What a fun day!!!
On Saturday, a group from Denver met up at the Cherry Creek Goodwill store.
The group made up of several bloggers and followers participating in a NATIONWIDE event to enhance the image of Goodwill Stores. ..and those who shop there!
If automobile makes and models were true indicators, then it can easily be said shoppers of Goodwill are from across the spectrum of financial status.
Our group met at 10 a.m.,
introduced ourselves (,l to r.. Anne,Gena,Diana, Kath, and Dee) and donned name tags.
Chatting and smiling and Tweeting,
ready, set, GO! we began our mission!There was no mistaking the group led by team leader DeeAnna..
who wore the black " i <3 thrifting" tee.
She also had the perfect western boots completing her attire..
We wandered about, looking for "finds"..
so much to choose from as it was 50% off everything in the store!!
and jeans were .99 a pair!! quite a few shoppers were taking advantage of the tremendous savings of quality name brand clothing for back to school clothing!
As we chatted, we were learning different methods to our madness,
what appealed to us individually,
what didn't and how we utilized our finds..I met many of the shoppers who were curious as to why we were dressed alike, and why I was taking photos. From several,I learned they shopped daily,posting their finds on CraigsList as well as e-Bay for extra income. Others had retail shops where their items were re-sold at much higher prices!
After two hours, we regrouped, posed for group photos and tweeted to Rashon from Denver..
I stayed behind as the next stop was across town and I had another commitment later at home..
The group continued to the second of three stops in Denver, where the same process would begin again.
What a great way to start new friendships..
and hopefully start a monthly meet up for shopping..lunch..who knows?
I do know Bloggy friends are great!!!.
My personal finds...
only 1.00 each!
..Pottery Barn..original sticker price 12.99 each,Goodwill price 1.99 each,my price 1.00 each!
both angels.. 1.00 for the pair!
a sampling of other items..
Loved this artwork for only 4.99..
Loved this intricately beaded ball gown..can you believe for 50% of 4.99, it can be yours!
even at 150.00, this beautiful wedding gown is still a bit steep for my budget.. It was worth it for someone, as it sold right after I took the photo..and it was a gorgeous gown, with train and veil.
Loved this blue birdie cup...25!
..more blue and white collectibles..
a collection of yellows..the shelves were full...
an adorable honey bee pitcher..
this precious kitty stole my heart..but...someone else purchased it before I could put it into my cart!!
Valuable lesson learned: when thrifting Goodwill (or any place).. toss the item into your cart while "thinking about it"..otherwise..someone else has already made up their mind..
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P.S... Thanks to all participants for such a fun filled morning!!
please email me .. louiewindom@ gmail.com