Nov 18, 2010

Thrifted Christmas Outfits for the Grandkids




Well, it all started out with the jumper that I bought at the Country Living Fair in September for my granddaughter, Elylah. I was so drawn to the colors...and then I had the idea to thrift shop for the other grandkids, the three boys, to find outfits to coordinate with the "inspiration" piece! I've purchased new outfits for all of them each year for Christmas, but the thrill of the hunt, plus the economy in general, pulled me to the thrift shops this year. Even though Elylah's outfit is new, I did find a pair of new looking black patent leather shoes with a strap and a little Cuban heel on them for $2. I just forgot to take a picture of them!


I felt extremely fortunate to find this brand new looking sweater for my oldest grandson, Deacon for $2. It is a high quality, dressy looking pullover. Then the search was on for pants and a shirt...

I found these black wide-wale cords with a cuff, and this black and white dress shirt in size 5, both by Gymboree, and both brand new looking, for a total of $8.

For Deacon's little brother Owen, I spotted a nice pair of black cords by Healthtex, the vest and white dress shirt, in size 3T, all for $3.75!


Last, but not least, and carrying through with the corduroy theme and the color scheme, I found this Gymboree shirt and Okie-Dokie corduroy pants for Ethan in size 2T for a total of $3.

I'm so excited we will all be together next week for Thanksgiving, and I've already made an appointment with Picture People to have a professional photo shoot of all of us! The 6 adults are on their own to choose their coordinating outfits...but I had a lot of fun thrifting this year.

Everything is washed, ironed, and ready to go! What do you think?

10 comments:

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Jacquelyn,
Well........the kids are sure gonna look great!! That dress is just beautiful, and looks so great with all the boys outfits. Can't wait to see the family pictures.

You did a great job shopping girly!!
Don't you just love how the Lord leads us to great bargains.

Hope you are doing well hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Rebecca said...

I think you're amazing! (I think I told you that I get sweaters or tops for all family members - now 18 of us). The first year, I got matching sweaters on clearance right after Christmas for the next year - and there were only 8 of us. It is MUCH more difficult now to find 18 matching pieces in the spread of sizes that I need. I have NOTHING for this year as I write! What to do? What to do?

The Cordial Churchman said...

Wow, you've done very well! I especially like Ethan's shirt. If you find one in adult L or 17/34-5, please grab it for me!

Looking forward to our visit--big time.

Shirley said...

I think ya done good! I never see anything of this quality in the thrift stores I visit :( It's always junky looking.

Jacquelyn Stager said...

I have a favorite Salvation Army store near me that is awesome. Wednesdays are 1/2 off days so I try to go there often! We also have several Goodwill stores~funny how I think twice about spending $2 for all shirts and all pants...!! We have a children's consignment shop that is a bit more pricey~clothing items run between $2 and up to maybe $6.50...so I'm a lot more selective there, but can often find very stylish name brands without any problem. I'm big on clean, good condition, and in style.

Pat said...

You did an amazing job! They will look adorable..thanks to your wise shopping.
As little as children get to wear their clothes it makes perfect sense to go shopping at thrift stores. I have to agree with Shirley, you seem to be blessed with stores that carry very nice things.
I can't wait to see the group picture!

Deborah Ann said...

You have totally inspired me to thrift! I don't do it near often enough.

I can't wait to see the picture of all of you! The kids will look great in their new (new to them) outfits...

Wanda..... said...

The clothes make a lovely photo even while empty and lying on the bed...your grandchildren will look perfect together!

Judy said...

Wow! Impressive finds.

Jamey said...

Great finds...you did good!