to market to market : thrifty goodies

posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012


This past weekend I wanted to head out to Rozelle Markets for a peaceful morning of thrifting. Unsure of how much peace I was actually going to get with the preschooler and lady in tow, I introduced the preschooler to the concept of the treasure hunt (which is really what it is for us grownups as well, true?). I gave him one dollar for each of his years to choose anything he'd like. He was all about it. He chose a plastic truck. I chose these goodies.


Fiep Westendorp puzzle for $3 AUD.

Two Little Golden Books for $2 AUD and the little box of Charlie and Lola books for $3 AUD. I am re-collecting the Little Golden Books from my childhood that I no longer have. I am nothing if not nostalgic.


And a vintage wooden truck filled with alphabet blocks for $8 AUD. A somewhat inflated price I suspect, but I have been on the hunt for these for a while.

Linking up with Her Library Adventures.

Do you take your wee one's treasure hunting? How much do you let them spend? (And how do you steer them away from the fantastic plastic?) I'd love to hear.

11 comments:

  1. what great scores you found, and what a great way to incorporate kids :)

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  2. I love the alphabet blocks! I would've paid that and more! I'd love to go to that market, sounds great!

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  3. Hi! I`m from the Netherlands and I`m so happy to see that you posted something `dutch` on your blog! Of course I know the Fiep Westendorp `Jip en Janneke`! I love reading those small stories in her books! I follow your blog for a while now and loving it! X

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  4. Hi Vanessa, I don't think I've read any Fiep Westendorp but I recognised the illustrations from here and there -- so lively. I'll be sure to look out for more from now on.

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  5. finding treasures for our little ones is the best! it's definitely my favorite way to shop for my toddler and baby-on-the-way. what a sweet idea to let your son pick something out, too! i'll have to try that when mine gets old enough to understand the concept.

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  6. Totally me! We collected all the My Little Pony's I had when I was little for Stella's 2nd birthday, original Strawberry Shortcake, and I too have a soft spot for the Little Golden Books! Pokey Little Puppy is my favorite and now is Stella's!

    I'm still on the hunt for Poochie (the white puppy with hot pink ears) and Rainbow Bright! Aaahhh... those were the best toys.

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  7. Hi Bron, thank you for your comment on my blog, I just recently started one and I love when other women read mine and add a comment, like you did! I have a guestion...I want to add your blog or link to mine, so other `dutch`readers can find you and read you, but because I`m `beginner`, I don`t know how to do that?! I still trying to figure it out haha!

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  8. I love nostalgia. Finding the little golden books of my childhood is a thrill - we are currently loving 'home for a bunny'. I had forgotten about the Winnie the pooh one you found until I saw the front cover - I had it too! I love knowing some of my little guy's memories may coincide with those I had as a child.

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  9. Oh lovely finds Bron. And thank you for your kind words on my last post. So sweet xx

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  10. Ooo that's a really clever way to get him involved! Will definitely keep that in mind for when mine gets older, being the constant thrifter that I am! haha

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  11. My partner doesn't like the new/current Golden Books. He remarked they're not as how he remembers them, I agree. That's why we the used. The truck is a good deal, those building blocks are a classic and not many like them either.

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