Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thrifted Owls, Acorns and Famous Australian Children

So I went thrifting, but did not thrift famous Australian children. More on that in a moment...

See my new jammies? I own nothing like them. But when I saw them, they made me laugh, so I had to *splurge*. It's funny because they're actually a children's size, but I knew holding them up that they would fit. In perfect silky turquoise condition, the pants and shirt fit indeed. Extra bonus: all children's clothes were 30% off!
Look at those prints... it reminds me of this owl. I am loving Seattle thrift stores!

Just days ago, I mentioned to my dear H that I wanted salt and pepper shakers. What a curious item for me to want to own, seeing as how I never use salt or pepper. Ever.
Accidentally turning down the wrong aisle, led me to more squirrel/acorn goodness. Behold these simple wooden acorn salt and pepper shakers - unused. Score!

I also bought Charlotte 22 books. At .79 cents a piece, we can go a little crazy. Ok, a lot crazy. I've always maintained that I'll never skimp on books for the children. We don't mind being the "book people down the street with no t.v." ;)

Speaking of books, my husband recently announced the birth of our son, Henry, to an acquaintance. She asked about any older children. Yes, there's Charlotte. "Wow," she replied, "just like the Australian tv show!" WHAT?!

We thought we dodged that bullet by not naming our son Wilbur.

A quick google search helped us find the series of books by author Bob Graham. His series that was turned into a hit tv show. (With no tv, we just didn't know!) See more here. My dear H surprised us by secretly purchasing a copy for us to keep. Yep, more books. We just can't have too many...
And Charlotte (in the book) wears glasses, just like my Charlotte. Gotta love it!

11 comments:

casch said...

I love the jammies, I love the book, what can I say?! You know I love books period. Can't have too many. Can't wait to see all in person!

Danielle said...

No way! You are unbelievable in your finds!!!! Loving the jammies... EVERY time I see an owl (and a gnome) I think of you. I only use salt and pepper on corn. I'd say those shakers match you guys perfectly! Amazing find with the book... certainly one to cherish! I had never heard of it either...no tv here. The Wilber part just about made me spit out my tea:-) LOL!

casch said...

oh yes, I LOVE the acorn shakers too!

Jamie @ Bungalow Bee said...

Wow I love those pajamas! Great find!
How funny about the book. If it makes you feel any better, I own a TV and have never heard of that Australian program, either. We've been gifted a couple of Amelia Bedelia books...your book fits a lot better :)

Jenny said...

A Charlotte and Henry book? I love it!

What are the odds?

kristilea said...

How funny! She's going to love those books! I bet Henry will love them too as he gets older. I can't believe the similarities! I'm glad you are finding such great things in the thrift stores. I love thrift stores. I think I may be the only person out there who can go overbudget in a thrift store...I'd like to think I'm not alone, but then again, I don't want anyone else going overbudget!

G. R. said...

I can not believe there are Charlotte and Henry books!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope the characters are as nice as ours are.

Judy said...

Oh, the book! That is just TOO cute!

simplebeauty said...

Diane,

It sounds like you are really have a great time in your new home town :O) Lovely finds!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love reading a post where I connect with so many things that the writer is saying. We too love being the "book" people down the street. Not only are there never too many books but my children look at all of them, especially my son. Your PJ's are fabulous. I'd love a pair like that. and I have always been drawn to the name Charlotte. How sweet to find a book with her name.

Rebecca said...

I love the book! So cute! :) And those jammies are adorable. Are they Nick and Nora? They make jammies in adorable prints like that. Great find!

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