3.13.2012

A New Arrival: Welcome Thrift{Ed}






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Hey friends! 
I'm excited to introduce my newest little segment here on the blog!
Thrift{Ed} is all about, well, thrifting...lol
Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am a sucker for thrift shopping
and what I have realized is, though people know about thrifting, many aren't really
able to visualize what you can actually get for your thrifted dollar.
There are tons of ideas on thrifting out there...
tons of misconceptions...i.e, thrift store items are all junk...
you've heard them all too right?!
Well, with this little segment, my hope is that I can show you what "gems"
you can really find by shopping more "dollar-consciously" and also answer 
as many questions about thrifting that you may have. 
Sometimes all it takes is seeing what you can save...
that's what I hope to inspire you all with!

I will also try and give some pointers that I have found work for me,
and I would love to answer any direct questions you may have, so feel 
free to ask away!!!
 
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 Here are a few things I found recently:

Last weekend I visited a local thrift store (goodwill) and scored these awesome finds!
The grand total was $13 (plus tax)....
Every shopping trip is different...like shopping anywhere else,
you don't always find things you like, clothes that fit nicely, etc. but
this particular trip was great and I walked away with several things I loved!

 this cake stand reminded me of some my mom and grandma had when I was growing up...I couldn't resist...and for the price, I walked away with something that reminded me of my childhood too!
 
 the skirt was a super find...the tags were still attached...I payed about 1/4 of the original cost of the skirt...I'd say that was pretty good!
 

my flats have been in need of replacing...I have really put them through the ringer...so for $3 these barely worn flats are a much needed addition to my wardrobe...!

Here's A Tip!
 make sure when you are shopping for clothes (especially) you check each piece for holes, tears, missing buttons etc....some things are easy to fix if you know how, but it's best to know the actual condition before you buy...so you know what you're dealing with...and you don't waste your money.


I am really excited about this new addition and hope you will too! Don't be shy...ask those questions!!!
I would love to even have some of you guest post with your thrifty finds and tips too! If you'd be interested in guest posting for Thrift{Ed}, click on the "contact" button on the sidebar and shoot me an email!!

Happy Thrifting!


9 comments:

Rachel said...

Love this! I will be sure to read up and check out your great finds! THRIFTING IS AWESOME!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh goodness, i love this!! i seriously need to go thrifting asap!! great blog as well.
xo TJ

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and a little bit vintage said...

what great finds! thifting is so very addicting. :)

Nessa Bixler said...

What a great day at of thrifting! My daughter is staying with her grammy on Friday and the afternoon is going to be spent combing the thrift stores. I can't wait.

Jackie said...

Great finds! I LOVE the flats. Thanks for your kind comment today. Wish I had more time to thrift. :)

Claudia Almandoz Gerbolini said...

I wish we had thrift stores here! I miss them.... thanks for stopping by dear friend!!!
xo
clau
PS: my rag rug, not hard to make at all. just time consuming. Good for nights and the short and precious time in front of the TV...

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

thrifting is the best! those are some fabulous finds!

Breakfast at the Zemke's said...

I'm so jealous. We don't have Goodwills here in Salt Lake City. But the word on the street is we are getting one soon.. couldn't be more thrilled about this!

Good finds girlie!

Allyssa
breakfastatthezemkes.blogspot.com

JAIMIE @ roxyloveblog said...

I love that cake stand! I hope I stumble across one in my thrifting adventures.. They make baked goods look even more enticing :)