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26 December, 2009

Thanks, Santa!...or...Woo Hoo!

surprise Did you forget me, Santa? I’ve been a really good girl this year, so I thought that…hey…wait a minute! I’ve been watching them build it…


IMG_9205…brick by brick as I drive by…wondering what it might be. Hmmm…it has a drive-through, so it must be a drugstore. Except…hey!…does that say…??


IMG_9204 Can it be? And not too far from me?


straight no wBe still my heart! Is it possible?


straight bldg Woooo hoooo! The signs are up today! It is! It is!


straight sign My very own Goodwill store…four sides brick…built from the ground up! Not in an old grocery store! Have you ever seen such a beautiful sight? Yippee! I hope it will be a good one! My neighbor wanted to know why I’m so excited, so I took her through my house…


thrifting finds …and showed her these…


finds 2 …and these…all trophies from Goodwill hunting expeditions and thrifting treks!! I think I just may have a convert! lol Or maybe it’s better to keep it a secret! What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

met mon Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along! See you next time! A la prochaine!

51 comments:

  1. Oh Debbie, I am soooo jealous! You know you'll have to post to your blog more often, because you will have to show us bargains that you find in your new GW store! How exciting. I think I'll pack a bag and head your way. Don't buy all of the good stuff before I get there! By the way, that photo of your Christmas fireplace that is on your sidebar should be in a magazine. It's beautiful. laurie

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  2. Debbie, I can't wait to see all the treasures you'll be finding at the new store! You have the best luck and always find the neatest treasures! Love your mosaics! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!
    Susan

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  3. Oh Debbie, I am so excited for you! I want one here too. Now you will have to take us virtual shopping there every week....Christine

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  4. Congrats on your new GW. I have a GW, SA, and another one that I forget the name of, all within 5 miles of my house. Its wonderful!!!! Rosie

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  5. Your own goodwill store, now that is something to dream of. Congratulations, and I am sure we will be seeing a lot of your treasures.I love your mosaics today again and I sometimes can't believe what people throw out.
    Have a nice day
    Riet

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  6. Congratulations! I know how you feel. We have the best Salvation Army Thrift shop right around the corner from our house. Your very focused treasures are gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  7. Debbie...you lucky girl you.....I can see shelves being put up for more blue and white plate treasures.
    Thank you for your kind words on my last posting, they truly are appreciated......Teresa xx

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  8. Hi debbie!
    It seems to be a great shop,i hope you'll show us your new finds!

    Here is the answer to your question concerning "Amuse-gueule":
    "Amuse-gueule" appartient au registre familier (que l'on utilise toujours);afin d' être "politically correct" on utilise "Amuse-bouche", et dans un registre plus soutenu ce sera "Mise en bouche".
    Personnally i use "amuse-bouche".
    "Gueule" is a slang word for mouth , ie:"ta gueule!"(=shut up!)but is a correct word when it refers to the mouth of a dog.
    French language could be simple but maybe the French Academy decided it wasn't posh enough when it sounds too simple,lol!
    I hope my explanation wasn't too long...

    Next time could you explain me the use of "would" when it's used to express the past?
    Have a great week!

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  9. Your new Goodwill store looks just like the one near me. I have had incredibly good luck there. Have fun and we'll be watching to see what you find!!

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  10. We can't wait to see the treasures you find there. The closest one to me in about 25 miles. I try to stop by there when I have the time. If you can go often, I think you can find some real treats. Have fun!

    Happy New Year!

    Charla

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  11. Oh, yippee for you! How very fun! "peace on earth, good will toward men"....hahaha!

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  12. Debbie, since I started blogging I went hearing Goodwill not knowing why many blogs mention it and show their buys... and oh, now I understand!!!... that IS a very good christmas presente, isn´t it??
    Yes, all you have bought there is just amazing!!!! Congratulations, and enjoy it... I´ll be waiting for your posts...
    Wishing you all your dreams come true by 2010!!!!
    Maria Cecilia

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  13. You have found some wonderful treasures at Goodwill...must be a better class of people in your neighborhood or maybe they just don't have a clue as to what they are getting rid of! Almost the best present a girl could ever get! Wish there was one a little closer to where I lived so I didn't have to travel 25 miles each way...but I usually do my grocery shopping at the same time, so I don't fell guilty.
    Happy New Year to you, Debbie!

