Last Saturday, Kyle and I stopped by Kat and Co., our favorite repurpose/antique/thrift store in St. Joseph. We are spending most of our money on gifts this month so it was just a quick trip meant mostly to be inspiration. We ended up finding a fun gift for Kyle’s brother while we were there and a few other items for ourselves, too.

A friend of mine in town has a booth that she’s closing at the end of this month so everything was 50% off and we just had to help ourselves to some of those deals! I bought a little brown teapot for my collection and this elephant:

This may actually be an item in my home I could use to describe my taste to someone. Our bedroom is very black, cream, and grey, with a lot of industrial elements thrown in, so the elephant looks perfect on our desk. And given my penchant for adopting strays (like Oats, Logan, and my hippo.), she is actually now part of a pair of elephants in the bedroom.

I also picked up a new scarf. The color and the weight of it drew me into the booth but when I picked it up it felt soft and then I realized it looked familiar!

It’s actually an Express scarf that’s just a few years old. For less than $5, it was an exciting find! I really love thrifting in general, as you know, but there is something so fun about finding something that you let slip by because it wasn’t justifiable or you missed it on sale or clearance! I’m wearing it today with a black sweater and it adds so much color to my winter wardrobe!

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