People Are Sharing The Weirdest Things They’ve Found In Thrift Stores (45 Pics)

Published 5 years ago

Thrift shopping is awesome – and if you don’t agree, you probably just never visited a good thrift store. After all, where else could you buy so much awesome, weird, and funny stuff for just a few dollars?

People are continuing to share their greatest thrift store hauls in a Facebook group called Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared and the stuff they find never ceases to amaze us. Hippo tables, cat vests, pizza headphones, and sassy grandfather clocks – check out the most awesome things people found in thrift stores and flea markets in the gallery below!

And if you want more, see our previous posts here, here and here!

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#1 I See All Your Sassy Teapots, But I Think I Found Something Even More Sassy. I Present To You All The Sassy Grandfather Clock!

Image source: Jessie Finn

#2 My New Thrift Store Find, With This New Sweater Everybody Will Know I’m A Funguy

Image source: Chris Costigan

#3 Found This Around The Vases At Fabulous Finds In Port Charlotte, Fl. They Didn’t Know It Was A Hat! I Was Delighted To Find It And Take It Home With Me

Image source:  Eliora Bachman

#4 My Daughter, She Gets Me. She Found The Pot At A Goodwill ($2.). It Was Originally Made For Baking Soda But This Is Much Better

Image source: Amanda Kevern

#5 After 20 Years Of Loving This Towel, We Found The Exact Same One, Completely New, At Goodwill

Image source: Jay Englishbee

#6 We’re Redoing Our Bathroom And Discovered Some “Secondhand” Wallpaper Under The Mirror And Light Fixture

Image source: Lydia DeTello

I’m in love with the doodles. I took it off the wall and was able to keep most of it in one piece, it’s in great shape! May just have to frame it

#7 75 Cents At An Estate Sale. Definitely Came Home With Me

Image source: MJ Buley

#8 Finally Found A Mushroom Lamp Today! I Am In Love

Image source: Alexandra McKay

#9 Saw This In Tasmania Australia At The Salvation Army. I Thought “Argh Cute Chair” Turned It Upside Down And Giggled For 5 Minutes

Image source: Belle Joyce

#10 This Is Lexus, She Is 20.5 Years Old. This Is Her Bed Which Was Found At A Consignment Store About 8 Years Ago! She Loves It. In Her Old Age I Have Had To Put A Paint Can Underneath It So She Has A Step

Image source: Casey Carolina Hernandez

#11 We Moved Into A Vintage 1962 House With Everything Original. This Dollhouse Was Built Into The Cabinets In One Of The Rooms And I Was Gifted It To Keep Safe And Enjoy. Mary Built This Over A Ten Year Period While She Was Sick

Image source: Emily Millar

#12 Girlfriend Found This The Other Day And Wants To Reupholster It In Purple Velvet. From What I Was Able To Find Out Its Called A Victorian Balloon* Chair And Rike’s (From The Tag) Was A Department Store In Dayton Ohio

Image source: Aaron Biddle

#13 I Found The Thrift Store Holy Grail. Am I Ready For Pride Or What? $7.99 For The Rainbow-Sequined Bodysuit And Worth Every Cent

Image source: Kaz Windness

#14 My 10 Year Old Son And I Found This Tiny Cast Iron Stove Last Week At An Antique Store And I Let Him Cook A Tiny Grilled Cheese Sandwich And Tomato Soup On It! It Worked!

Image source: Sarah Smith

#15 Fun Little Salt And Pepper Shakers

Image source: Lisa Dodge Townsend

#16 Behold. Chewbacca, Riding A Giant Squirrel, Fighting Nazis. It’s About 11×14 And Resides In Our Dining Room

Image source: Nikki Dieball

#17 The Fur Babes Got A Tiny Couch. $30.. What A Steal

Image source: Valencia Von Diata

#18 I Went To An Estate Sale Which I Knew Was A Distant Relative. Things Were Pretty Much Picked Over…but Then I Looked In The Back Of A Cupboard And Saw This Teacup. I Turned It Over To See Who Made It…

Image source: Paula Steinhorst

“To my surprise this piece of tape was on the bottom. It reads ‘From Aunt Mandy on our 25th wedding anniversary Dec 1961’, ‘Cup given to Grandma Lange’s mother on her 25th ann.’Soooo….I have a Great Aunt Mandy and my Grandma was a Lange. With a bit of research we determined that this cup was given to MY great great grandmother approx in 1868!!!”

#19 I Found A Gift I Made For Someone In A Thrift Store

Image source: Cadence Quibell

It’s a big, squishy, crocheted blanket made with bernat blanket yarn. I made it in 2017 for a dear older friend that I knew from our coordinated 3x a week outpatient hospital infusions. I visited her when she was inpatient in hospital and gave her the blanket. She was so touched! She wasn’t getting a lot of visitors and I really felt for her. She passed christmas day, 2017. I’m not mad, just a bit sad thinking about it sitting there. It was stained and looked pretty well-loved… I’d like to think it was a comfort in her last days

#20 The Top Is A Random Painting I Bought, The Bottom Is My Dog, Applesauce. I Had To Buy The Painting, The Resemblance Is Uncanny!

