today i wanted to introduce a new feature in which we will spotlight some of our favorite recent thrifted finds! we are going to call it penny-finching (i know. us birds are
so clever and hilarious total dorks, right?). it is officially garage sale season here in minnesota and megan bird and i have gone out sale-ing pretty much every weekend. the sales have been pretty hit or miss so far, but we had a couple of really good weekends in a row and i found some pretty great stuff! so i hope you enjoy this new feature and a little glimpse at some of my new-to-me finds!
set of books for mimi~ $2.00
these children's books, written in the early 70s, are super awesome and hilarious. mimi especially loves when her dad reads her "the wizard".
floral dress~ $2.00
it's not maternity and it fits me! gotta love it. plus, it is super soft, comfy and perfect for summer.
goose doorstop~ $2.00
this mostly gets ridden around on and played with by mimi. but when she lets him do his actual job, he makes a great doorstop!
who doesn't love cute new (to me!) clothes???
chair and ottoman for our basement~ $40
more than i would normally spend, but we really needed a new chair for our basement tv room and this one was perfect!
latch board~ $0.50
jim thought it was ridiculous that i bought this. "really, nora? you want mimi to learn how to use locks"? but i thought it was cute...and she loves it!
shoes~ total $6.00
comfy flats for this big, preggo lady! and the converse were brand new!
cast iron skillet~ price unknown
i have been looking for a cast iron skillet forever (mainly so i could make these) and my mom actually found (and paid for) this one for me! yay! best mom ever!
two pairs of boots, peasant top, belt~ total $5
seriously. two pairs of cute boots, a shirt and a belt for $5.00. 'nuff said.
mid-century rocking chair~ $35.00
this is my favorite find of the week for sure. so comfy and in excellent condition. i had actually already left the sale without buying it and then kept thinking about it on the drive home and made a u-turn and sped back to buy it! luckily it was still there!
what do you think? do you love garage sales and thrifting as much as i do? have you thrifted a particularly great item recently?
xoxo, nora bird