DIY Halloween Costume: Office Cat


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Leigh Ray, Pink Vintage Heart

A Good Look Contributor


 

I don’t know about you, but I live for wearing my Halloween costume on the actual holiday. Did you know that Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year? I think there’s nothing more fun than wearing a Halloween costume to work. Here’s a cute and super easy cat costume that can be worn to the office or any party where you might not have too much time to put together an over the top Halloween costume. Here’s how I achieved it:

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Cat Ears

I attempted to make cat ears, but they didn’t quite turn out so great. Sigh. But my plan B was to wear two little mini hair buns where my cat ears would have been. I simply twisted two sections of my hair and twisted them to make these buns. I think it would be so cute to add a little glitter or hair paint to these as well.

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Eye Make Up

I rarely leave the house without cat eye eyeliner. I will admit that it took me a while to learn how to apply. The good thing is that you can draw a cat eye in several different styles. Pick the one that’s easiest for you. You can also skip the eye liner and achieve the cat eye look with eye shadow.

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Nose & Whiskers

These really make the costume. I used a black eye liner pencil to draw in the dot on my nose and the fun whiskers. It took just a few minutes and I felt totally transformed into a kitty cat!

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Leigh Ray is an NYC-based fashion blogger obsessed with all things vintage and thrifting at www.PinkVintageHeart.com. She’s a true shopaholic that loves the thrill of discovering the perfect thrifted and vintage finds while sharing them with the world.

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

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How Thrifting and $20 Can Resurrect a Dying Wardrobe


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Shaunya Hartley, VintageShaun

A Good Look Contributor

 


 

 

thrifting to make the old new again

Iconic designer Diane von Furstenberg is quoted as saying “so when your eyes are swollen and you are bloated and you have your period, and you don’t know what to wear, you open your closet and you go for your friend.” And like old friends, your closet should be a retrospect of good times. But sometimes we can grow tired of our closet and we look to purge, which isn’t a bad thing but sometimes we just need to reconnect and add a little spice to our closet of old friends. One of the best ways I’ve found to add life to my wardrobe without really breaking the bank is to head to my favorite thrift store and look for pieces to resurrect my wardrobe.

When you head to that thrift store, hit the accessories section. Narrow it down to jewelry, scarves and belts. Those three can kick up any and everything, a white button down, a little black dress or your favorite coat. With jewelry go for necklaces and brooches. For scarves, go for those you can wrap around your head or neck and with belts think not only ones to  place in  your pants loops but one that can be thrown over a coat a dress or a jacket. 

Now imagine taking a sweater you’ve had for ages, put that chunky necklace on top and see how quickly it will smile back at you. Pull out that blazer that you always wear to interviews; place a brooch on it once you land your dream job. That handbag that is sturdy and faithful, tie that graphic scarf on the handle, pull that go to little black dress out and cinch your waist with a belt.  Here’s another tip, cap your budget at $20, therefore you can really narrow down what you need and think about what you have at home. A big budget is great but a cap makes you more creative and more resourceful.

Think of your thrift store as a place to go for new friends and once you find some items introduce them to your old friends back in your closet at home and wear them like a well-connected networking party. 

Native New Yorker Shaunya is the owner and curator of VintageShaun, a collection of vintage clothing with a contemporary vision that has been featured in NBC’s The Today Show. She is a longtime Goodwill fan and style expert. Last May, Shaunya collaborated in Goodwill’s Spring Fling the Excess, our Earth Day/spring cleaning promotion. Most recently, she styled models for Goodwill Suits You, a fashion show to mark October, National Disability Employment Awareness month.

You may also read her blog: www.vintageshaun.com or follow her on Twitter @vintageshaun

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Everyday Thrifting


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David Morgan, Yes, David is Here

A Good Look Contributor

 


 

Good news, dear gentlemen readers: we’ll be featuring a weekly column by GoodwillNyNj Style Icon David Morgan all about secondhand fashion for men. This week: optimizing your thrifting finds. Enjoy!

