Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Local Auction Finds To Resell At Antique Store

Monday night was auction night at our local auction house. There was lots of stuff there but not a lot we want to resell.  Found nothing to resell on eBay but we did buy a few things to add to our booth at the antique store. We bought a pair of vintage roller skates,
3 Pyrex casseroles in Friendship pattern
and a leather strap with bells and holly trim.
Just perfect for the holidays.

Try a local auction if you have not as of yet. Fun way to spend an evening with friends.

Thanks for stopping by to visit Grace

Printable Coupons For Wisk, Sally Hansen Reynolds Wrap Plus More

There are some great coupons that you can print. Take this link and pick your choices. You can print them twice.
I like the ones for Wisk Detergant and Reynolds Wrap Foil

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by to visit Grace

Monday, November 28, 2011

Busted Halo Shares Why We Celebrate Advent

Good morning everyone. We were discussing Advent and the meaning of it Sunday. My daughter in law who is in her last year of seminary sent me this great link explaining the meaning of Advent.  This quote is taken from the link's site. "Not quite sure about the relationship between Advent and Christmas? Check out Busted Halo's two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas".
Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Friday, November 25, 2011

eBay Sales Friday Follow Up 11/25/11

Good morning everyone. This is the first of my eBay sales follow up. I hope to share with you how my sales were over the last 7 days on ebay.  From 11/18 to 11/24 we had 11 gross sales and total of $216.63.

Some of the highlights were a copy of The 81st Infantry Wildcat Division in World War II. Buyers father in law was in this company and will be a gift to husband and children. Buy It Now Sale price was $59.99. This was found a while back at a local estate auction and bought in a box of books for about $7.00.
Hubby found 39 Nero Wolfe paperbacks at a used church book store and was able to buy them for $3.88. Sold for $51.00 in an auction.

Balance of sales were several vintage doll clothes bought at a recent auction and an AA book.

Well time to head out to find some more treasures. Today is Black Friday. I will not be in the big stores shopping but heading over to a thrift store that is selling all used items at 50 percent off.
I did make one error in one of my listings and have offered to refund buyers money. I bought several vintage canvas bank deposit bags. The one I sold was nylon not canvas.  Hope buyer still wants it.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by..Come back to see what I found today at the thrift store.  Grace

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From Thrifty Cheapskate

I just want to take a minute to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who stop to visit me here. I am so thankful that you take a few minutes out of your life to see what is happening in mine.
I am thankful for so much and feel very blessed. Today I will spend some time with my oldest son and his family and inlaws. We will be going out to dinner at restaurant that looks like a castle. It is on the north shore of Lake Superior so the drive to it is beautiful. Tomorrow dinner at my son's home with his family.
I can not have Thanksgiving dinner without remembering those dinners with my parents and grandparents. The above picture is of my grandparents, sister and cousins. That is me on the left.
Have a wonderful day... Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Selling Ugly Sweaters On eBay Now Is The HOT Time To Find And Sell

I have heard in the past that a hot item selling on eBay is  ugly sweaters. Sadly this seems to slip from my memory as I visit the thrift stores or I just don't find any to catch my attention.  Want to see some that have sold on eBay recently go to the link or just search on eBay.
I did do some searching and what I see is quite a few that do not sell and my opinion is the starting price may be to high, which means they need to be found extra cheap. Starting at $14.99 or more may be to high.  One of my favorite starting prices is $9.99 unless it is something really special and I do not want to take less at this time.
So as the the month goes on it would be a good idea to keep our eyes out for ugly sweaters at a low price and continue to watch for them especially after Christmas. Stock them till next season Ugly Sweater season.

Have you noticed anything else that is HOT on eBay right now. Would love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hard to believe that it is already Thanksgiving week. Time goes by so fast, the older I get the faster it goes. This week will be an easy week of meal planning.
Sunday night last we had meat balls with gravy, potatoes and peas.
Monday night was auction night so was lunch with friends at a chinese buffet and a bowl of soup and toast at home after the auction.
Today we stopped in for lunch at a pizza place as we traveled hunting for treasures and doing areas. Simple supper once again.
Wednesday will probably be just some spaghetti with pasta sauce.
Thanksgiving will be with one son and his family at a restauant and on
Friday at my other son's house. No cooking for me but time with my boys and their families.
I have so much to be thankful. Health is good at this time, food in the house and we have a roof over our heads. So many have less than us, my thoughts are with them. How can I help, we do not have alot of money, paying our bills but not saving much. What I can do is go through my cupboards and give good we probably really will not eat. Go through my bath room drawers and pile up some of the extra toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner or what ever lays their from deals found this last year. Put some change in the Salvation Army bucket as I pass them. A little money from a lot of people can add up.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Grace

Monday, November 21, 2011

Auction Highlights Finding Small Treasures To Resell 11/21/11

Tonight was auction night. If you have ever gone to auctions on a regular basis as we do, soon people find out what you buy and start to get an interest in those items. If I am buying costume jewelry then they will start to bid it up. If it is found out I sold vintage baseball gloves on ebay all of a sudden the price goes up so high that there is no profit to really be made.
Tonight I decided to walk around and find something small on several tables. Something that is a bit off the wall that I could put in my antique mall.
End of the night I had an unusal coconut head made to look a pirate, a neat vintage nautical picture, an old frame with two wedding pictures or maybe one wedding picture and the other is a lady in white with bible and rosary. Not sure if wedding photo or something else. Have any of you ever seen a early 1900's photo with the bride only, no groom?  Need to figure that out before selling. Sitting under one table was a small box and stuck in there were some vintage Fuller Brush letter openers, old advertising stir stick, beer openers with advertising plus a knife. Buy of the night was a turn of the century knife.

