{31 days} a quick stop at goodwill

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waiting for nana

As I sit at our craft table and write this the kids are huddled on the pull out sofa in the playroom awaiting their Nana’s arrival. It is dressed in vintage sheets and a vintage quilt…all found at Goodwill.

It’s dreamy.

Today, I played the roll of “courier” for my husband and found myself halfway to downtown Portland with an hour before I needed to volunteer in the little guys classroom. I figured my time would be better spent {read: “I would have more fun”} at Goodwill than I would cleaning up more messes before Nana’s arrival.

So, I tried to figure out how quickly I could make a spin through my favorite Goodwill and get back to the elementary school to take care of Friday Folders…who doesn’t like a challenge?!

I filled my cart…I almost always do at this Goodwill. However, I’m going to show you a few of the things I collect that I actually passed on…

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These two typewriters were in great condition in their original cases, which were also in great condition. I passed on them because I have two typewriters in my collection almost exactly like them. They were each $29.99…not cheap, but definitely worth it if you want to add one to your decor.

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This scale was OK. Again, I have a big collection and can be choosy, but if you were just starting a collection, or really wanted to add to your collection this one would be a great addition. It was $13.99…more than I would be willing to pay because I have found others that I like better for less money.

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Globes. I almost ALWAYS buy them when I see them at Goodwill. I didn’t buy this one because the stand was plastic and they wanted $13.99 for it.

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Vintage Fisher Price. I don’t have either one of these in my collection, but I have gotten picky about what I want to add to my collection. I went through about six months where I bought anything and everything vintage Fisher Price. I kept a lot and sold a lot in my Etsy shop. Right now, these are not items I want in my collection and I am taking a break from selling vintage Fisher Price at colton+cadence, so I passed. They were $4 each.

Tomorrow I will show you what I DID buy.

Stay tuned…

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{31 days} collections

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~secondhand and thrifted~

Collections add your personal touch to your home. Display them!

home is…{31 days} secondhand and thrifted collections.

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{collecting} vintage playroom

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When I started thrifting less than a year ago I also started some new collections.

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My collections are of items that I have always had a fondness of, but never knew how to find them…until I started thrifting.

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One of my favorite collections is my vintage fisher price collection.

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These toys come from the days of my youth. I am not sure I ever had any of them, nor do I recall playing with any of them (although I am sure I did at some point), but they take me back to when I was a little girl.

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I say it is my collection, but it is really for all of us…as are most of my collections.

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The toys fill the shelves in the playroom (remember the playroom…something I thought we would never have).

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The kids, most days, will pull the vintage fisher price off the toy shelves before they choose any of the newer toys.

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For me, I love…

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…the simplicity…

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…the graphics…

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…the bright colors…

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…it all just makes me happy!

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I imagine that these toys will go into the attic (or my creative cottage) to be stored until my own kids have children of their own.

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And, just like my kids do when they visit their grandparents in New York, they will play with the same toys that generations before them have been playing with.

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When I come across duplicates of what we already have I put them into colton+cadence or post them for sale on instagram.

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If you are interested in starting your own collection you can follow @coltoncadence on instagram or visit the vintage playroom section of colton+cadence on etsy!

home is…collecting something that makes you (and your home) happy.

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My name is Stephany, and I am addicted to thrifting.

And, collecting…

Vintage globes.

Vintage Pyrex.

Vintage toys.

Vintage scales.

Vintage map puzzles.

Vintage games.

Vintage thermos’.

Vintage children’s books.

Vintage school chairs and desks.

Vintage suitcases.

Vintage paint by number artwork.

Vintage afghans and quilts.

And my newest obsession…

Vintage flash cards.

I’ve got some fun ideas for these. You can see some of them on my thrifting Pinterest board.

home is…collecting treasures.

teacher appreciation, collections, and a giveaway

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th-11th).

Last year I missed Teacher Appreciation Week altogether.

I was also late with my end of the year teachers gifts.

This year, with a little thrifting and creativity I have my gifts ready early.

Inspired by some ideas on Pinterest and my collection of globes I made these…

I am going to attach a card that reads:

“Thank you for being a bright light in our child’s ever-expanding world.”

In celebration of teachers being bright lights in our children’s worlds, I am giving one of these pendant lamps away!

To enter, leave a comment answering the following question:

What do you like to collect?

Deadline is Thursday, May 3rd at 9pm Pacific.

Winner will be announced on Friday, May 4th on the home is what you make it and colton+cadence Facebook pages (and here on the blog)!

{By the way, I have pairs and singles for sale at colton+cadence.}

home is…being a bright light in someone’s world.

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