Each of these outfits contain one or more thrifted elements. How do you incorporate your Goodwill finds into your everyday wear?

Recently, I have begun maintaining a Flickr set of some of my daily outfits. Going through the few pictures I’ve posted so far, I’m surprised out how much of my clothes are from the Goodwill. I know I thift a lot, but certainly didn’t know it was that much. Everyday, at least some part of my outfit is thrifted, a testament to both the versatility and diversity of thrift store shopping.

Whatever the occasion, I guarantee that you can find a look within the thrift store. The most important tip I can offer in debunking any feeling of hesitancy is that:

  • Price does not determine style, and not even quality.

I have had pairs of pants worth hundreds of dollors rip after a few months, and I’ve had pants bought for dirt cheap last for years.

While I definitely appreciate the value of exceptional craftsmanship, and understand that some well-made clothes are truly worth the investment, you really cannot determine the quality of thrifted clothes based on price.

  • The hierarchical rules of fashion just do not apply at the thrift store.

Both high and low-end pieces have the same playing field and price point, which definitely puts the cash-strapped fashionisto at ease.

In short, if you are worried that thrifting will make you look cheap, I assure you it won’t. Dior coats share the same rack as high school varsity gear, and both are there for your wearing pleasure.

Each of these outfits contain one or more thrifted elements. How do you incorporate your Goodwill finds into your everyday wear?

If you are a thrifting pro, what high-end pieces have you stumbled upon at the thrift store? And how does thrifting influence your everyday style? Perhaps our examples will ease the worried minds of strict department store adherents 🙂

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

Lauren’s Goodwill Gems: It’s Time to Get Serious…

It’s Time to Get Serious… It’s …about satchels.

Satchels?!

Yes, I’m actually serious. It might sound like kind of a crazy thing to say, but if you’re searching for a new fall accessory, don’t discount an inspired, vintage-looking satchel – if you happen to pick one up, it will easily become your next go-to item – promise. I was so thrilled when I came across this week’s find – a beautiful, retro-styled gem of a bag that you’ll want to wear for years and years. The simple square shape, clean lines, and classic black leather material mean this purse is a must-have in any stylish lady’s wardrobe.

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Skip the uber girly or overly trendy, out-of-style-in-a-year bags and go for a piece you’ll never want to part with — like this gorgeous black leather satchel, spotted recently at my local Goodwill thrift shop.

Don this bag everywhere you go! It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing now – or what you plan to wear tomorrow. Whatever ensemble you’re donning, this bag is the perfect accessory. It looks sleek, chic, and professional – so whether you’re stepping out for a fun night with friends in a flirty dress, or heading off to grab your morning, pre-commute coffee, you’ll always be dressed just right. Here, I’ve paired this lovely new purse with one of my favorite fall outfits – slim, fitted jeans, an always-flattering blazer, and a pretty scarf for a touch of bright color (and to keep warm, of course).

Getting ready to go every day doesn’t have to be a chore – with a perfectly polished, go-to ensemble like this jeans + blazer + scarf combo – and an elegant and constantly classy bag like this gorgeous leather satchel, you can be totally put together and looking fabulous in no more than a few minutes.
Getting ready to go every day doesn’t have to be a chore – with a perfectly polished, go-to ensemble like this jeans + blazer + scarf combo – and an elegant and constantly classy bag like this gorgeous leather satchel, you can be totally put together and looking fabulous in no more than a few minutes.

Photo 2 caption: Getting ready to go every day doesn’t have to be a chore – with a perfectly polished, go-to ensemble like this jeans + blazer + scarf combo – and an elegant and constantly classy bag like this gorgeous leather satchel, you can be totally put together and looking fabulous in no more than a few minutes.

