Wednesday, April 28, 2010

spca thrifstore located in blue strip mall off of international rd.

So i took my daughter there to spend her tooth fairy money and she picked out 4 small very small stuffed animals. one they tried to charge 3 dollars the other 2 a dollar a peice and the other fifty cents. the fifty cent one would be what i would have expected all of them to be priced.  They also had a used box of crayons and tryed to sell them for 2.50. 



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Rumage Room

I went to a thrift store run by the Catholic Church called The Rummage room. It is a cute A frame building located off Jewel Lake Rd. 

I went in search of a cardigan navy blue. Sadly to say I did not find one but I did find some really cool stuff.
I found plenty of crafting items for myself and my children. I found wood toy blocks and a fairy felt book play set.  I also was able to find pokemon keychains for the kiddos. I also found a crazy tote made of woven orange verigated twine and lined with a slippery orange fabric.  This store is  very organized and clean. Lots of parking and fair prices. 
I suggest a visit if your in town :0)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Roll call and New Contest

The last contest was a sad sad failure.

I hope this one is not.

This is a scavenger hunt in thrift stores.

Winner gets a custom made shopping bag. This bag is made from upcycled fabrics,and is machine washable.

You choose the range of colors and general style of design and I will try my best to match it.

The contest.....

I am wanting to see The most bizarre accessories.

You may enter as many pics as you would like

You don't have to buy it. Just take pics of it for us to vote on.

Email tweet me your pics on twitter.

NO DMS PLEASE......@recyclersrealm is fine I will get it :0) thanks

Deadline is November 15th by midnight Alaska time

I really can't wait to see what you find

comment or tweet me anytime :0) thanks patty
below is a link 4 a sample shopping bag

Friday, October 30, 2009


Hello awesome thrift store lovers :0)

I can't wait to see what all of you have found for your awesome costumes!

As soon as you tweet the pic to me or send it to my email I will post it on the blog and on my website and on twitter!!

I have a visa gift card waiting for the person with the most votes :0)

Dead line is Halloween 10 pm Alaska time. 2 hours before california time :0)

Please say hello and share all your awesome thrift store finds and adventures with me.

I would love to show them off in my blog :0)

FEEL FREE TO VISIT and check out everything :0)

This site is under constant construction lol and is a work in progress.

I am also taking ideas for the next thrift store scavenger hunt!!!

Crazy and Fun is what it is all about.

Chow for now Patty

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

our first contest

so here is the deal

tweet us your pic of your thrift store costume

we the tweeters and followers of this blog will vote for there favorite

the favorite wins a ten dollar gift cards

must be tweeted to me @recyclersrealm on twitter before halloween :0)

see you soon patty

oh yeah i am wanting to get a lot of traffic and hopefully get advertising for the blog.

if the blog gets money it will be used for weekly scavenger hunts in your thrift stores!!

see you around

I started off on my shopping journey I wandered into the Buy the Pound thrift store.

I explored every corner of every room. I rummaged through boxes stacked on boxes.I looked under all the clothing racks.

This place is a chaotic wonderland of this and that.
Way in the back I found chairs, tables, cabinets, coffee tables, beds everything was stacked the ceiling!
What a sight! I thought to myself AWESOME!

In a room off to the left towards the back I discovered stacks and stacks of blankets, pillows, sheets, table cloths, and curtains. freakin sweet!

I wondered to the right side of the store and found 2 more rooms.
One was filled with mens clothing and electronics.

As I walked to the back I found a hallway of shelves to the ceiling full of new and used shoes. Super cool.

Following the hallway back I found a smaller room filled with outdoor gear and Vinyl Records.
Those are always so much fun to look at :0)

I found many awesome treasure and great deals that made me smile way too much.

The first was a down comforter twin size. In perfect shape just like new. No stains or tears. I payed a whopping $4.00 usd.

The next things I found were very cute brown tote with black stars and a Nautica jeans army green canvas messager bag.
I paid 2.00 usd for both!! woo hoo

I found many things and I don't feel like listing everything but I assure you they were all great!

I saved the best for last :0) well in my oppinion :0)
A coffee mug of all things that says FOR MY COFFEE BREAK don't know why but I think it is the greatest thing ever!
Go figure!!

I will follow up in a couple days with the scoop on the Shop and
it's owners along with more photos :0)

If you would like to visit this store it is called
Buy the Pound
639 W. Int'l Airport Rd #30 Anchorage, Alaska
In the blue strip mall on international between Arctic and C st.
Tell them I said hi!!
Chow for now Patty
9:31 AM 10/21/2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Great Idea!!

It all started with a simple question on Twitter about 20 minutes ago! :0)

It was if you love thrift stores rt.

Wow alot of people rted.

lol and then i asked a little later who would do a scavenger hunt with finding certain things at thrift stores.

You guys were happy to say yes.

I suggested maybe a blog about thrift stores and thrift store finds from everywhere. You guys were like SWEET! lol so 20 minutes later I am here letting you all know this is going to be a blast!!

@Jen2Squared had this idea for the first scavenger hunt!!! and the title of the Blog!!! Thanks lady
If you @recyclersrealm on twitter a thrift store halloween costume on halloween and we vote you as the most awesome!!! I will send you a 10.00 visa gift card. You don't have to buy it just wear it in the changing room or buy it. It is up to you!! I can't wait to see :0) Let the fun begin!!!