Monday, April 11, 2011

Thrift Share Giveaway and "Hot Spot" for the Week

Although Simple Mom's Project Simplify officially ended last week, I'll still be focusing on cleaning and purging around my home to provide myself and my family with an oasis of simplicity (or at least, I hope, a house not filled to the brim with junk that needs constant attention).  Megan over at Declutter Daily - who also happens to be the winner of last week's thrift share giveaway (congratulations, Megan!)  - recommended that I look into Org Junkie's 52 Weeks project.  I am looking forward to following along with the challenges and tips that Laura (the professional organizer also known as the Org Junkie) provides each Friday and sharing some of my own thoughts and results here from time to time.  In the meantime, I am challenging myself with consolidating all of the stuff I have set aside in a variety of places around my house/garage/car to give to - or return to - others and getting those things out of the door this week.

And now onto this week's thrift share giveaway.  This week I am offering up this fun and funky sweater to one lucky winner.  The tag says that it is a size large, though I would peg it more as a medium.  If I'm doing my vintage math correctly, then this little piece of vintage fun was made in 1973.  I thrifted this beauty from the bins of the Goodwill outlet, but it didn't survive the cut in my closet clean up so I wanted to help it find a new home where it would be loved.  This sweater is very light and would be perfect for a cool spring day or evening - if you're interested in winning it, please leave a comment between now and midnight EST on Friday.

The colors are as bright today as the day it was made.

I used this RN number (51277) and the Queen of Fifty Cent's tutorial to date this to the 1970s.  In case it wasn't obvious from the style :) 

I haven't been doing much thrifting lately so I haven't had any recent finds to share, but during a little bit of downtime between two soccer games this weekend I got the opportunity to stop by a few yard sales.  It was mid-morning before I dropped in for a peek, but I was still able to find a few goodies.

I bought these at a yard sale raising money for a youth mission trip to Mexico where the kids are going to build a home for someone currently living without one.  The young lady in charge of pricing quoted me $3 for everything but suggested a $5 donation (something I was more than happy to pay and I wish them much fundraising success).
I bought this gorgeous pair of Born sandals that look as though they had never been worn.  They're very comfortable and the color is hard to miss (hello spring!) in a wonderful way.  I also picked up this book of desegregation poetry that was signed by both the author and the illustrator.  Finally, I snagged a few packs of playing cards to be able to tuck into our newly organized game/linen closet and my car (for on-the-go play).

Running Man couldn't understand why I was taking a picture of my own foot, even after I explained that I wanted to share this lime green awesomeness on my weekly thrift share post.  I'm not sure that he gets the awesomeness of the lime green either!

This blue is so lovely, isn't it?

This yellow and the sunflower definitely put me in a summer frame of mind.  Good thing because it is supposed to be in the upper 80s around here today!

Like the green sandals, these lovely glass flower medallions make me think of the burgeoning spring season and I look forward to hanging them in the window.  I found these at the bargain price of $1 for the pair at a neighborhood sale.

I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday...hop on over to check out the thrifted treasures hunted up all over the world this past week.

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams


  1. Thanks Brittany! Awesome! I hope you end up liking orgjunkie. Good luck.

  2. the shoes are great. good find.

  3. Hi Brittany,I have just realised that I had linked to your give-away incorrectly. I am so sorry. I have corrected my mistake and will make mention of this in today's post.
    I am going to make those Brownies this weekend they look and sound delish.