Don’t let Little Edie fool you, I haven’t abandoned my thrifty ways. It’s actually my thrifty ways that have brought me to the point where it’s possible for me to see, fall in love with, and buy something like Little Edie without a second thought.
Depending on the situation, Robert and I say, “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves” or “save the pennies and spend the pounds.” In either variety, it sums up our approach to finances quite well.
I’d been wanting to replace the tired 8 year old pink backpack I was using to carry my laptop, etc. to and from the office, but I wasn’t finding anything that seemed worth its price. I don’t place a high priority on work bags, but I was really getting tired of that backpack!
Then one day, I walked downtown during lunch, nipped into a secondhand shop, and found exactly what I needed!
It’s the perfect size to hold my laptop, umbrella, sunglasses, lunch, and wallet. And it only cost 30 kr! (about $5.50)
It doesn’t look as if it’s even been used. I saw these bags all over Thailand and I suspect that someone brought it back from holiday, then decided it was too exotic for domestic use.
Fortunately, I have no qualms about carrying a bag with gold elephants on it everyday, even in subdued Scandinavia :)
What thrifted treasures have you found lately?