When it comes to buying vintage at a reasonable price, you can’t do better than Goodwill®. Although antique shops and curated secondhand stores may be more obvious places to browse when you’ve got vintage on your mind, their for-profit markups can be disappointing. Goodwill’s mission, on the other hand, is not to make a profit, but to better the local community. That means you will be able to get much more bang for your buck when shopping at Goodwill (and you can feel good about your purchases, too)!
Image from loveoffamilyandhome.net
One of my favorite Goodwill finds is this vintage desk that Tonya beautified on her blog Love of Family and Home. It needed some touching up and I think her restyle of this classic piece is absolutely stunning. The sweetest thing about this post is that she did this restyle as a gift to her mom – so thoughtful! Make sure you check out the post for the before photos and more of the back story.
Image from goodwill.ab.ca
Laurie and our friends at Goodwill Industries of Alberta (Edmonton) are truly embracing their vintage stock by running a series on their blog about classification and care of vintage clothing. I especially love this post which breaks down some commonly used terms and helps the reader to learn tricks for era identification. What a great reference! I’ve always been drawn to more time-honored styles, but feel a little guilty wearing them when I don’t know at least a bit about the history.
From the big things like desks, right down to the little things like plates, Goodwill is the cream of the crop. In fact, the Phoenix New Times rated Goodwill of Central Arizona (Phoenix) “the Best Thrift Store for Vintage Cookware”! But we’ve known that all along, right? The variety is unbeatable and you will be able to fully outfit your kitchen without washing your hard-earned money down the drain. For more on this award click here.
So whether you’re a fan of Fiestaware or you’re just keen for a walk down memory lane, swing into your local Goodwill this weekend. New donations are being made all the time so the possibilities really are endless! While you’re there, why not bring by some clothing or pieces from your past? Your donation is the beginning of job creation, which would mean the world to your neighbors who are out of work.