October 5, 2017

Why I LOVE to Consign for McKinley!

For whatever reason, a lot of consignment sales happen in the fall on baby/kids items. I was lucky enough to go to two separate sales over the course of two weekends (one in Charlottesville and the other in Sterling). I LOVE to scour these sales for items for McKinley because, as you ladies know, baby and kids stuff is SO DANG EXPENSIVE! Don't get me wrong. I will pay full price for certain items that are quality and will be used several times or over the course of several seasons, but I love to find a great deal! Consignment sales are so fun to go to because you can find all sorts of items that are pretty discounted. I also love to look on Facebook Yard Sale sites for items. I am not sure if I am lucky or what, but I have found some GREAT things even when I was particular in brand, color, and condition. It just takes patience 😀. Here are my top 10 finds in no order! 

1. Pottery Barn Kids Bookshelf--This was one of the first things I ever bought for M's nursery and is over $100 brand new. I got it for a FRACTION of the price on a Facebook Yard Sale site. I had one of these on her registry but quickly snatched this up when I saw it for sale! 

2. Pottery Barn Kids Lamp and Lampshades-- Okay, PB lamps are insanely expensive and I was on a mission to find these lamps and the pink shades. I eventually found both of them (separate buyers) and added the green trim myself! 

3. Freshly Picked Moccasins-- I found these cuties on a yard sale site last week for $20!! They were worn by a non walker and are in excellent condition!  

4. North Face Winter Coat--What a great find at the consignment sale last weekend! It is in like new condition with no pilling or loose threads whatsoever!

5. Uggs-- All I have to say is $10. OMG!!!!

6. Mamaroo-- I got this for M at a consignment sale while I was pregnant. It was not the latest model but was in like new condition at over 50% off! We used it a TON!

7. Baby Einstein Jumper--Again, a great find that was $20! McKinley was obsessed with this and was really the first toy she played with! 

8. Aden and Anais Dream Blanket--Originally $50, these babies are oh-so soft and I swear by them. While I didn't get it at 50% off, I got it for $30 which is pretty dang good since it was in like new condition and you hardly ever see these for resale! They are great as stroller blankets but big enough for a toddler bed blanket. McKinley sleeps with hers now and I am on the hunt for another one! 

9. Pottery Barn Retro Kitchen Set-- So my parents actually purchased this for McKinley for their house for $125 after I found it....Do you REALIZE how expensive these are brand new? I think this was played with only a few times since it is in like new condition!

10. Pottery Barn Flamingo Costume--I saw a little girl wearing this costume last year and decided right then and there that McKinley would have that costume this Halloween! When I went to the PB site, they were not making it this year, so what did I do?! I found it in brand new condition with tags for a quarter of the price! I can't wait for her to wear it this year!!!!!

BONUS-- One of the first things I ever got at a consignment sale for McKinley was this framed floral art from a hole-in-the-wall place outside of Lynchburg, VA. It ended up being the inspiration for her nursery, which is by far my favorite room of the entire house! 

What are some of your favorite finds you have discovered consignment shopping for your kiddos? 

💗 Lauren

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