Just got back from a trip to the thrift shop for filling in some necessary clothing gaps. We came back with a few fun items as well. 

Lily fell in love with this purple gown. I had started to make her a very similar gown but that project got put on hold, probably permanently. Leif pulled all my pins out and I’m finding it hard to be enthusiastic and interested in putting it back together so I can then sew it together. All the small and long pieces are now sitting in a drawer waiting for a decision to be made.

This one is so fun a twirly and will fit for some time. I think I’ll offer the unfinished dress on Freecycle now that we have this one.

We even found this mint condition faux fur wrap to go with it. It’s 32’C out right now and Lily doesn’t want to wear anything else!

We also found this beautiful sari top. It’s a tad big but she’ll grow into it. 

We also bought a number of shirts, shorts and skirts for everyday wear. (This is what she gave me when I said “look normal”.)

For all you homelearners out there…… I found a really great copy of a book I already have. It’s in almost new condition, although a slightly older version and I thought I’d offer it here as a giveaway! 

The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science. The complete reference guide to Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A handy book to have around for so many different science-y questions.

If you’re interested in this book, leave a comment for a random draw. I’ll keep this open for one week. June 11th will be the draw. This giveaway is open to those in and outside of Canada.

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22 Responses to Thrift Shop Finds and Giveaway

  1. Kyrie says:

    Hey! I recognize that book…Lindsay was telling me about it. Definitely one that I’d like to have.

  2. greenteacher says:

    ok, my babies might be a tad young for this book (for now!), but I’m not! looks great!

  3. Wow, those outfits look great! I guess you’re stocking up in preparation for the BIG move. Looks like you’ve been having fun!

  4. Lindsay says:

    Am I allowed to enter even though I sell them? lol. I don’t have that one yet, but it’s one I’d like to add to my collection for sure!

  5. Annie says:

    Of course you can Lindsay, especially because you don’t own that book yet! It’s a really great book.

  6. Krista says:

    Um, that book looks like the answer to all of Kale’s questions he asks me everyday that I don’t have a clue about. Nice finds, Annie. That purple dress is amazing and looks so wonderful on Lily. I’m dying to know what thrift store you’re having so much great luck at!

  7. debbie says:

    oh, yes, please enter me! this would definitely come in handy around here…

    and i am impressed that you could even consider making a gown like that! i need to learn how to use my hand-me-down sewing machine – i’m always getting requests for bonnets, tunics, dresses…and i have no clue!

  8. Vanessa says:

    what a little ham she is! great finds.

  9. Sarah says:

    I’d love the book too but I think one of your local friends should get it ;)
    What a lucky day you had!

  10. lisa says:

    Looks like a great book and we don’t have that one. Thanks for the opportunity Annie.

    Lisa :)

  11. Wow – thanks for your generosity!

    Orlando would LOVE that book.

  12. Judy Roberts says:

    Love the purple gown!

  13. taimarie says:

    This book looks great- we are just entering the “why” stage, and I’m sure it would come in handy! By the way, I’ve been meaning to write you back forever, it’s cool that you have connections so close by. We should hook up sometime- are you planning on coming through anytime this summer?

  14. paxye says:

    What a cutie!

    and my boys would LOVE that book!… I have to say that I am finally able to say that my boys are starting to actually enjoy sitting down and looking at a book… :)

  15. Natalie says:

    Wow, looks like such a cool book. It would be so fun for me to read with some of the kids I look after. And I would really enjoy it too.

  16. dancing dragonfly says:

    Lily you look darling!

    A book like that could be invaluable when you have a 5 year old asking so many great questions and a mom who is thinking I don’t know! I need to get back to you on that!

  17. Katherine says:

    Wow, you have thrift shop talent. Not everyone does, you know. Some people walk in and they just can’t see anything. But, clearly, you can. I feel like we should be sending you a giveaway, just for enduring those awful hives!

  18. Lyn says:

    great book! I could use some help answering all those questions – I have 4 little unschoolers!

  19. suna says:

    she looks lovely.

  20. Sally says:

    Your daughter is such a delight to watch through your posts. Her personality just sparkles! I’d love that book. Usborne are just fantastic. My current favorite it the timeline of the world book. I also teach a homeschool math and science class, so that book would be a score! Love your blog, Sally

  21. LivingSimply says:

    My husband is a public school teacher, but we are going to be homeschooling our little one:-)…would love to have that book for our home library to use when she comes of age!

    We are still chuckling over the “get to work” video of your daughter! Thank you for sharing :).

  22. Deirdre Goff says:

    Gah! Hope I’m not too late for the draw… we would *love* this book for our homeschooling library as well!

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