January 20, 2012

Weekend Challenge: Get Thrifty

I have been really watching my pennies lately, practical sure, responsible yeah, but not a lot fun. Especially for a girl who loves clothes, shoes and accessories.  So what am I doing with the time that I used to spend store hopping and trying on clothes. Well I have discovered a new fascination, thrift stores.  Thrift stores, second hand shops, consignment they all deal in used (sometimes new if you're lucky) merchandise that has been cast off.  Some are independent businesses,  others support local causes/organizations and is run by volunteers, each has there own unique vibe and merchandise.  They are interesting thrilling places to shop and part of the excitement is you never know what you are going to find.  Some days I hit the jackpot and go home with a bag full others I leave empty handed, but even in those cases it was still fun just to look. This weekend I challenge you to check out a thrift store near you.  To add to the incentive, check out some of my thrift store haul from last week.

Painted Silk Japanese Fan, $3

Love the intricate detail on the wood handle.

Gilt Mirror Tray, $10

I am currently housing my nail polish collection on this, makes any assortment of stuff look insanely posh.

Metal Feather Pin, $3

This pin is such a beautiful adornment, adding to any shirt or jacket collar instantly ups the style ante.

I hope that you having an amazing weekend treasure hunting!! I would love to hear about your latest and greatest second hand finds in the comments.

P.S.  If you can't make it out this weekend you could always try thrifting online, ebay or etsy anyone?  I have an etsy shop called the Land of Misfit Goods, devoted to the unusual and unique things I have found, but alas can't keep.


  1. I too, love to peruse all the nooks and crannies of a thrift store. There is something thrilling about walking out with a treasure for which you only paid a few dollars.

    1. Even on days that I don't find anything I want to take with me, I still enjoy looking.

  2. Man those are some great finds! I LOVE the mirror tray. Fabulous.
    xoxox kat

  3. Thanks Katie, The mirror tray is my favorite find. It makes any dressing table or nightstand instantly posh.


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