My Thrift Trip to East Dublin Y.E.S. UpScale Consignment Store

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In July I was heading home from Savannah.
I wanted to check out the Goodwill store in Dublin. I made several bad turns and ended up at an intersection where I spotted ( YES Upscale Consignment Store ), so I went there to thrift shop and ask for some solid directions to Goodwill.
I was pleasantly surprised at the inventory of upscale clothing and shoes. Yes, I bought designer shoes, a great leather purses and blouse or two all for good thrift prices $3.00- $5.99 !

I loved it when the owner told me why they opened the store.
Here is the story and purpose behind the store. If you are in the East Dublin area stop in shop with them !( Info was retrieved from their website ).

Youth Environment Success Project inc. is a faith based nonprofit organization 501c3 tax exempt  organization that focuses on mentoring troubled and at risk youth and by offering reentry programs to stop a life of crime. Our  mission is to teach  youth the principles of God.  Many of the youth we mentor have been involved in  dangerous and destructive behavior.  Our goal is to help these youth  understand the importance of good moral character, academic success, and not giving into peer pressure while warning them about the long term consequences of criminal behavior, the dangers of  gang activity and drug and alcohol use.   Our  approach helps them  realize that someone cares about them which is why the youth is open to share their thoughts and feelings and is receptive to the words spoken by their mentor which is why it is important for you to get involved and give your support.  We are a  organization that offers experienced mentoring in all areas of life and we build a hands on relationship with our youth.   We also offer apprenticeship programs.  We work with businesses, community, educational institutions, and organizations for job opportunities.  

Thrift Spot- Christian Women's Center Thrift And Boutique

Thursday, August 27, 2015

1426 GA Hwy 16 W
Griffin, GA 30223

(770) 412-8542

I love to stop at this store when I am  passing through Griffin Ga. It is a large store with a pretty good  layout and good organization of items.
There are a lot of women's clothing and a nice amount of shoes children's and men 's  clothing. The neat thing about thrifting with them is they have two stores the regular store and a boutique thrift store right down the sidewalk. The boutique carries higher end items still at thrifty prices. The stores are staffed by some really nice women. If you are in the area these two are worth stopping into and the proceeds go to support an awesome cause .

The Cause !
 The Christian Women’s Center is largely funded by our Thrift Store and Boutique, but there are many costs associated with running these stores and the excess funds do not cover all the financial needs of the resident building/offices and discipleship program, Women of the Well (W.O.W.). 

Xenos Macon Took Notice - Thrifting Central Ga. is Featured in Their Weekly Newsletter

Saturday, August 22, 2015

 I want to THANK Xenos Macon for the spotlight in their lifestyles section.

It was an honor to be featured in the Xenos weekly newsletter lifestyle & shopping section.
 I recently met with the Xenos group for a networking and business referral lunch. Xenos Founder, Janel Bailey is very inspirational, I look forward to getting some great advice and ideas from her. If you need to connect with other business owners in the area and surrounding areas visit the Xenos website   and sign up for their newsletter and attend a referral lunch meeting!

You might be asking who is Xenos Macon. brings people together.
Xenos is a business destination network like no other.

People first. Always.

With a focus on strengthening business communities, Xenos Hospitality Inc. is a relationship marketing organization supporting the growth of small business and nonprofits through the use of technology and innovation.
Since 2011, the company has been helping professionals connect and build their businesses through cooperative marketing initiatives, networking events, technology education and professional development. However, their ultimate goal was to develop a sustainable solution to bridge the gap between consumers and local providers, while also creating a self-sustaining business destination network that would inspire more local and in-state spending. brings people together.

In 2014, Xenos Hospitality Inc. launched, the first virtual community portal to serve as a complete business and destination resource for transient professionals, remote purchasing agents and newcomers. With all content being submitted and managed by local businesses, professionals and organizations, Xenos is a business destination network like no other.
Macon, GA is the first virtual business community to be released on the portal, with 2-3 more networks expected to be available across Georgia by mid 2015.

How we're different.

The Xenos Hospitality relationship marketing system was created to support the missions of community organizations interested in developing quality-of-life campaigns to attract new business and influence local spending. Unlike other community websites, the platform is self-managed through a collaborative effort of local organizations, business people, and residents, relieving organizations of a never-ending financial burden of technology upgrade and maintenance costs.

Celebrate National Thriftshop Day Every August 17th

Monday, August 17, 2015

What is a Thrift Store?
A thrift store is a resale shop that sells used goods, typically receiving its inventory from donations. Popular examples of thrift stores include those offered through non-profit organizations like Goodwill and Salvation Army.
Other shops that can fall into the category of thrift are consignment shops that sell used clothing that is usually a bit more expensive. These shops sell items on behalf of people who are hoping to make a small profit on an item they no longer want.
Quantity and Success of Thrift Stores
According to the Association of Resale and Thrift Shops, there are more than 30,000 consignment and thrift shops operating in the United States — and that number continues to grow.
The success of these shops is significant. Data from First Research, a market analysis firm, revealed that Goodwill Industries alone generated $2.69 billion in retail sales from more than 2,500 resale stores across the country in 2010.
What Do Thrift Stores Offer?
Depending on the type of thrift store you visit, you could find anything from clothing and shoes to electronics and sporting goods. Not-for-profit shops in particular are usually willing to sell just about anything in good condition.
Of course, you don’t want to go to a thrift shop hoping to find undergarments or groceries. But if you’re looking for used toys for the kids, cheap Halloween costumes, a vintage radio or even a set of golf clubs, a thrift store might have just what you need.

