The 1920s – Modern Style is Born!

The 1920s – modern style is born! Before the 1920s, no respectable woman would be seen with a tan, wearing more than the barest hint of makeup, wearing a skirt above the ankle, or with short hair.  Coco Chanel, the famous French couturier whose name lives on even today, was one of the most revolutionary fashion designers of the era.  …

So Cheesy…

SO CHEESY… I’ve apparently started a collection of cheese domes. I’ve had an idea in my head for a year or so to turn them into something… well… something… not so cheesy. I kept seeing them at Goodwill and other thrift stores, and I couldn’t resist. I… just… kept… buying… them.   Being that it’s 2013 and my motto is …

In 2013 I Resolve to…

Happy New Year Everyone! Usually every January 1st, I have a heavy list of resolutions that I think are going to be life changing and usually fizzle about a month or two later. This year, I kind of feel like pulling up the covers and taking a long winters nap. So with that said, instead of the resolution list, I decided …

Goodwill’s Vintage Clothing Collection

Did you know that Goodwill Industries of Akron (GIA) is home to a vintage clothing collection made up of more than 750 garments ranging from the 1860s–1980s? The Vintage Clothing Collection, which is facilitated by the Marketing and Development Department, has been a part of Goodwill’s past for many decades.  To our knowledge, Goodwill Industries of Akron is the only Goodwill …

What’s Your Treasure?

Whether you’re looking for a musical instrument, a rare painting, jewelry or that vintage toy that takes you back to your childhood, Goodwill Industries of Akron has it all. Below are some examples of the items we’ve posted and sold on our auction site. You can find tableware such as this vintage silver tea set: Many shoppers can walk into …

DIY Chalkboard Coin Jars

I came across these 4 Osterizer jars while shopping at Goodwill Akron last month. I don’t have an Osterizer (I’m not much of a cook) but I do have a thing for jars, so I bought ‘em. As usual, I forgot about them and they sat untouched for about a month. In the meantime I bought two of these chalkboard …

Holiday Wardrobe & Shopping

Greetings Everyone! Thank goodness for the Goodwill this time of year!  With so many holiday obligations, and seeing so many people you only see around the holidays, it is always nice to add a few new additions to update your holiday wardrobe.  Here are a few pieces I snagged for the holidays!   Brilliantly Festive Paisley. This outfit is my spin on Christmas …

Meet Lauren-Style Blogger

Greetings Everyone! Lauren Ward here- owner of Noto Boutique in downtown Akron, mother of two, master multi-tasker (or so I like to think), closet blog addict, and now Goodwill blog contributor! When Goodwill asked me to be a part of the blog, I was thrilled, honored, and slightly freaked out. Thrilled to start a new venture, honored because of my …

Ornaments Aren’t Just for Trees

I walked by this green, tiered stand three or four times at the Northfield Goodwill. It was so big you couldn’t miss it as it sat lonely on an end cap in the housewares section. I kept thinking “what is that thing??” By my fourth pass by I finally picked it up and tossed it in my cart. I had …

Ohio Goodwills Launch New State-Wide Mobile App

   Akron, OH ·· October 31, 2012 ·· The Association of Ohio Goodwills is delighted to announce the availability of a new FREE Mobile App designed to make shopping and donating as easy as possible throughout the State of Ohio. The brand new Mobile App allows Goodwill shoppers and donors traveling throughout the state to find the closest Goodwill store, …