10.6.11

What I Found Thrifting

I am so happy when I find awesome things- after spending quality time digging through aisles, racks and piles at a thrift shop.  My local favorite second hand shop- Savers- has a policy where if you bring items to donate then you get a 20%  off coupon- all the more fun.


Found this awesome sweatshirt for the monkeys (they share clothes since they are the same size despite their two year age difference)- I got this for less than two dollars and I am excited for them to wear it when we travel to Canada at the end of the summer. 



I found this set of small wooden bowls.  
They are a perfect substitute for the plastic dinnerware we use around the pool.  
These are classic 1970's bowls that growing up I remember everyone having having a set.
We actually own a large version of this bowl that my parents got as a wedding gift!

If you look very closely the larger bowl (which is older than me and is used constantly) has a crack in it.


The crack happened when we were living in Toronto and my youngest was playing on the kitchen floor- sitting in it and spinning around- Well he crack it and I keep it because it reminds me that my 'almost as tall as me' monkey was once was small enough to fit into this bowl!
I also like using the big bowl when I bring salad to friends houses- it's light, can fit a lot and won't break-



I am always on the look out for trays to use outside- this one is metal, has great depth and a great color scheme. 


Finally- this air tight cookie jar- I want to start making more healthy cookies to leave on the counter- These almost finished ones are oatmeal raisins.  For anyone who has growing boys- there comes a time where they start eating you out of house and home- we're there- and they are ALWAYS hungry.  

Hope everyone has a great weekend-

Have you found any great thrifted treasures lately? 

27 comments:

anushka said...

great finds ren! that star wars sweatshirt... i would have to wear it myself.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Anushka- I tried it on- it fits well-(boohoo my monkeys are getting big!) but the neck is a little tight so I will have them wear and when they grow out of it then I'll give it a little cut at the neck and call it mine!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

OMG i soooooo remember the wooden bowls back in the day! - great finds - i haven't been thrifting for a bit - i gotta go PRONTO - i love thrifiting in the summer months!

Jenny in Ohio said...

neat, what great finds!

I love finding vintage pyrex. I always snap those up, but seems like they are getting harder to find!

Nikki said...

OH my goodness, I want that sweatshirt for myself! Great finds, I love a good thrift trip. Minus the guilt trip from my Husband.

la petite coquine said...

What fantastic finds! I love that Star Wars sweatshirt and would totally steal it from the monkeys, and that Corona tray is darling!

Brissa said...

i want that hoodie!!! oh it's amazing!

Crystle said...

Cool stuff! Love the cookie jar and corona tray! That lady looks like me!

sherri said...

score! have a great weekend!

The Barefoot Crofter said...

That is a fab sweatshirt - such a great colour. I am a bit of a button addict, but being so far away from any thrift shops, i have to rely on ebay for my fix. I will be sharing some later on in the week.

CoCo Wray said...

We have a wooden bowl just like those but it's medium sized. I love the smaller ones!

Gabbi said...

Great finds! Especially a fan of the sweat shirt...

Mama Gone Green said...

best. sweatshirt. ever.

drollgirl said...

excellent finds! bet that star wars hoodie would have gone for a pretty penny on ebay!

Jil Casey said...

Cute sweatshirt, like the graphics. Healthy cookies are a good idea, I wonder if there is a cookbook for something like that, I'd buy it!

a new girl in vienna said...

love all of your finds! i don't get to do any thrift shopping here. i tried... but its all so terribly expensive
(i want that tray!)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow, I kid you not, we had those wooden bowls growing up. They are still in my parents house!!

I found a Star Wars lunchbox yesterday, it was $25. Didn't buy it.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet ren, these are lovely finds! I especially adore that gorgeous sweatshirt and that adorable cookie jar!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Nice! I just found the most awesome castle candle thing at the thrift store. It's got little doors that open and everything. I should post a picture of it.

Elisa said...

I like the tray. reminds me of mexico! today Goodwill had a 50% sale on the whole store. I found some pants from ann taylor loft for 4.99 and after the discount 2.50! can't beat that.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I'ld like to have the same sweat-shirt ;) and... your bowls are like a nice "souvenir" for me, because my mum used the same when I was a child.

Have a beautiful day

Manuela - "Mrs Hardy" said...

great finds!
i like the next-last one ;)

Pat Tillett said...

I'd say you really scored on this stuff!

Clair said...

What a great find, your boys will enjoy wearing it and then it will be Mama's turn. Yellow is one of my favorite colors.
Clair

lady warfield said...

Lovin' your thrift shop finds and preserves! Lovely friends to share their nuts and fruits!

Stop by and leave a comment and win a pair of free stockings!

XXOO
Suzanne

sheba said...

fab finds! those bowls make me nostalgic!

Jacqueline H. Vo said...

i love the sweatshirt! (and forgive me) but i'm not even a Star Wars fan... wow, what a great steal! my manfriend and his brother would love it.

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