I don’t shop much, but today was an exception. Since my grand-daughter spends so much time here and loves to be in the gardens she can get quite dirty. Mom tries to supply me with extra clothes, but lately with the crazy weather she doesn’t to remember to send clothes for the cooler hours. We have been having highs near 80 and lows in the 40s it’s been crazy. So off to the thrift store early this morning. Much to my grand-daughters delight.
Heading out, I had to wrap her in one of my jackets because it was freezing out now that we have acclimated to nearly 100 degree days for three months. 57 was just too cold for the summer shirts and shorts her mom packed. Wearing my jacket made her laugh and ask to have a picture taken. Definitely not camera shy. Yep, that’s a flavored water pouch. Mom began buying these because the carton says the packaging is recyclable. She’s come a long way so I don’t say anything.
Did I mention that this is the most inexpensive place to shop? Due to the rising cost of utilities the prices of items had to go up. Each item is now 25 cents! With that in mind we headed to the little girls section to find size 4s. I pretty much gave her the freedom to pick whatever she wanted and liked. Here’s what she choose to wear immediately. Since by the time we were done shopping it had warmed up to the low 60s I figured a sweat shirt should suffice.
I went a little overboard in the number of items, but only rejected her “wants” if they were stained. When I showed her a stain she was fine with putting an item back. Not sure why since they will be mostly to play in out in the garden, but hey I can be a little choosy. Money collected from the sale of the clothing donated goes to buy school supplies along with underwear and socks for low income families in the local area, so I didn’t feel guilty buying extras.
Here are the rest of what she choose.
At the end of the day, she had spent $2.25 of my money on clothes to stay warm when visiting grandma. Not a bad morning. After running them through the wash, I folded them and set them on the bottom of my Ikea cabinet with the extra bedding where she can easily access what she wants…..right next to her froggy quilt we made from a remnant fabric.
Have you done any thrift shopping lately? What was your favorite find? Are you curious about what others can find at thrift stores? Here are a couple of links to make you want to head out and shop.
- Hitting the motherlode
- Ideas to repurpose thrift store finds. My favorite find were her mirrors now in use in the bathroom although it took very little to re-invent them. My creative juices just got reignited by these ideas.
- If you are new to thrift store shopping here are 10 tips for finding the best values