This is the result of my recent "haul." I visited our local thrift store and spent approximately $6 on baby clothing. One toddler dress said "as is" for 50 cents. It was missing a button and two of the button holes were frayed. I sew... and I have hundreds of spare buttons, so this was a no-brainer. The little dress is adorable, and I plan to make pants to match from an old ladies t-shirt I purchased for $1, so this outfit will be wearable for more seasons.
Then I saw an ad in the local paper for a garage sale at a location I recognized as one I've visited before and gotten great deals on nearly new, very clean baby/toddler items. So I hopped in the car and headed down for a look. $22.75 later, I had newborn clothes with original tags, toddler items for both boys and girls, baby bibs, a hooded bath towel, and five terrific books - three of which need new batteries to make them "talk" and provide hours of fun for my little ones.
I always wash everything, regardless of where it is purchased, so I soaked a few of the items that had some stubborn stains (bibs, mostly), and they look as good as new. Then I washed everything and laid it out for a "group photo." Yes, I'm a proud "momma!" Here's a look at what I got for less than $30. It includes:
- 5 books
- 7 baby bibs
- 7 boys shirts
- 3 baby onesies or one-piece footed sleepers
- 1 two-piece 0-3 month set (shirt and pants, new with tags)
- 1 plain white t-shirt with snaps at the shoulder - 0-3 months
- 1 hooded bath towel
- 2 baby dresses
- 1 baby skirt
- 3 baby girl sunsuit/rompers
- 3 baby girl shirts
- 5 baby girl shorts/pants
|The "loot!" See what $30 can buy?!|
|Close-up of some of the cute newborn items.|
|Close-up of toddler boys' shirts and some of the baby girl items.|
|Cute baby girl items. Sunflower dress now has new buttons|
and refurbished button holes! Yellow pants to match will follow!