It’s no surprise that I love thrift shopping since I post about my finds often. Imagine my thrill now that my daughter is also starting to enjoy these excursions. This is what bargain hunting with Margaux is like.
Find something, try it on.
Nah. Not what she wants.
Find another item:
This was a knit poncho with rabbit fur somehow incorporated into it. I thought it was odd but she went bananas over it. We bought this one and she wore it a ton over the winter.
Here are a few outfits we found put together from our finds:
But the best, in my opinion was this:
A brand-new travel vest — this baby retails for over $100. It cost us $4 and will be perfect for my girl to wear on our family vacation this year.
Or maybe the best truly is that my daughter is learning that saving money and being frugal can be lots of fun. This is an important skill that will serve her well throughout life. And I get to enjoy her happy self on our shopping adventures.
This was found on St. Patty’s day with a big FREE sign on it. A beauty, eh?
Just look at that wood. And the hardware. And all the details — between the cut wood and door panels, you don’t know which way to look. And this baby even has a matching hutch. Oh yeah.
We picked it up after dark and upon inspection the next day, it was destined to go. Just not my style. I tried to give it away to several friends to avoid having to move it myself (LOL….I’m nice like that…..) but, alas, no takers. It sat in my garage for over a month. During that time, the seeds of how to transform this solid but ugly piece began to grow.
After crowbarring off the door panels and sanding them smooth, removing all the hardware (and filling all the holes with wood filler), sanding, priming, and applying 4 coats of black paint, new hardware, and having glass shelves custom cut for the hutch, it is done. Presenting our new Science Cabinet.
A perfect spot to store John’s eclectic collections and to feed the children’s minds.