Too Thrifty Chicks


Too Thrifty Christmas Wish Lists


Christmas films are in heavy rotation at the Thrifty Palace. National Lampoon’s Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, and This Christmas have gotten us in the Christmas spirit around here, and we’re both eagerly waiting for A Christmas Story to make its television debut for the season. In between organizing our home, making gifts for others, and scurrying around the city, we found time to create our thrifty wish lists.  Here are a few thrifty things that Reese and Ricks wouldn’t mind old fro’d St. Nick slipping under our Christmas tree (which we haven’t bought yet…bah…humbug!)

Reese’s List:

  • A coin purse
  • Acid wash jeans
  • Used shutters to repurpose into a headboard
  • Vintage suitcases
  • Accessories (of any variety, but particularly cool stud earrings, necklaces with a lot of texture, and non-beaded bracelets)
  • A cast iron teapot
  • Pair of Reebok’s with the two straps ( a.k.a 59-elevens)
  • Grey booties that are as cute and the ones that I have now (that are halfway falling apart :/)
  • A red clutch

Ricks’ List:

  • Chunky thrifted statement jewelry
  • A beret
  • Granny/secretary booties with a kitten heel
  • A sleek, stiletto, knee-high boots
  • Classic loafers
  • A red and black  flannel shirt
  • A classic armchair
  • Knee high moccasins
  • Vintage watch

Tell us what’s on your thrifty Christmas list! 

Author: A. Reese

UMBC Assistant Professor. Black Feminist. Food justice advocate and researcher. Lover of color, ruffles, stripes, and pockets. Your kids' flyest professor.

3 thoughts on “Too Thrifty Christmas Wish Lists

  1. 1. Vintage military peaked cap (any branch, preferably Army)
    2. Tweed suit (un); 3 piece, 2 button, Brown trousers & vest/ Brown, tan & red plaid blazer with elbow pads
    3. Tweed suit (deux); Double breasted, Grey, Prince of Whales patterned
    4. Ox blood wing tips
    5. Khaki 3/4 length coat
    6. Black fedora (wide & flimsily brimmed)
    7. Phonograph
    8. Vintage pocket watch & chain


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