I don't mind having them on most treasure hunting adventures, as I see how much they are learning about various things along the way. Like the social interactions, money management negotiating, inspecting items, using their imaginations and more. I certainly think the kids are learning valuable lessons along the way.
When we return home from adventures the kids often come with more treasures than I do, but whatever happens we always come home having had fun. Here is collective round up of recent finds from myself, Cohen and Sarah......actually when I say finds, it's actually funny the amount of freebies my kids get offered for various reasons.
You can never sneeze at bargains that don't even see you break a note, but rather searching for a few jingling coins in the bottom of your bag. I have no complaints with this coffee/side table or this lovely vintage floral accented planter made in Japan. Nor will I complain about this sweetly handmade fully jointed teddy bear.
When it comes to Cohen he has an eye for gadgets and all things nature, and I'm thrilled with his pile of nature posters from the year 2000 from the National Parks and Wildlife Service New South Wales he scored for $5. He is such a nature warrior and we will be having one if not a couple framed for him to appreciate. He also managed to have another poster print of an old ship thrown in as well, with a little kiddie wheeling and dealing.
I think I might frame the wildflowers for our living room.
As for the vintage miss, well she is the sparkly, blingy, trinket hunter, she is content if she comes home with a handful of marbles, buttons and beads she has found. But this pass weekend she ended up with purses and bags and it was all like a set of Russian Dolls but with random bags and purses. Carrying her Peppa Peg purse she bought herself another purse at our first garage sale on the weekend, so she could put her Peppa Peg purse in it and then at another garage sale she found a handful or treasures and took a fancy to a little cosmetics bag. When the people holding the garage sale saw her juggling her bags and her collection they offered her this freebie of this old vintage vanity case which had random trinkets, treasure in junk in it. She was in heaven and all her purses and bags promptly went in her case.
The case is in need of overhaul so with some Annie Sloan paint samples I have leftover from last year and some vintage wallpaper we're going to work together and try make this little case into a sweet little dolls case.
All I can say from our adventures is that the family that thrifts together, stays together.