25 Times People Scored in Thrift Stores

Thrift stores can be a real scavenger hunt sometimes. You go in there and you start digging for the treasure without knowing what you will end up finding. Due to the pandemic, thrifting became less popular, but now everyone is getting ready to go haunting.

Some people are super lucky. They never leave the store without a goodie in their bag. It is so exciting to find something you weren’t even planning to buy. Often we end up buying what we didn’t intend in the beginning. But hey, it’s a thrift store you won’t have that second luck twice.

Some very excited people have shared their wonderful secondhand finds on “Weird (and Wonderful) Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared” Facebook group. The images people share here will make you run to your closest thrift store you have, and dig in for some awesome findings.

Below we made a collection of some of their best. Scroll down to check them out, and make sure to upvote your favorite.

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1. My greatest thrift find ever. When I bought it I only thought the dots would glow. I was shocked when I turned it on!! Best $10 I ever spent. Hope house foundation thrift shop, Norfolk Va

Hannah Marie

2. Here’s my vintage thrifted wedding dress

Jane Vargas
Got at my local Goodwill in Worcester, MA last year for only $6.99!!!! I don’t even plan to have a big wedding but I could not leave this Edwardian beauty behind.

3. Snagged this amazing lamp for my sons room since he loves dragons and dinosaurs but I think I fell in love with it!! It is so cool!

Alicia Miller

4. Finally Found A Mushroom Lamp Today! I Am In Love

Alexandra McKay

5. My teenage daughter was walking through a thrift store when this great curved mid century blue couch came in the door

Laura Haddow Sugawara
She sat down on it until the manager walked by to find out how much it was selling for. It was over the amount she had in her pocket so she sat on it until her sister came with the rest of the money. My daughter wanted to surprise me for Mother’s Day! When we went to pick in up the next day, the manager was so moved by my daughter’s gesture that it brought her to tears!

6. Helping my friend move today and scored this little beauty

Lindsey Marie

7. This is my little thrifted garden room

Carrie Ann Nau
Someone was throwing these windows away on a house demolition so we created this little room with them. Most of the décor came from my thrifted treasures or items I made. 

8. I “Found” this broken street lamp globe on the side of the road and with some cleaning, gluing, and Christmas lights it’s my new favorite lamp!

9. I found my dream dining table on marketplace in Minneapolis.

Sarala Sameera Morusupalli

5 extremely strong individuals, a truck, and days of haggling later, I finally was able to bring this beauty home.
The table is all single solid wood, and is EXTREMELY heavy. Just a chair takes 2 people to lift up (or I guess one if you’re really really strong). No clue what type of wood it is or how old it is. It was supposedly purchased at an auction a decade or so ago and given as a gift to the last owners who decided to sell because and I quote “when you have kids, you just can’t have nice things.”.

10. I call it my queen lamp. Best part is the bottom cut out design makes a cool and cozy pattern on the wall at night. $5. Thanks goodwill

Elizabeth Basa

11. This may be the coolest thing I have ever found in a second hand store!

Jenna Arcidiacono

12. I’ve had the bowl for awhile. I found the mugs today at St. Vincent De Paul in Greenfield, WI. for .98 each. I couldn’t pass them up.

Janice Walli Atkinson

13. Here’s my vintage dress find for $15 bucks from the salvation army. I bought it to dye black for halloween but decided against it when I realized what a beautiful dress it is. I’m in love with it

Veronica Silva

14. Found this awesome lamp at coin antique in Hutchinson, man was love at first sight, bought it with no regrets

Kyle Shelstad

15. Our fireplace featuring my thrifted hand collection and other vintage tchotchkes

Erika Kikola

16. Got this unusual lightbulb as bonus to a $5 lamp at value village in Fairbanks

Sarah Olga Thomas

17. Every single one thrifted (it took 2 years of gathering while we built)! Even the pics in them were thrifted

Meredith Schramm Mannebach

18. My friend added me to this group just so I could share this amazing find from the renew/reuse emporium in St. Thomas, us virgin islands. Vintage Villeroy & Boch, style called “Acapulco”. I am wild about these birds!

Laura Dixon Strickling

19. I found this card catalog gem years ago at an antique show here in tx and it’s by far my favorite piece! I call it my “Cdf” (cold dead fingers) because I’ll have it til I die. It needed a lot of love but I think it was worth it

Dana Denise

20. Here is my mostly thrifted reading nook. It’s so pretty and I love to have my coffee here

Diddle Knabb

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20 Incredible Images of the Olympics’ Athletes That Show What the Human Body Is Capable of

Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been the topic of the internet recently. Even though there was a delay due to Covid, a lot of athletes were in excellent shape to bring golden medals to their countries. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games launched on Friday 23 July with the opening ceremony, although the sporting action actually kicked off a couple of days earlier. It all comes to an end on Sunday 8 August, with the Olympics officially lasting a total of 17 days.

I can’t even imagine the joy one experiences when they have that gold medal around their neck. All the hard work, the sacrifice pay off in the best way possible. And this is not just a personal win, you’re representing a whole country that has its eyes on you in that moment of competition.

