased.” My eyes became filled with emotion and while there was much I wanted to say, I knew I couldn’t say it without getting too emotional – so I just thanked her and handed her the $35. As I was loading the chair into my car, she handed me a photo of Bob and said ”I think you should have this.” My heart melted. In the photo, Bob is pictured on the left during one of his visits to Amsterdam. He’s pictured with one of his good friends that he met in Germany.

Here’s to Bob and Pam and here’s to the excitement that comes from sharing memories

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#97 Long Story Short, My Husband And I Have Enjoyed Many Meals Around The Cherished Dining Set. I Absolutely Love It!

Buckle up, friends – because this is a story that even I have yet to fully comprehend. Today I was scrolling through Facebook Marketplace, because what else does one do when bored during a pandemic? As I was scrolling, I saw the following listing: ”Judy Garland Director Chair, Meet Me in St. Louis Film Premiere.” I literally gasped out loud but was a little skeptical…especially since the chair was listed with an asking price of $35.

I reached out to the seller and let them know of my enthusiasm for Judy Garland. I asked the seller if the chair was legitimate, and this was the message I received: “Yes, this director’s chair was made for the premiere of ”Meet Me in St. Louis”, which was held on November 22nd, 1944 at the Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue.” That was all it took – I asked for their address and how soon I could pick up the chair.

When I arrived at the seller’s house, Pam (the seller) met me on the front porch, handed me a photo of the man who originally owned the chair, and began to share his life with me. His name was Bob and he taught German and Theatre in St. Louis city and county schools for several decades. Bob didn’t have an ounce of German in him, but he took a trip to Germany one summer and fell in love with the culture – so he majored in German and minored in Theatre. Bob never missed out on flying to Germany to attend Oktoberfest to celebrate and meet up with his native friends. When Bob wasn’t teaching, he was working backstage at local St. Louis theaters as a stagehand.

In the spring of 1983, the beloved Loew’s State Theatre, with its polished brass balcony and gold leaf ceilings, was slated for demolition. Tucked away in the old theatre were the director’s chairs that had been used by the main cast members of ”Meet Me in St. Louis” at the 1944 premiere. Although the intricate theatre fell victim to a wrecking ball, the director’s chairs were saved. Bob learned of this incredible rescue and he, being an avid Garland fan, purchased Garland’s chair. The chair was made by ”Gold Medal” Fold Furniture Co. Judy’s name was painted onto the chair.

From the sound of it, Bob lived a fabulous life filled with countless adventures. A little over a year ago, Bob’s health began to fail. He didn’t have any local family, so it was time for him to purge his memories and move closer to family.

Pam helped Bob clean out his apartment that was full of nearly 86 years of life. It sounded like quite the undertaking, and as a ”thank you”, Bob gave this chair to Pam.

After a life of adventure, Bob passed away at the age of 86 on December 24, 2019.

As Pam was sharing the fabulous life of her dear friend with me, her eyes became misty and she said ”I love this chair, but I have no room for it. I have many momentoes of Bob’s that I cherish, and I hate to part with this chair, but it does my heart good to know that it’s going to a loving home – Bob would be pleased.” My eyes became filled with emotion and while there was much I wanted to say, I knew I couldn’t say it without getting too emotional – so I just thanked her and handed her the $35. As I was loading the chair into my car, she handed me a photo of Bob and said ”I think you should have this.” My heart melted. In the photo, Bob is pictured on the left during one of his visits to Amsterdam. He’s pictured with one of his good friends that he met in Germany.

Here’s to Bob and Pam and here’s to the excitement that comes from sharing memories

Image credits: Braden Tucker

#98 We’ve Just Got Salvation Army Taste

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#99 Found This At A Goodwill In Rochester, Mn. Please Tell Me I’m Not The Only One That Gets It! If It Were A Size Bigger Would Have Gotten It

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#100 I Just Had My Best Yard Sale Story Ever

Saw an item that was posted on a neighborhood yard sale so decided to go check it out. I ended up not buying the thing I saw, but found a house with the most fun woman – she had these HUGE whimsical statues in her front yard, swore up a storm, claimed to be a mermaid, and repeatedly said that “brownies were life” (she was selling them at her sale and they were delicious!).

