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Not Officially Named Hog Heaven Thrift Shop

Who doesn’t love a good Vintage Thrift Shop?
Everytime I see a sign for one, I immediately think of Macklemore and this song.
You all know that I am a self proclaimed Goodwill frugal fashionista and I also enjoy visiting Consignment Shops however, this was my first time at a locally owned thrift shop.  “Not officially named, Hog Heaven“, recently opened and it’s less than a mile from my job but with all the bad winter weather, I never ventured out at lunch to check it out.
That changed 2 weeks ago and I am glad that I finally ventured out.  This Thrift Shop is two floors of Estate Goods at Yard Sale prices, and it just might turn into a bi-weekly outing because they get “new” stuff in all the time.
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Not offically named Hog Heaven” which by the way is what they call it because they haven’t officially named it, is located on 510 Lancaster Avenue, Frazer PA and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10-6.  The thrift shop is so new that I had to add it to my Foursquare check in.

Upon entering this cash only shop I was immediately transported back to my “Cousin Bessie’s” house in Port Chester, NY.  It’s like walking into your grandma’s or auntie’s living room and parlor.  You remember the rooms that you were not allowed to enter because of all the glass knick knacks.

As a small child you couldn’t help but be amazed as your senses were overwhelmed by the colorful candy dishes, pictures, pottery, dolls, cups with saucers and an array of bric-a’-brac displayed throughout the room


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The living room and parlor contained so many vintage items that it brought back fond memories of my childhood growing up, there was even a scrubbing board.  The lovely shopkeeper, Donna was such a pleasant person and she introduced us to Ms. Lilly Langtry, a transplant from Jersey!

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I only purchased a few few mason jars for an upcoming DIY, but I’ll definitely be back in search of patio decorations as well as to simply enjoy a few moments of nostalgia.
Mason Jars for a DIY
Do you enjoy thrift shops, if so, what do you look for?
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What were you favorite vintage pieces?

Is Goodwill Still A Good Deal?

I remember the days when you could purchase clothing at Goodwill for 1 or 2 dollars.  Of course back then, thrifing wasn’t as popular or considered a chosen alternative to department stores.  There were always vintage boutiques where you expected to pay more, but never at Goodwill – not until now.  Here are a few items that I found at Goodwill in Thorndale, PA which ranged in price from $3.50 to $5.00, this location also receives unsold shoes from Target which is a good deal.

Pink Lois Snyder Dani Max Vest

Jaclyn Smith Beaded Gauze top

Mint Peek & Peck Collection Capris
replaced a pair I thrifted but were cut too low in the waist / re-donated to GW

Christopher & Banks Purple, faux suede maxi skirt

Cambridge Country Denim Skirt
I am going to bleach to give it a tie-dye effect

Blue and White stripped Maxi
will wear around the house or as a beach cover-up

Lapis skirt
same style as one purchased at Marshalls

I remember when these were the “it” shoes for the Spring from Target

New with tags

If you purchase shoes from GW, make sure to disinfect them using alcohol, bleach/water or disinfectant spray or all 3 – I always spray new shoes as well.

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Goodwill Deals – Gucci from the ’90’s

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.


I was going through my closet finding items to donate and I came across these 3 vintage Gucci purses which were thrifted from Goodwill in 1991.  My sister, Gloria worked at Goodwill in Dover for a year before her untimely death in 1992. 

She and I loved shopping there even before it became popular.  Leather coats, hats, boots and these purses are among some of the items that I still have to this day.  

What was your best thrift store score?