Yes, shopping thrift stores is a great way to save money and keep your budget under control, but I enjoy the thrill of the hunt! *wink* Finding a treasure, a diamond in the rough, amongst a bunch of junk, is more than worth the time.
Here are my favorite finds for January.
I have been on the hunt for an adorable coat for my sweet Susannah. She has a coat that is just fine for wearing outside to play in but not for going out in public. I happened upon a gorgeous, chocolatey-brown Rothschild coat for less than $4.00! Yes! Score for this thrifty momma! I also found this adorable skirt. It has a little gold thread running throughout, and it adds a touch of sparkle.
We had two great finds for Renee, both under $6.00 each. The first is a black wool jacket that is gathered at the waist. I love it when she wears it with a silky scarf tucked under the collar and flowing down the front.
The second is an absolutely gorgeous blue suede blazer with a lovely detail. The kicker? It is a brand new jacket with the original tag still on it. That tag read $79.99. Booyah!
Some women love shoes, while others have a thing for jewelry, and still others for purses and different bags, I have a little thing for jackets and blazers. I am always on the lookout for something that is suede, loaded with personality, or just a little piece of eye candy. *grin*
The warmth of this burnt orange suede blazer looks fantastic with my cream colored shirt, blue jeans, cowboy boots, and some simple drop earrings.
My “fun find” was this lap harp I discovered buried under a bunch of kitchen odds and ends. It is missing one string (easily replaceable), and it was handmade in Romania (how cool is that!). We are a music family who greatly enjoys finding and learning to play new instruments. After our trip this fall to Fort Toulouse’s Pioneer Days introduced us to a fantastic character who beautifully played a large version of a lap harp, I had to snatch it up ($3.00)!
My January finds also include a few Van Heusen shirts in pristine condition for Noah, a couple of shirts for myself, several pairs of blue jeans for the kids, and a small tablecloth.
I don’t usually shop for myself, but I recently accomplished a pretty aggressive purge of my clothing, getting rid of items I never wear, I have lost too much weight to wear, aren’t my colors, or have become worn out. I thoroughly enjoy putting together complete outfits that cost me very little. Not to mention, the vintage items I find in the thrift stores totally fits my classic yet bohemian style.
How about you? Do “hunt” through thrift stores? Do you enjoy finding treasures for next to nothing?