A man walked up and asked how much her mermaid statue was. Wait, what? It was part of her garden decor – they negotiated back and forth and she eventually sold this gorgeous metal mermaid for $25. I would have happily paid more and was heartbroken. I asked, “do you have any other yard items or outdoor decor? Will you sell your little gargoyle by the mailbox?”

“Nope, sorry,” she says, “he guards the mail.”

And then… a glimmer….. and you could see the lightbulb go off in her mind… and she says…. “OMG! Have I got the THING FOR YOU!” And she runs back into her garage and is moving stuff around, dragging boxes, making quite a ruckus and yells out to me… “I’ve got the best thing, but you have to commit to buy it – SIGHT UNSEEN! Once I bring it out, it’s going to cost more. Its $10 now!”

I peer into her garage and see the excitement all over her face and think, who am I to turn down a yard sale gambling opportunity?

“I’M IN! You’ve got yourself a deal!” I yell back.

And she lugs this dude out.

And I am deliriously happy.

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#101 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

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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.

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#102 A Total Stranger Just Messaged Me Via Fb To Tell Me She Found A Painting My Mom Did In A Goodwill In Vero Beach, Florida. 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

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#103 Earlier Today I Saw This Large Copper Marlin At A Consignment Shop In Roseville, Mn. It Was $50 And I Don’t Need It, So I Took A Picture And Left It Behind. All Afternoon I Couldn’t Stop Thinking About It. It’s Totally Three Dimensional And Could Be Hung Facing Either Direction: So Cool And Versatile I Told Myself. Reminds Me Of Curtis Jere Mid Century Wallhangings. But It’s Ridiculous. I Live In Minnesota And Don’t Need A Big, Heavy Copper Marlin. I Showed The Picture I Took To My Husband, And I Asked Him To Tell Me It’s Ugly And Weird So I Can Stop Thinking About It…and Instead He Said “And You Didn’t Buy It?! Go Get It!” I Married A Person That Gets Me. …and I Got The Fishy

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#104 My Daughter Bought This For Me At An Estate Sale. The Artist Painted 3 Ladies. This Is “The Sound Of Music”. I Have Another One That Is Titled “The Secret”. I’m Trying To Find The Third.

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#105 Random Pin I Noticed While Hiking.

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#106 Found At The Hairy Mosquito In Nw Minnesota Over The Holiday Weekend. Can’t Wait For My Guests To Be Flicked Off By A Turkey As They Enter. Our New Home Finally Feels Complete.

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#107 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.

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#108 Found On Fb Marketplace. $10. May I Present Supernintendo Chalmers.

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#109 50 Cents At A Church Resale Shop In Illinois And It Did Come Home With Me

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#110 This May Be My Most Favorite Goodwill Find Yet!

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#111 This Is My New Best Buddy! Found This Dude At A Yard Sale A Few Weeks Ago. He Was Peering Down At Me From A Top Shelf. I Love Rabbits And Anything Creepy, So He Is . I Don’t Have A Banana For Size. But He About 2 Feet Tall. Of Course He Will Need A Name

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#112 I Found This Manatee Skirt A Few Weeks Ago At Savers

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#113 I’ve Never Had Anything Worthy Of Posting To This Group. But This Weekend My Girlfriend And I Were Antique Shop Hopping When She Spotted This! It Did Not Come Home With Us Because I’m Pretty Sure It’s Haunted

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#114 Garfield Vintage Phone I Sourced Of Ebay Online Wanted This Cute Little Fella For Ages! & Finally Saw Him For £50 I Just Couldn’t Resist.. His Eyes Open And Shut When You Life The Phone Part Up Too! Can’t Wait To Plug Him In And Have A Chit Chat I’m From UK

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#115 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

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#116 Antiquing And Found A Bra Made From Brooches. It Did Not Come Home With Me Lol

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#117 Covid Has Had Me In Hermit Mode For A While, But I Had Some Time To Kill A Couple Days Ago And Had To Get A Quick Fix. Good Thing I Went Out Or Else I Wouldn’t Have Ended Up With This Beautiful Piece Of Art. They Wanted $10 But I Haggled Them Down To $6. I Love Cats, Wine, And Old Ladies, So I Would Have Paid $10, But I Guess It Appeared I Was Hesitant, So They Asked How Low They Could Go If I’d Just Take It. I Said $5, They Countered With $6, And I Said Yes. Hell Yeah!

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#118 Found This Gem At Goodwill In Decatur, Ga. For $0.50 You Better Believe It Came Home With Me!

