I love books. I love books a lot! I would love to share my love of books with my children too!
So, while we were thrifting, I was looking for antique/vintage kitchen utensils, "living books", cast iron, antique/vintage sewing notions and buttons, basically anything unique and old that I can breath back life into by using as it was meant to be used or to repurpose!
This particular trip ended up being a Book Thrifting trip!
At one store I was swept back in time by the nostalgia brought on by finding the same old piano books I once used! I never thought I would find books like the ones I had! I scored 2 for $5 and in wonderful shape too! Now my children will get to learn on the same books, once we get our own home and piano that is!
This store also had a wonderful assortment of buttons, but they too knew the worth and while I like to collect the ones still attached to the original paper (I just can't bring myself to use that history!) I like to collect and use the ones not attached. Too bad those were pricey too.
This hybrid store did redeem itself well in the pricing of their books! I was thrilled upon thrilled at the find of "The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess. I was so excited because it was on my "list" of books to get for my little ones! I only paid $3 for it and it is in uncanny condition for being from the 50's! No odors or anything but a crease in a few of the first pages. My husband found some books from the 50's on welding hard to weld metals and some on woodworking and a few other mechanical/fixer upper books!
I can't wait to get all my other books unpacked once we get done moving. I can't wait to put out all my books and get the kids into our own little home library!
So the moral of thrifting is to have a list and idea of what you like and what you want to do or what you need and just go! You never know what you will find!