I was super excited when last week YHL announced a thrifting challenge in response to this awesome song (which my thrifting buddy Sherrina sent me a couple of weeks ago). So the challenge is pretty simple - hit your favorite thrift store with $20 in your pocket, buy something cool, photograph items mentioned in the song, and share your purchases on your blog.
I visited Value Village and Unique Thrift, two of my favorite mega thrift stores in the DC area. As is frequently the case when you are looking for an amazing find, I didn't find much. I had no problem finding items mentioned in the song - like this key board. The 12 year old me would have bought this on the spot!
It was't until I made one last stop in the plate aisle, when I spotted an entire shelf of vintage souvenir plates. Most of the plates were a bit ornate for my taste - like these,
but two plates in the bunch jumped out at me at $7 later they were mine. They already had plate hangers so after washing off all of the grime (and they were pretty dirty) I hung them up in my breakfast room.