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#119 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.

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#120 My Favorite Accidental Thrift Find! At A Second-Hand Store, My Daughter Found A (Rather Hideous) Embroidered Owl Pillow That She Had To Have. Based On The Colors, It Looked Like It Was Made In The 1970s And It Was Rather Flat And Uncomfortable. I Decided To Open It Up And Restuff It. To My Surprise, In Lieu Of Batting, It Was Stuffed With This Amazing Faux Denim Outfit! The Print Says “Everything Is Coming Up Roses.” No Tags, I Assume It’s Homemade. I Bribed My Son With An Extra Episode Of Paw Patrol To Model It For Me And It Fit Like A Glove!

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#121 My New Love … My Families Not So Much. Found On Marketplace And Ran Over To Grab It …. Back Me Up Here! Husband Hates It. Green Spot Bot For Size And Obvious Reasons…. Have No Idea Where It Is From Or If It Is Old Or Newer. Frame Is Heavy And Chromalious!

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#122 Goodwill Finds

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#123 Alright, Check This Out, Product Of My Latest Thrifting Adventure – Alphonse Mucha Art Nouveau Zodiac Robe In Velvet Embellished With Sequins. I Almost Lost It When I Saw This Waiting Just For Me

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#124 My Mother-In-Law And I Was Cleaning Out When She Moved, And Found This Amazing Weddingdress That Her Mother (My Husbands Grandmother) Used At Her Wedding. I Looked At It And Did Not Think It Would Fit At All. But Look! It Did! I’m Not Sure When They Got Married, But I Will Ask Her Tomorrow. Love These Treasures!

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#125 We Finally Found Our House Hippo!!! My Fiancé And I Just Bought Our First Home And We Are So Excited To Proudly Display This Itsy Bitsy Little Hippo! Found In A Thrift/Antique Store In Glendale, Co. Where Should I Display Him, Since He’s So Tiny?! Didn’t Have A Banana, So Fingernails For Scale ? Also, I Don’t Know If This Counts, But My Engagement Ring Is Secondhand, It’s An Old Mine-Cut Diamond And Has Been The Family For Almost A Hundred Years!

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#126 We Stumbled Upon An Estate Sale At A Local Hobby Farm And In The Barn They Had A Bunch Of Vintage Hand Painted Signage From An Old Garden Center. We Scored This Whole Pile, About 14 Pieces, For A Mere Twenty Dollars! I’m Not Sure What Plant They Represent But I’m In Love With Them. They’ll Be Getting Coated In Sealant And Then Will Be Attached To The Fence In Our Garden.

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#127 First Time Posting Found A New Friend Just Needs A Name. 3.00 Rummage Sale!

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#128 Found This Hand Puppet At An Antique Store In Asheville. Yup, You Can Shove Your Hand Up Its Backside And Really Bring It To Life!! Looked Handmade. Stayed Right.where.it.was

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#129 I Saw A Facebook Post About A Neighbor Looking For A Good Home For This Tardis. Well, It’s Now In My Driveway, Larger Than My Husband’s Car And Will Be Taken Inside In Pieces So We Can Add Bookshelves And Make It A Game Cabinet

I saw a Facebook post about a neighbor looking for a good home for this Tardis. Well, it’s now in my driveway, larger than my husband’s car and will be taken inside in pieces so we can add bookshelves and make it a game cabinet. Yes, bigger on the inside. Now I need to make another trip about 2 hours to get the top with light and sound effects and the solid floor that may or may not be used. It was apparently built by a local band to use in a story telling competition and the drum major cane out once it was in the center of the field

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#130 Found This Peter Pan Snow Globe For $2.99 At A Goodwill In Atlanta!!

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#131 This Lovely Lorax Chair Did Not Come Home With Me. Found At The Habit For Humanity Store In Allentown Pa

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#132 When You See A Giant LEGO Head… You Must Buy The LEGO Head. Goodwill Jacksonville Does It Again $4.99 And It Sorts Your Legos. Throw A Cool, Flea Market Find Hat And Whhaaaaatttt… LEGO Indiana Jones

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#133 Went To A Thrift Store In Crawfordsville, Indiana Almost Came Home With Us Had My Husband Not Been Such A Pain

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#134 Found This Buried In $1 Bin At A Flea Market. Have No Idea How Old It Is.. Teeny Tiny Petoskey, Mi Postcard Book Keychain. Made In Italy. I Wonder If There Are More Of These For Different Cities.. I’d Love To Collect Them.

