Thrifty Gift Swap Reveal

This past month I participated in the Thrifty Love gift exchange run by Carina. She paired everyone up, and then we exchanged notes on what we liked to thrift shop for, and went to town. The idea was to find something you thought your thrifty partner would love, and the spending limit was $10.

I was paired up with LeAnna of Thoughts & Whatnots. She’s a fun chica and photographer, living and blogging in Oklahoma. She also just announced last week that she’s expecting her third child – congrats again lady! ๐Ÿ™‚ We traded a few emails, and then went shopping. As usually happens, I was looking for a few things in specific based on her notes, but then found something else that I thought would be perfect for her (and I was very nearly tempted to keep it for myself). It took up my budget, but I thought it was great. Head on over to her space to see what it was.

This is what I received from her:

What I saw when I first opened the box.


The box’s contents – that thing was full!


The goodies.

She did amazing! I got a big ol’ cookbook, 2 so-purple-they’re-almost-black glasses, and 2 matching picture frames for me to deconstruct and repaint. I loved all of it! And let me just add that she made me feel like a thrifting newbie – I couldn’t believe she got all of that for $10!

Here’s some close-ups:

The American Woman’s Cook Book. Complete with photographs, and recipes for everything from venison to squirrel – I kid you not!


Holding the glass up to the light so you can see the purple.


The two frames freed from their ‘art’ and ready to be painted over.


All in all, a very good experience, and now I have a new goal to reach LeAnna’s level of thrifting queendom. ๐Ÿ˜€

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut



Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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