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  14. Wow, what an upscale Good Will. I've never seen one like that! It looks huge too. You are one lucky girl.
    Happy thrifting in the new year!
    Dawn

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  15. Oh yes! I remember my excitement when our Goodwill moved to the neighborhood too! Love popping in every other week or so. Happy treasure hunting!

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  16. All I can say, is that your Goodwill is better than my Goodwill. You have some wonderful treasures. It's all in the hunt! Lucky you -- a brand new Goodwill. I bet you can't wait to get in there! --Delores

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  17. Debbie, what a perfect New Year's gift for you! I've always been envious of your terrific GW finds and love your expression of Goodwill Hunting. How wonderful that a new GW will be so near. I have to say there is a GW on my route to where I tutor. I need to time my travel so there is ample time to stop in and check things out.
    Hope you and your sweet family had a wonderful Christmas. Thinking of you! ~ Hugs, Sarah

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  18. "...four sides brick…built from the ground up! Not in an old grocery store." Hmmm...I guess there is no recession for the thrift stores and I suppose that explains why Goodwill's prices have gone up so much (at least in my area). Have fun shopping! :)

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  19. You inspire me! There is a Goodwill here, I've never gone, will have to check it out, you got some gorgeous treasures! Love your mosaics!

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  20. This post made me want to rush off to Good Will! Maybe tomorrow! :)
    Beautiful finds! :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  21. Man, I have to move to your neck of the woods! Mine stinks but I'll be stopping by there tomorrow anyway b/c you just never know! =)

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  22. Hi Deb, you always find such wonderfu treasure, it is amazing and how fun to see them in a mosaic looking so pretty. Can't wait to see what you and Linda find Good Will Hunting tomorrow, Hugs Kathysue

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  23. Yay for you!! How exciting. :) I'd be like a kid in a candy store. ;)

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  24. Hi Deb, I don't have a blog, but I follow Susan's a lot and have looked at yours with your cute table settings, too. I live just down the street from that new Goodwill store, so we must live close to each other. It drove me nuts for months wondering what that was going to be and then the sign went up. I don't normally shop at Goodwill, but after looking at all the great finds you have found I guess I will be shopping there, too. Maybe I will run into you there sometime.

    Kim

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  25. Very exciting! It's huge! The one I go to is labeled a "super" Goodwill, but this one looks much bigger. Have fun!

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  26. Wow, it's coming along nicely! I know that you can't wait. I love the mosaic, how cute and clever! I can't wait to see what you bring home, you always find the best things. I need to buy some stock in hand sanitizer, because I have a feeling it's about to go through the roof lol. Hugs, Kat

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  27. Oooohhhhh, you're going to have so much fun! I hope this one is a "good" one too! ☺

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  28. Well, Peace on Earth and GOOD WILL to Debbie!
    I have never been..none close..but I do know where there is one an hour away!
    I am so glad you will have GOOD WILL HUNTING close by..
    OK, I will stop now!
    :)

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  29. This is absolutely wonderful news! Where do you live...I can start driving tonight... ;)

    Blessings, Lana

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  30. You lucky duck, you! I just our GW was as good as the ones in your area!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  31. How exciting! Your new store looks like it will house loads of treasures! You've found some really pretty things so far. Keep us posted on your new finds!

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  32. How cool to have your favorite store close by. I'm sure you will find even more treasures. Happy New years to you and your family.

