More Texas Fun and Thrifting (my favorite part)

 
A huge rack of brand new dishes at excellent prices!

More Texas Fun and Thrifting (my favorite part)

While visiting A&M this weekend my husband did take me to Goodwill for a few minutes (HEAVEN)  …. I always have to think WHAT the heck is wrong with me that I find so much pleasure spending 30 minutes in a thrift store.  It is always a treasure hunt and a challenge!

Well, whatever it is I am thankful he was willing to give it to me!

We also drove through country back roads to get there and came across this eclectic café, I just had to share a few pictures. 🙂

 

Men's Basketball game

Men’s Basketball game

Football uniforms for A&M

Football uniforms for A&M

ESPN was there

ESPN was there

Tons of brand new dishes at the Goodwill in College Station

Tons of brand new dishes at the Goodwill in College Station

Silk polka dot blouse by Ann Taylor

Silk polka dot blouse by Ann Taylor

Ferragamo shoes

Ferragamo shoes

Creepy Elvis head at a cafe

Creepy Elvis head at a cafe

Good idea to hang your purse ... I see these in thrift stores all the time.

Good idea to hang your purse … I see these in thrift stores all the time.

Cardboard deer head ...

Cardboard deer head …

A porch needs a dart board and a couch!

A porch needs a dart board and a couch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Conroe Home Improvement Store at Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity Restore

Shop Conroe Home Improvement Store at Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity Restore

Montgmery County Habitat for Humanity is the PERFECT THRIFT STORE FOR A MAN!!!!!

Habitat for Humanity 1501 South 7th Street  Conroe, TX  77301 936-441-5888

Habitat for Humanity
1501 South 7th Street
Conroe, TX 77301
936-441-5888

While driving to this store I did feel like my GPS was definitely taking me in the wrong direction.  I felt almost lost as I was driving through a neighborhood and then all of the sudden there it is.

This store is open to the public and has almost every type of building material you could want or need, including the kitchen sink!

This home improvement store offers new and like-new building materials.

To name a few things that I saw for sale (at huge discounts):

  • Cabinetry
  • Lighting
  • Electrical
  • Refridgerators
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Furniture
  • Paint
  • Hardware
  • Doors
  • Tile
  • Wood

Not only is your shopping saving you money it also is going towards their mission of eliminating substandard housing in Montgomery County …

That is what I call win/win shopping!

Habitat for Humanity Open to the Public

Habitat for Humanity Open to the Public

Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring

Door at Habitat for Humanity Conroe Store

Door at Habitat for Humanity Conroe Store

More doors @ Conroe Habitat Humanity Restore

More doors @ Conroe Habitat Humanity Restore

Sinks

Sinks

Natural Stone tiles

Natural Stone tiles

Lighting

Lighting

 

Hardware @ great prices!

Hardware @ great prices!

 

Hardware Handles

Hardware Handles

Knobs @ Habitat for Humanity

Knobs @ Habitat for Humanity

More knobs

More knobs

Marble Tile

Marble Tile

shop habitat for humanity conroe montgomery county store furniture

Habitat for Humanity Conroe Resale Store

Habitat for Humanity Conroe Resale Store

Habitat for Humanity for Home Improvement

Habitat for Humanity for Home Improvement

Refridgerators

Refridgerators

 

 

Window Coverings

Window Coverings

Chairs

Chairs

Tiles

Tiles

Bricks and wood

Bricks and wood

Building Supplies @ Habit for Humanity

Building Supplies @ Habit for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Store

1501 South 7th Street  Conroe, Texas 77301

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

936-441-5888     

DONATE through Deconstruction & Demolition

Are you looking to remodel or demolish your home or business? Let Houston Habitat help! Our ReStore team can salvage building materials for reuse or recycling, offsetting building removal costs, conserving landfill space and supporting our mission to serve more homes in Houston.

Donated materials are tax-deductible and are sold in the ReStore to raise funds for Houston Habitat homes.

Prompt, Professional Deconstruction Services:

  • Kitchen Cabinet Removal: Professionally trained staff carefully remove and haul away kitchen cabinetry and appliances, cap electrical wires, and clear away debris leaving the kitchen ready for renovation. Strip Outs: Staff and volunteers quickly remove structurally-sound building materials from homes slated for demolition. Materials removed might include hardwood floors, doors, windows, cabinetry, lighting, lumber, plumbing, hardware and architectural elements.
  • Residential DeConstruction: From partial to full-scale projects, Houston Habitat offers deconstruction services as an alternative to traditional demolition. The donated materials are a tax-deductible contribution.

Please contact Jennifer Roth at 936-445-8662 or jennifer.roth@hfhmctx.org.

Goods/In-Kind Donations

The ReStore accepts new and gently used building materials of all types from builders and businesses as well as from individuals. However, as a re-sale store, acceptance guidelines are strict.