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#135 Came Across This Unique Piece Yesterday At An Antique Store . Fell In Love And I Had To Get It

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#136 *walking Around Goodwill In Sacramento* Wife: What Do You See Over There? Me: Oh Nothing, Just The Ark Of The Covenant

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#137 When You Randomly Browse Facebook Marketplace And You Finally Find Exactly What You’ve Been Looking For. The Perfect Bathroom Art Piece

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#138 I’m Driving Home, Minding My Own Business When Out Of The Corner Of My Eye I See Him Sitting There On The Side Of The Road, Looking Lonely And Dejected. I Turn Around Like A Scene From Dukes Of Hazard To Rescue Him From An Uncertain Fate. My Son Buckled Him In The Minivan And We Brought Him Home To Join Our Family And Start His New Life. Please Friends Help Us Name Our New Family Member. Cat Welcoming His New Brother For Scale In Comments.

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#139 I Found This Charm Bracelet While Thrifting Yesterday. I Just Had To Bring It Home!

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#140 I Saw These Corny Shoes For $5.00 At West End Ministries Thrift Store In High Point Nc…. And Thought I Would Share Them With Y’all!!! ??? (((( Update Ok I Went And Bought The Damn Things… Now Wtf Do I Do With Them???)))

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#141 I Got This Amazing T-Shirt At A Second Hand Kilo Sale Today In Worthing UK. It’s A Bit Big But I Don’t Care, I Can Wear It To Bed. Chhhaaarrllliiee, We’re Going To Candy Mountain!! If You Know, You Know

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#142 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

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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.

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#143 “Shoes” Found At The Goodwill In Plover, Wi Definitely Did Not Come Home With Me, So They’re Up For The Taking

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#144 Look Who I Found At A Thrift Store Today For Only $3. Molly From The Big Comfy Couch

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#145 Found At Sportswold Valie Village Kitchener. I Work In A Call Center. Left It Behind But Had A Laugh. (Long Time Lurker First Time Poster)

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#146 Where Are My 90 Babies At?? Check Out These Gems I Found At A Yardsale!! Nickelodeon Was The Best. I Paid 1.00 For Both

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#147 I Love Ancient Antiques. The Old Stuff. But This Vintage, Tacky-Fabulous, Light On The Fb Marketplace For $25 Had My Number And I Gladly Drove A Total Of 1.5 Hours (Round Trip) To Make It Mine! Don’t Know Where I’ll Put It, Don’t Care

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#148 I Just Picked This Up During My First Thrift Shopping Since Lockdown. I’m Kind Of Scared Of It

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#149 Found Today At The Goodwill In Henrietta, NY. $2.99 Did Not Buy It, But It Gave Me A Good Laugh

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#150 Bought This Beast For 180 Well Spent Dollars Off Marketplace. Thrilled. Looks Like It Was Ripped Off The Set Of Gilmore Girls

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#151 When Do You Buy A 3 Foot Frank Sinatra Album? When You See It Of Course! $10 At A Yardsale Last Weekend. Now All I Need Is A Giant Record Player!

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#152 Please Excuse The Long Story, But I Feel Like You Guys Might Understand Me With The Sentimentality Of The Story

I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1986. The two cups in the photos originally belonged to my grandparents, and they sat on display in kitchen cabinets when I was a vey small child. There was once a full set. My father believes they had never been drank out of while in their possession.
Fast forward to 1995 and civil war in BiH. We fled our home and became refugees. We lost all our possessions. There was a LOT of looting, and everything that wasn’t nailed down got stolen, and the rest smashed and destroyed. We’d visited since, and all that was left of our homes were skeleton walls, and rubble.
Fast forward to 2013. I was on holidays back there, and something called me to go inside the house. At this stage it was overgrown with weeds, there were trees growing out of the floors, and it had fallen in on itself, but I just had to go in.
A few steps into what should have been our hallway – I saw a discarded plastic bag with broken bits and pieces, and amongst them these two intact cups. I cried like a child right amongst the stinging nettles that surrounded me. I couldn’t save the rest of them, but these two travelled to Australia with me, and are now my most prized possessions.
I had heard that people who had looted homes back in those times were getting a lot of bad karma afterwards, and getting sick, and all sorts of things, so lots of them had taken things back to the houses where they’d stolen from, to try and ‘break the curse’.
I don’t know if they are necessarily second hand, but they definitely come with a story, and are such a beautiful reminder of my late grandparents.
I wish I knew more about who had made them, how old they are, if there were more anywhere in the world, but I know I will cherish them forever

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#153 I Picked Up This Tea Light Candleholder At Goodwill. Just Got Around To Putting Alight I It And Am Just Blown Away By The Detail. Eta: The Bottom Is Marked Bernardaud Limoges France.

