We are close to Thanksgiving with Christmas close behind and I am already preparing my home for family to burst through the door during both times.  For sure, this is a budget busting time of year.  But, I am so thankful for Goodwill SA.…our goodwill locations in San Antonio are simply the best.  I can find home furnishings, decorations, and even gift ideas and save big bucks.



I discovered this beautiful set of plates one year at GoodwillSA and they became gifts for co-workers with my home baked Christmas cookies on top.  Much better than red and green paper pates and the whole set only cost $5.


My decorations for Christmas are a hint of vintage, bed-and-breakfast like so I grabbed this little teapot when I first saw it.  I have several decorating themes including Santas, Snowmen, and little Christmas Trees.  The first picture features one of the Santa plates I found at GoodwillSA.  I have a whole set of Christmas coffee mugs which we use beginning the end of November through Christmas.  Everyone has a special mug for Christmas morning.


Now, for sprucing up the house on a budget, I have to confess that my favorite lamps in our home came from GoodwillSA.  I have shopped these lamps over several years, and not paid more than $20 for any of them.  Don’t worry about not having the money right now for quality…just stop buy any of the Goodwill SA locations.  It is so much fun to treasutre hunt.

But, perhaps what is most important is that our dollars go back into the community to provide job assistance, job training, and assistance for Veterans.  In fact, the location at Bulverde Road and Hwy 1604 houses a Veterans Center…something good to remember on Veterans’ Day. Check out the GoodwilSA Mission Here.  So, while you help your own bottom line, you help others as well.  Have fun shopping and enjoying the season!


Disclaimer:  I was provided compensation to shop at Goodwill and provide this post.  The words are my own. 

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