this isn’t your grandma’s coat

Alright, y’all. Today we’re doing the unofficial Mackelmore Thrift Shop challenge with Young House Love! (If you haven’t heard this song, you need to. It’s hilarious! You can find the cleaned up version here.) The rules are simple! Go thrift shopping, $20.00 in yo’ pocket, find something awesome, and document said awesome-ness with gratuitous photos of your ‘ghetto’ face.

So, last Saturday, I headed to “Thrift Town” which is right down the road for me and set out for greatness. Oh boy did I find it.

thrift-shopping-challenge-1For those of you who might not know, “greatness” can often come in the form of acid washed denim jackets. I know it’s not part of the song, but I really think Mackelmore himself would be proud to don this!


Really though, I found this awesome desk lamp with a pop of bright green. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was Emily Henderson. I could totally see this beauty being worked into one of her amazing rooms. It was only $9.99 and in great shape, but I resisted the temptation. Truth be told, I don’t need another lamp and after a solid 5-7 minutes of pacing around it, carefully balancing the pros and cons of stylish lighting, I backed away slowly.

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Luckily, I was distracted by fate. My greatest find was this gorgeous, vintage pink pitcher for just $4.99!! Not a scratch, dent, or ding on it and now, it’s all mine! It’s smaller than a standard picture but I think it would be perfect for summer cocktails for two on our patio, as a vase for fresh flower, or it might even live in our bedroom to save us late nite trips to the kitchen for a glass of water. It’s the only thing I purchased with my $20 bones but I am mighty proud!thrift-shopping-challenge-3

And, I just couldn’t resist giving it a little fashion show after I got it home and cleaned up.


A stack of books, a flower, my  pitcher, and some fun fabric all in pink just makes my day!! Plus, on this first day of February, it is quite appropriate! (PS. You’ll also be seeing this fabric come back into play with an upcoming project!!)

Did you participate in the thrift shop challenge? Or do you just have any awesome/hilariously un-awesome thrifting finds to share? Let’s hear it!!

13 Comments on "this isn’t your grandma’s coat"

  1. Michelle says:

    We love the pitcher!!! Great eye and way to go!

  2. Love the pink… what a great find!

  3. Tamsyn says:

    I love it! Such a great find. I don’t think I would have been able to resist the lamp, it’s gorgeous :)

  4. Good idea with the water pitcher! I’m always thirsty at night but just deal with it. I migth just have to steal your idea :).

  5. amanda says:

    love the pitcher and that fabric! Great find.

  6. gretaschraer says:

    love the pitcher. great find :)

  7. Susan says:

    Your blog is so adorable! I clicked over to it from the YHL link-ups and was very pleasantly surprised by the design. I also love the cute little pitcher you found … it’s the little things that make you happy, right? I only ended up finding on thing too, but I couldn’t be happier. I’m just glad I didn’t come home with $20 of junk I don’t need. :)

    p.s. I’m pinning your blog as inspiration :)

  8. Liz G. says:

    I have to echo the above comment — I love your blog design! and the pink pitcher is indeed a great find :)

  9. Maddy says:

    Lurve that pitcher! and love how you styled it!

  10. dearwatsonblog says:

    the pitcher truly is gorgeous! great score. i think i would have found a way to justify the purchase of that amazing lamp, however, and brought home both pieces. i’m shameless. 😉

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