45 Oddities People Found In Thrift Stores (New Pics)
There’s something oddly calming about walking around in thrift stores and flipping through old stuff – some may even see it as a form of meditation. And you know what the best part is? Most times you only end up spending a few dollars in exchange for something awesome.
Sometimes it seems that all of the weirdest stuff people get rid of eventually ends up in thrift stores – but we don’t mind. After all, like Ricky from Trailer Park Boys once said, “One man’s garbage is another man person’s good ungarbage.” Check out all of the odd stuff people found while thrifting in the gallery below!
#1 Two Months Ago, My 20 Year Old Kitty Passed Away. After All Those Years, I’ve Been Heartbroken. Yesterday I Went Downtown To The Salvation Army Store And Found This Gem. I Pasted My Kitty’s Photo In The Image So You Can See How Amazing This Is. I Mean. It Is Her!
Image source: Linda Trem
#2 Y’all, My Local Bin Dig Store Had A Fill-A-Cart For $10 Sale, So I Started Filling Up On Small Toys To Hand Out At Halloween. I Grabbed This Fake Credit Card, Because It Said James Bond On It. This Morning, I Noticed There Was A Slider On The Back And Opened It. It’s A Freaking Lock Picking Set!!!
Image source: Amanda L. Richards
#3 Had To Spruce Her Up A Bit
Image source: Amber Jones
#4 I Found This Last Week And It’s Definitely My Favorite Thing I’ve Seen At An Antique Or Thrift Store. Introducing The Violin Vampire Killing Kit!
Image source: Amanda Anatole
#5 Found This Yesterday And Bought For My Son, Who Loved It! Best £2 Spent Ever!
Image source: Rachael Slater
#6 My 9 Year Old Daughter Found This Today At The Goodwill In Niles, Michigan. She Said He Had To Come Home With Us Because She Loves Weird Things And She Just Knew That Nobody Else Would Buy Him And He Would Be Lonely
Image source: Katrina Hastings
#7 Now You’re Singing It
Image source: Faith Moultrup
#8 My 6 Year Old Spent Her Allowance On A Hand Painted, Canvas Portrait Of A Goat She Found At The Flea Market. Yes It Came Home. It’s Now Hung In Her Room
Image source: Angie Carey
#9 I Rescued This Incredible Globe From The Trash, It’s About 20” Tall And Handcrafted With Semi-Precious Stones And A Brass Base. Not Really That Weird But Definitely Second Hand And Pretty Unusual
Image source: Pete Anthonius Leggio
#10 This Large, Weird Mushroom House Lamp From The ’70s Is One Of My Favorite Second Hand Finds.
I used to work at a little used book store, and one day this guy just showed up with a box of old books and two of these lamps in it and said “Keep ’em”. My boss didn’t want them, so my coworker and I each got one
Image source: Boston Corbett
#11 Lucky Enough To Find Matching Dresses For My Boyfriend And Me So We Could Do This Pose At The Stanley Hotel. Estes Park, Co Thrift Shop
Image source: Robyn Maitland Ross
#12 Thrift Store Painting To Which Someone Had Added A Dinosaur
Image source: Lisa Haslbauer
#13 Who Remembers ….
Image source: Scott Smith II
#14 Yes. It Came Home With Me. Haven’t Read It Yet
Image source: Mags Denizkizi
#15 Bought A Nice Frame At Goodwill For $0.50. Put A Photo In It And Kept Seeing A Smudge. Removed The Back And Held It Up To The Light And Saw This…
Image source: Jordan Bem
#16 Just Had To Share This Charming Tissue Dispenser I Came Across In New York
Image source: Sarah Greene Reed
#17 I Literally Darted Across The Store When I Saw Her. She’s So Fancy I Love It
Image source: Adele Küntz
#18 I Found This At Goodwill! This Has Officially Become My Wedding Rehearsal Bouquet!
Image source: Jennifer Sanford
#19 Yes I Did Buy This Elephant Sweatshirt. Made Me Laugh Too Hard Not Too
Image source: Melissa Nowicki
#20 Check Out This Kraken Stand I Have In My Kitchen Now
Image source: Cheyanne Cooper
#21 So… I Couldn’t Be Happier With My Goodwill Find Today. I Previously Worked For A Termite And Pest Control Company But They Closed 2 Julys Ago
Image source: April Piper
Today…I was hired as a data entry coordinator at a new and much better pest control company!!!! I headed to goodwill to beef up my office clothing and found this gem!!! Perfect addition to my eccentric office lady wardrobe!
