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Dec 4, 2013

Goodwill: Solving Christmas Challenges!

Recently, I headed over to Goodwill to see what cold weather treasurers might be hiding there, but I found different treasures this day.
These fun decorative china plates will make perfect small gifts for people like my hair stylists, nail salon, blogging contacts...people I would like to say in a special way I am thinking of them.  This is so much better than a paper Christmas plate or box.
I love mismatched dishes! And selecting a group of various, vintage Christmas mugs provides a holiday/winter feel for a cold evening in need of hot chocolate or coffee or even wassail!

I also know some ladies who will use the mugs for candle holders.

Finally, I left with a couple of perfect additions to my own decorations...this precious tea kettle...

Then, the "Father Christmas" plate!  I have three collections in my decorations...snowmen, vintage Santas from around the world, and evergreens.
GOODWILL just makes it all more fun, affordable, and a way to give back to the community!  It is always a fun treasure hunt!

BIG NEWS!  I am now a co-hostess of Katie's Favorite Things Blog Hop!!  But, unfortunately I am beginning with some technical "challenges" on my site..so, I do hope to have things going smoothly next week.  Just click on the link HERE and join this super talented bloggers!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!


  1. What FANTASTIC finds and GREAT ideas! Love thrifting at Goodwill! :)

  2. Beautiful Blog. It is so visually appealing. I don't know where to begin. I am now following you through the blog hop. Thanks for co-hosting

  3. I'm visiting from Thursday's Favorite Things, and you have one of my most favorite cookies in the world posted. :)

  4. I love the plates with the Christmas baubles on ... will definitely make anyone feel special. I am looking forward to hunting down the goodwill stores in my daughters are when I visit her in December/January.

    Have a stunning day Pam,

    Simply Sassy Style

  5. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the “Thursday Favorite Things“ blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com

  6. Hi Pam,
    I am coming to you from Thursdays favourite things. I want to say thank you for co-hosting.
    I am visiting your blog for the first time and love it so am following all ways I can.
    I hope that you have a fantastic day.
    Love and best wishes.

  7. I love shopping at Goodwill and other thrift stores! You have some good finds. New follower from the blog hop! Thanks for co-hosting.

  8. I buy stuff like that, too. It's fun! and easy on the budget.
    Carol Cassara

  9. It's so much fun to browse vintage and thrift stores. And I love the ornament plates. Such fun for a holiday brunch or an après dinner get-together just for coffee and dessert.

    (I adore this time of year. Magical, isn't it?)

  10. That's a great attitude...I want to feel 25 always. smiles. I used to like the Goodwill stores, and now, it's distracting, I tend to want to try and own everything...haha.
    Your new GFC follower.

  11. Now I am going to have to go to my Goodwill. Such cute finds. congrats. ;)

    Mary-andering Creatively

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

  12. Those are really cute plates you found!...:)JP

  13. How cute are those little plates??
    I love mix and match dishes, my collection is ridiculous!

  14. Love the plates, that's a fab find Pam!
    Goodwill is the best!




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