{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…

home is…{31 days} thrifted, or not, during a quick stop at goodwill.

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{31 days} vintage fisher price

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Welcome to our playroom.

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It’s a happy place.

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It’s where our vintage fisher price toys live.

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They are classics.

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I found most of them on shopgoodwill.com. Did you know you can shop Goodwill online?

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Well, you can. It’s like an auction. You can choose a local goodwill and pick-up, or pay shipping for items coming from other locations across the country.

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Most of the fisher price items are sold in lots, so you can get some pretty good deals.

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Also, if you know exactly what you are searching for it is a nice way to shop without driving all around town.

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So, now you know one of my thrifting secrets.

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I love the graphics.

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I love the color.

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The kids love them, too. They set up little towns and make stories about the people.

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They are adorable.

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The kids.

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And, the toys.

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{You can also read my original post {collecting} vintage playroom from February 2013}

home is…{31 days} a thrifted vintage fisher price for the playroom.

Join me while I link up with The Nester every day in October for #write31days.
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cock-a-doodle-do at four in the afternoon

Just checkin’ in.

During the winter months I want everything cozy and warm, but it was starting to feel heavy and cluttered.

So, I’ve been rearranging.

Spring cleaning.

Lightening things up a bit.

I’ll share it all with you soon.

For now, a few photos from {m}iphone…

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He’s getting used to the empty space in his mouth and alreay has another loose tooth.

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She  has such a fun personality. Singing, dressing up, making up stories.

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Put this back up on the chalkboard in the family room…it is kind of “dog themed”.

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A few of my favorite things found a nice spot in a vintage crate on the wall in our kitchen.

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Lorelai is writing her name at school.

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A jar full of little people in the playroom.

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We have ants. The kids are both mesmerized and terrified by them. They will hold snakes, walk up to big dogs, feed goats, but ants…it might have something to do with the ants that were all over me at the refuge over spring break.

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The last of the camellia are blooming and falling to the ground. There’s a big mess to clean up. I wish they lasted longer.

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She let me put a braid in her hair. I love it when her hair is out of her face.

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It was a nice morning to share my coffee with Odyssey. Then it got windy and rainy. Then sunny. Then rainy. Then sunny, again.

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Trader Joe’s had bunches of ten daffodils for $1.29. I bought 5 bunches. They brighten up the craft table.

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Mail makes me happy. This afternoon we pulled into the garage just as the mail man stopped. I got an unexpected package from an instagram friend. Homemade jam and this beautiful granny square garland. I absolutely LOVE it!

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This oldy, but goody dowloaded with my other photos. I decided to share it because everybody else is sharing photos of their newly hatched chicks. I want chickens, but Ryan isn’t so keen on the idea. Maybe next year. For now, I’ll visit other peoples chickens and be happy that our neighbors have a rooster that wakes us up every morning…and all day long.

He’s cock-a-doodle-dooing now…it’s 4pm.

I would like to read up about raising chickens and I know there are a lot of you out there who know about it, so if you have some good recommendations please let me know!

home is…just chicken in on a Wednesday afternoon. {get it?!}

 

{in the shop} on instagram

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So, this morning, I posted a bunch of vintage Fisher Price toys on Instagram.

Not on my @homeiswhatyoumakeit profile, but in my instashop @coltoncadence.

This is where I post colton+cadence updates and, this time, posted the items directly for sale in my Instashop!

So, if you are on Instagram, you can claim an item by commenting with your PayPal e-mail!

If you aren’t comfortable with that, you can still visit the colton+cadence on etsy where there are a few vintage Fisher Price items in the vintage playroom section of the shop.

And, use the coupon code “solucky15” to receive 15% of your purchase until St. Patricks Day!

home is…feeling a bit lucky today.

{colton+cadence} shop update

I’ve been updating the shop today.

Well, between runs back and forth to school.

It takes a lot of time.

Drop kids off at school.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Go pick up Lorelai from school.

Make her lunch.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Go pick up Reece from school.

Make the kids a snack.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Anyway, I’m still working on some updates, but the light is fading and I will have to stop taking photos.

I have done this all sorts of ways.

Take ALL the photos.

Edit ALL the photos.

Write ALL the listings.

I just get done what I can when I can.

Today was a “work” day for me.

I love my “job”.

home is…love what you do.

{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.