Thursday, April 10, 2008
Anja's Thrifting Challenge
I joined Anja from My New Classic Home for the Thrifting Challenge that she is hosting this week. Yard sales and thrift shops are some of my favorite places to shop. Oh the treasures you find...
Because I have a daycare, I'm always on the lookout for thrifted toys to add to the play closet. We live just a few blocks away from our local Coast Gaurd housing, so I tend to cruise through there many weekends. There is a lot of young families in housing and I can always be assured of some great toys at their sales. I bought this whole lot of fun playthings this weekend for $4.50! Whenever I add a new toy to the closet, all the kids immediately see it when they arrive for their day. It's really funny how they all zone in on the new things.
I have a love for pie-plates and found this huge one at a yard sale in Portland. We just happened to be driving by, not on the look-out for yard sales but saw this one in a really cute neighborhood so had to stop. So glad I did! The old red-handled kitchen gizmo's came from an estate sale here in Astoria. One of those sales where you have the run of the entire house from top to bottom and anything you find is for sale. It's kind of a strange feeeling digging through someone's life. I hope someday someone will like my treasures.
Happy Thrifing to you....
Posted by Paula at 7:25 AM