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A Cozy Comfort Thrifty Thursday

As the temperatures continue to plummet and the dampness creeps further into my old bones I want nothing more than stay curled up under my duvet and snuggle in with a hot cuppa tea and a good book but life must be lived & work must be done so instead I turn to my comfy cozy winter wardrobe to keep me toasty warm…

I am crazy in love with my fancy fleece-lined Norwegian style leggings!

Slouchy Toque (handmade gift) €0 – Duffel Coat (thrifted) €4 – Cowl Sweater (Handmade & Refashioned) €0 – Norwegian Fleece Leggings (thrifted) €1.50 – Longesleeved T-shirt (1982) €2 – Fingerless Mittens (gift from Belle Monde Handmade) €0 – Boots (had for years) €0

Total cost: €7.50

Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook group!

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The Vintage Lamp Revamp

Since moving into our new home we’ve installed a whopping 16 ceiling lamps…whew!

Not by choice or to simply replace existing lights…nope when you move in Berlin there is absolutely nothing in the property whatsoever except the fixtures in the bathroom and the appliance, gas & water hook-ups in the empty kitchen. Having a basic knowledge of electrics, plumbing & DIY is essential as the first few weeks in a new home are spent installing lights, appliances & window coverings + building a kitchen to make it liveable enough to start unpacking and making it your own.

Having moved from a 2 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom house we found ourselves sorely lacking in lights but a visit to the charity shop revealed this vintage beauty for a mere €1.50:

Not exactly my taste but definitely usable…wanna see what I did with it?

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thrifty copycat: Rot Kariert (Red Plaid)

I scored an awesome 1980’s silky red blouse for a mere 50¢ last week at the charity shop but was at a bit of loss for how to style it…until I spied Nina’s groovy Rot Kariert outfit post and got my next Thrifty Copycat on!

Just a couple of plaid princesses who hilariously happen to have the exact same floor lamp!

Headband (stolen from the munchkin) €0 – Plaid Blazer (thrifted) €1 – Silk Blouse (thrifted) €0.50 – Scarf-tie-thingy (scrap fabric) €0 – Jeans (had for years) €0 – Sneakers (had for years) €0

Total copycat outfit cost: €1.50

 Pop on over to Ninutschkanns & check out Nina’s original post for more plaid & denim styling ideas.

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Totally Smitten With Onelmon: Crafting Experiments

Onel has a fabulous runaway imagination that just won’t slow down! The delightfully creative upcycled projects she shares on her Crafting Experiments blog will capture your attention for hours and the best part? Onel has DIYs for every ability + a groovy Under 5 Minutes category for those needing a quick maker fix or a last minute gift!

“On my blog I share all of the random crafty experiments I made over the weekend.”

Get to know this clever creator and learn her top upcycling tips!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Coolest Upcycled Frames

Head on over to That Cheap Bitch and get the scoop on how I transformed those manky but marvelous window frames…

into these fab pieces of vintage-style art!

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An Awesome Accessory Thrifty Thursday

R i n g a d i n g d i n g !

I’m all about thrifted & handmade accessories to compliment my thrifty refashioned outfits…and when I can combine it all to recreate and share a groovy look from my fashion past I am definitely a happy little DIY diva!

Rock those rings gals!

Every single fabulous bit of finger bling in my for-everyday-wear collection was either thrifted, inherited or handmade and I lurv each & every one of ’em!

Which is your favourite?

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Total cost: Priceless!

Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook group!

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