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Gift of Thrift


Gift of Thrift

I’m so excited to be co-hosting this one-of-a-kind Secret Santa with some awesome blog friends- Amanda, Dus, Marisa, and Hannah!

This holiday season, we are committing to giving thoughtful, eco-friendly gifts. These are, most times, ONE OF A KIND. This means giving items that are second-hand, handmade, re-used, upcycled, recycled, refashioned, local, and thrifted. Every “used” item you give is one less item that could have ended up in a landfill, reducing waste and resources. Second-hand gifts are special – someone took the time to hunt for a perfect gift that no traditional retailer could provide.

Ideas for gifts include:

  • antique brooch
  • mismatched stemware with a bottle of local wine
  • vintage holiday table cloth
  • vintage aprons
  • early edition classics for a bookworm
  • glass pie or cake stand with your homemade baked good
  • vintage picnic basket filled with goodies
  • vintage glasswares
  • vintage tin filled with homemade candy or baked goods
  • funny mug with local coffee or hot cocoa
  • glass perfume bottle
  • an old map of the person’s home city or birthplace
  • second-hand board games
  • old photo album filled with photos of a recent event or trip
  • vintage jar/vase with fresh flowers
  • stationary

Be creative – think out of the box! Make sure to visit your recipient’s blog to get a sense of who they are and what they like!

Use vintage cards and wrapping paper too– Presentation is key! Make sure it’s presented beautifully!

Sign up by Friday, December 6 by emailing Amanda- with your address.You will be emailed your recipient’s name on Monday, December 9, 2013. Items must be shipped by December 18, 2013.  $15 limit – that is a lot of thrifted goodness!

If you have a blog- be sure to write a post about your gift with photos. :)

This swap is open to anyone and we’d love to have you! The more the merrier!

Merry thriftmas to all and to all a good night!

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Patio Furniture Restyle


We recently made over these chairs that Brian found in the alley on his way to work one morning. They were dirty and a little beat up, but nothing a hosing and some spray paint couldn’t fix. We spent less than $30 on spray paint and the chairs were free, so it was a cheap addition to our patio furniture. I still want to make some cushions for them because I haven’t found any round ones for sale that I like.


Here’s what they looked like before…

vintage fiber glass chairs

We used Montana Gold spray paint in Pool and if you’re local, they have a good selection at the Arizona Art Supply in Phoenix on 16th Street.

Have you entered the Albion swimsuit giveaway yet?? Do it.

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T-Store Scores…


vintage thrift store scores

Here’s a peek at some of our most recent thrift store scores, minus the clothes. Thrifting unique glasses and mugs is way to easy so I’m trying to be pickier in what I bring home to our overflowing collection. The ones on the bottom left have been in heavy rotation with my current favorite cocktail, a spin on the old-fashioned (instead of sour mix, I use the juice of 1/2 orange or 1 whole Cutie).

Just in case a stiff drink is in order on your Monday :)

What are your favorite recent t-store finds?

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vintage hanging egg chair…


As much as I love thrifting and finding vintage, the real champ of that in this house is Brian. He’s always been one to spend his lunch breaks at thrift stores and yard/estate sales and a couple of weeks ago he brought home this vintage hanging egg chair and a handmade vintage dress he found.

b.a.i.t. shoes vintage dress
vintage hanging egg chair

It’s in pretty good condition and came with this comfy pillow but we’re going to give it a fresh coat of paint soon- I’m excited to brighten up the ugly black stand!

B.a.i.t. shoes owl necklace

dress: vintage
tights: Target
shoes: B.A.I.T.
necklace: birthday gift
book: used book store- bought with credit from trading in books, yay!

vintage dress hanging egg chair

Finding vintage furniture at good prices is getting harder and harder as it becomes more popular, which makes it even more exciting when we find a piece like this!

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t-store scores…


So, I was thinking that I haven’t done a t-store scores post in awhile!

Yesterday Brian and I went on our first thrifting adventure together since he started his new job back in July and these are all our finds from two stops.

vintage Pyrex

//All this Pyrex for under $10!

vintage books

//A 1965 edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking
//Pancakes and Waffles with cool typography
//A vintage, mint green wastebasket for my craft room
//Book of vintage graphics

vintage picnic basket office chair

//A picnic basket with bottle and baguette holders- perfect for my bike!
//Vintage office chair

thrifted saddle shoes

//His & Hers dapper shoes for $2 each- I’ve been on the hunt for saddle shoes!

We also found some clothes but I like to save those for outfit posts… :)

I haven’t been thrifting much lately so it was awesome to have such a good haul! Have you been having good luck at the thrift stores lately?

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