Thanks in large part to the wonderful thrifting bloggers I have had the pleasure of discovering recently, I am now a little bit addicted to the thrift store hunt.
And that’s why a recent trip to a café with the kids became another thrifting adventure.
I took my two biggest treasures for some ice cream after school one day, because, let’s face it, school can be difficult for the little ones. Tests, presentations, basketball try-outs, social pressures—all of it can play havoc on a kid’s emotions.
Here they are enjoying some ice cream, while I had a nice cup of green tea. Of course, once they finished their ice cream, they wanted to go, go, go. I had to switch my tea to a paper cup.
I hadn’t planned on visiting the Salvation Army store next to the café (or had I?) until I saw the sign announcing 50% off of kids’ clothes, that day only. Clearly it was meant to be.
The kids had fun trying on some hats.
My daughter found a beaded necklace kit. Turns out the string that came with it doesn’t fit through the wooden angels. But, I found some other jewellery cord at home that does fit.
My son liked this cool multiplier board—a fun and fascinating version of a calculator.
Here he is playing with it while wearing some of our other discoveries—a Brasil t-shirt (50 cents), a Tony Hawk hoodie ($2) and some corduroy pants ($2). He also got a brand name spring sports jacket for $4.
My boy spotted these curly laces. He remembered that the foot doctor had once ordered some so he wouldn’t have to tie up those pesky laces while he was busy playing at school. He thought another pair might come in handy one day. Smart kid.
He also found this dinosaur paper mache kit.
We found a load of clothes for my daughter, including this H&M dress for $2.
The Easter Bunny may or may not have found this jewellery box at another thrift store. It is perfect for the fun Forever 21 jewellery she also got from the Easter Bunny.
She is wearing a cupcake necklace from Forever 21 here.
We also found this purple striped hoodie at the Salvation Army for $1.
My girl snapped up this tie dye shirt and wrap sweater, for 50 cents and $1, respectively.
She styles herself by the way.
We found many more great brand name clothing items for my little girl, but she will only put in so much modeling time in one day. Maybe I’ll show you the rest another time.
How about you? Any great finds to report? I would love to hear about it! Drop me a comment!