What we see on the TV are just the results of a long preparation. If the athlete wins we are proud, if they lose, we are quick to judge. However, today we want to give you the real image of what happens behind the scenes. There are a lot of things these athletes go through in order to achieve that shape and get qualified for the Olympics. Therefore, today we are bringing some of that footage that often goes unseen. Scroll down below to check it out. And let us know what you think of this year’s Olympic games.

1. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medalist for the Philippines

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2. 8 F**king times in Olympics. Take a bow

3. This was Canadian Mark McMorris 11 months ago. Today he is an Olympic Bronze medalist. Amazing.

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4. Feet from Dutch Olympic swimming champion Maarten Van der Weijden after swimming 163 km/101 mi in 55 hours to raise money for cancer research

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5. After sixteen stages in Tour de France I think my legs look little tired

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6. In 2009 J.R. Celski sliced through his entire left quadriceps with his right skate blade at the U.S. Olympic trials

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My first major sports injury happened at the 2010 U.S. Short Track Speed Skating Olympic Trials. It was the competition I had to do well at in order to secure a spot on my first Olympic team. The fall happened in one of the last races of the competition, the 500 meters, known for absolute top speed. I fell in the corner and put the front six inches of my blade straight into my quad. I bounced off the pads with the blade still in my leg, looked down, and had to pull it out myself because of the awkward position that I was in.

I completely severed the VMO “teardrop muscle” and luckily barely missed the femoral artery which might’ve been the end. It was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through, especially because in the moments after, I started realizing that I might not be able to achieve the goal I set out for in the first place. If not for the people around me including my family, friends, and medical staff, I wouldn’t have been able to get back on my feet, especially in time to go to the Olympics and win two medals.

7. The Difference Between Gold and Silver in the 15km mass start Biathlon

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8. I Was Born With A Condition: Pectus Excavatum. Which I Know Sounds Like A Harry Potter Spell. My Deformity Began Appearing Around Age 10

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My name is Cody Miller. I am not a typical Olympic swimmer. Like most sports the taller you are the better… Most swimmers are incredibly tall, well above 6ft… I’m 5’11 and only weigh 170lbs. More often than not, I’m the smallest person in the pool.

My condition puts stress on my respiratory system. Tests have shown that my sunken sternum and odd placement of other bones have caused a reduced lung capacity… To what extent is unknown. Doctors have said my maximum breathing capacity is likely reduced by 12-20%. Also… I’m diagnosed as asthmatic… Which I learned, from studies run on me in college, has nothing to do with my pectus condition. I live with difficult circumstances as a swimmer. Despite my disadvantages, I’ve dedicated my life to swimming… And I’ve never given up. Like a lot of you, I have struggled with body image problems throughout my life. I struggled with my appearance from a young age. I was a kid who was afraid to take off his shirt in gym class… people thought I was weird. At swim meets, I walked around the pool deck awkwardly while people stared and pointed at me.

I was weird and abnormal… However, I’ve realized this: No one is 100% satisfied with the way they look. Everyone has something about themselves they dislike. And that’s OK! Professional athletes, models… everyone has their own insecurities! I’ve embraced the fact that I have a giant hole in my chest! It’s OK! Monday night. June 27th, 2016 in Omaha Nebraska. USA Swimming Olympic Trials took place at the CenturyLink Center live on NBC, in front of a crowd of 17,500 people, I swam in lane 5 of the Finals of the men’s 100-meter breaststroke.

Only 2 athletes per event qualify for the Olympic Games. 2 swimmers to represent the U.S.A in the 100-meter breaststroke… I’d been dreaming about this moment my entire life. One wrong move and it’s over… The pressure of a lifelong dream… Years and years of training. Thousands and thousands of hours of preparation for a race that lasts 59 seconds… 2 lengths of the pool… 1 start… 1 turn… 1 finish… 1 moment… 1 opportunity… I did it… The feeling is still indescribable… I qualified for the Rio Olympics. My new Olympic teammate and I hug. Seeing the Olympic rings next to my name… I try not to cry… I did… like a baby…

9. Never forget that Australia’s first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over.

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10. Team USA Basketball Player Deandre Jordan (6’11”) and Gymnast Ragan Smith (4’6″)

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11. An x-ray of a gymnast performing an exercise

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12. Leg muscles of the first perfect 10 in olympic history, at age 14. Nadia Comaneci

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13. Ex-World Champion Cyclist Janez Brajkovic Leg After A Race

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14. The hands of Olympic swimming champion van der Weijden after a 163km swim

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15. Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai’s right arm gave, ripping apart ligaments and muscle under the weight

He pushed himself to lift 148 kilograms (326.3 pounds) during the men’s 77kg weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

16. Acrobatic Gymnastics Elite And Level 10 Training Camp At Karolyis Olympic Training Site

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17. USA Men’s Volleyball Player David Lee 6’8″ and USA Gymnast Simone Biles 4’8″

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18. Anyone want to hold my hand

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19. Verified on the eve of US nationals

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20. When you spend every day on a bike vs. When you retire and ride casually

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