thrift store finds


I got a call from my sister-in-law a couple of weeks ago telling me that she spotted my much sought after Radio Flyer Wagon at the local thrift store for $24.95.  I have been on the look out for one to fill with flowers for quite some time but the ones I've found in antique stores have had a price tag closer to $80.00.

Unfortunately she didn't have room in her car to pick it up for me and the thrift store was closing in 15 minutes, so I had to wait until the morning to head over there and snatch it up.  Luck was on my side and it was still there waiting for me when they opened the doors.

Never one to go into to a thrift store with out taking a look around, I pulled that wagon behind me looking for more treasures.

This particular store has a good selection of vintage sheets and bags stuffed with lace, buttons and zippers.  I found this beautiful yellow rose sheet and a bag full of assorted sizes and colors of zippers...108 zippers to be exact...for $3.95!

I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but I know I'll find something fun.

Today the sun is shining and I am mid-way through my porch clean up.  I am rearranging things out there and I hope to have some pictures to share this week.

Enjoy your Monday!

xo, Patty


  1. oooh lovely luck finding those nice things,can't wait to see what you do with them xx

  2. I'd love to visit a thrift store such as yours! Here in Greece we don't have something like this! You bought perfect stuff! Can't wait to see new pictures!!!

  3. Oh- Can I have a few zippers to sew to a few mouths around here?;>) WHAT a find! I love your Radio Flyer. I am lucky enough to own the one that my kids rode in when they were little. I use it all the time in the will LOVE yours! xo Diana

  4. I guess you'll be sewing up a storm in your wonderful studio, Patty.

  5. Good morning.
    I have ours on the deck. It was passed along to us from a favorite aunt. That was a terrific find. How interesting that Greece doesn't have thrift stores.

  6. I have a table cloth just like that one. What great finds.

  7. So glad you finally got your wagon. I swear my mom had those sheets with the yellow roses when I was younger. Love the older sheets. Made so much nicer than todays.

  8. A great find, I can just see your wagon planted with pretty flowers. I love Thrift store shopping and it is getting close to garage sale time. What are your plans for the vintage sheet? Enjoy your week!

  9. Oh what a great find! It's going to look so beautiful filled with your lovely flowers. What a great thrifting day you had.



  10. Great treasure finds!
    How sweet of her to keep a look out for you !
    Can't wait to see the new pictures.

    Enjoy that beautiful warm sunshine :)

  11. Patty, what a great find! I have been keeping a keen eye out for a radio flyer forEVER!! Love that yellow sheet. I am a nut for yellow! And those zippers....woo-wee!
    Think of you every day my friend.

  12. I have a small repro Radio Flier that I am going to use this year in the yard!!
    Have a Great Week!!

  13. What a great find! I have a little wagon too, and I fill it with pots of flowers and it looks so nice in the yard. Have fun with it! Kit

  14. Patty, I just now saw where your father had passed away. I'm so sorry to hear this, and believe me when I say that I'm praying for you! Please email me if you need to talk to someone.
    I wanted to thank you for your comment. I really appreciate you saying that! I know the Lord has a good plan for our future, and I also believe that for you! You're a blessing in "blogland" to me!
    Happy Easter,

  15. Wow you were so lucky it was still there. It was meant to be! Great finds!

  16. Boy, what a find! I've been on the lookout for a new wagon too and have a really cool thrift shop near me, but no wagon yet. Yours looks so charming filled with your lovely flowers.

  17. I can see you with a big smile pulling the wagon. As proud as a 4 year old. But the zippers, I don't know what you'll find to do with them.

  18. The Radio Flyer is a fab find. I love sewing notions too but I do not sew. I got a great galvanized tub with handle at a thrift today for three dollars and a queen set of sheets. I went there to donate and then I buy. That is what happens:-0

  19. Hi Patty,

    I haven't been by lately and I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you.

    I LOVE your radio flyer! They are so cute all planted up with lots of colorful flowers! It will be perfect in your garden! xoxo Debbie

  20. I love your wagon. I had no idea they were going for so much. Mine is not in that good of shape. The wheels are all broken, and hubby is looking for new ones today, but I only paid 5.00 for it many years ago and bought it at a swap to carry my goodies. The kids pulled it around for years and for the last couple of yrs it has been in my garden filled with petunias.

    I think I did post my condolances for you dear Dad, and my thoughts and prayers have been with you.
    His pail in your garden with sweet flowers is such a good rememberance to keep.
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter, Patty.

  21. I love wagons!!! Yours is just Fab!!! I have a wagon I put flowers in too! Can't wait to see more of your goodies!! Happy new follower and I'm so glad you stopped by!

    Have a great week!

  22. What a marvelous find in that thrift store!

  23. What fun to have a Wagon I have one out in my yard a bit rusty for wear but nevertheless perfect when I garden. My first visit here and I am now your latest follower.. Happy Easter~ Hugs, Diane

  24. Such a pretty garden! Thanks for the great idea. I've got my daughters' RadioFlyer wagon from when they were little -- missing two wheels. Everyone has tried to convince me to throw it out. I think I'll add it to my garden!
    Marsha at

  25. What a pretty garden! Thanks for the idea. I still have my daughters' RadioFlyer wagon from 15 years ago -- minus two wheels. Everyone has tried to convince me to get rid of it, but I couldn't. Now I think it will go into my garden! Thank you!
    Marsha -


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