I love fall: events, exhibits, and thrift – shopping!

Hey Guys! This is one of those times the year that everything is happening at once! Do you feel that way, too?

Mazie starting school seemed to have kicked off the fall events! We’ve been running from gallery opening to museum exhibit, to party to outdoor concert

a fall concert
…and loving every second of it! The Pompeii exhibit at the Denver Natural History Museum is really good, if you get a chance to check it out! Here’s an old pic of me and my mom in Pompeii. I’m not sure who I was channeling that day, but I’m looking pretty preppy! I was about to finish my first post-doctoral fellowship and was looking for jobs…that must have been it.

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By the way, I wouldn’t do this now, but in Pompeii, you can just touch stuff from before 79 AD. ¬†Eek.

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I can’t wait to take Mazie and Olive to see that in person. I hope they can still walk through those streets and see everything up close.

But, I digress. This post is about what we did this weekend, and one of my favorite things things that we did was to go thrift shopping. I’ve always loved this. My dad would sometimes take us thrift shopping when we were kids, and I have always loved digging through the racks. I love how thrift shops are oftentimes a little bit dark, too. It adds to that feeling that we’re really digging through history when shopping there. Like going through some cool old aunt’s closet.

Here’s what I found this weekend:

Today's thrift store finds

This is a Shaker knit, shetland wool cardigan coat that I found for $8.99:

Thrift store find: 100% Shetland wool shaker knit sweater.

Another Shaker knit Shetland wool sweater, this one with suede elbow patches ($4.99)

Elbow patches

This wool jacket is handwoven (churro?) and hand embellished and finished. Gorgerous! ($5.99)

thrift store find: hand woven jacket

…and there were a few more sweaters, most hand – knit. Great haul!

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