Laurens Goodwill Gems: Chain, Chain, Chain

Chain, Chain, Chain

Think you have to wear lots of glitz and glitter to look like a lady? It’s an idea that’s ingrained into us all from a pretty early age, but the truth is, if you want to look like a classy, polished, adult lady, lots of glitter and sequins can sometimes have the opposite effect – go overboard and you can end up looking like a middle school nightmare rather than the glamorous woman you’d hoped.
An easy solution to that terrible problem? Forgo the glitter once in awhile – not always, but once in awhile – and sport a simpler kind of bangle that still looks cool and trendy, and will definitely not get you mistaken for an overdressed tween. Basic chain jewelry has been making a comeback recently and I’m so on board with this new fad – it’s unpretentious and easy to pull off, but also somehow stunning. And luckily, my local thrift has had an abundance of gorgeous chains on display lately, so I was able to spot a couple of great options to go with just about any kind of outfit. A simple silver strand, with just one long piece made up of shiny links strung together, is so easy to wear it really should be a staple in any girl’s wardrobe – you can literally throw this necklace on with absolutely anything you own. On the right, a more complicated, layered piece in a darker brass metal is equally fun to wear and will pair well with dressier looks.

Two stylish options from one basic accessory idea – chains are an impactful way to add a bit of subtle glam to any outfit, and there are so many ways to do it, you’re sure to find an option that suits your own personal style and existing wardrobe pieces – and your budget!
Two stylish options from one basic accessory idea – chains are an impactful way to add a bit of subtle glam to any outfit, and there are so many ways to do it, you’re sure to find an option that suits your own personal style and existing wardrobe pieces – and your budget!

Dress them up or down – you really can’t lose. I always love an accessory that it’s impossible to wear in any “wrong” way – not that you can really wear anything wrongly as long as you wear it with attitude – which is one reason I was so excited when I spotted these chain necklaces at my local Goodwill recently. And just to show you how easy these metal chain necklaces are to wear, I’ve chosen two outfits to pair them with this week – two dresses, one more casual but still work-appropriate, the other a little fancier and fit for more formal occasions. The essentially neutral metal materials of the accessories mean either chain would really pair just fine with either ensemble. But in my mind, the long, simple silver chain would look just perfect with the gray knit dress, while the bronze layered chain would look divine with the turquoise dress – the layers are ideally suited to sit right in the v-neck. With some black tights and ankle booties or heels and a messy up-do, both of these looks are ready to impress in a flash!

Looking gorgeous and classy doesn’t always have to mean lots of sparkle and sequins. Try a new – and very posh approach – but pairing minimalist metal chain necklaces with your favorite dresses.
Looking gorgeous and classy doesn’t always have to mean lots of sparkle and sequins. Try a new – and very posh approach – but pairing minimalist metal chain necklaces with your favorite dresses.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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GOODWILL’S KINGSTON STORE CELEBRATES NEW LOOK 9/24

GOODWILL’S KINGSTON STORE CELEBRATES NEW LOOK 9/24

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The remodeling is done, and Kingston Goodwill is ready to celebrate. Join us tomorrow at 10 a.m. for:

  • Gift card drawings
  • Refreshments
  • Lots of new merchandise

Kingston Store Remodel Party – Thursday, September 24, starting 10 a.m.

Kingston Store & Donation Center

1306 Ulster Avenue

Kingston, NY 12401

P: (845) 336-3303

Regular Hours:

Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

DROP BY OUR WINDOW SALES 9/25-27

We invite you to join Goodwill at one or more of the 22 window sales planned at our stores this weekend.

For other store locations, visit our website

Friday, September 25

  • Bronx, 149th St – tickets 7:45 a.m.; starts 8 a.m.
  • Chelsea, 25th St – tickets 8:45 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • East 23rd Street – tickets 8:15 a.m.; starts 8:45 a.m.
  • Elmwood Park – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Harrison, NJ – tickets 8 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • West 79th Street – tickets 8 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.

