Posts Tagged ‘Smyrna’
Thrifting During Thanksgiving
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
I trust you all had a safe and enjoyable long Thanksgiving weekend with an opportunity to do something special. Everyday I am thankful for the little things that God blesses me with and even more so when I can share those blessings with others.
On Friday fellow thriftanista and BLMGirl, Whitney Nic James embarked on a Thrift with Nic Weekend Tour (#twntour) sponsored by Kia Motors and her first stop was in Delaware. I honestly had no plans of going out or even getting dressed but when she texted I knew I couldn’t let her visit my state without seeing her. It wasn’t just because we are fellow bloggers but because I’ve adopted her as my “lil sis”, and you know that I lost my real ‘lil sis in a car accident in 1992.
I quickly dressed and drove to meet her at the Goodwill Outlet in New Castle. The outlet wasn’t originally on her agenda but one of the consignment shops that she chose was closed and thankfully the outlet was closer to me.
I had never been to a Goodwill Outlet and from the looks of things it was obvious that it’s the “early birds that get all the worms”. Somewhat disappointed but not defeated, I suggested we head further south down to Smyrna, to one of my favorite Goodwill locations. Her husband, Darrius was the driver and also a native Delawarean, however, he had never been to the Smyrna store and was eager to go.
Whitney and her new hubby Darrius are a thrifting duo!
Can’t leave a Delaware Goodwill without buying a
“I Love Thrifting” t-shirt!
It was the day before Goodwill’s 50% off Saturday Sale but there were a few items that I just couldn’t pass up.
If you read my profile you know that I am a big supporter of Goodwill, not just because I love to thrift but because it was the last place my sister worked before her untimely death. She is the first thought that comes to mind when I enter a Goodwill but on this trip she was more than just a passing thought.
My sister had a best friend named Darlene, they were inseparable until she left to join the United States Air Force, and it was during that time they became separated forever. Darlene was in Boot Camp when Gloria was killed in a car accident and unfortunately wasn’t able to attend the funeral. Darlene and I spoke briefly afterwards but never saw each other again … not until Friday and at all places… Goodwill.
Between the hugs and tears, I discovered that she now lives in Smyrna and works in Middletown, and is also newly married. How amazing was it that thanks to my adopted ‘lil sis, I was reunited with my real ‘lil sis’ best friend at a Goodwill! #blessed
What started out as a Black Friday turned into a Blessed Friday!
I am linking up with Whitney’s Personal Style Wednesday so come on over and meet some other thrifting fashionistas.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Goodwill Goodies – Part 2
Hello friends and happy Saturday night, I am posting Part 2 of my Goodwill Goodies from Smyrna. Last month while shopping my closet I realized that I was in need of long sleeve blouses to wear under blazers. Today I thrifted mostly dark colors but next week I will be back hunting for more colorful ones because on Saturday all clothing will be 50% off – Woohoo!
All these items were $3.75 each
– Croft & Barrow zebra print top
– no tag top
– CATO animal print skirt (new with tags)
– Fred David beige/black blouse
– Jessica Holbrook 100% silk blouse
– Cosi Crest Collection (men’s) shirt
– Dress Barn light green suede shirt
Finally found a white blouse, Pendleton
These Karen Scott Oxblood suede shoes were $4.00
This location always has a wide variety of shoes, these caught my attention but weren’t my size.
To clean and disinfect thrifted shoes I use Clorox and disinfecting spray inside, outside and on the soles.
It was a good day!
Goodwill Fall Haul
Saturday was an overcast and cloudy day which put me in the mood to do a little thrifting. With a dollar limit in mind and a $10 gift card I headed south to Goodwill in Smyrna. Upon entering the store I grabbed a cart which was taken by an associate because it remained empty and idle for too long. I was looking around in search of Cowboy boots and I hate pushing the cart in and out of the aisles during my search. I didn’t find the boots but found a few other items along with another empty cart on the other side of the store.
Aqua Maxi Dress – $5.00 // Bold Spirit Reversible, Suede Jacket – $7.00//St. Johns Bay Green Denim Skirt – $3.75
Style co Polka Dot Top – $3.75// Mootsies Tootsies Faux Leather/Croc Loafers – $5.00
Atrium Collection Blue and White Houndstooth Jacket with Bow – $6.00
As I headed back north to Middletown, I stopped at a small yard sale on Route 13 and purchased a belt and small makeup bag spending $2.00, the ladies were grateful since they hadn’t had a sale all day. Goodwill in Middletown is undergoing renovations, “to make it a more pleasant shopping experience” which is what the sales associate said – lol. Once again, the hunt for Cowboy boots was futile however, I did find a few nice skirts for the fall and winter season.
Multi Color, long sleeve top – $3.75// GAP Tweed Skirt – $3.75// Le Suit Black and White Houndstooth Skirt – $3.75
Chaus Green Skirt – $3.75// Mossimo Bronze Peep Toe Shoes – $4.00
Small stain in the tweed skirt came out in the wash and I will be removing the bows on the jacket because it cuts tight across the chest.