20 Hilariously Weird Secondhand Finds People Were Proud To Share

Ashley Hunte
Shelves in a store that are full of different secondhand items.
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Thrifting is honestly so much fun! You never know what strange, rare, totally unique things you might find at a secondhand store.

The Instagram account Weird Second-Hand Finds is dedicated to the things people actually find while thrifting. I'm not gonna lie, as weird as most of these things are, I'm kind of jealous of how lucky these people are.

"'Sorry, can I call you back on my SpongeBob phone?'"

This is equal parts terrifying and hilarious. I don't have a landline, but if I did, I would only want a SpongeBob phone. Maybe then I'd actually make phone calls...

"'This wonderful work of art came home with me! With all thee extra arms, I can now get everything done!'"

This costume looks handmade. Like, I get why you'd want to get rid of it (if you don't have space for it), but I don't think I'd ever have it in me to part with something so ridiculously cool!

"'Handerpants from Goodwill.'"

There are gloves, there are fingerless gloves, and then there's this. Sure, they aren't going to keep you warm on a chilly day, but at least they're sure to make everyone around you laugh.

"'Ever realize how big stoplights actually are? My partner and I found this one in a local antique shop. Me for scale.'"

I really want to know how you get a whole stoplight in a thrift shop. I also want to know how anyone could find this and not bring it home. The temptation would be too real for me!

"'A lady in my neighborhood wanted this out of her garage and gave it to me so I dusted it off and 'fixed' it.'"

This is exactly what we should do to old, plain paintings. Turn them into alien abduction pieces. Note: no cows were harmed in the making of this painting.

"Anyone need a burrito wallet? It unrolled like a burrito."

I've never loved and hated something as much as I do this burrito wallet. On one hand, it's kind of gross. But on the other hand, it's so cool!

"Best 99 cents I’ve ever spent at Goodwill. The doll wig not the dog."

The fact that this little doggo is wearing a sweater and a wig is just too adorable. But the real question is: is this supposed to be a wig... for dogs?

"Found at a local thrift store. They’re so tiny. The whole display is only about 6 inches tall."

This set is so cute! But there's so much detail on every piece. Like, too much detail for a set of tiny cookware. Someone out there takes their job really seriously.

Ah yes, joots.

There's nothing more country than wearing jeans and cowboy boots. But, what if the boots are jeans? Or, made of denim, I guess.

I just want to know what you'd even wear those with. More denim?

Meanwhile, a very different kind of shoe.

Imagine getting dressed up in a nice suit or a black dress or something, and then sticking these bad boys on your feet. Nothing says upscale quite like Muppet shoes, I think.

A crunchy Christmas sweater.

I need to know if this is an official Taco Bell sweater, or if some Taco Bell fanatic went out of their way to make it. Either way, it's kind of amazing.

An E.T. beanbag chair. Yes, you read that right.

Apparently, this bad boy was found at an estate sale. I bet the kid who once owned it lives a very interesting life today.

"'I asked for a dog.'"

The picture itself is funny enough, but the fact that it's on a plate makes it even better. Imagine putting this up on a display rack in your credenza.

Cynthia, she's a really cool dancer...

I usually really hate it when people paint over antique wooden furniture, but I'll make an exception here. Because, like, it's Cynthia. She's kind of iconic.

"'I work at a vintage store in PDX and this mermaid princess fantasy was the highlight of my year.'"

This looks like it came straight out of The Little Mermaid. And as weird as it is, I'd be lying if I said I didn't love it. Because I do!

"Found the gremlin head at Goodwill in southern Maine today as well as the dress."

First of all, the dress looks great. But more importantly, I'm going to be imagining that this person genuinely has a Gremlin head. Not a costume.

A very creative shovel.

I guess this is one way to use old license plates. I don't know if I'd want to actually use it, though. I'd probably just hang it on my wall or something.

A Father's Day gift idea for you.

I think this would be a way better gift if you were actually a good swimmer, because... well, you know.

Golden Girls tarot cards!!

I think that even if you don't believe in tarot or whatever, you can still get a kick out of these. I suddenly want a deck all to myself...

"'My sister discovered this gem at a thrift store in Florida. From afar it looks like one of those typical woven magazine type bags, but check out the print up close...'"

Literally, swipe for a surprise. I can guarantee you weren't expecting this purse to look like that up close.