Wednesday, August 1, 2018

THRIFT HAUL #13

It's been awhile since I shared a thrift haul. Like I mentioned in a resent post that I as I've de-cluttered my home, I've tried to be more intentional in what I bring in, too. I think that's probably the most important thing to remember if you want to keep a uncluttered home. Don't buy crap.

But I still love thrifting and like to go once in a while. And over the past few months I have picked up several items and thought I'd share. I grouped them in categories. I've snapped these photos when I brought them home so I wont forget.

HOUSEHOLD:
We love Spot.
The first thing I picked up is this rattan magazine holder. Fun fact: Jake hates rattan! But I love it and I buy what I want! Hah! I was in fact looking for a rattan magazine holder, to have a place where to keep library books. And there it was! For 3€! I love when that happens! It's quite rare to find just what you are looking for, and super cheap too when thrifting!
Next, a bit random, but I picked up these two doilies. They were half off, originally 2€ and 1,50€. I thought they were really pretty and plan to use them for the Kiddo's second birthday in October. I wanted to add a bit of whimsy to the decor.
 
I found this box where you can hide all the cords and cables in for 4€. It's originally from IKEA, and probably didn't cost that much new, but I live no where near IKEA and was really exited to find this. My desk is a jumble of cords.
Linen pillow case and a duvet cover for a child for 3€. I love linen, I just think it's the best material: ecological, durable, cool in the summer, warm in the winter... Go linen! It just can be a bit expensive, so I always look for linen items when thrifting. Jake and I actually have this exact spotted set in blue from the sale after the company selling these went out of business.

BOOKS:
A book about the animals of the world for 2,50€. I love reading about animals and watching nature documentaries and hope the Kiddo will, too. This book has beautiful drawn illustrations and seemed really good quality.
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth for 2€. When I was pregnant, this was the book that was recommended everywhere. The book to read if you are expecting. I could not find it back then, and was so thrilled when I saw it at the flea market recently for 2€. And yes, if you are pregnant I recommend this book. It explains what happens in birth in a very natural and non-scary way. I really wish I could have read it before I gave birth.
Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food for 50 cents. I've read this years ago from the library and liked it and am happy to have for my own.
A bath book for 2,50€. A bit pricey, but this is the best bath book I've seen. (Bath book is a book you can play with in a bath, if the name didn't give it away, since it's plastic). Most bath books I've seen have like a few very basic drawn pictures. This has several pages and a lot of pictures and words. The Kiddo's been loving it.
Jason picture book for 1€. I remember Camilla Micwitz's illustrations fondly from my childhood and was so happy to find this! The Mimosa books by her about a little witch were my absolute favorites, and they are out of print now, so I'm still on the look out for those. This looks brand new, like it was never read.

CLOTHES:
I never find clothes thrifting and now I've found three pieces. All knits and maybe no one else was crazy enough to look through knits in this heat. But I did, and for once got lucky. The first one is this black and white chunky cotton knit for 4€. It's size L, so it's quite oversized, but I love a good oversize knit.
Dark grey thin cotton-viscose blend cardigan for 3€. This was super comfortable and I'm excited to own a thin cardigan.
A mottled grey thin knit for 2€ (I've realized I really like thin knits). This is a polyester-viscose blend, and the reason I mention the materials is that I've decided to switch to natural fabrics (which polyester of course isn't) when I can and at least absolutely no acrylic. Super excited to wear these, once it get's cool enough to do so. And so excited for cool weather. Autumn hurry up! I had planned to try and take pictures of these on, but no, it's just too hot and I'm a sweaty mess as it is.

So there. I thought there wasn't anything too frivolous there, except possibly the doilies, and everything will find a use.

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