How I Know God Loves Me

Long winter coat, by GEORGE, $24.99.image

He leaves coats like this right where I will find them while perusing the throw pillows (see last post about my new throw pillow and frame obsession).

It was love at first sight.

And wear.

I’ve never had a cute patterned winter coat like this and I don’t think I could find a more perfect one.

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Pillows, Lamps, Pillows, Pillows

Wonderful awesome throw pillow- Goodwill- $2.99

Original store- unknown- Price- $30 +

Most likely guess- Heaven

Brown Lamp, Goodwill- $7.99.  Normally- $35 +

Savings- 75-90% 🙂

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It may be a clue to how house decorating obsessed I am when my boyfriend’s response to me asking him what I could maybe buy on Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, is, “I don’t know, throw pillows?”.

Yeah….

That obsessed.

A few weeks ago I found 4 GREAT pillows (one of them being the green one holding up my newest love in the picture above) at Ross Dress for Less (don’t know where I’d be without that store- or what I or my home would be wearing, other than Goodwill) a few weeks ago.  And I swear they changed my entire apartment.

Well, technically, they kind of did.  I live in a studio, so my living room is my apartment 🙂  Anywho, I don’t really need more than those 4- two pillows per couch seems to be enough, but that doesn’t stop me from looking at the throw pillow section when perusing the aisles of Goodwill.

And hence finding the above treasure.

For $2.99.

Unheard of.  Pillows like this at boutique shops here in Nashville- exactly like this one- re easily $30-$40.

Easilly.

No one will know the difference between my Goodwill one, and those boutique ones.

Unless I tell them.

Which I will.

You know, just basing on history and how I act on a daily basis.

I’m a proud Goodwill bargain shopper and I want EVERYONE to know it.

And be jealous.

maybe not the second part, not that, but that does seem to be a by product when I get something for about 90% less than what most people pay.

human nature.

Happy thrifting, living and decorating,

jaime ❤

0.99 Talbots Cardigan

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Talbots cardigan- $0.99

on .99 Wednesday at my Goodwill.

I purchased this at a quick Goodwill stop this morning…yes, I’ll admit- looking for more .99 frames- I found 4.  🙂

It’s not in perfect condition, but also not overwork by any means.  I love the rich orange/brown color as well as the ruffle detail.

I paired it over a long off white tank top, with lace sleeves, blue jeans, and tan boots.

I wish I could have taken a full body picture with more of the cardigan and outfit, but this is better than nothing at all!

Happy warm weather wearing times,

Jaime ❤

Trash to Treasure- Frame Style Wall Display- San Francisco!

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Clockwise- Lombardy St, Golden Gate, Pacific, Volkswagen on San Fran Street

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I started with these:

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Five un-matching, but otherwise in good condition, frames from Goodwill.

At .99 a piece!

How can you beat that….

if only they were somewhat coordinated…

Spraypaint!

Enter handy can of gray spraypaint that I got at a yard sale for .25 last Spring, or for about $3 at your local dollar store.

And voila- matching frame display for my wall.

I couldn’t bring myself to spray the white one- it was just so pretty, and white goes with anything anyway….

Now before I had graduated all the way to a full frame display set, I began with just one:

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Weeds on the Pacific Ocean at Night, Northern California- September 2013

This lovely number.

The detail is so pretty, but the color- to me- was not so much.

It was that gold that you find a lot at thrift stores that just isn’t so up to date looking any more.

I love the way this turned out so much, that I went and found some more, which are all the ones displayed in the first few pictures.

Now just to prove this frame thing is my new obsession- I made my third trip for cheap frames, as well as a spray paint reinforcement, last night.  The frames turned out to be duds (the glass wouldn’t fit back in after removing it), but I got a frame that I have been looking for for a certain set of prints I took in San Francisco last year:

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My “Feet on Streets” grouping.

I’ve been searching for a set of four frame like this to put my fun pictures of my feet with the street names.

In San Francisco, the street names are carved into the sidewalk all fun like this, and I fancied taking pictures of my feet whenever I found myself stopped at one.  And I thought a framed grouping might be a nice memory of my walks around San Fran.  I have several more to fill that last empty slot, I just need to get em printed!

And lo and behold, a year later, for 1.50 at Goodwill, I found just the one.

I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out.  And I immediately texted the girlfriend I made the trip with my results, and she happens to be in San Fran again right now visiting her sweet seester.

Frames, frames, frames!  So pictorally happy right now, thanks to Goodwill.

Do you shop the home section at Goodwill too?

Happy thrifting and living,

Jaime ❤

I Know Where All the Good Stuff Is

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Vintage (shoulder pads and errrything) ‘Big Armpit’ Pink and Grey Flower Sweater- Sooo Comfy!!!- $5.99

(excuse the mess that I am- I’m gonna be wearing it post gym house lounging, so why not show y’all that??  No need to put on fronts here)

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Target by Mossimo medium weight knit sweater- $5.99

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Mossimo at Target Colorful knit medium weight sweater- $5.99

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Sweaters holding hands, priceless.

While checking out with these great goods- the female cashier, about my age, said,

“You got all the good sweaters!  I’m not even gonna bother looking now, cause I know where they all are.”

True.

Sad for you, but true.  My gain is your loss…err….sorry!

And I always thought by working there, they had first dibs.  Apparently they still can’t get by me:)  She was right, I did find all the good sweaters that day.  And have worn each one already.

I’d have to say my favorite is the actual vintage flower sweatshirt.  I swear you could walk into mass chaos that is Forever 21 and come out with a look alike attempt remake of this, for more, but what’s better than having the real thing?:)

The other two sweaters are great for what they are, but they aren’t 30 plus years old.

Coincidentally (or not???) all the bedding in this picture is Goodwill as well.  The lovely quilt, as well as the fun throw pillows you see.  These were not purchased on this trip, but at several of many other Goodwill trips.  All the pillows were 2.99 or under.  Love them. Two of them are reversible- so its like two in one:)  Making ’em even cheaper!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my goods!!

Happy living and thrifting,

Jaime ❤