Saturday, September 26

  • Binghamton – tickets 9 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • Central Harlem, 5th Ave – starts 8 a.m.
  • East Harlem, 3rd Ave – tickets 8:15 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Elmsford – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • Fairfield – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Greenwich Village, 8th St – tickets 8:15 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Jersey City – tickets 7:45 a.m.; starts 8 a.m.
  • Lake Ronkonkoma – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 8:45 a.m.
  • Massapequa – tickets 7:45 a.m.; starts 8 a.m.
  • Rockaway, NJ – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • Springfield – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Stuyvesant, 2nd Ave – tickets 8:45 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • Vestal – tickets 9 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • Washington Heights, 181st St – starts 8 a.m.
  • West 14th Street – tickets 7:45 a.m.; starts 8 a.m.

Sunday, September 27

  • Livingston, Brooklyn – tickets 9 a.m.; starts 9:15 a.m.

Window Sale General Rules:

  • Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve
  • Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public
  • Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details
  • After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public
  • Check for specific store rules
  • For store locations, visit our website at here.

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.

To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

COME TO OUR CHELSEA BOUTIQUE NY FASHION WEEK SILENT AUCTION 9/19

COME TO OUR CHELSEA BOUTIQUE NY FASHION WEEK SILENT AUCTION 9/19

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 11.59.48 AMGoodwill will celebrate Fashion Week on Saturday, September 19, with a silent auction of some very special high-fashion items at our Chelsea boutique. Starting bids range from $20 to $250. Bidding will begin at 12 noon and close at 4, when the winning bids will be announced. You need not be present to win. The merchandise is in the window now, if you want to drop by in advance to see it.

Included are:

  • Item 1 – Leather camel-color trio cross body bag with three detachable compartments with snaps
  • Item 2 – Vintage leopard coat with pony hair collar, size medium
  • Item 3 – Suede purse with chain link strap in coral with black patent leather trim
  • Item 4 – Victor Shvaiko “Dinner at la Cave” painting, 27/100
  • Item 5 – Women’s leather blazer in maroon, size 4
  • Item 6 – Vintage red leather “holiday” suitcase
  • Item 7 – White leather cross body “happy” bag with chain link strap with ribbon detail
  • Item 8 – Silver chain with silver flower pendant necklace
  • Item 9 – Vintage open-toe white high heels with white leather bow, size 40 (U.S. 9)
  • Item 10 – Pink and blue double-knit floral print dress with silk lining, size 44 (U.S. 12/14)

Goodwill Chelsea boutique and donation center:

103 West 25th Street

New York, NY 10001

Phone 646-638-1725

Seven Stores Hold Window Sales This Weekend

Friday, September 18

  • Livingston, Brooklyn – tickets 8 a.m.; starts 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, September 19

  • East Northport – tickets 7:45 a.m.; starts 8 a.m.
  • Greenwich Village, 8th St – tickets 8:15 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Paramus – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Stuyvesant, 2nd Avenue – tickets 8:45 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.
  • Wappingers Falls – starts 8 a.m.
  • West 72nd Street – tickets 8:30 a.m.; starts 9 a.m.

For store locations, visit our website.

Reminder: 14th Street Boutique Opens Thursday

Goodwill’s new 14th Street boutique and donation center will hold its grand opening this Thursday, September 17, at 10 a.m. The event at 7 West 14th Street (off 5th Avenue) in Manhattan features drawings for gift cards; a celebration of Fashion Week, Goodwill style; and a DJ.

Window Sale General Rules:

  • Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve
  • Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public
  • Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details
  • After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public
  • Check for specific store rules
  • For store locations, visit our website at here.

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.

To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

@PlanetBrandee LIVE from Fashion Week in NYC 2015 PART 1

Don’t have a #NYFW pass? No worries, here are some tips

Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 4.26.03 PMAnother year, another Fashion Week! From runways filled with yoga teachers to the zany backstage antics, I’m strapped into the rocket pack that is #NYFW. I hope you’ve kept your best outfits at the ready for this awesome combination of big brands and street style moments.

