Pamela Lutrell for Goodwill San Antonio

I am so excited to announce my return as a blogger for Goodwill San Antonio and the support of affordable, sustainable living.  I worked for Goodwill SA for years, but after I left teaching, my busy life took over and shopping there on a monthly basis became difficult.  But, I missed my treasure hunts at Goodwill so much!  When they contacted me to return as a blogger, I did not hesitate….but shouted a resounding YES! and made a commitment to hunt out the specials on a monthly basis.

Our Goodwill San Antonio locations are simply amazing.  The population here is so generous to donate quality, beautiful items in support of this organization that helps those in need with job training, and veteran assistance, and more.   It is one of those companies you just feel good about supporting their mission.   And, I love the people who work in the locations.  They smile and are so friendly and helpful.

On my first trip out to see what I could find, I had the holidays on my mind.  But, you can tell in that first picture I found a beautiful brand new poncho by MARC New York for just $15.  This is a brand most often found at Macy’s and designs classic quality items.  I always find garments that are brand new, never worn items…so I just could not leave this one behind.  It also has beautiful gray suede ties on the poncho.  

Pamela Lutrell shops Goodwill SA

In my home, I have many Goodwill items in my holiday decorations….and I think all but two lamps in my house came from Goodwill SA.  This is a perfect time to find items for gift wrapping and recycled ornaments are beautiful ways to decorate a package.

Pamela Lutrell shops Goodwill SA

JOY is my favorite word…so I always look for ways to say JOY. This will be perfect on top of someone’s package.  This little Santa will join in with my vintage Santa collection when it is time to decorate the house.  Goodwill SA has helped me with several special Santas over the years.

Now, I did not buy either of the next two items, but I thought they were wonderful examples of how you could turn them into something special. I love to look for ways to reuse special items and even bless others with them.  Couldn’t you see making a welcome basket for someone new in the neighborhood?  Or a gorgeous new reading chair with the right upholstery touch.

Pamela Lutrell's Goodwill SA Finds

I always have so much fun on these trips and I make sure to take items to donate whenever I go to shop.   Look for a monthly post from now on to share with you my discoveries.  The next one will feature holiday gift and decor ideas! And, San Antonio, do not forget there are many great Goodwill SA locations.…easy to find. Veterans and Military Families get a discount every day and Wednesday are Senior days for discounts for those of us 55 and over.

Anyone else love to thrift?  Thanks for being here and



Disclaimer:  I was provided a gift card from Goodwill to shop with, but the words are my own.

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