Due to limited resources and storage capacity, at times the ReStore may be unable to receive overstocked items.

Please contact Jennifer Roth at 936-445-8662 or jennifer.roth@hfhmctx.org.

 

 

There also is a store in Houston:

Houston Habitat ReStore 6161 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77087(713) 643-1100 – Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 9a-6p Sat: 9a-5p

Montgomery County Assistance League Thrift Store Finds

Montgomery County Assistance League Thrift Store Finds

If you are looking for a long gown for events such as:

  • Prom
  • Homecoming
  • Wedding
  • 2nd Wedding
  • Mother-of-the-Bride
  • Formal Events or Parties

Make sure that you stop by a thrift store such as the Assistance League in Conroe!

Name Brand items at a fraction of the original price!

Jessica McClintock Gown!

Jessica McClintock Gown!

 

Ann Taylor Silk (NEW with tags) 2 piece Gown

Ann Taylor Silk (NEW with tags) 2 piece Gown

 

Jessica McClintock 2 piece Gown

Jessica McClintock 2 piece Gown

 

 

Royal Blue Strapless with scarf

Royal Blue Strapless with scarf

 

I LOVE the colors on this long dress!

I LOVE the colors on this long dress!

 

 

Gorgeous Forest Green Gown!

Gorgeous Forest Green Gown!

 

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress

 

Jessica McClintock

Jessica McClintock

 

WOW .... this dress is Amazing!!!!!!!

WOW …. this dress is Amazing!!!!!!!

 

 

Cute Cocktail Sequin Dress

Cute Cocktail Sequin Dress

 

New with Tags!

New with Tags!

 

Cache!

Cache!

 

Mother-of-the-Bride Gowns

Mother-of-the-Bride Gowns

 

 

 

 

LaBelle, New with $375 tag!

LaBelle, New with $375 tag!

 

Long Dress & Lace Jacket

Long Dress & Lace Jacket

 

Mother-of-the-Bride

Mother-of-the-Bride

 

 

Vintage Gown

Vintage Gown

 

 

 

 

Scala Beaded Party Jacket

Scala Beaded Party Jacket

 

Red Glass Cover ... $3.00 I will use this for Christmas and Valentines!

Red Glass Cover … $3.00
I will use this for Christmas and Valentines!

A book that you can store things in ... $3.00

A book that you can store things in … $3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Jacket and Banana Republic Polka Dots!

Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Jacket and Banana Republic Polka Dots!

Leather elbow patch jacket and polka dot Banana Republic top ... thrifted at Goodwill

Leather elbow patch jacket and polka dot Banana Republic top … thrifted at Goodwill

Two of the biggest complaints I hear from people about thrifting is not being able to visualize what an item will look like incorporated into their own wardrobe and will I like it when I get it home?

Trying the clothing on in the dressing room at Goodwill ... Wearing the clothing in Everyday Life!

Trying the clothing on in the dressing room at Goodwill … Wearing the clothing in Everyday Life!

This vintage suede leather elbow patch jacket is one of Maddy’s favorite items we found while recently thrifting at an Austin Goodwill Thrift Store.   The polka dot Banana Republic t-shirt will be darling alone or layered under a sweater or jacket.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Vintage Leather Patchwork Sweater Jacket  (Goodwill)  ……. $6.99
  • Polka Dot Banana Republic Top (Goodwill) ……..  $5.99
Thrifted at Goodwill ... Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Sweater Jacket

Thrifted at Goodwill … Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Sweater Jacket

 

This leather elbow patch jacket from goodwill, looks so good with boots!

This leather elbow patch jacket from goodwill, looks so good with boots!

 

 

Texas Blue Bonnets are all over the side of the highway!

Texas Blue Bonnets are all over the side of the highway!

 

 

 

 

Love the Texas Blue Bonnets!

Love the Texas Blue Bonnets!

 

 

 

REVIEW: Goodwill Thrift Store Shop, 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

REVIEW: Goodwill Thrift Store Shop, 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

 

 

My Review of the Goodwill Thrift Store on 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

My Review of the Goodwill Thrift Store on 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

I love to visit thrift stores when I am in different towns, they always vary from styles to prices.  While in Austin recently I decided to look in my phone for the closest thrift store and this Goodwill came up.   It does not have the “normal” Goodwill look and it was smaller than any other Goodwill I have seen, so I was tempted to not go in BUT ….. this little gem is FULL of amazing name brand things!

I am going to compare these prices to Houston (where I live) and everything was a few dollars more than I normally pay.  That is why I LOVE going to San Antonio Goodwill…. they are a few dollars less on everything than Houston prices!

Gorgeous Vintage Coat

Gorgeous Vintage Coat

Sooo many options to choose from!

