ic Kathe With an E: I Love Thrifting Day Wrap Up

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Love Thrifting Day Wrap Up

You all know that I had been looking forward
to this past Saturday for 

As you know, it was all organized by
Rashon Carraway of
and Nate Berkus fame.

All around the country groups of people
met up and spent the day doing what we love,

The Denver group was hosted by the lovely and funny

 This years event was extra special because we 
were also joined by 
Lisa from

Lisa lives in Arizona but, was visiting family 
in New Mexico and, made the
drive up to Denver to be with us!
She and Deanna are sisters of different mothers!
Both are so full of life!

We were 11  strong!
This photo was taken at our first 
Goodwill stop.
The Stapleton location is a bright and 
shiny new store.
Loved it!
Look how full my cart is!
(Can you guess which one is me??
High five if you can)

The true highlight of the day for me though
was meeting my very good blogging friend Elaine from
Elaine greeted me by saying she just had to give me a hug.
What a sweet and beautiful woman.

Elaine and I share a passion for tablescaping
and it was wonderful to be able to
really talk to someone that "gets" our little misunderstood hobby!

The schedule included 
stops at three local Goodwills and lunch.

I only made it to two of the stops
but you can be sure, I found PLENTY of deals!
Luck would have it that
it was 50% of most items!!

Check back later in the week.
 I will show you EVERYTHING I bought!

Here's a teaser shot for you
I'll also let you know which one is me in the above photo
if you can't figure it out :-) 

Right now, I have to go 
and find room for it all!

Thanks again Rashon, Deanna & Lisa
for hosting such a fun day.
I am already looking forward 
to next year!

 Click here to see where I may be partying this week.

And don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for the link party.



  1. fun stuff!! I made Goodwill runs today too and found some good things.

    I wanted to tell you that I followed your tutorial for chili rellanos and the turned out fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, fun, fun, fun Kathe. Wish I could have joined all of you. I'd LOVE to meet other bloggers. Can't wait to see your treasures. Susan

  3. I love Goodwilling too. Fabrics, buttons old jewelry for new pieces. Books I could go on forever. So nice for you to have met other bloggers.

  4. 4th one in to from the left! Love your Shirt lady!! Yeah for you getting your Thrift On-- How fun! Looks like a great day lady- can't wait to see all you got!! :)

  5. Looks like great fun. So glad you had a good time. Can't wait to see your finds. xxoo

  6. Looks like fun! I hope you stopped and got some more storage bins on your way home! I cant wait to see what you got! Have a good day Kathe!

  7. It's sounds just plain wonderful to me! Thrifting is one of my favorite things to do.

  8. Looks like so much fun! Glad you found some great stuff, met some other bloggers and had a great time.

  9. Kathe with an e, it was great to meet you at #ilovethrifting day. I've added you to my Google reader, and look forward to reading more from your little slice of the internet (:

  10. I was thrifting on Saturday too! I took my little girl with me, but next year I am hoping to organize a group of bloggers! Yay for Mr.Goodwill Hunting!
    Thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up this week!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    Oh and here are my finds from Saturday: http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/2012/07/i-love-thrifting-2012.html

  11. Looks like you all had a great time. I want too do it next year.

  12. Hi Kathe! Though I met you for the first time, I feel like we are old friends! I just knew we would hit it off!

    I had so much fun thrifting! What a great group of talented, intelligent women! I have been getting some grief about how empty my cart looks in the group photo, including from my husband! I think that's an invitation to do it again!

    Can't wait to see how you use your bargains!

  13. Looks like you had a lot of fun! We did too at our i love thrifting event in Atlanta!

  14. The suspense is killing me - I'm dying to see what goodies you found!! It looks like you all had a great time and most ALL those carts look full & happy :)

  15. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I miss living in Denver. Thanks for sharing.


  16. What a treat! Denver's a short, eight-hour drive for me. I'll be vacationing in the area in September. Maybe I'll have time to check out a few thrift stores.

  17. This looks like so much fun. I live about an hour or so from a major city that has probably at least 6 goodwills. I know a Facebook friend took a van load of people down to the big city before school started and goodwill hopped from morning till night! I was green with envy at the fb status updates all day! I want to try and make my own thrifty outing day with my friends.

  18. I have a bit of an addiction to thrifting! I can't believe you got 50% off, what luck!

  19. How fun! It looks like you girls bought everything in the store. Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week.

  20. Sounds like a lot of fun!!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  21. What a great event. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  22. What a great idea!! Looks like you all had so much fun! I am curious to see what treasures you came home with...


  23. What a fun outing and I love thrifting! Looks like you found a lot of new treasures! I'm now following your blog and will be looking for the post that shows everything (I think I see it here on the link list at From My Front Porch To Yours). Feel free to stop by and visit me too: pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Leena

  24. How fun to have people who enjoy thrifting too. Bet it was such a fun day.

  25. Hi Kathe!

    That sure looks like you had fun. Meeting blogging friends, having lunch, and thrifting all in one day!

    My only question is how did you manage to find something good before your friends got to it first?!

    Thanks for sharing at my party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  26. What a fun day! I need to organize one of these for some locals here!

  27. Aw I would love to meet some bloggy friends and go shopping! You know having your friends there always help you to see things in a whole new light. I love the teaser and you always have such fun finds! xoxo

  28. What fun! Thanx for sharing your adventure with us at THT!

  29. That's such a fun idea! Now i'm dying to see what everyone got!

  30. Looks like you gals had a super fun day. Thanks for linking up to the Hot Fun in the Summertime party.

  31. This looks like so much fun--glad you could participate! Take care, Kathe, and have a great weekend!

  32. What a fun day.... I would love to do something like that... thats really great!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  33. Can't wait to see what you got! Have a great weekend!

    Take care,

  34. Goodwill hunting with blogging friends. What a fun idea that is! Eager to see what you found.

  35. Kathe, that is so cool. I love the photo with all you and the blue carts! What a fun day!

  36. Another reason for me to come to Denver! What fun! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

  37. What fun you must have had meeting all of those great gals. The blogging world is amazing! Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

  38. That kind of day sure looks like your cup of tea!

  39. What really could be GW hunting with friends. Oh, did you girls ever fight over an item? Just kidding! Looks like you did have a full cart, and you were in the background, right? Can't wait to see what you've got. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

  40. Looks like a fabulous day!Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  41. It looks like you guys got some really good deals. I keep telling my self that I need to go thrift shopping. Stopping by from show me what you got link party

  42. How fun! I'm going to have to get one of these together around here! Thank you for linking up to Fun in the Summertime Linky Party!

  43. This sounds like such a fun day! Love thrifting with others!

  44. Thanks for sharing your fun day thrifting with your friends on Simple & Sweet Fridays! Looks like you had a great time.


  45. We just had a new Goodwill open not far from my house and I can't wait to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  46. Wow! so much fun. xo P.S. See you at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!

  47. How exciting! I can't wait to see what you've found! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  48. How fun! I bet you guys all had a great time! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week! I hope to see you join us again!


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