I have two more *little* thrift shop stops to tell you about in the Sisters Thrift series before I wrap up with a great big Goodwill recap! This post is all about the time Nicole, Mary and Shannon went and visited their friend Elisa at work like the teenaged girls we are – LOL! Okay okay, we are not *exactly* teens and Elisa wasn’t *exactly* at work; she volunteers for the Charity Guild and we had a grand time seeing her in action and shopping together!
Just some VERY young women about to hit the (charity) shop!
Elisa volunteers primarily in the art department and takes the time to look up artists and label original pieces vs. prints. It helps those of us who aren’t as artfully attuned to make better purchasing decisions.
I fell in love with this little original and scored it for $3! I’ll share on Instagram Story later where I hung it in my home!
The Charity Guild has a great selection of home furnishings and decor! If you catch the latest date, you can score a great deal! I’m on the lookout for bedside tables and end tables. My husband would have liked this one… (we have different taste ;P)
Just a COLE short of a great find! 😉
I’m also on the lookout for some interesting entryway decor. This was cool but not hearty enough for my 3 cherubs!
My kind of tray!
More irises! First a purse, now a cutting board!
Many little trinkets followed me around the store, but in the end, I only took this little butterfly soapstone box home. I had metamorphosis on the brain apparently.
Next we hit the women’s section, passing by the plentiful jewelry display first! I didn’t spend time looking at jewelry but couldn’t help but notice these because they were HUGE. The photo does not do justice.
First time spotting Donna Karan at the thrift store! I don’t exactly need a Donna Karan suit in my life (and, er, this would never fit me!) but Mary snagged it for her daughter. #whengoodthrifthappenstogoodpeople
Also passed on this lilac top. I don’t like my bra straps showing and I only wear a strapless bra when absolutely necessary.
First time spotting Anna Sui. It was at the highest price point so I passed. Also, I didn’t think my muffin top needed a tutu.
I DID get this tee for $10 which is basically a fortune but I adored the colours and pattern. I have Pinspired plans for it!
You may recognize Hedgie. I scored this light sweater for $2.50 and it makes me very happy. Plus it looked cool with everything including this peacock print skirt which I also loved but frankly, my life doesn’t need that silouhette right now.
I wanted to like this leopard print midi skirt but it was just too much fabric and there was a tear inside and it was at the highest price.
Here’s me, happy with Hedgie.
This sequinned dress fit like a glove and was dirt cheap but… I don’t have any sequinned-dress events coming up!
Not very impressive here but I have a slip and a belt that make this $1.50 well spent! I already wore it but didn’t get a photo. WHAAAAAAT
Er, I may or may not be wearing pants in this shot. 😀 I am a sucker for these colours and this style for $3.75. That’s less than a latte and in my defense (which is not necessary but still) I don’t go to Starbucks very often. Consider thrifting my Starbucks budget. SO THERE
Here it is in matchy-matchy glory!
And that concludes my time at
The Charity Guild Shop! I meant to get a shot with Elisa but alas did not want to disrupt her shift! It was great fun and we all found a few great things! But the best part was the company!
Cheers to fab friends and a fab thrifting trip!
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Lots of nice finds! I’m a male thrifter, but I definitely still cheer on my fellow women thrifters. Especially since we aren’t always going for the same things! 🙂
Hee hee that’s a bonus when there’s no “competition” though I have to say that even when I do go with someone the same size as me, it all works out. The thrifts go to the one they’re most suited to – I call that Thrifting Faith! But I’ll tell you what I don’t like: thrift shopping when resellers come barging through the racks. Ug. I know many people do this for a living now and I respect it, but don’t be so furious and rude to your fellow thrifters!!! Ok, rant over! Thanks for reading and commenting!