So jump on board the crazy train with me and let’s get into this new 2-part @PlanetBrandee series on Fashion Week here in New York City!

According to a 2012 analysis by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, CFDA reports some comprehensive stats: “New York Fashion Week’s yearly economic impact includes about $547 million in direct visitor spending. For a little relevance, CFDA says “that’s more than the 2014 Super Bowl, the New York City Marathon and the two-week U.S. Open tennis tournament. Over 900 fashion companies have their headquarters in New York City. Of the 180,000 jobs here, 16,000 are in manufacturing and growing. In total, the New York industry fashion pays about $11 billion in wages, generating nearly $2 billion in tax revenue each year.” And a lot of that highlights the fact that this city is a driving epicenter for this spectacular event.

“New York leads the way for the American fashion industry,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. “It is the major engine behind the $350 billion apparel Industry that employs 4 million workers, which is 3 million more than the car manufacturers – – and more than the U.S. video game industry, fast food industry, and beverage industry.” Incredible stats that not only show the work here has long term impact, but also is a source for local communities as well.

With a growing 250,000+ people attending Fashion Week in New York City on the average, pumping over millions of dollars into the local economy with hotels, fabulous parties and the sheer model mania that takes over the city in a storm of couture fever, it can be overwhelming. But fear not, here we have some ah, more budgeted ideas for street style and how to show up with your A-game even if you don’t have a backstage pass like yours truly!

One of the first places we’ll be heading is to the ultra fun Refinery 29 destination in Brooklyn! Set in a Brooklyn warehouse, their “creation spans across (you guessed it) 29 individual rooms, each curated by a hand-picked selection of our favorite partners and artists. According to R29 be sure to “look out for a polka-dotted confetti tornado celebrating Minnie Mouse, an ode to literary heroines created with Nordstrom Rack, an Old Navy DIY denim workshop, a PUMA and SIX:02 stop-motion projection project, and a mysterious “cabinet of curiosities” made with Fossil.” All of which is open to any fashionista who braces those Jeffrey Campbell wedges with a Brooklyn subway ride.

And also, feel free to literally stand the streets outside the event itself and take in the insanity that is the creative style explosion! From sequins to Dolce inspired tiaras, it’s a hot, beautiful mess worth Instagramming like a champ.

So where will you go? And more importantly, what Goodwill gem will you wear?! Whether it’s the Lauren Conrad obsessed, or the Marc Jacobs sequins madness from this week, get your grind on and join me next week as I continue this 2 part NYFW special! Love the buzzword of #NYFW? Have a funny NYFW? Or just score an amazing #Goodwill find? Let me know! And follow my fashion, food and travel treks on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBrandee – till next time, see you on the streets!!

@PlanetBrandee – Thriftness

@PlanetBrandee – Thriftness

The Power of reusing and recycling

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 1.59.13 PMListen: Life is a lot like a treasure hunt. We go searching and ambling through adventures, under rocks and over mountains, seeking the moment when it all suddenly comes together in a wild revelatory splash of WOW! Sometimes we get it, and sometimes, well, we don’t. So on those days when it’s not so “Wow!” I highly suggest slapping on your big kid boots and going thrifting.

Yes. I said thrifting.

Why you ask?

Well, for one, you’re reusing and recycling, which in and of itself is a powerful thing. Each year, consumers throw out and discard literally TONS of clothing, housewares and textiles. In fact, the average American throws away about 65 pounds of clothing per year. Along with other textiles that get tossed, like sheets and bedding, the total comes out to 14.3 million tons of textile waste per year. Thrifting saves items from a landfill and makes you feel a little better about your day.

