On Sunday, my husband wanted to visit our local every-weekend flea market a few exits down from our house on I-35. Despite the heat, we braved it for about an hour, but it was nearing closing. Some good finds, but I really wanted to head elsewhere – to GoodWill.
It had been over 3 years since we had a GoodWill nearby. The closest one in Louisiana was well over an hour away, and it didn’t have the greatest selections. I was thrilled to find that San Antonio had 15+ locations here. WOOHOO! I had no idea of what treasures we might find, but I missed desperately the well-run consignment sales and wonderful thrift stores we had back in NC.
But HELLO! We hit the jackpot.
Yes, you counted correctly. EIGHT bags, for SIX kids. $77. Can you BELIEVE it?!
|Look at all that gorgeous stuff! Beautiful collared shirts, jeans a-plenty. Gah, I scored BIG!|
I fell in love with SO much there, my husband barely peeled me away. I look forward to going back while he’s at work and the kids are at school. (Heh.)
Baby Dude couldn’t resist posing for a picture with his new, silky-smooth button down collared shirt we purchased for just $.99.
|Lightweight shirt made by “Arrow”|
Next up is Baby Sis, who had to model each of her new outfits for me you.
|Beautiful, unlabeled corduroy dress with tie-back and silvery snowflake pattern we purchased for $1.99. We guesstimate it’s about a size 7?|
|This gorgeous size 6 “Beverly Hills Polo Club” button down dress with silvery sparkle threads and tie-back I believe was originally sold in Kohl’s. $1.99|
|Yellow sundress that makes my soul sing. Embroidered with yellow gingham and ruffly at $1.99, this size 8 by “Bonnie Jean” will last her a while.|
|This outfit made me tear-up. Both skirt and shirt from Children’s Place, $1.99 each. Ruffled button down tuxedo-inspired long-sleeve, size 6. Corduroy skirt, dark gray, also size 6. A little big on her, will save for next fall/winter.|
Now, the school-age kids. They scored BIG TIME but chose to showcase a piece or two they felt was their favorite. First up, my seven-year-old (with his fancy new hair cut).
|$1.99 collared decal shirt from XG and $1.99 jeans from Cherokee.|
My soon-to-be sixth grader, wearing her favorite choice (and flaunting her new hair cut as well)
|$1.99 Pink Rose spray-paint-laden t-shirt and $1.99 bedazzled-pocket denim shorts from Angels.|
My soon-to-be twelve-year-old wearing the funny shirt he found (that’s sooo typical of a pre-teen, if I do say so myself).
|$1.99 untagged funny-guy shirt. He’s such a character!|
What do you think of what I found? Have you ever shopped your local GoodWill? What has been your favorite find from there, either for yourself or someone else? Or did you find furniture, or electronics there?
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