Fun night for hubby and me. A few dollars spent, time visiting with friends. All in all a good time spent.

Hope that your treasure hunting turns out well. Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shopping Walgreens This Week 11/20/11 CHEAP Charmin Toliet Paper

There are all kinds of wonderful deals at Walgreens this week. Toliet Paper, Paper Towels, Hair dye and much more.

I am only needing this week some toliet paper, choosing the Charmin 6 big rolls for $2.99. Limit of 2.
There are coupons out there to reduce your price. My area only had one for 25 cents off 1 roll. PG 10/16/11
I will pick up 2 packages and using my coupon my cost should be a little over $6.00 with tax.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will only be one coupon insert this Sunday. To see what will be in it you can go here. Please remember that coupons can vary according to the part of the country you are at.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace

$1 off any Filippo Berio Olive Oil Printable Coupon

Available right now is  printable coupon for $1 off any Filippo Berio Olive Oil. You can go here to get your coupon

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Perfect for the holidays is this printable coupon for $1.00 off 2 Welch's Sparkling Juice. Go here to get your coupon.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace


There are International Delight Coffee Creamer Printable Coupons available right now. You will be able to enjoy your morning coffee with your favorite flavor variation. These printable coupons can save 75 cents off a pint or quart. Use zip 60712 and sort by beverage to find them if not available under your zip code.
Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

How To Make Cheddar Biscuits Like Red Lobster

Well it did not take long to find a recipe. I went to swag search and put in what I wanted and up came some hits. You can find the recipe here
Enjoy Grace


The weather is cooling down and perfect time to start making soups and chili. Tonight was chili night at our home.

Recipe is simple but so yummy. No can stuff can ever touch a good home made chili recipe. You can find my recipe by scrolling down and look on the left side for some of my recipe collections.
The picture of the biscuits are left over from dinner last night. We went out to dinner with my brother and sister in law to Red Lobster. They had the yummiest biscuits and we brought home two to reheat.
They are called Cheddar Bay biscuit.  I need to search for a copy of this recipe on the Internet to try to make at home.
Anyone have it please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by... lets keep saving together. Grace

Sunday Coupon Preview 11/13/11

Good morning everyone. There will be 3 coupon inserts this Sunday. You can see what will be in the inserts by going here. Please remember coupons can vary around the country. With Thanksgiving around the corner there should be some great coupons.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hurry Print Coupon For $1.50 off 3 Jars Peter Pan Peanut Butter

Hurry and print this coupon for $1.50 off 3 jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter. The peanut crop has been hurt and peanut butter will rise in price for sure. Time to stock up  a few jars when you see a good price for Peter Pan.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

EBAY Sellers List TODAY 11/8/11 FREE up to 1000 items

If you are a part time or full time seller here is a great deal for today only. I received an email that we can list up to 1000 items today FREE. That is November 8th only. Lately they have had a good listing deal every few weeks . This is the perfect time for me to relist some items that did not sell.

Hope that your eBay sales are going great. I was at an auction last night and found some fun items. Will have to decide if they are going on eBay or to the antique store. Just this month we rented a case and a book case at another antique store. So far sales are better than the other antique store so will be a great test to selling at these stores.
One is in a busy tourist area and the other is right down town and gets a lot of traffic but is different traffic. More locals and people who work down town. Negative down town is parking.
Will share my finds from last nights auction tomorrow. For now I am going back to my eBay listings and go to work.

Have a great day... Grace

Sunday, November 6, 2011



As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.
This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!
It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamin's on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.
There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.
You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.
If you agree with this idea then pass on to your family and friends. Now I need to think about what I can do as a gift for my family that is not bought overseas and supports a small local business. I have 13 grandchildren so need to start giving this thought. And though cash is great that will just be spent on products made over seas.
Until later thanks for stopping by.. Grace
Thanks for stopping by.. Grace


Good morning every one. Sunday and the newspaper is out and time to know whether to buy more than one. There are two coupon inserts this week. A Smart Source and a Red Plum. You can go here to see what is in the inserts.
Please remember that coupons vary around the country. If I buy my local paper my coupons stink. If I buy a paper from the twin cities there are a lot of coupons. I like my local paper but also want my coupons. Decision Decision

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Friday, November 4, 2011

HURRY Grab These Coupons For I Can't Believe Its Not Butter

Hurry and grab the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter coupons at zip 30187 if you do not see at your own zip code.
Hint – print now and hang on to these if not needed. There may be a great deal soon with the holidays coming up.
Will at check out the other coupons. I printed a coupon for Pillsbury crescent rolls. Great addition to many of my dinners.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together... Grace

HURRY Get Coupon For $5.00 Coupon Off $10 at HALLMARK

Hurry and grab this coupon for $5.00 off $10.00 for Hallmark. Expires November 13. Go here to get yours. Only 35,000 coupons available.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace