Saturday, 15 October 2011
Thrifty Finds This Week
bowls set in a lovely old leather case. Ben has had his eye on a set of these and wants to give the game a try. I love the case.
John Seymour's books
And Ella and Ben got some clothes. I think its a great life skill for kids to learn to buy their clothes 2nd hand. It teaches them that buying 2nd hand saves money, how to look for natural fabrics and clothing that is appropriate for their age. It gives them choice over their own style because 2nd hand shops have every style imaginable. They can mix and match and it gives them room to choose what is practical and what they love, not what 'fashion' dictates. It teaches them to check the care labels and think about the content of natural fibres and man made fibres in the fabric. It makes them conscious of their choices. And while learning all of this they are also donating to a charity that helps people in the community. Everybody wins.