July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment
School clothes and larger sizes are coming up in the thrift store search. This week I found three yards of linen fabric for $3. Shirts from H&M and Target, and jeans from Gap and Children’s Place. All for $9.47. My girl wears size 8-10 at the waist, but I have to tailor off 2-3 inches at the bottom. And she isn’t really chubby! I love these colors.
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April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
These were thrifted at different times and cost about $6 each. I love enamel, I love color, and I love how repeating objects become art. They live on a bench in the playroom by the window and currently hold stamps and wooden cars. Someday maybe I’ll use them for planters like this one via apartment therapy.
March 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
March 27, 2012 § 3 Comments
I’ve been looking for a huge frame, I thought I could tilt it against a wall and make a succulent garden in it with a backing, wire, and small ledges. Succulents don’t need much soil or water and are wonderful in their radiating symmetry. But I’ve used the huge frame for another purpose, so check back soon. 4 foot frame was $5, the tan kids Gap shorts were $2, and oak framed mirror was $4.
I have been looking for a frame for a print with an odd size, 4″x8″, and here it is! I sprayed the frame white and had a spare piece of glass cut to size, Michaels did it for free! Another addition to the “I love daddy wall.”
March 19, 2012 § 1 Comment
This week’s haul of kids clothes. I threw away three pairs of pants with butchered knees and was thankful to find replacements. I do select thrifted clothes very carefully. Gone are the days when I could buy a size without having the child try it on and be confident that it fit, so clothes must be perfectly sized and of good quality. These are from left to right Gap, Gap, Gap, Gap, and Old Navy and while these brands matter not as a sign of status, they usually mean the clothes will last well and have good hand-me-down value. $10 for all.