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Vintage Shop: Patti Smith West

I recently discovered a sweet little shop in Portland that is a nice alternative to running all about town, spending time culling through lots of garage sales, estate sales, and second-hand stores.  Patti Smith West is a vintage shop with treasures, pretty items, and unique clothing.  It’s in an unexpected spot.  The last time I… Continue reading Vintage Shop: Patti Smith West

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How to Remove Tags from Clothing

If you’ve ever received a pile of hand-me-down clothing from me, you’ve probably wondered:  Why does none of the clothing have tags in the back of the garment?  Tags in clothing drive me nuts!  If they drive you crazy, too, you’ll love these easy steps to removing those pesky tags while not damaging your clothing.… Continue reading How to Remove Tags from Clothing

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The Loot From Our Goodwill Shopping Trip

Here’s what I bought for my family at The Goodwill Outlet Store, otherwise known as “The Bins.”  The total is listed at the end of this list but just try to guess how much money I spent… Ice grabbers (a reader said they’re really sugar cube grabbers) Tennyson poetry book 3 handkerchiefs (which I’ll use… Continue reading The Loot From Our Goodwill Shopping Trip

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Notes From the Class You Missed

Did you miss the class last month on “How to Shop at the Goodwill Outlet Store” or more commonly known as “The Bins?”  If so, here are the notes from the class you missed!  We’ll do another one soon.  We doubled the number of attendees and had fun.  Matt Buxton, from “The Oregonian” newspaper missed… Continue reading Notes From the Class You Missed

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Store Security Tag Still Attached to Coat

This question comes from my dear friend, Darcy.  Darcy loves it when I call her from an estate sale or garage sale and say, “Get over here, fast!” - she comes running!  She’s one of my regular partners in crime when I head to “The Bins” for some shopping fun.  Our field trips to the… Continue reading Store Security Tag Still Attached to Coat