Sunday, January 27, 2013

its a thrift shop sort of day...

when my very favorite bloggers, John & Sherry Petersik of Young House Love, offered up their (Completely Unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge last Friday, i knew it was the perfect excuse to get back to blogging!  if you somehow missed all of the attention macklemore is getting for 'thrift shop', here's the clean radio edit, (i'd still keep the kiddos out of the room though because the language is pretty easy to decipher)

THRIFT SHOP (PG Radio Edit Clean version) - MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. WANZ from Garrett Wesley Gibbons on Vimeo.

my bestie brenza and i had gone on a thrifting binge earlier last week but had to cut our trip short so finishing up today was perfect timing for the challenge.  we went to a local flea-market/garage-sale/antique-mall-esque store called Hart City Supercenter that we love to hit up for totally random items and some really good bargains.  the whole store is set up in booths with different vendors renting each booth so i knew we'd have the most luck and the best variety of random things.  to get started we knew we had to obey the completely unofficial challenge's three rules:

Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket”and take a picture. 

so here's the $20 in my pocket, first rule, check!

Step #2. Spend that $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.

 I figured I'd start with what we didn't buy since the non-spoils are usually the best part of thrifting... brenza said this wedding gown wasn't exactly her style

we where hoping that jhubs would be excited about this vintage silk smoking jacket, but it was $110 so rule two, not-check

the fish in a dress should definitely have come home with us, but at $5 it was a little pricey for a gag-gift in a $20 challenge

we were LOVING this vintage Super 8 video camera for our good friend chris but since the marine corps is getting ready to send him to japan we figured he didn't need anything else to stick in his storage space :(

and these shoes were just plain hilarious, totally the wrong size for both of us

as for what we did buy, i of course had to get some vintage canning jars since i'm totally obsessed... this by far my favorite, its for Jumbo Peanut Butter and has an elephant on it!  the 5 jars were $14

this awesome four-strand pearl necklace that we'll later use to wrap the stems of brenza's wedding bouquet and it was only $3

and brenza got 15 of these awesome (and much needed) drinking glasses for just $3 (our best find of the day!)

after leaving Hart City, totally on a thrifting-high we went to one of our local Goodwill stores and, sadly, didn't find much of anything until we were ready to leave and spotted one, lone glass, that totally matched the others putting us $1 over our $20 budget but it did give brenza a matching set of 16 for only $4, totally worth it...

to see what the other participators found, check out the linky party post here.  thanks John & Sherry for the awesome challenge, we'd love to do it again!!

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