I had an awesome thrifting trip last Friday, with my mom and sister. (thanks to my brother Jordan who played with Sadie while Charlotte napped!) I was on the hunt for some new dresses and skirts, but also struck gold with children’s books, housewares, and belts. Sah-weet!
I found quite a few Golden books (which I collect) including The Gull that Lost the Sea-which was a favorite of mine growing up. When I pulled it off the shelf I instantly got that happy Awwoohh feeling in my stomach. Do you know the feeling? If not, you should. It’s what happens when you stumble upon something from your childhood while thrifting. It’s amazing. Especially when you get it for pennies. PENNIES I tell you. I also got a fun Disney books with lots of flaps inside that Sadie loves to open, some Christmas books for our collection, and A Bargain for Frances. (another Awwoohh book)
a couple of cute belts…
some housewares stuff-that teapot is for Sadie’s upcoming birthday party, as is the little cake stand. (bet you can’t guess the theme! No really, it’s not a tea party theme….)
The yellow plate will go on our kitchen wall, and that adorable little bowl will hold jewelry in our master bedroom.
I also picked up a piece of plaid fabric (I’ve already made a top from it, will show ya soon), a shirt to refashion for Sadie (the cutest floral print eva!) and a cute green top.
It just happens to be the same. exact. top. that I used to pattern this shirt from, only it fits me much better! Carazay how thrifting karma works, huh?
I also hit pay dirt with dresses, and found all four of these cute dresses for $3 each. The black one is pretty plain but looks really cute with a belt, as does the bright blue one (which I’m pretty sure is a true vintage dress), and the light blue one. (ok so that’s all of them…) That polka dot one is too big but I’m just going to take in the sides and belt it as well. (that’s already done too, will show you soon)
I also got some skirts but managed to shrink two of them already. I’m such a numbskull. I’m just not used to having dry clean only clothing.
Pretty sweet trip. What have you thrifted lately?
Oh, and Happy Fourth of July! to you Americans out there. Happy Monday to everyone else. We’re going to two BBQ’s today, swimming, and eating our weight in BBQ goodness. Can’t wait!