A Lacey Little Lamp

An old curtain, a little bit of spray paint and A LOT Of hot glue is all I needed to transform this dark gold lamp to something bright and feminine – a Lacey Little Lamp. I purchased the lamp at Goodwill Northfield for $10.  The lace curtain came from Goodwill Akron and was approximately $2.  And here’s the supplies that …

Mid-Century Accessories–More is Better!

Ever heard that a woman should look in the mirror before leaving the house and take off one accessory?   The opposite was true for fashionable women of the 1950s and 1960s!  Jewelry was often sold as a set, which could include earrings, a necklace, a bracelet, and a brooch – all meant to be worn at the same time.  Additionally, …

All That Glitters

All that glitters may not be gold. However, it most likely will be sold. ShopGoodwill.com normally has an interesting array of precious and semi-precious rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches. Here are some of the standout pieces of jewelry that were donated to our retail stores and then sold online. Channel Set Diamond Ring with White Gold   Marquis Diamond (approx. …

Affordable Finds

We are only a couple weeks into spring and I am already feeling the itch to dust off the sandals, but we do live in Ohio, and I have come to the realization that winter coats and sweaters are still in the forecast for the next few days (or weeks). With our prolonged Northeast Ohio weather, my wardrobe has become …

Heavy Metal to Shabby Sweet

Gold has made a HOT comeback so this mirror isn’t really bad as is, especially for just $10 at Goodwill Twinsburg. I however don’t have much gold décor in my house so I decided to paint it turquoise. No surprise there. For the paint color I used Pure White Annie Sloan chalk paint mixed with some robin’s egg blue acrylic …

Vintage Bohemian Chic

The original Bohemian (Boho) Chic (Photos of from the Goodwill Vintage Collection) The late 1960s were a time of political and social change.  The conservative pillbox hats and structured suits of the Jackie Kennedy era were replaced by bright, bold ethnic-inspired prints and flowing silhouettes.  The “rules” of fashion were broken by a generation who chose to march to the beat …

Fun with Frames

Picture frames always make for a fun, quick and easy DIY project. Thankfully Goodwill is stocked full of all different types of frames… and even, the artwork to go inside! I picked up this frame at Goodwill Twinsburg for only $3. The first idea I had was to frame a few pages from this Sesame Street Book of Numbers that …

Toys of Old

TOYS OF OLD   Barbie, Star Wars, Lionel and Legos are  names you’re familiar with. However, these names can be worth quite a bit of money when it comes to toys of old or vintage toys. So how old does a vintage toy need to be to be considered vintage? Approximately 30 years old or more. So toys manufactured around …

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I must admit Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays.  Who doesn’t love an excuse to pull out the pink ribbon, buy chocolate (with no guilt), wear an excess amount of “girly” hues, and spend time with loved ones? So I was pretty excited to go on my Goodwill shopping trip with a theme in …

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.  …