While I’m currently vacationing in Colorado, I’ve shopped with my pal, Goodwill Industries of Denver blogger, DeeAnna Soicher, made a detour into a Goodwill store in Golden, then rounded out my Goodwill Tour with a visit to a fabulous Goodwill store in Colorado Springs.
In addition to purchasing a couple of things for myself in Colorado Springs, I picked up three green vases for my mom’s home in southern Colorado.
While my mom is a country girl at heart and has what we city folk refer to as “rustic”, here, at her home in rural Colorado, rustic is everyday living and part of the small town charm. Her living room is one room that’s not so rustic and is updated with decor she finds when she goes to the big city.
When I saw these vases on the shelves at Goodwill I thought they would make a nice addition to her living room. The walls and furniture in this room are all neutral colors, while the rest of the room has touches of teal green. I brought the vases to her and she decided they would make a nice arrangement on the fireplace right next to her crystal candlesticks she purchased on a visit to Phoenix, at Goodwill of Central Arizona. She has very clear ideas of what she does and doesn’t like and will voice her opinion without a second thought, so score one for me with this purchase!
While the Goodwill vases are new, the rustic finishes are always present in her home. If you look closely, the bumpy texture of the walls indicate they are made of adobe, mud and straw bricks, making the walls 6 inches thick. This type of building material is customary in this area. The adobes create an insulation, keeping the homes nice and toasty in the winter and cool, without a/c, in the summer. I’ve been spending many hours enjoying the cool temperatures in the house, savoring every minute so I can recall the comfort when I head back to the scorching heat of Phoenix, I hope my visualization technique works because I fearcely dread the heat!
Here’s my Mom’s Goodwill shopping list:
Green vases: Small $3.99
Crystal candlesticks: $1.99 each
I hope your summer is full of thrifty finds,
The Goodwill Gal