Monday, March 19, 2012

Thrifty Find


My recent trip to the Salvation Army store was my first thrift store visit in a long time, but it might prove to be a continuing fascination for me. 

After I left, I couldn’t stop thinking about a stripey knit blanket I had seen there for $4.99. I didn’t buy it because we have so many blankets in our house, but I couldn’t help thinking I would like to put together a big basket of blankets for use around a campfire this summer.

So, I went back. But, of course, the blanket was gone.

No good woman would leave empty-handed though, right?
I did a quick tour of the shop, and came away with a few little goodies, the first of which I am showing you today.

Some of the ladies in my knitting club are making ponchos for their daughters. I decided not to do so, because I wasn’t sure my daughter would wear it. Of course, right after I came home from our knitting group meeting, I found my daughter wearing a poncho that my aunt had made her when she was a baby. Another moment of parenting guilt.

Anyway, I quickly spotted a retro-looking poncho at the thrift store. I wasn’t sure my daughter would like it, since it wasn’t pink or purple. For $1.99, I thought I would take a chance.

She spotted the poncho as soon as I walked through the door, and her face lit up. A little bit of my guilt alleviated.

I have a couple more small finds I hope to show you another day.

By the way, if you like the Princess Leia look, as my daughter does, do yourself a favour and get some of these bun makers. These have been a life-saver for me when preparing my daughter's hair for ballet class.

 



The first day that my daughter wore the poncho, her bff came over for a visit. She had just come from a tea party birthday celebration and she was all dressed up. I snapped these photos while the two of them were playing (until they got tired of my picture-taking and told me to stop).

 




They had a serious case of the giggles and I got a lot of blurry photos.

 










Here’s where I told them to get the giggles out with their silliest possible faces (above). After that, they gave me a couple of calmer shots.








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30 comments:

  1. The poncho looks so nice on her and what a steal of a price, only 1.99. They ladies that are knitting ponchos must have paid more for the yarn, and all that knitting. Your daughter is adorable with her BFF.

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    1. Thanks Paulette! I just started knitting and I can't believe how much the yarn is costing! Not your grandmother's knitting nowadays!

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  2. The poncho is awesome and your daughter is adorable! Excellent photos, especially the one of the swings - great eye!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! So kind of you to comment.

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  3. Love all those photos! She is TOO CUTE! And the poncho is great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks so much! Your finds were great too!

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  4. Great pics and your daughter is totally stylin'! I'm gonna check out that bun maker for my daughter's hair- so cute.
    www.MessyMerci.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love the bun maker, because I'm not great with doing hair :)

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  5. Great photos :) I've been *dying* to get back into thrifting. I'm on week 7 of being out with a broken ankle. The salvation army is calling my name!

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    1. That sounds painful. Hope you are better soon!

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  6. Oh cool poncho and very cool photos ;)
    and your girls' lit up face is so sweet ;) xo

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    1. Thanks Ella. She is so happy with her friends.

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    1. Thanks. They are a cute little duo!

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  8. Love those fun photos! What a couple of happy kids. =)

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    1. Thanks! Mine was not happy this morning when she had to head back to school after March Break! ;) Not sure how her bff felt today.

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  9. Love the poncho, pics and the girls. They will love those photographs when they are all grown up.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yes, she won't be able to complain that I didn't take any photos of her, like I complain to my mom.

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  10. great photos! and great poncho! don't you love it when the thrift gods shine on you?

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  11. What beautiful girls!!

    Love the poncho, I'd be tempted to wear it myself!

    I wrote a how-to tutorial on turning a crocheted granny blanket into a poncho if you're interested (I can't knit or crochet!) http://missielizzie-meandmyshadow.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/no-crochet-crocheted-poncho.html

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  12. Thanks! I would wear it too if it was my size :) That tutorial sounds great. I'm off to have a look...

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  13. Great photos!
    I just youtubed the whirl-a-style and love it, gotta track one down as i have my hair in a bun every day!

    This week i managed to spend just £5.50 on 6 books, i can always find beautiful books!

    Aqeela xx

    (Found you through the 'me and my shadow' linky)

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    1. Honestly, I struggled with putting a bun in her hair until someone told me about this. I also put a little net over it to keep it neat. I love book hunting! Right now, I have reached capacity for storing them though! Nice that you could visit!

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  14. your daughter's beautiful profile looks like a cameo -- such adorable girls!

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  15. That poncho is so cool - great photos too

    And I'll always in favour of alleviating parenting guilt!

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    1. Thanks so much! Less guilt is good for sure.

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