Thrift Store Score: Tambourine

8 Jun

I’ve been putting together a collection of musical instruments for Isobel. Not all of them have been thrifted but I’ve seen many available second hand so I could have easily put a whole set together while thrifting. Last Christmas her Grandparents gave her a drum and we bought her a little piano. Over time we’ve gathered whistles and bells and little egg shakers. Here she is dancing to “Life Goes On” while alternately dancing and shaking some maracas. She can’t hande doing both at the same time, so she has to frequently pause to switch. She’s only about a year old and it is nearly fatal levels of cute, so watch at your own risk.

Recently we found this awesome tambourine for a dollar while yardsaling. It’s missing a few tiny cymbals but it works great. I love that it’s not a toy, it’s a real tambourine, so it chimes pleasantly when you shake it. When my Uncle stopped by for a visit he pulled out his guitar and played “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” for an hour or two while Isobel sang and shook the tambourine.

That dollar was well spent.

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8 Responses to “Thrift Store Score: Tambourine”

  1. Windsor Grace June 8, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    I can’t believe that tambourine was only a dollar. That thing is awesome! Those shoes she has on are adorable! I love baby shoes!!

  2. carolyn June 8, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    I clicked on the link for the video and got lost in a rabbit hole of adorableness! The video of her singing and playing on the computer melted my ovaries!

    • LittleBig June 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

      Just doin’ my civic duty, ma’am.

  3. anne June 8, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    This is so awesome! I firmly believe in kids getting to play some actual, real musical instruments when they’re young. As you clearly know, toy tambourines sound like crap! And it’s so much more fun with the real thing – especially when it only cost a buck and there’s really no risk if something happens to it. Go, Isobel!

    • LittleBig June 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      We’ve been collecting as many as possible for her.

  4. Missy June 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    i love that you’re indulging her percussive tendencies. #formerdrummer #rockon

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