Contributed by: Style Hunter Fox, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.
I’ve had some extra special thrifting luck for Christmas presents for my kids this year. I didn’t even have gift giving in mind when these treasures presented themselves to me but that’s the benefit to having an open mind to opportunities before you walk in.Soon after, at a different Salvation Army Thrift Store, I came across these totally unique jewelry boxes that open up to a mirror on top. I know she is going to love these! With these Asian themed gifts I was thinking that a bedroom makeover was in order. I chose some Chinese fabric to make a cover for the down duvet we also recently thrifted for her. I️ better get sewing!
If you’re among the many left in the dark, here is a definition according to Urban Dictionary. Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” Here is all three of us looking fairly Steampunk this past Halloween.
The potion phial pendant, in particular, she will go crazy over!
Shopping with a theme or a person’s collection in mind makes buying meaningful gifts so much easier. Even more so at thrift stores where you are, inevitably, going to find a little bit of everything.
I’ll be sure to share some reactions from Christmas morning!