Friday, March 30, 2012

Thrifting Finds

I have been doing some thrifting lately, and have been finding some good items in very good condition. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite, and best finds.

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The best find, was this Ergo baby carrier, in MINT condition! I washed it in my washing machine, and it's all sanitized (because who knows where it's been). I got this for beyond inexpensive at a whole whopping 6.99$. This carrier starts at 129.99$ retail. I cannot believe someone donated it to the thrift store...! I have been wanting an ergo for a while (discovered them I think after Mack was born, but could never justify spending 130$+ on a baby carrier. When I saw this one, for 6.99$, I didn't care what color it was! (My first pick would have been black, since it goes with everything, but for 6.99$ I wasn't complaining and at least with green, it is neutral. I don't think I would have purchased it if it were pink... not for carrying a boy!)


It also came with this piece. I'm going to assume it's the "newborn" insert. However, upon inspecting the Ergo website, the newborn insert looks different, so maybe they've revamped the shape of it recently? Does any of you know if this is indeed for newborn support, or what it's actual purpose is? I'm keeping the piece, for when Quentin outgrows the carrier (which is good until 40 lbs, and he's only about 23 lbs or so, now, so I've got quite the usage time left in this new find).


Through a garage sale, I scored an entire box full of Habs stuff for the boys, and they've decorated their room with the items, and were in Habs haven. Since they already have a Habs clock in their room the NHL clock that was in this lot, is now hung in our playroom. Perfect spot for it, we actually needed a clock in there. It was good timing. I got the entire lot for 10$. (The clock alone is worth about 30$!)

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Besides finding a few hotwheel cases like these at the thrift store, I also found this awesome one in the shape of a wheel, which was quite neat. The boys cars were all over the house, so we've managed to get them all stored in these cases and we don't trip over any more cars anymore. That makes me one happy mama! I found all the cases for around 2.99 each, except this smaller wheel one, which I think was a bit less, (did not find them all at the same time, it was upon different trips to the thrift store), when they retail 15$ each in the store. I was quite happy with these savings!


One time at the thrift store, I found this new in box beading loom. Since I've been interested in weaving, I thought maybe I'd try my hand at beading too! Now, just to find more hours in the day, would be nice (to accomplish all these creative ideas I have in my head!) I got this baby for 2$ and was quite pleased.


I found this beautiful wooden menorah (the feathers of the peacock where the candles go in, actually swivel, it's quite neat), for 2$ at the Salvation Army.


Next up is this lovely spinning wheel! It's really tiny, and I love it. I just need to find the perfect spot to display it in my office. I can't believe that I found this for 2.99$. It's just the cutest thing ever. And perfect for my office! Any knitter would appreciate this.


And lastly, ever since Sean watched a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie while we were at the hospital back in January after his allergic reaction, he's been asking me about them. And since my mother could only find figurines with missing limbs from my brother's childhood in her storage space, I was so happy to have found a bunch of Ninja Turtles as well at the thrift store. I think I paid maybe 5$ in total for all these (plus a few that are not pictured in this photo, as the kids ran off with them before I got a chance to snap the photo). I think Sean's fave turtle is the one in the right hand side of the back row, decked out with a hockey jersey & skates! It's just missing the hockey stick that was not with it in the thrift store.

Do you thrift shop? If so, what were your best/fave finds? Do share!


kristo said...

Those are awesome finds. I should start checking the thrift stores around here.... so many cool treasures.
Tell Sean that Ninja Turtles are AWESOME!!! I used to watch it with my brother all the time.... oh, and the turtle in the hockey gear is Leonardo. ;)

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by your thrifting treasures, Robyn. well done! You're making me itch to get to Value Village asap :)

hakucho said...

You lucked out with some great finds :)

Caroline said...

Nice finds!

There's a new Ninja Turtles movie currently in production. I'm not sure when it's coming out but your figurines are sure to go up in value when it does :)

Anie, kale said...

it's in fact the newborn insert!
lucky you!

i really loved wearing my kids on my back. enjoy your super carrier :)

Dawn said...

Wow you have some awesome finds there! I especially love the tiny spinning wheel!

g-girl said...

wow, you sure found some treasures! i haven't been thrifting in a while. it's too dangerous. lol. too many fun things and no room for them here!

Girl Knits said...

Great thrift store find. You really are lucky there, Robyn.