thrifty thrifting

I have always loved the idea of thrifting. Recycling items that someone else has no use for but that you love is thrilling. It’s not always easy to find something you need or want, but maybe that’s why it’s so exciting when you unearth that beloved treasure. Stephanie Barnes of Little Birds is the queen of thrifting. Last summer she wrote a great guide to thrifting which has some excellent and useful tips. She also makes many of her stuffed creatures using thrifted fabric. This has proved to be the best tip for me since I like to sew. You can find so many amazing vintage fabrics at thrift stores, I had no idea!

Here are some of my more recent finds: $14 Vintage Coat (I replaced the buttons) and $5 japanese platter.