I was at the thrift store on Friday, mostly dropping stuff off, but I couldn’t help myself from going in and seeing if I could find any goodies. I was shopping at Red, White, and Blue, the thrift store associated with the Vietnam Veterans of America. My best purchase to date at this store is a brown North Face fleece I got my 10-year-old, for only $3.95!! (She’s wearing it in the pics below) It totally depends who’s pricing things, because I’ve seen baby sweaters priced at more than that. But who cares, I scored that day!! And I have the identical adult version, so now we can be twins. 🙂 On Friday, however, the only thing that caught my eye was a pair of shin guards for my son. They were 50% off $2.95, so I snatched those right up.
All day Saturday I wanted to hit Goodwill with my daughter because we haven’t been in a long time. She spent the afternoon puking her guts out, so that didn’t happen. Meanwhile, I checked out Young House Love and bam… that’s when I found the The Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge! It was meant to be! 😉
This was the challenge:
Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket” and take a picture.
OMG, I never have $20 bucks in my pocket! But I scraped some together and we were off to our favorite Goodwill store. It’s so convenient they are open on Sundays. Wow, I should have brushed my hair!
Step #2 was to spend your $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.
Furniture was all 50% off so I carefully inspected everything, but ended up not getting anything. There was one table I liked. But even after 50% off it was still $20 and I really only wanted the legs. I have been wanting to make a new dining room table for a looooong time. But I skipped it. Nice legs though, huh? I ended up finding an awesome table (that needed NO work) on Craigslist. Check out that post here.
These frosted tiki glasses caught my eye and at $.89 I had to put them in my cart. I love the old school Disney World logo.
Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.
Here’s the video: Macklemore’s Thrift Shop – G Rated Version
We found lots of luggage…
A big a** coat…
Here are some things we couldn’t agree on… I liked this dress, but Smart Jr. didn’t.
She liked this sweater thing and I just didn’t think I’d wear it. It’s too complicated.
Here’s what we got and it came to just under $10, which doesn’t add up, but whatever:
(2) Walt Disney World Tiki cups – $.89 each
Glass Aunt Jemima bottle – $1.99
(2) Footie PJs – $1.99 each
Flannel nightgown – $1.99
Aeropostale T-shirt – $2.99
(2) baskets that hang from the wall – $.99 for both
“Keep Christ in Christmas” car magnet – $.99
Here’s a closeup of the Aunt Jemima container. Not sure what I am going to do with it yet! I was kind of afraid my husband would be like WTF, but he totally loves it AND the tiki glasses. He wishes they had MORE tiki glasses!
We are overachievers and were determined to spend the whole $20, so we went to another Goodwill store today. Yes, two in one day, plus two new consignment stores we’ve never been to.
We didn’t really look for anything else from the song, but I did find another one of those doll chairs and snapped a picture. These things are everywhere!
Again, we spend just under $10 and this time we got:
A beach chair – $2.99
Disney Trivia game – $3.99 (We already gave this away to a family that is obsessed with Disney, we went to their house for a Super Bowl party tonight)
Random peacock feather thing – $.99
NWT Baby’s 1st photo book – $.99 (I am going to fill this with pictures and give to my nephew/godson)
We popped lots of tags and had a great day. Thanks for the unofficial challenge!! Best of all… I’ve got nothing that needs spray paint or any other fixing up. Well, maybe those hanging baskets.
Here’s a really bad video on our way to a Super Bowl party after a long day of thrift shopping: http://youtu.be/yUI3O0NQ1AA?t=36s