Sooo many options to choose from!

 

Lots of cute thrifted purses

Lots of cute thrifted purses

 

This Goodwill has the best selection of boots that I have ever seen!

This Goodwill has the best selection of boots that I have ever seen!

 

More boots

More boots …. Banana Republic rain boots …. Cutest ever!

 

Fabulous deal on these boots!

Fabulous deal on these boots!

 

Banana Republic, JCrew, Leather Elbow patch sweater and cool wool/silk feminine sweater

Banana Republic, JCrew, Leather Elbow patch sweater and cool wool/silk feminine sweater

 

Zara dress, Boutique jacket with unique details, Banana Republic Dress, White House / Black Market Jacket

Zara dress, Boutique jacket with unique details, Banana Republic Dress, White House / Black Market Jacket

 

Worn one time!!! Steve Madden Heels, perfect for Prom

Worn one time!!!
Steve Madden Heels, perfect for Prom

 

 

Can you believe how many jeans they have to choose from at the Goodwill!

Can you believe how many jeans they have to choose from at the Goodwill!

 

Banana Republic from Goodwill .... retail starts at $198

Banana Republic from Goodwill …. retail starts at $198

 

Boho Hippie Style Dress

Boho Hippie Style Dress

 

 

Brand New Cole Haan Gold Ankle Strap Heels & BCBG Wedge Shoes (my fav for work because they are so comfy)

Brand New Cole Haan Gold Ankle Strap Heels & BCBG Wedge Shoes (my fav for work because they are so comfy)

 

Goodwill Cole Haan Mens Shoes ... like NEW, worn once or twice!

Goodwill Cole Haan Mens Shoes … like NEW, worn once or twice!

 

HUGE book selection at this Austin Goodwill Thrift Store

HUGE book selection at this Austin Goodwill Thrift Store

 

Cute Hat!

Cute Hat!

 

 

In LOVE with this hand painted chip & dip plate and hand made Mexican Talavera pitcher ..... Perfect to go with all my Cinco de Mayo dishes!!!!!!

In LOVE with this hand painted chip & dip plate and hand made Mexican Talavera pitcher ….. Perfect to go with all my Cinco de Mayo dishes!!!!!!

 

Candlesticks and canisters from Austin Goodwill thrift store

Candlesticks and canisters from Austin Goodwill thrift store

 

CUTEST cowboy boots!!!!    They do not fit anyone I know   :(

CUTEST cowboy boots!!!! They do not fit anyone I know 🙁

 

Handmade Italian pottery with terra-cotta base ..... I am REALLY regretting not buying these!!!!!!!!!!!!

Handmade Italian pottery with terra-cotta base ….. I am REALLY regretting not buying these!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Of course being in Austin, there was an abundance of University of Texas, UT, Longhorn clothing

Of course being in Austin, there was an abundance of University of Texas, UT, Longhorn clothing

 The Austin motto is “Keep Austin Weird” sooo when we checked out, with a HUGE, pile of stuff the checker just looked at me …. and I was waiting for her to bag it.  Finally she said “We don’t DO bags in Austin”

Hmmmmm …. nice … at least post a sign!

I get the whole “Go Green” effort, believe me … I was born in raised in Oregon and I have recycled my whole life.

(I have bags in my car that I would have brought into the store)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffled Chambray Blouse and Texas BlueBonnets

Ruffled Chambray Blouse and Texas BlueBonnets

 

Thrifted Ruffle Chambray Ann Taylor Blouse for $5.99

Thrifted Ruffle Chambray Ann Taylor Blouse for $5.99

 

This time of year you can find Blue Bonnets growing all over Texas, fields, hills, the side of the road!  They have such a vibrant color and perfect for a picture setting.   You can see photographers taking pictures of people posing in these stunning flowers, they make an incredible backdrop!   BUT …. they are full of bugs and creepy crawly things … look at the picture below where Maddy got bombarded by caterpillars.   It was soooo funny, I have never seen her move that fast!

Back to the clothes here …

Chambray shirts are so hot right now but we loved this one even more with the ruffle layer around the neckline.   Plus they match every color, making them so versatile for your wardrobe.

Thrifted from Goodwill, this Ann Taylor blouse was only $5.99.

The flowing floral vest was only $3.00 at Conroe Assistance League.

Blue Bonnets are one of the official state flowers of Texas (there are 6)

Blue Bonnets are one of the six official state flowers of Texas

CATERPILLARS!!!!!!!! ha ha ha .... this was so funny!

CATERPILLARS!!!!!!!!
ha ha ha …. this was so funny!

 

 

Thrifted Floral vest for $3.  This will look so cute in the summer with a tank and shorts!

Thrifted Floral vest for $3. This will look so cute in the summer with a tank and shorts!

 

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