20 surprise bargains found in flea markets and thrift stores

Flea markets and thrift stores are packed with weird and wonderful objects that are crying out for a new home.

That said, you may be thrilled with your purchase, but your family or roommates may be a little less enthusiastic about the latest addition to your house's decor. Some items are just plain scary, while others may be worth a fortune!

Here are 20 bargains that were found in thrift stores and flea markets.

1. An interesting interpretation of the Mona Lisa

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2. Would you give this to a child?

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3. Awesome gift for Harry Potter fans

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4. If you love an early 80s retro look

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5. An old coin sorting machine

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6. Tropical lighting

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7. A 1970s model complete with metal toe cap

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8. Look how much she paid for these sterling silver and 14ct gold rings

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9. They bought it for their son, but the cat decided otherwise...

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10. Edvard Munch would be delighted

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11. Any ideas? Nope, us neither!

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12. Perfect size for a pet

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13. For eggs straight out of a cartoon

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14. Baby meets blue strawberry...

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15. If you love crochet

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16. To liven up their pond?

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17. Try these for trick-or-treating

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18. A Dutch toilet paper holder from the 20th century

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19. Get mischievous with Bender 

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20. We did warn you about just plain scary

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