Thrifted

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted.  We got wrapped up in August with a weekend trip to NC, a visit from my sister and her new baby, some super-cool houseguests, and other Summer fun.  Oh, but mostly I got wrapped up in morning sickness… yup, baby #3 is on board and has officially knocked me on my arse!  (That said, we couldn’t be more excited to add another babe to the mix, and I am inspired to do some more baby sewing once these icky feelings pass!) 

Besides 3 straight weeks of nausea, the fatigue hit me right away… By 3 o’clock most days I’m a pile of yawns, doing all I can to keep my kids entertained as I rest on the couch.  I didn’t touch my sewing machine for a month.  Literally.  And as much as I wanted to make things (especially a new wardrobe for my preschool bound girl), I had zero energy!  The past couple of weeks have been better, so I will share a few recent projects in the coming days, but for now I will share some things I didn’t make.  A good day at the thrift store makes me happy- it brings me back to the time I got my prom dress (AND my date’s 3-piece suit) at Goodwill… for like $16.  And yup, they were actually cute!  Anyway, here’s what I acquired on my most recent trip….

A sweet hand-smocked dress (maybe for baby # 3?) in excellent condition…the color of orange sherbert.  yum. 

Another adorable smocked dress, in even more excellent condition.  Lemon curd, anyone?  (Yea, I’ve got me some cravings!)

This little number was actually a freebie from a yard sale, but I had to throw it in… it’s really old, and really short, and super cute on my 3 year old.  But, I probably need to soak it in a little oxy clean to brighten it up!

A cute corduroy dress that I have grand plans to dye deep red (and to snip off the shoulder bows too, I think).  A good Fall dress for Ellery.

A vintage sheet that I have already hacked up for pajama pants… and maybe a matching pillowcase for E.

My most expensive item at a whopping $3 was this fluted tart pan.  But really, what is a (temporarily retired) pastry chef without one? 

…and a couple of hand-painted Made-in-Japan plates.  Perfect for a slice of lemon tart!

My total for my thrifted purchase was $11 and some change.  Dang good if I do say so myself!  Any other savvy thrifters out there?? 

-Erin

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