It's kinda like eating a bunch of appetizers before dinner. You know you shouldn't, you're just gonna regret it, but you can't stop.
I did this at the thrift store a few weekends ago. I had a short amount of time and I specifically went searching for a hutch, but before going to the furniture section, I got pulled toward housewares, then toys, then blankets, then t-shirts, then purses, then shoes, and thennnn... crap, before I knew it I'd been there for an hour and hadn't even looked at single thing in the furniture section!
Lets' just say I had a lot of appetizers that trip...
Like these size 6 kids blue Converse All-Stars that I spotted while standing in line to check out. N is busting out of his size 5 shoes and I wanted to get these exact shoes for him at Nordstrom Rack for like $25. Picked these up for a cool $2.99! Tossed them in the wash, good as new!
Found these vintage flash cards in the toy section.
Vintage flash cards are really popular right now as framed art. Look at this amazing wall from Apartment Therapy.
To be honest though, as much as I love this, I may actually need to use these flash cards for their intended purpose. My math skills are, well, not really skills at all. My favorite comment from this Apartment Therapy post was "This brings back bad memories of failing math class in 4th grade..."
How about this yellow and white crocheted afghan blanket. It's like 100 bursts of sunshine!
I love a vintage tee, especially one that is thin, soft, and even a little holey. Oh, and see that arrow on the front, that's some foreshadowing for something coming very soon on this here bloggy blog blog...
And I die. How cute is this brand spankin' new Gymboree cardigan? It has "I'm a little man" written all over it.
But this little man was not happy about wearing it. Luckily he fell asleep in the car and I was able to clip the tie on without needing his approval. He frumped the whole morning and throughout the entire wedding ceremony. Didn't smile until the end of the day when he got to climb all over a railing with his friends. Note to self, bribe him with approval to climb on things that shouldn't be climbed on.
I also made a stop in at The Sampler and picked up these vintage metal roller skates, aka "Cruisers." Right, didn't everyone call them cruisers back in the day? Wasn't that Janis Joplin's song? "I got a brand new pair of Cruisers, you got a brand new key! I think that we should get together and try them out you see..." No? Not the right lyrics? Hmph. Well, for the sake of having all C's in the title of this post, you're gonna call them Crusiers and you're gonna like it, m'kay.I'd like to put these CRUISERS in C's vintage sports room -- maybe use them as book ends?
How about you? Pick up any fun treasures lately? Or force your child to wear something they didn't want to? I want to hear about it!