Image source:  Birdie Wood

#21 My Halloween Costume From Last Year

Image source: Michael Fairchild

It started with the homemade dress at a thrift store in Dallas, Oregon. I told my wife “hey, I bet I could fit into this” and there was no turning back. I made a point to gather all other elements from thrift stores (I already owned the shoes)

#22 My Husband Saw This In Front Of An Antique Shop While On A Business Trip In Pennsylvania. It Totally Came Home!

Image source:  Amanda Bowen

It gets moved around a lot, because it‘s huge! Since so many people have asked *adding* he paid $700 for it…. A lot for us but we are both thrilled with the new addition to our family

#23 My Husband Patrick Is A Massive Cat Lover, To The Point He’s Now Called Catrick. Today We Found Him The Most Purrrfect Vest

Image source: Amanda Krysa

#24 Does This Qualify As A House Hippo?

Image source: Kerrie Murphy‎

About 25 years ago I saw this for sale at a furniture shop, there was no way I could afford it so it stayed there. Fast forward to a couple of years ago on a local buy swap sell, lo and behold there’s my hippo – there was no way it was getting away this time!

#25 I Have So Many Questions. Like Who Is This Brave Kitty? And What Did He Do To Earn His Metal? And How Did They Get Him To Wear That Uniform? Does He Put His Little Helmet On Himself?

Image source:  Sarah Choate

#26 Found This Gem While Browsing The Thrift Shop Last Night For $6.99

Image source: Krystle Getson

I asked the husband how i looked, and he said it was “hideous.” I told him it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Paired it with a suit jacket, think i should wear it to my 16 year old’s meet the teacher night tonight?

#27 I See The Occasional Post Where Someone Finds Their Own Art Etc, So I Guess This Is Mine. The First Photo Is Me At A Vintage/Thrift Sale On Sat, Holding A Dress. The Second Is Me, Age 16, Wearing The Exact Same Dress!

Image source: Nicole Bee

I personally hand sewed all the sequins and appliqués, for competitions in beauty pageants. When I saw it I nearly fell over. No one in my family knows how it got an hour’s drive away, after 24 years. Pretty proud though, my yee haw creation was marked at $80.

#28 What 1980’s Teenager Donated This? Found It In A Bin Of Donations. I Work At Goodwill

Image source: Nikki Raymer

#29 Who Wouldnt Want A Chameleon Tape Dispenser?! Wasnt For Sale Unfortunately But It Was Found The On The Desk Of A Thrift Store Cashier Such A Cute Little Weirdo

Image source: Carey Lynn

#30 The Miracle Of Life

Image source: Katherine Brown

#31 Hand Painted Find At Goodwill… This Cat Has Seen Some Things

Image source: Shelby Albright

#32 I Don’t Even Know A Rick, I Just Thought For A Quarter It Was Too Cute To Pass Up. Provided Several Size References

Image source: Elizabeth Groover

#33 You Could Say My New Hair Dryer Is Packin’ Some Heat

Image source: Jenna Schmidt

#34 This Is Her Napping Chair

Image source: McKenna Rae Newman

#35 Dinosaur Chopsticks! I Have Found My Soulmate

Image source: Madeline Ashton

#36 Found This Granny At An Estate Sale In Ft Worth. Yes, She Came Home With Me! Worth The Money For The Laughs We’ve Had. She Will Be Dressed For Every Holiday!

Image source: Carrie Sexton

#37 This Is One Of My More Recent And Favorite Finds, Bought It As Soon As I Saw It! Best Knife Set Ever

Image source: Lindsay Stokes

I’m lucky enough to manage a non profit thrift store in my town (matthews, nc), and have wonderful volunteers that usually leave the weirdest donations on my desk because they know I love the unusual items

#38 Found This Happy Little Guy And Had To Bring Him Home

Image source: Blabi Gale‎

#39 Found This Little Gem Today In A Antique Store, Definitely Came Home With Me

Image source: Troy Gleason

#40 Ohhh The Looks I Got Walking Around With This After I Purchased It Today

Image source: John Rose

#41 Only $1 And Completely Unused! At The Place Of Forsyth Thrift Store In Cumming, Georgia

Image source: Meredith Finley-Simonds

#42 100+ Year Old Magicians Suit

Image source:  Joe Brotterball

#43 Kenosha Wisconsin Goodwill

Image source: Yvonne Carroll‎

#44 Floor Snake Lamp

Image source: Jessica Toler

#45 I Believe, It’s A Funeral Fan, I Have Two Of Them. Way Back When… Fans Like This Were Placed On Each End Of A Casket And Were Used To Help Keep The Body Cool


Image source: Jennifer Johnson

I unearthed this one from the garage this morning… I consider selling them every time I have to move them because they are so heavy and awkward… and then I look at them and imagine all the weird stories they could tell if only fans could tell stories… and decide to keep them.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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