Where else but the best of the best would offer free door to door shuttle service which aims to please?
offers to bring you coffee while you wait.
Oh…this guy below is the fame and notoriety.
For news crews to be here, it is elegant shopping at its finest….
IT DOES A HEART GOOD to know that I am changing lives by shopping there
(that’s the reason, you know…it’s not for finding treasures amongst the trash…no, not at all).
Anyhow, they ended up interviewing me for the news and web article. I unfortunately have a “just come from the pool” hairdo, but I had a really cute skirt on…that counts for something, doesn’t it?
CLICK HERE TO SEE ME LIVE AT GOOD WILL…ah, my teenager is SO PROUD! (ha ha)I just found out that once you link, you will have to choose ‘thrift shop video.’
Thrifty shopper debut
LAUNDRY ROOM FINDS
It is in need of a great make over…
and I am starting with this. Black accents.
Two shelves (one is just sitting on the other)
The card type design will definitely be pained over.
The neat wrought iron around the tiles will stay.
The ceramic tiley thing a majiggers will be painter over.
Aren’t they cool….49 cents…can’t beat that.
SHABBY CHIC GREAT ROOM FINDS
It stinks having a bad camera because the detail on these is really beautiful. Look through your house hold things that have small holes. I will be hanging these plates with a green ribbon to match my walls (see yesterday’s post)THE GIRLS’ “Pottery Barn” Room Finds
Yes, I have bitten off a bit more than I can chew…I have 4 weeks to get this all done.
Can I do it?
It’s such a God story to see how HE continually provides in the little things.
I will share tomorrow how even something like Goodwill shows our children that HE has the desires of their heart in mind.
The glaring silver things above to the right match the curtains and bowls perfectly.
They are place card holders in the shape of flowers with butterflies.
I am going to paint them pink, purple, yellow and green to clip on the window “mistreatments.”
Green crystal beads, adorable lace lamp shade, 3 ceramic bowls to put their treasures, two shabby chic pillow shams (new), blue sheer drapes and one flower Pottery Barn drape…going to cut that baby in two…yipee
I have to GO….UGH! A friend is waiting for me…no time to edit.
BUT ONE MORE THING!
Look at the one happy dog with all the Good Will bags behind him…
(yes, the dog with the GW bone laying next to him…no lie…I bought the dog bone at Good will. I know what you’re thinking. It’s new! I am not that bad.)
Note the cute carpet that he is on...
Now get some air in your lungs, Breathe in, breathe out.
Ok, you’re ready!
YARD SALE LAST WEEKEND…POTTERY BARN CARPET….$5!!! We looked on-line..it was $499 new.
I know it’s wrong for me to feel this way, but… i am so jealous of your treasures! i hope i can get by there today to pick up ANYTHING you left behind 🙂 it all looks so cute!
I could just sit down and cry (which is something I never do)! Your blog has been very special for me to read and to see your post today only makes it better. The Lord has made Himself so “real” to me lately, through other ladies that I have been able to read about. Thank you for sharing your life. I am gleaning pearls from it!
~ Tricia Anne
Loved the Goodwill video, you are right that skirt is too CUTE. Thanks for showing all the other bargins. I am motivated to check out our Goodwill, I hate to admit that I have only dropped items off.
I hopped over here from another blog…nice to meet you. I am SOOO JEALOUS…I know shouldn’t be but WHAT FABULOUS finds!!! LOVE them!! We have nothing like that around here in this small town. I also thought you did great on the video….I would have been stammering all over the place with a camera on me…lol
I love finding treasures! Our first home was all treasures that I had found. I like all the character that it adds to a home. We had a great practicum here in GA. It really makes me want to be a part of a CC program. 🙁 I will be content though. Julie did a great job. Hopefully, I can write out some of the things I learned. My brain is still resting at the moment. 🙂
Ok, did you get all that at Goodwill?!?!!? Because if you did I’m coming there tomorrow! 🙂
HI, this is my first trip to your blog. I really enjoyed reading a few of your posts and I'm going to put you on my reading list thingy so I don't loose you, hope that's ok!
PS, thanks for really keeping it real. I got a huge kick out of the cake & the miss you thing. First time I've lol about a blog! Hilarious!
What wonderful finds!!! My kids hate that I go into those stores.. I tell them that I shop like that so they can shop like they want.. Well not the way they want but you know what Im getting at… Take care.. Susie H~
Okay, I thought that my thrift store finds were great until I came to see yours. Girl, you broke the bank! And you became a celebrity at the same time! It was truly your day.
I got that family sign at a Hallmark Store and I have seen them recently. They have different sayings. Hope you can find one. 🙂 With your luck it, you will probably find one at Goodwill today. 🙂
Jen, you are one beautiful super star and a woman after my own heart! I’m in Charlotte and wish I’d known about the grand opening. I loved seeing your finds, but the plates were my favorites. Sounds like it was definitely a profitable shopping trip!
Thanks for the comment on my blog. It is great to “meet”. I am a first timer to your blog also and so enjoyed my visit. I will be back.
Hi there! When I first saw your picture I thought, “Please tell me some of those kids are neighbors”! You have your hands full!! 🙂 Nothing (I mean nothing) pleases me more than a post about great shopping finds! I just love everything you got, and I love how you told us what you plan to change on them! Now I can’t wait to see what you do with it all!
I just found you and I am so glad I did. Most of my real friends think I’m crazy because I stalk our local thrift store. So much so that the lady who works there asks about my kids. CRAZY.
But, my house looks pretty and I did not have to spend a ton. Your finds are amazing. Thanks for sharing… — Brandi
Wow, who knew you would find fame, fortune and Goodwill all in one place? What a great day!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate your comment and great ideas. I will have to see if some of my friends would be interested in pooling our time and resources to do something similar.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow! You had some great finds. I love your dog. I will be stopping by again soon.
Wow… what a great find!
The dog is so cute as well!
WOW – your neighborhood sure has good junk – we’ve just got your run-of-the-mill junky-junk around here – I need to do some more digging – I need to leave the kids at home!
Oh my gosh. You live near me. I saw you on our local tv when they televised the Good Will store. You are so inspiring. I love your blog. My friend LOVES your Good Will store and tells us all the time we should go for the great bargains. I haven’t been there yet as it’s about 40 minutes from me but I hope to go soon. Please keep up the blogging. You are such an upbeat and entertaining
‘sister’. I stumbled upon your blog and now will return for inspiration. Your shared blogs truly display you too are a Proverbs 31 woman. By the way, I believe the cake was made at our local Wal-Mart. (not really – hahah)