Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Good Food & Good Finds at Goodwill + Goodwill Store News

  • Vintage Snack Sets
  • Pineapple Trend
  • Pyrex & Jello 
  • What's New at Goodwill Stores
Today someone at the office said something about winter and we were like "Shhhhh!!!!" Don't say that word yet, summer is flying by too fast!
Here in Southwestern Michigan it does seem like summer is just getting started with several days in a row with warmer temperatures. But we have over half of it left so we are going to soak up the sun while we can and share a few summertime food ideas.

Vintage Snack Sets

Federal milk glass snack set rose
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These little gems are fairly easy to find at thrift stores. They were quite common in years past. Keep a set around to make your outdoor eating a little fancy.

Grilled Cheese and Gumbo
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Looking for vintage and antique treasures? Shop the Treasure Chest shelves at our Milham (Kalamazoo), Benton Harbor, South Haven and Allegan stores and online at
Pineapples Everywhere!
Have you noticed that pineapples are everywhere right now? We see them on fabrics, clothes, and home decor. And of course all over Pinterest. We found a couple upcycling ideas to add some friendly and welcoming pineapples to your summer days.

Upcycle a thrift store frame with a free Pineapple printable:  
Free Vintage Inspired Pineapple Printable!  Perfect wall decor for your kitchen or home.  Download at
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Use a thrift store pillow or pillow case and add a pineapple print.
  Transform a thrift store lamp with plastic spoons.
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These final two may not be upcycle projects, but candy and bacon!!

DIY Pineapple Candy Gift
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Bacon Pineapple Mozzarella Rings
Pyrex & Jello
Hello Pyrex collectors - how about a couple Jello recipes to serve in your pretty Pyrex at your next summer gathering?
Strawberry Fluff            
Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe
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Orange Fluff
Orange Fluff Jello Salad
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    Blueberry Salad (with pineapple!)
Blueberry Salad Recipe
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What's New at your Goodwill Southwestern Michigan Stores:

This Saturday, July 25th, is Super Saturday. This last Saturday of the month sale is a lot of fun, you can get a cart full of extra savings! You get to take 50% off most items. One day only, our everyday low prices will be even lower! (Some items will be excluded such as Treasure Chest items and new goods - please see store for details.)

The Half Off Store at 420 Alcott in Kalamazoo - where Everything is 50% Off Everyday - also has the Super Saturday sale and that means you will find prices at 75% off! 
Have you found a treasure at Goodwill? We would love to see pictures of your finds and your upcyling projects. Share them with us on our Facebook Page.
                   Happy Treasure Hunting!