One of my favourite blogs, Apron Thrift Girl, has a “Thrift Share Monday” in which she posts photos and stories about her weekend’s finds. Normally I don’t have time to blog on Mondays because I’m at my “real” job but since today is Victoria Day, a holiday in Canada, I am excited to be able to share with you some of my great finds from a weekend of thrifting.
On Saturday, I hit 4 shops in Abbotsford – Hidden Treasures (didn’t find anything there this time), MCC Clothing Etc., Salvation Army and Life’s Second Chance Thrift Shop.
I got my biggest deals at the Sally Ann. This beautiful vase was… wait for it… only
25cents!! The sticker on it says “Colorful Working House” – a brand I’ve never heard of. I have no idea if it is of any value but I don’t care. I picked it up because of its cheerful colour, its elegant shape and size. It’s perfect for a handful of lilacs which are finally blooming in my backyard.
I also picked up a few magazines and Teacher Man by Frank McCourt. I read Angela’s Ashes, which I loved, and ’Tis, which I didn’t love as much but I’ve never read this one. It’s about his life as a teacher. I’m going to read it and if I think he’ll like it, I’m going to gift it to my dad for Father’s day.
I also picked up this CD called Motherhood and comes from the Prairie Home Companion radio show. For you Canadians who aren’t familiar with this, think of CBC radio’s Vinyl Café and you’ll know exactly what it’s like. Garisson Keillor is the host of the variety show and this CD focuses on mothers with songs, poems, hilarious radio sketches and the like. It’s hilarious. I’ll listen to it for a year, then probably give it to my mom for Mother’s Day next year. Now that’s shopping ahead.
At the MCC Clothing Etc I found these brand new leather working gloves that I just know my husband and son are going to love. (That was sarcasm for those who don’t know my family.) I also found a replacement for my wallet which broke the day before. The fact that I found this wallet is nothing short of a miracle. I am super picky when it comes to wallets. They have to have tons of card slots as well as room for bills and change but they have to be able to be completely closed by zipper. I’m just paranoid of having my cards fall out of my wallet unbeknownst to me. It’s not that easy to find a wallet that fits this bill – even new. So I was so pleased when I found this one, in great shape, for $2.50.
On Sunday, I spent the afternoon with my beautiful sister in Fort Langley. I love thrift shopping with Benita. She’s just as passionate about thrift shopping as I am. We hit the Value Village in Langley, which is a really good one. I almost always find great stuff there – especially when I’m with Benita because she seems to have radar for great stuff.
Remember my blog post about my shoe fetish? Well I have to confess that I added to the collection. I blame it on Benita, who walked by these and pointed them out to me. They were $11. Honestly, how could I pass them up? They’re rear-entry boots, which is kinda cool, and are in mint condition. I LOVE the colour, although I had to think of the movie Kinky Boots: “please tell me I haven’t inspired burgundy!”
I also found a t-shirt and a brand-new -still-had-store-tags-in-it cord jacket.
I’m linking to Apron Thrift Girl so you can see what she found this weekend. How about you? What did you find in your thrifting travels this weekend?