Thrifting

A couple of weeks ago I was in Seattle visiting family and scored a bunch of awesome finds at local thrift stores. I’m relatively new to this whole thrifting thing but since so many moms blog about their amazing finds I’ve decided to give it a try.

These vintage patterns were among my finds. At Goodwill the patterns seemed to come in bundles. So even if there is only one pattern you really want, you have to buy the whole bundle and sort through to find the keepers and the ones to pass onto friends, family, or re-donate. These are the keepers. I’m not sure that I’ll necessarily make all of them, especially the adult ones, but why not have them on hand just in case. I think I paid a total of $4 for these and about five or so more that I weeded out.

Books! Since Hannah LOVES to look at books and LOVES to be read to, I scoured the enormous children’s section of Goodwill trying to find some goodies. Each of these books were in pretty good condition and only 79 cents apiece! I was especially excited to find the Sandra Boynton books. Those are definitely a hit in our house.

I also found a bunch of amazing deals on baby clothes. Since babies grow so fast, there’s no point in buying things full price. I always look for good deals on the Target clearance racks and have found some really good finds for less than $3, but these deals were even better! I found this coat at Value Village for $1.99. It looks and feels like it’s never been worn and is size 18 months so it’ll be perfect for a light fall/early winter coat.

This adorable sweatshirt was a steal at $1 from Living Wisely Thrift and Consignment Store.

These jeans were also $1 from the same store.

It’s a good thing that I didn’t get more things because I had to fit everything in my bags on the way back and it was a tight sqeeze!

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