thrift exchange: theme #2

It’s the start of a new month, which means the start of a new challenge. To re-jog your memories, Jaharn from iamvintagelover.com and I are partaking in a cross continental exchange of sorts. The premise of The Thrift Exchange is that we pick a theme/challenge at the beginning of the month and then spend the remainder of that month hunting down the perfect piece via op-shops, vintage markets, etsy, and ebay – which we will then send to the other person. All while staying within our $15 budget. As I chose the theme last month, this time it was Jaharn’s turn. How wonderful an idea was this? Pulling the theme out of a milk bottle! Love it. I can’t wait to get started on this floral challenge (although I still have to post my item from the first month’s challenge later today). Once we receive the items from the first challenge, we’ll both be doing outfit posts and writing a bit about our experiences. Thus completing the first Thrift Exchange cycle. So keep checking back for updates!

28 Comments

  1. Vicky January 3, 2011

    This is such a lovely idea. Can't wait to see what you both find for each other x

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  2. Becky-May January 3, 2011

    thats a great plan! i love florals so this is perfect!

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    The Flower Girl

    x

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  3. Abby January 3, 2011

    yay such a cute idea, florals will be amaze!

    can't wait to see the finds!

    x

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  4. Rachel January 3, 2011

    SUCH an amazing idea! x

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  5. sara January 3, 2011

    what an awesome idea!

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  6. Emma January 4, 2011

    What a brilliant idea – very excited to see what you find.

    Bring on Peter Pan collar month! x

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  7. A Little Brighter January 4, 2011

    I love this whole concept! Can't wait to see what you both come up with I love florals with a passion!

    Ayesha x

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  8. Asteria January 4, 2011

    an awesome idea!
    i find thrifting requires great eye for details, which is very tiring lol, so it never fails to amaze me that a lot of people manage to find great stuff while thrifting!

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  9. Mez January 4, 2011

    Awesome!!! I'm going to try and thrift more this year, I need to find good thrift shoppes!!!

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  10. Sofie January 4, 2011

    oh my gosshh this is so cute! i love the milk bottle idea! looking forward to more updates on the thrift exchange ๐Ÿ™‚
    happy new year!! โ™ก

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  11. This might be the coolest idea ever. Good luck!!!!

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  12. Christine January 4, 2011

    What a great idea! Can't wait to see what you find.

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  13. FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION January 4, 2011

    Such a genius idea!! xo

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  14. Lisa Grace January 4, 2011

    this is such an awesome idea! I can't wait to see what you both come up with.

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  15. Alexandra January 4, 2011

    wowee! under $15???!! you girls have your work cut out for you!! i can't wait to see what you find~ i am sure it'll be amazing. looking forward to your posts throughout the coming year!

    alexandra xox
    brightlighstandvelvetcloaks.

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  16. Louder than Silence January 4, 2011

    I love this idea so much Soph, can't wait to see what you both come up with! Sally x

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  17. curious constellation January 4, 2011

    This concept is brilliant. I just can't wait to see your first thrift exchange outfit!

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  18. robyn adams January 4, 2011

    This is such an amazing idea! I'll definitely be checking back to see updates!

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  19. Meggstatus January 5, 2011

    Oh my gosh what a fantastic idea!!!

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  20. Ashlyn January 5, 2011

    What a lovely idea! I might have to do this with a few of my friends just for fun. Even the photos of the milk bottle are inspiring. Good luck with the floral challenge and I can't wait to see photos posted of the first one.

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  21. Kate January 5, 2011

    Is it weird that I got excited just looking at those pieces of paper? So many things I want to incorporate more of into my wardrobe! Pleats! Leopard! Lace! Polka dots! Oh so lovely.

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  22. C. January 5, 2011

    I can't wait to see what you get and what you buy. Fun.

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  23. sbot January 5, 2011

    Neat Challenge, cant wait to see what you find.

    http://www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

    -Stephanie

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  24. jamie-lee January 5, 2011

    this is the most fantastic idea, i love it!! can't wait to see what you pick for each other ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. JT January 5, 2011

    hi boo!
    OMG this is a genius idea!!!!!!! Sounds like sooooo much FUN!! I wanna do it! lol

    cant wait to see what you come up with your Florals challenge, looking forward to it!

    Happy New year and best wishes!
    xoxox

    sincerely,
    Jules
    http://www.sincerelyjules.com

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  26. That is such a good idea!!! I can't wait to see what you guys find. Floral is the perfect theme for this time of year too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. sojourned in style January 5, 2011

    what a majorly innovative idea. exchanign thrift challennges, is pure genius. can't wait to see how the first cycle turs out,im sure it will circulate out sometime wonderful.

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  28. Michelle January 6, 2011

    SUCH a great idea!

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