Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thrifting Finds and the A Great Reuse Craft

This weekend was spend gathering, photographing and posting items to sell on Kijiji. In Edmonton and area Kijiji is much better than Craigslist and we have sold 90% of anything we have ever posted on there for free. If successful I will share later in the week what we managed to sell.

There was still time for some thrifting this weekend as well:

1968 Childrens book "The Secret of The Grange". Obviously a British knockoff of Nancy Drew Mysteries but in really good condition. Goodwill $1.49

Salvation Army .99

I have always wanted a cake decorating tool but don't bake that much so never justified the cost. For .99 it is worth taking a chance on. It isn't marked but looks like it is likely 1970's and made from aluminum with four different decorating heads. I can't wait to try it out!

Finally, our Valentines day plans include hubby making his fabulous grape jelly and heinz chili sauce ribs(bought on sale last week), slow roasted all day and finished on the BBQ, beers with lime and some candlelight. This is our version of a non-consumer Valentines day. No storebought cards for us. Just a personal note to each other - then for the evening we will then watch a pre-recorded movie (on the PVR).

If I was going to decorate for Valentines Day (which I never do-hubby is the romantic not me) I found this great tutorial on making heart shaped boxes out of recycled magazines and a little glue from savedbylovecreatons.

Linking to herlibraryadventures fleamarket finds. I have found so many great blogs from her link-ups. Check it out!


  1. Hi I'm your latest follower, found you by way of Saving To Travel's blog.

    1. Welcome Jake! I am following your blog now too!

  2. I to popped by via SFT blog and am in Southern Ontario.

    I posted a number of items on Kijiji last week and so far have only sold the one item. Will give it another week and then pull the ads and maybe re-post them?


    1. I would give it a few days more. Sometimes people call the second week for lack of time to look. Perhaps craigslist is better for your area? No harm in posting on both.

  3. Fun thrift finds! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Cool cake decorating thingie. I'll have to check and see if we have Kijiji around here. I am not a fan of Craigslist. I've only posted a few items on there, but get so annoyed when people call, set up a time to look at the item and NEVER SHOW UP. On one particular item that has happened 5 times. So annoying.