This weekend I made my first purchase of baby stuff. We went to a big consignment sale put on by an organization called Just Between Friends. I can’t recommend this enough, check out their site, they have sales all over the country.
The sale was Thurs – Sat., with Sat. being the half price day. I thought it would be crowded and overwhelming and make me dizzy, but it couldn’t have been better. Everything was as organized as it could possibly be, with little signs that said “If you find something with a stain, please let us know so we can make this sale the best possible”. So it’s not like we had to dig through piles of ratty clothes. It didn’t seem picked over even though it was the 3rd day, I guess this could vary by city though…
Here’s our baby room so far, in its entirety:
On the left is a little swing/rocker I bought at the sale for $7.25. One lady told me her daughter could swing herself by kicking her legs at 4 months.
Above the changing table is one of our first baby gifts, a canvas print my sister got me that I loooove. If you’re not familiar with the origin of the slogan, read about it here.
On the changing table are a few gifts we got at the reveal party along with the rest of the stuff I bought at the sale – for $7 I got (all in great condition): 5 short sleeved cotton onesies, 4 long sleeved cotton sleepers with feet, and 2 heavier weight fleece sleepers with feet.
The changing table was a gift from Nathan’s parents, they found it at a thrift store and his mom bought the baskets at a craft store, painted them white, and sewed the liners herself. She is so creative and crafty (unlike me!) I’m always amazed by her handiwork:
My mom and grandma have also bought a ton of clothes, toys, and other stuff at various sales and thrift stores, they’re like my personal shoppers and I don’t know what I’d do without them since I really don’t like to shop much. My grandma gave us money to buy a crib for a shower present and my mom is already deep into researching which carseat/stroller combo she’s getting us, so after all that I don’t think we’ll be buying much for awhile!
Total we’ve spent so far on baby stuff: $15.25 =)