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  33. Wow, Debbie! How can we work that into our GW tour? Be sure to give them some good donations to get them off on the "right track". I lvoe the mosaics - reminds us of all the good finds! Linda

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  34. Wow-you have done well at the thrifting!!! I love to go thrifting and often find some pretty great stuff. I look forward to seeing what kind of treasures you find at your new Goodwill. We visited the Goodwill in Lawrenceville yesterday and found some wonderful things!

    Blessings to you in the New Year!

    Kim

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  35. Oh Debbie, I can't wait to see what all you find from your new GW. It looks like a big one too. Love it. All of your treasures are so neat, you do have a great eye. Hugs, Marty

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  36. oh Deb how lucky you are?you certainly have me itching.i would be over there daily.yum..........Anniepoo

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  37. I know you'll enjoy having one so close. I love having one a few minutes from me. Makes it so much easier to pop in to see what's new. Congratulations on your new Goodwill!

    Manuela

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  38. Lucky you!!! This is awesome! Cannot wait to see what you find inside that gorgeous building!!!

    Share it with those you love, that have tastes different from your own~ lol

    Lou Cinda ")

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  39. Debbie, We have them in our area, but the prices here are nothing like what a lot of bloggers in other parts of the country are used to. No extra % sales, nothing.... And the prices to start with are almost retail! What? This is used merchandise, GW! It is rare to find good deals here. I hope yours is one of the good ones... I do better at yard sales.
    :-) Sue

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  40. Debbie,
    You are so lucky; I have never found anything but old florist vases( not old as in antique, just old as in a dime a dozen). Perhaps I need to come to your Goodwill, since I seem to collect many of the same things you do, lol.
    Janet!

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  41. Hi, Debbie! Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving me a note. I hope you will be very happy with your very own Goodwill Store. I don't have the same kind of good experiences you obviously have had. I'll bet I just don't go often enough. You certainly have picked up some beauties and I see why you are soo excited! And congrats on the new addition that is on the way! Enjoy and Happy New Year!
    Sharon

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  42. Debbie, OMG, that looks like the one that's being built near me! Is it the one with CVS and Chick fil A by it? Some of us must live close to each other.. Kim, too? We'll all have to meet there. I'm not a blogger yet, but love following Susan at BNOTP and yours and a couple of others.

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  43. YES!!! How funny, Babs!! We'll all have to meet at Chick-Fil A for breakfast and head over to check out the new GW!!...Debbie

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  44. Those are some great Goodwill finds! The best I have ever done is a set of Williams/Sonoma dinner plates for $4.00. I need to go more often...now I am inspired! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  45. Yes ma'am -- I went to Goodwill today -- brought home two pretty etched glasses - six blue glasses and a new sweater from my littlest grand. Love the treasures.

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  46. Debbie-I tried to comment earlier and couldn't. You hit the jackpot! There is one relatively near my house with a drive thru, but it is just a drop off. Now I KNOW it is better to give than receive but just a small retail branch would be so nice :)

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  47. Wow, aren't you the lucky one Miss Debbie! I have been amazed to meet many through Blogland this year and you remain one of the ones I will never forget. Your kind notes and words of encouragement for so many have touched many lives, including mine. Hope that 2010 will be stellar for you.
    Happy Twirls and New Year

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  48. Oh lucky, lucky you! I'm curious if it will have cooler things? Ours, of course, is in an old grocery store!

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  49. Hi Debbie, how did I almost miss this post??? How exciting, the Good Ill Store, I mean, Goodwill store is now nearby! I so wish I could go on some shopping expeditions with you. I'm sure if I rubbed your head you would pass on some good luck!

    Have a great day and Happy New Year!

    Bonnie

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  50. Debbie.......I SAID THE SAME THING! ;0 Of course, we drive by there each Sunday on our way to church before we pass your subdivision. WE GOTTA hit that place together friend! Hey...instead of meeting the end of January.....we should go to GW on their Grand Opening. WHAT do you say? I'm determined to get there that day if I have to crawl... lol ~Hey, your GW finds in those collages are absolutely STUNNING! You may be the BEST GW shopper finder I know! :) AuRevoir friend.... ~CC

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie