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a little thrifting

2.07.2011





This morning we hit up a few thrift stores. Has any other mom out there tried to do serious treasure hunting with a little one(s)? First of all, everything is gross and I'm always trying to prevent Israel from touching and grabbing things, then washing his hands every chance I get. Also, this whole stopping at 20 different stores, getting out and looking around for 15 minutes is not the ideal way to spend your day when you're 16 mos old!
We did find a few things. I spotted some old pottery, with small handles and tiny spouts, maybe for small candles or as bud vases. I tossed them in the cart but ended up ditching them at the register. I couldn't think of where I could possibly put them so they didn't make the cut.
I did keep these teak triangular napkin rings. They have small slits at the top, I'm guessing to hold name cards. Handy, if I ever have a formal dinner with just two other people?! I also found this IKEA PS tealight holder for $2, new in box. Probably not a big deal for those of you who live around the corner from the Swedish mecca but for us who are at least 5+ hrs from one, it's kind of a score.
The best part of my day though? Watching these two guys make their way, very slowly, through the parking lot. Israel was totally spent by the time we headed home. Actually, he threw a full blown tantrum but I can't say I blame him. He's napping now. :)

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