Friday, September 10, 2010

Second Hand Christmas in July

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This July,
I found all sorts of great pieces
for Holiday time that will arrive
not soon enough.

All thrifty, fun finds at that.

I found these super sized ornaments
that I will use for some outdoor decor
off of my back porch
for 17 cents each at a 90% off
Christmas in July sale
at St. Vincent's de Paul

Super sized ornaments | Christmas in July
Salvation Army Find, 8 ornaments at 17 cents each
Photo (c) b3 home designs

This next find
was actually a garage sale
that I almost didn't stop at

I actually kind of felt guilty about this purchase
because the guy seemed like he took a few things
out of his home
to sell
so that he'd have bus fair.

Everything was from his Holiday stash.

I saw this pile of two different kinds
of light up candy canes.

Last year, we were going to make some wooden canes.
Now, we can use these light up ones.

I asked the guy how much
and he told me $2.  I thought he meant for each cane.
I asked "for all of them"
and when he said yes, I was so surprised,
I asked if he meant yes for ALL of them.
And he did.

So about two dozen canes to stake into the ground
and light up.

 $2 Yard Sale Light up Candy Canes
Photo (c) b3 home designs

My last and absolute best find
was this (and the other half).
Aside from yard sales and thrift stores
I also love Freecycle and found on road side.

I don't find much on my road sides.
But I do find much on Freecycle. 
In July, I answered the call for this 9 ft tall
faux tree.
And it was free
and it barely fit in my trunk.

And I can't wait to try to hang it upside down.

Free Roadside 9 ft Faux tree
Photo (c) b3 home designs

Christmas in July was awesome. 
I can't wait for the first snowfall this year.

I can.


  1. Freecycle is a great resource but sometimes it can be hard for new Freecycle members to adjust to all the rules and the flood of email from the mailings lists. I've built a new site at that tries to makes it easier for people to use their existing free recycling groups. I'd love to hear feedback if you get a chance to try it out.

  2. I have got to try freecycle. I love Christmas in July - those ornaments are awesome!


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