Over the holidays, the lovely Amanda—also known as the vintage queen (at least that's how I think of her)—of Salvaged Strawberry organized a package swap with two stipulations: your gift couldn't be more than $15 and it had to be thrifted. Upon reading her initial post, of course, I was sold. BUT, she had opened the swap to US residents only. Being the whiner that I am, I promptly complained and Amanda caved and let me join the fun. The package I sent went to the super sweet and fashionable Hannah of An Old Story. I hope one of these days she'll post the contents of said package, so that you-all can see what I put together for her with my $15 budget.
Now, onto what I received! The above photos show what Erin of Babes in Thriftland sent over to me. She clearly did her homework before hitting the shops, because she bought me a book about travel writing and photography and a warm scarf for our cold Northern climate. I've been perusing the book and have had a few good chuckles as the authors describe the "stereotypical" editor and talk about how some editors are basically the worst human beings, ever. OUCH! I promise, I don't fit the stereotype. I'm lovely, I swear!
Did you buy any of your Christmas gifts secondhand? Aside from this swap, most of my gifts were handmade, but I think in the future, I'll make a greater effort to explored the thrift shops in town.
There are always treasures to be found!
For all of you who participated in Gift of Thrift, link-up, so we can head over to your blog and see what you received!