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Thrift Life


I am going to try to add a new semi-regular segment on my blog: Thrift Life.

I don’t know about you, but I love looking at other people’s thrift and Op shop scores, in fact the majority of people I follow on instagram are thrifters and my feed throws up lots of vintage love.

I’ve posted before on some of the great stuff I’ve thrifted, and I don’t expect to post every time I find something just a monthly collection of radness.

I don’t consider it gloating, but I am interested if you do? Do you think people excitedly publishing pictures of their scores are rubbing your nose in stuff you don’t have?

I few of the bloggers I follow are also Thrifters for Life, so if this segment actually works and takes off it might be cool to make it a ‘thing’ link us all up.

Bub was home from Montessori all last week, as he was recovering from being quite sick so we desperately needed to get out of the house and do things, and since parks and other kids stuff were off limits (I wasn’t keen on letting him spread his illness around) I packed him into the car and off we beetled to a few of my favourite and often fruitful Op shops. We only managed to get to 2 before Bub feel asleep in the car (a few hours before his normal nap) so I had to cut the thrifting short, but I was still able to pick up a few fantastic pieces.

Starting with this Early 60s faux-leopard fur coat! Absolutely rare as hen’s teeth to find thrifting here I paid the pricey tag of $50 for it, knowing it was a score no matter what (however I did get a severe case of the guilts spending that much money later on in the day).

Another score was this amazing vintage children’s tent for $5. We need to get poles for it but it came with the hooks – but Bub was too excited about it and insisted I put it up, so I draped it over a couple of chairs and he spent a good long while running in and out of it while our dog Knuckles tried to get in on the fun.

 (excuse the terrible iPhone photos)

I picked up a new scary toy for my collection: a 1950s Mouseketeer doll. He’s a little dirty and needs a good clean but he is really spooky and was only $10 (I have seen him in antique centres for $100+). And lastly a fabulous vintage tea towel from sunny Terrigal $3, which I have put in my pile of linen to be turned into cushions.

 What have you scored recently?