So get inspired already! Take a trip with me on the magical interwebs and discover some FUN and FRESH ways to reuse what you find on the racks and floor at Goodwill NYNJ. Here’s a proverbial laundry list of inspo below – share your favorite and post pics of your own DIY recycle project.

221 Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind – try diving into this hack list of ways to reuse everyday items you find around the house. Or read this super cool list of 30 ways to recycle your stuff! Or how about:  50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things.

And if that’s not enough, consider just downsizing as an art form. Take a moment to listen to this fab TED talk with the very queen of organization, the enchanting Marie Kondo. Her book is a MUST have if you have a habit of collecting but not using, so slate this for your next coffee break and tune in.

From the recycling bin to the closet, you’re STILL meaning to clean out before the fall season. Get inspired! Clean out that summer closet, and start prepping for your fall wardrobe.

Follow my food, fun and travel treks on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBrandee – till then, see you on the streets!!

Note from the editor:

Last year, Goodwill NYNJ helped residents keep more than 112 million pounds of unwanted but still usable clothing and household goods out of local landfills.

@PlanetBrandee Goes Fenton Fantastical

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A true story of love and vintage hobnail milk glass

Most obsessions start small, a little bit here, a quickie there, no big deal. But then the scales tip, the fever breaks and your new love is all you can think about:

Where is it? Is this the best one? When can I get more? WHO HAS IT!

And that, dear readers is what brings me to today’s topic of milk glass and hobnail vintage.

Working with vintage and antiques since the 90’s when the up-cycling life kicked in for me, I grew to love “shabby chic.” Not just because it’s a more approachable version of the haute,gilded looks of Hollywood Regency –I’m saving that for next week’s post- but because it’s sweet, romantic, well worn, and above all, attainable. A jaunt through most thrift stores, Goodwill included, and I can find a veritable treasure trove of glassware, one of my favorites is Fenton. So come trek through the streets of New York City and learn a little history too, as we dig out the Finest of Fenton Hobmail Milk Glass.

Getting Schooled:

So what IS “Milk Glass” exactly? Basically, milk glass, also commonly known in vintage circles as Fenton or Hobnail Glass, is a cloudy and opaque glassware which became popular during the end of the 19th century, particularly in regions of France. And according to some historians, it was often considered a product of the ‘fin de siècle’, also known as the end of the century bourgeoisie. In many regions, milk glass went hand in hand with expressionistic French culture and top tier families.

First Hob Stop: Chelsea Goodwill

Now that we know more, we can go shopping! Put down your book and let’s trek to Chelsea in NYC. This store has so much glassware sometimes it hurts! I found a few gems here, including a cake platter and a vintage fenton-esque vase, replete with nobbed lip and curved base. To get them, both would be coming home for under $20! Win-win for my windowsill and my wallet.

Second Hob Stop: Harlem Thrifting

Although this Goodwill store is HUGE and always full of the craziest things, there was no Fenton to be found. I was haphazardly distracted by a few other local hot spots that specialize in your grandma’s kitsch, no dice. We did find a fab pair of leather moccasins to take home though, so not too shabby! See what I did there? ☺

And final hob stop: Goodwill Online, Etsy, Ebay AND your local Churches!

You’d be shocked what gorgeous gems can be unearthed online at your local yard sale or church event. We found more than our fair share recently with an intricately 14K gold nobbed ashtray from the mid-70’s and a handful of heay plated silverware. All in all, more Fenton milk glass AND giving back to those in need at the Goodwill and local spots, feels good to DO good!

So if you’re a fan of simple and sweet, and enjoy Grandma’s treasures, or maybe just love old things, think about holding one to one or two pieces to add to an eclectic bookshelf or empty windowsill. Throw some colorful buds in the mix and the look is modern but romantic!

Score an amazing #Goodwillfind?!

Obsessed with vintage glass?

Trying to keep your vintage closet full of new swag?

Let me know! And follow my food, fun and travel treks on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBrandee – till then, see you on the streets!!

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Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes