Thrift Finds! Shopping Second Hand.

(this post is more materialist than it is minimalist)

As you know, I’m an advocate of shopping second hand. Not only are you buying things much cheaper than what you would in retail, your money stays within the community, cuts down on manufacturing demands, and you’re recycling. It’s green. Super green. Also, if you like shopping and hunting, I consider thrift store shopping a good combination. The thrill of the chase. Sometimes you make a killing, sometimes you don’t.

So, I wanted to share with you some recent finds I’m particularly proud of:

Gunther loves the new pouf.

Gunther loves the new pouf.

The pouf. I’ve been debating on buying a couple of these for my yoga studio but they are SO PRICEY. When I found this one for a mere $40, I was thrilled because I had been looking at prices more like this:

Saved at least $50.

Saved at least $50.

Southwestern style blanket.

Southwestern style blanket.

I love throws and especially anything that has a Southwestern feel to it. Most blankets/throws like this cost a minimum of $50. I bought this one for $10. No holes, no stains. For the win.

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Two finds here; the mirror and the poncho!

When I picked up this poncho, I thought I was looking at another Southwestern throw. When I unfolded it, I realized it was a poncho. I love ponchos. The poncho has been part of my daily uniform for about a year now. The people selling this had it labeled as a RUG. I stole it for $12. It’s woven, no stains, very durable. Quality poncho right here. Oh, also the mirror was a thrift store find – $19.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more exciting, thriftaholic posts.