Friday, February 1, 2013

$20 in My Pocket

Remember when I said I was a challenge junkie? Well, now I have found one that is so customize for my alley, I just had to share!

My absolute favorite song right now is called "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I first heard a snip-it of it on a Fresh Air interview with the band a few months ago and later someone posted it. All I can say is "Love!" In case you have not heard it, here's the link to the grown-up version of the song (i.e. if 'fuck' offends you, I think there is a PG version of the song as well).

Anyway, Young House Love (a really hip blog if you haven't heard of it) has schemed up with the most brilliant of all challenges: The (Completely Unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge.

Here are the "rules":

Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket” and take a picture.

Step #2. Spend that $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.

Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.

I believe they plan to have a link up (possibly today), so I plan to hit the thrifts here in a bit. I am waiting for the sun to warm things up a bit (including my frozen pipes! Eek! I blogged about it on the house blog if you're interested).

Here's how I did:

  1.  Natural history books, a book on the history of dogs, a vintage photo album (total $2) and the cutest little Singer sewing box ($4)
  2. Art supplies and sweet handmade art smock ($3)
  3. Close-up of the fabric.
  4.  My favorite find (and the cheapest at only 80c!). I'm not exactly Catholic, but my boys are. And I cannot resist Religionalia.
  5. Cute owl pillow that needs some cleaning (someone's cat loved it apparently) $2.
  6. Speaking of cats...$2
  7.  And, like a hole in the head, a vintage camera for the collection ($4). No more. I mean it.
I had $20 in my pocket...

And, here are not one, but two, items referenced in the song:

"Oh hell, he got the velcro..."

"Passin' on those moccassins someone else been walkin' in..."


Amanda said...

The owl needle point is very cool!

Carrie Turner said...

Really love that pillow, great find!!

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

i LOVE that song. I almost cried laughing when the guy goes by in the cart in front of those goodwill bins. that has become our theme song! i'm going to watch the video again RIGHT NOW. also, i love that fabric on that smock! so perfect!

chrissy said...

that pillow and cat print would have gone in my cart FOR SURE! great finds at amazing prices.