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Friday, July 27, 2007

Our Secondhand Shopping Bargains

Being frugal folk, one of our favourite kinds of family-days-out is thrift shopping- be it op-shops, garage sales (Yard sales for my US readers!), or markets & the last couple of weeks we've been scouring the op-shops & garage sales again. What do we shop for? Why, anything at all we may need, that we don't want to pay new price for!

We've certainly been blessed these last couple of weeks shopping. Our purchases include:
- a green table with 2 plastic chairs for our children's playroom- it even has pencil holders!
-gardening tools
-an unusual percussion instrument
-several skirts & blouses for me- all good quality & nice brands.
-2 pink sweaters- one for each of the girls
-2 lovely dresses for Talitha
-a 1970's grater
-a magazine rack
- 2 of the Katie books by Susan M. Coolidge
& 2 lovely matching vintage red & white aprons (complete with white "Leave it to Beaver" frills), for Talitha & I.

I love secondhand shopping. As a Christian, I believe it's good stewardship ( eg. less money spent on clothes, leaves extra for more important things like Christian schooling or hospitality.) And always remember, when you op-shop it's nice to know the money is supporting Christian charities & not the multi-nationals!!

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posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 12:34 pm


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