But here are a few items I have scored so far this summer.....as well as some "oldies but goodies" worth sharing with you!
Look at this super cute sailor dress 99 cents-probably because there was a teeny red ink mark at the bottom of the white border. Bleach pen didn't work-darn....what to do? I simply turned up 1/4 inch and top stitched the ink-mark (now pretty faded) into the back side of the hem. I sent off to Cecilia, my daughter's law school partner's little girl. Hope I get a picture of her wearing it!
Just a warning about buying stuff at Goodwill for other people:
- Only shop for other thrift store junkies
- Only buy brands that you know they would buy retail.
- Wash and iron clothing items before you "gift" them....they look nicer too!
- Always tell (brag) about the bargain!
- Spend some time convincing the men in your life that thrift items will work for them!
This top looks great with the taupe silk Eileen Fisher pants I got a couple of months ago...."tres elegante"or at least as elegant as you can get for $20 bucks!
This brand top at Nordstroms sells for $88 and the pants are over $150 if you can even find them!
Here is a great Floraline vase that fits in with my collection. I think the round shape will be one that I use often. It is marked on the bottom...406...and an internet search found the identical item selling for anywhere between $8 and $35! My cost was only 2.99...hurrah for me!
Check out this Jones New York Evening dress. It is just perfect to wear at one of the weddings we are attending this summer. I stopped in at Goodwill one day after some frustrating time in fitting rooms at Macy's, VonMaur, Opitz and TJMaxx....hadn't found anything I was willing to spend money on.....The thrift gods must have known I needed them! There it was....just $8.99. I think I will splurge and let the tailor shorten it because it has a rolled hem. Even if it costs $10 or $15 dollars to hem....I still got an amazing deal don't you think? In fact, I think this might require me to do a little "shoe shopping therapy"!
I have already worn this IZOD hoodie 3 times! It is made of the softest knit. Great quality....goes with a pair of brown yoga pants I already had!
I really haven't had any luck with items for the house but I'm sure that will change.
I am looking for a chair to refurbish so maybe next week I will have luck with that.
Here are a couple of examples of past treasures:
Do you love lamps as much as I do?
I have had some pretty good luck finding lamps....shades-not so much. Look at these examples of Goodwill lamps that are in our house.
I first bought one of this pair of lamps....$7 I think....because I knew it would look good with my new living room color scheme....kept thinking I should have bought the pair....
Because I pray often to the Goodwill Gods....when I went back....the other one was still there!
I bought a box of wedding invitation stationery that has such a great design. I use my computer to create a header and print out custom notes.
Hmmmm...I should do some for gifts!
All the Goodwill stores around here will have 50% off sales on the 4th of July....but I think I will opt out of the craziness of that. Since it is nearing 100 degrees out, it is too hot to garden and all this writing about Goodwill means....that is where I am heading.
Would love to have you share your treasure hunting successes!