#22 Finally… I Can Drink My Beer With Ladylike Class!
Image source: Judith van Es
#23 I Don’t Know If These Qualify As Weird As Much As They Do Amazing. Found At A Small Local Thrift Store. I Picked Them Up Without Hesitation
Image source: Shalon Cade
#24 Really Beautiful And Intricately Carved Skull At Asiabarong Gallery, Great Barrington Ma
Image source: Hannah Helena
#25 The Other Ladies Thought It Was Super Weird, As Soon As I Seen It I Knew It Had To Come Home With Me!! (Whether It Fit Or Not)
Image source: Kristle McElroy
#26 Got The Dragon For Free! It Stands About 7 Feet Tall And Is Hand Pounded Tin
Image source: Jeanette Wild
It was a tent topper for a circus I think. I got it from a guy whos uncle had one of PT Barnums houses here in Denver. I gave him some real estate advice and he gave me Dragon. It has a hole where the mouth is for smoke and a spot for the tongue but the tongue is missing. It’s super light! It had been in the back yard for years and was covered in weeds. I dream that it traveled the world on sideshow adventures.
#27 So Brought These From Savers And Didn’t Look At The Back
Image source: Shannon Rose Van Nek
#28 My Four Year Old Daughter Absolutely Could Not Live Without This Four Foot Rainbow Trout!
Image source: Jenea Villaseñor
#29 Pencil Flats. I Hope A Teacher Somewhere Out There Will Stumble Upon These Gems
Image source: Sydney Morris
#30 I Wanted To Give Y’all An Update On How Absolutely Perfect This Crazy Piece Looks In My Bright, Plant Filled Dining Room
Image source: Chels Collins
#31 Mad At Your Spouse???
Image source: Blanca Juarez
#32 You Could Have Heard Me Squeal With Glee When I Walked Up On This Gem! I Grabbed It And Held On Tight (Granted No One Else Was Around At The Time)
Image source: Diane Elizabeth Dunn
#33 My Best Friend And I Wore Thrift Store Wedding Dresses To A Showing Of Bridesmaids. After The Show, This Woman Stopped Us. She Was The Original Owner Of Our Dresses. Both Dresses!!!
Image source: Tacky Joe
Mine is from her first wedding and my friend’s from her second….. A small world post from today reminded me of this glorious moment.
#34 Obviously This Shirt Had To Come Home With Me Today. It’s Way Too Large For Me But Oh Well
Image source: Summer Morgan
#35 Found This Gem Today At Savers In St. Louis. Pretty Sure It’s Homemade (No Tags) And For $2.99, You’d Better Believe It Came Home With Me
Image source: Pam Marty
#36 Found This At A Goodwill. Adorable Little Animals To Impale What A Weird Toy
Image source: Jenny Popples
#37 Thank You To The Saint Who Donated This. It’s Now Thriving In Its New, Loving Home!
Image source: Summer McCusker
#38 In At Atlanta Area Goodwill, July 15. When I Told My Son I Didn’t Buy It He Said “What’s Wrong With You?!”
Image source: Jason Spears
#39 Here’s Looking At You, Kid
Image source: Meg Brown
#40 My Niece Found This Fabulous Dinosaur Dress At The Salvation Army Store Today. It Is So Cute On Her And It Did Go Home With Her
Image source: Lisa Ginzel
#41 I Present… Bizarre Cat Trinket Pot! It Did Not Come Home With Me
Image source: Rachel Johnson
#42 Back In January, I Acquired One Of My Most Prized Possessions- A Life-Sized Cast Replica Of An Apatosaurus Femur Bone!
Image source: Hillary Pierson
It is a little over 6 feet tall and made of fiberglass. My friend Kathleen and I found it at a Pocono antique mall for a little over $160. The first time I saw it I actually left it behind, wondering “do I reallyyyy need a dinosaur bone?” And I regretted it all week! Once the market was open again I raced up to bring it home in the middle of a snow storm and it is now permanently on display in my living room.
#43 Went To An Antique Store Liquidation. Mostly A Bust But I Did Leave With Some New Bling
Image source: Justin Jones
#44 I Found Casket Barbie Today. I Low Key Regret Not Taking Her Home
Image source: Katrina Sara
#45 I Found This In A Yard Sale
Image source: Kirby Shofner