Thrift Shop Fun ~ #YearOfHappy

YearofHappy Feb via LaWhimsySo this month’s #YearOfHappy challenge was to head out and find some delightful thrift-store treasures for under $10.00. Being a thrift-store maven, I readily took this challenge in hand, and on a cold Saturday I headed out with a friend for some digging. My results were a jumble of happiness – I found a huge bag full of these string ornaments, all in pale blue and white, for $1.95, a darling stuffed bunny for $2.00, this fantastic vintage bangle bracelet for $1.25, and, of course, a stack of books, the hardcover ones being $0.50 and the paperbacks being $0.25 (it was a sale day on books – and am I the only one who always channels Lisa Simpson by saying “If I don’t save them, they’ll feed them to pigs!” about the books? Yeah, I’m weird, tee-hee!). That brings me to the happy total of $7.70. Not too shabby, I’d say!

VintageBooks Graphic Design Covers via LaWhimsyLook at those colors and those patterns!

These weren’t just random buys to spend money, either. The bracelets I gave to a friend who loves them to bits and I actually have plans for the ornaments – right now they look wonderful in this basket (another thrift-find from awhile ago), but I’m considering using them for a garland or maybe as jar fillers or something of the sort. The bunny is just cute and matches two others I have and use for Spring decor (stuffed animals can be wonderful couch decor – if utilized in a chic and not schmaltzy way) and I want to read all of the soft cover books. The hard cover ones are just so awesome looking and will become photo props and decor pieces (though I’ll no doubt open them up and check out their contents at some point, because they are books, you know, hehe).

Vintage Thrifted Book Pile via LaWhimsyYeah, I really have a thing for vintage books – or any books, really. It’s practically a sickness.

So that’s this month’s #YearOfHappy challenge and here’s to next month’s!

Namaste ~ Ella

*This is my love letter to myself for the #YearOfHappy January link-up! Follow the links to join in the fun too!

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