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Yard Saling, Flea Market, & Thrift Store Adventures

I've said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE SHOPPING!  There’s something special and exciting about thrift stores and yard sales; giving a new life to something that’s already been used and let’s not forget getting good deal$! 

For me, the actual shopping experience is where the fun is.  Getting up early on a Saturday morning with a list of yard sales and hitting the road not knowing what you’re going to find is never boring!   I like meeting strangers as I look through their unwanted items and negotiate prices. 

I’m always on the look out for something unique and if I can’t find it at a yard sale I can definitely find it at a thrift store.  I have some favorite thrift stores and I’m always looking for new places to check out.  Every time I go to a yard sale or a thrift store it’s an adventure and now I’d like to share those adventures with world. 

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A few months ago I saw some local yard sale leftovers on Craigslist under the free section.  I immediately drove over and picked up a lot of goodies.  One of which is this Miss Clairol Hair Color Bath 46 Chestnut Brown from 1961.  I'm planning to auction it off on eBay so I was trying to get an idea of how much it sells for and couldn't find any recently listed.  I did notice that there were lots of ads up for auction.  Miss Clairol was the first in home hair color and helped erased the weird stigmatism then associated with coloring your hair.  Within six years..
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The Plan: 3 Thrift Stores in 3 Hours   The Stores: Goodwill, Red White & Blue Thrift Store, and Family Goods Thrift Store   The Goal:  Find an UGLY sweater for an upcoming UGLY sweater run and an UGLY sweater party   One quick stop at Dunkin Donuts and I was fueled for the mission!         FIRST STOP:  Goodwill  on the White Horse Pike in Stratford, NJ   I'm a fan of this Goodwill  because it's huge and they have tons of clothes an..
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If you're keeping up with the blog then you know last week I went to a new thrift store. If you're not keeping up, go back and check it out. Today I listed my funky find of a green vase on eBay from last week.  If you want to get in on the bidding war check out the auction by clicking on the picture of the vase.   It's a fabulous vase but it's been sitting on my desk for a week all lonely and unappreciated so it's time to let it loose and allow it to explore the world.  More importantly, it's time to make more room on my desk for new purc..
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Last week I noticed a sign for a new thrift store on my way home from work and today was the day I got to check it out! View Larger Map       Who: Family Goods Thrift Store Where and When: 101 Allied Parkway Unit C (Behind the Jump Zone) Sicklerville, NJ 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm Sundays     Getting to this place was a little tricky. You have to pull into this industrial complex between the Jump Zone and the Sock Outlet and go all the way to the back. You are lit..
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