Friday, March 11, 2011

thrift store finds

Today, after almost two full weeks of traveling, my husband was given an unexpected 3 day weekend. We celebrated by hitting up the auto parts store, Costco, and the thrift store. Although the best part by far was getting to spend time with my husband, I was pretty thrilled with my thrift store finds too!

One pair of like-new khaki pants for my husband, $3.99.

One pair of Kenneth Cole black dress flats for Hannah, $4.99. This picture is deceiving, these shoes are in excellent condition, so cute!

Three excellent condition children's books:

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss, $0.69,
My Very First Book of Numbers by Eric Carle (author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar), $0.69,
and a Finding Nemo board book about Colors, $0.49.

And the item I am most excited about: The Italian Cooking Encyclopedia, $6.99.

It has all kinds of information on the ingredients used in Italian cooking, along with recipes and loads of pictures! You can bet that some of these recipes will be making it to the blog and menu plans soon!

All told with tax, I spent $19.25! Pretty great, huh?

 Excuse the random cat picture, I just love how Oliver cocked his head, just like a dog in this shot...


  1. I love thrift stores....such a great place to find bargains, and it is the "green" way to go!

    I have found tons of hockey jerseys for my son at the local Value Village....Cannot wait until you post some of the italian recipes!


  2. That book looks awesome! and the cat...awww!

  3. That book is an awesome find! What is it with cats wanting sit on top of cupboards?!?!? My parents cat does that all the time, it creeps me out!

  4. Hooray for the happy finds, it's amazing what you can still get for less than $20!

    I can't wait for the Italian recipes either, I'll be keeping my eye out.

  5. Op Shops are the bomb! I can't help but go in whenever I see one! You really never know what treasures you might find.

  6. I love that Italian encyclopaedia! Looks fabulous! Good finds for sure.

  7. Good work Heather! The thrift stores get picked over so fast here. I think because it's a college town.

  8. Finding good used items is way more exciting than buying new. Those shoes are darling!