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#154 Bought This Large Stuffed Camel Today For $10 At A Yard Sale. I Love It Sooooooooo Much I’m Looking For Name Suggestions. The White Bead Teeth Are My Favorite Detail

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#155 Going Thru Boxes Of Old Family Photos…. I Found These Of A Mermaid Sculpture My Grandfather Created

No idea if she is still out there somewhere. If so she’d be in the Chicago area. He never achieved fame but I have several of his pieces including a bust of my mother when she was 16 years old. I would LOVE to own this sculpture…. just not sure it exists anymore. (Pictures are of the pre-production piece in his workroom and the finished piece in place)

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#156 I Love Butterflies And Tea…bought This From A Goodwill In Connecticut For 59 Cents, Couldn’t Wait To Get It Home To See What It Did. Wow! I’ve Never Seen One Of These Before But Apparently They Were A Thing In The Recent Past, Does Anyone Else Own A “Wonder Mug”?

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#157 I’m Pretty Pleased With This Epic Secondhand Find! We Have A Local Online Auction Site Here In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, That I Often Use When I Need To Purchase Household Items For A Cheap Price. I Was On The Site Looking To Replace My Broken Kitchen Trashcan When These Funky Blue Men Caught My Eye. I Had No Idea What They Were, But After Googling A Bit I Discovered That They Were Called “Wall Climbers” and Could Be Found Hand Made On Sites Like Etsy For Around $40. I Discovered That This Art Form Was Originated By A Colombian Artist By The Name Of Ancizar Marin, Whose Original Works Are On Display In Musesms And Galleries Worldwide. So I Decided To Bid On Them, As They Were Only $10 At The Time. Unfortunately I Got Trapped In An Irrational Bidding War, Lost My Senses, And Bid All The Way To $93 For The 6 Figures, Which Was Way Over My $40 Limit. When I ‘Won,’ I Deeply Regretted My Impulse Buy As A Costly Mistake And Promised My Husband I Would Try To Resell Them Right Away. The Picture On The Auction Site Did Not Do Them Justice And I Really Had No Idea Quite How Gorgeous They Were Until I Picked Them Up. You Can’t Imagine How Excited I Was To Discover That I Had Bought Six Original Ancizar Marin Wall Climbers! i Found Several Galleries Selling His Climbers For $440 Each. (Did I Mention That I Splurged And Spent $93 For All 6 Of Them? ??) When I Brought Them Home, My Husband And Kids Loved Them As Much As I Did And They Are Now Proudly Hanging On A Previously Empty Stairwell Wall. (As A Side Note, It Turns Out That The Auction Company Was Selling Off The Physical Assets Of A Financial Company After The Sec Shut Them Down For Bilking Their Investors Of Over $100 Million Dollars In A Ponzi Scheme. Made Me Feel Less Guilty About Getting These Guys At Such A Deflated Price!)

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#158 Saved This Totally Legit “Plush Animatronic Baby Yoda” From The Trash Bin At My Brother’s House. The Ad May Have Over Exaggerated. It Looks Like It’s Made Of Latex Formed Around A Hastily Made Handmade Mould. At Least It’ll Have A Happy Life As A Halloween Decoration At My Place.

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#159 I Finally Have Something To Share Here! Meet My Porch Lizard, Lizonardo Davinci! I Saw Him At My Landlord’s House And Fell In Love. She Was About To Get Rid Of Him And Said Her Husband Would Bring Him To Me! He Was Originally From The Mississippi River Museum, But They Got Him From A Friend Several Years Ago. No Idea How Their Friend Wound Up With Him. Lol I Have Caught My Neighbors Taking Pictures With Him And It’s My Favorite Thing. Someday I Will Repaint Him And Figure Out How To Get Him Properly Clothed, But For Now, I Love Him The Way He Is!

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