Friday, February 4, 2011

my thrifty valentine

 who says you have to buy new on valentines day? thrifting is an inexpensive and original way to show someone that you are truly thinking about them on this holiday of love. regardless of you who you are shopping for (boyfriend, girlfriend, child, parent, friend, yourself), you can always find a fabulous thrifted gift. here are a few of my favorite ways to show a little recycled love...
 jewels with a history. did one of these baubles once belong to princess grace, or madonna? you never know!
 art can bring the outside in. a pretty piece always makes me smile!
 fill a tray with coffee, eggs and fruit (ok, maybe a mimosa, too) and serve it in bed. can't.go.wrong.
 write a love letter on vintage stationary. to your lover, your mother, yourself. go ahead, you deserve it.
 fill a jewelry box with timeless pieces, or maybe just one that will last forever
 cuddle up together with matching pillows and watch "Love, Actually" ahhh, smooches
 you don't have to fill these with hats. they make perfect decorative storage for just about anything. use one to wrap a special surprise in!
make some cookies and fill these perfect tins with them. hand them out to teachers, coworkers, family!'s easy. there are so many ideas. and fyi, all of these items can be found at the "it's a date!" valentines shop and style event. tell your friends (shameless plug!) most of all, let all those important people in your life know how special they are to you.

megan bird


  1. Hi Megan Bird - thank you for visiting my site and the sweet comments! I do love me a new pair of shoes! :) I love this post - and I plan to visit you more often! I will follow! :) Cheers!

    Girls Day Out

  2. I love these ideas. Yoour blog is so cute. I'm a new follower.

    Stop by mine. I have a great giveaway going on.

  3. Great ideas & just my style!
    ps. Sending this to the hubs ;)

  4. Such lovely things! I enjoy this post. Makes me want to go thrifting. Immediately.
    Can't make the event (sadly) but I hope it goes well for you ladies!! Hope to catch up with you another time!

  5. Love this post such great ideas, Im a die hard thrift shopper and it never dawned on me that I could give some of my finds as gifts,what a great idea. your blog.

  6. i love these ideas. super inexpensive, cute, and sweet :)