Friday, February 1, 2013

Thrift Shop Challenge

The other day the Heavens aligned and two of my current favourite things (the Thrift Shop Song and Young House Love) merged to create the (completely unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge. Fun!!

After playing the song for my sister Jenny (who had heard of it, but had never actually heard it) we teamed up and hit the op shops (that's Aussie slang for thrift shops).

The plan was this: Head into the shops with $20 to spend, buy some really cool stuff with that $20, and find & photograph some items that were mentioned in the song.

Now when it comes to thrifting Jenny is a seasoned professional. She knows all the tricks and is so good at finding bargains. Me, not so much. I always have high hopes about what I'll find, but never actually come home with much of anything. Yesterday was no exception. While Jen found a heap of cool things (check them out on her blog), all I managed to find was some burlap. Which I love, but it only cost me $2.. I guess I'll just have to spend my remaining $18 next time!!

I had much better luck with the scavenger hunt... Jen found a big a$$ coat and I found myself an all pink outfit (none of which came home with us for obvious reasons!).

End result: thrifting is fun, but harder than it looks :).

I would love to hear about your thrifting adventures too. Do you like op shopping? What's the coolest thing you've ever found?


  1. We didn't find anything until our 3rd thrift store. Sometimes that's how thrifting goes I guess!

  2. Thanks for reminding me about this and going with me. Cant wait to check out the furniture one next!


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