What is Thrifting Central Ga.?

What is Thrifting Central Ga.?
  I am Jocelyn Hunt founder of a new organization called Thrifting Central Ga.
Thrifting has always been a passion of mine, and I am excited about I grew up in the south as the eldest of four kids going to yard sales with my mom to shop for deals for our family. I graduated from high school and went off to serve my country in the U.S. Army for a four year stint.  Once my military career was over I moved to West Georgia with my sister. On my days off, I would go to the little thrift shops to find my wardrobe fillers. I love jackets of any style, a crisp white shirt and black pants, and vintage handbags. These thrifty finds were easy to find in the older shops around town. Thrifting was not as popular then, so I was often one of just a few shoppers in the thrift stores!  Now that thrifting has become so trendy, vintage items are harder to come by in “thrift stores”, so vintage stores are also popular now. I moved on to Central Ga. as a young single woman with rent to pay, no sister to split it with, and a car payment.  I quickly picked my thrifting hobby up again in Central Ga. I was continually amazed at the nice things I would find at awesome prices in the obvious thrift, consignment, and antique shops. Some of the places I found were local “hidden gems” and others were off the beaten path shops.
As time went on, I began to find antique garden and home decor as I was shopping for wardrobe pieces. I found thrifting of home d├ęcor pieces to be a really nice way to get some unique pieces in my home! I have thrifted lawn furniture and lawn art.
I was inspired a few months ago to take my passion and share it with other passionate thrifters to form a network where serious thrifters, consignment, boutique  and antique shoppers and store owners  come together to share tips and info on the best shopping spots in Central Georgia and beyond. There are so many stores that offer amazing deals, and I want people to know about them. I want I am excited to introduce ThriftingCentral Ga and
If you are a store owner of a consignment shop, a thrift store, an antique store, or just someone who loves to thrift, Thrifting Central Ga. is here for you. I can partner with store owners to host events and bring you more customers. My low cost ads can give you exposure you’ve been looking for. If you are a thriftingnista or a thrifting man, Thrifting Central Ga provides you a road map to find all those thrifty treasures in Central Georgia and beyond.  I want people to be just as excited about thrifting, consignment shopping, and antiquing as I am. The most exciting part of it all is I am mindful of the causes behind the thrift/bargain shops I thrift with. It really matters to me where the money goes when I make a purchase at thrift stores.
 Join/LIKE us on Facebook, - Thrifting Central Ga, and Twitter (thriftcentralga, Instagram-Thrifting Central Ga


Thrift Spot- The ARC Thrift Store Macon

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Several weeks ago, I happened to be off and finally got a chance to drop in and check out a thrift shop that is kinda off the beaten path.The ARC thrift shop is a warehouse style store with lots of bric a brac items, jewelry and some older styled clothing . I did manage to find some new pieces with tags still on them.The ARC has lots of books at great prices. The day I was there all books were BOGO!This is one to go check out ; however they have limited hours Mondays only 9am- 1pm. and Every First Friday 9- 1pm.The ARC Thrift Store is located off Sheraton drive in Macon.

The CAUSE and how you can help.

Info retrieved from the ARC website

Funds from the Thrift Store are used to benefit and help support the inclusion of people with disabilities in community events. By providing items for our store, or visiting us and making purchases, you are helping spread our mission.

We can arrange to pick up items and you can call the office to arrange for a pick-up. Our Thrift store is a success due to the commitment of our loyal volunteers who donate their time and talent towards the operation of the store.Open Every Monday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SIP N Shop at WEAR THRIFT STORE- I wore this

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

On Friday  August 7th ( First Friday Macon ) . I  attended a Sip N Shop event
at WEAR Thrift Store( A DePaul Project ) . This was my first time at any First Friday event
so I wanted to be fashionable. I pulled out my thifted black Chicos slacks ,my cute large floral print black and ivory Worthington blouse paired with my thrifted black leather Naturalizer wedge sandals and off I went. I was there to meet anyone interested in learning more about Thrifting Central Ga.and to sell my membership tote bags. The evening was a success I sold some tote bags and met a lot of good contacts.

Bloom in The Dark Book Signing - I wore this

Monday, August 10, 2015

I attended a book signing for Bloom in the Dark by Paula Mosher Wallace. It was good seeing an old buddy and supporting a great cause!
 I wore white jeans and a thrifted blouse and thrifted necklace and sandals!

Persil- My New Thrift Clothing Cleaner

Saturday, August 1, 2015

I have found a new super cleaner for washing my thrifted clothing items!. Persil  laundry detergent is a pleasant  smelling detergent that has made me part ways with an old favorite.

 I have gone through about five containers of this stuff,it work wonders and I'm glad I decided to give it a try. I even  tested its cleaning  power on old stains and it proved to be tougher than the stain.

It is  only available at Walmart right now for the same cost of an old fave, it has a $1.00 off coupon attached. Give it a try you will be pleased.Persil come in powder and the pouches. I have only used the original formula.

Once I try others, I will blog about my experience .

Have you heard of or tried Persil? What
is your detergent of choice?

My Summer Poncho

I thought I would share my love of this little cutie. It's my summer shawl not thrifted ( pants and sandals are thrifted ).
( I hope that is the correct name for it ).  I loved the colors and designs in this one, so I  snapped it up.
It  matches several pairs of pants I have and its' easy to pull on over a thin tank and off I go.

 This is a good addition to a summer wardrobe!

I saw a lady wearing one the other day, hers  had a big  gold ( celestial image as she called it )  sun face I call it  in the center  that she paired it with white jeans! Nice!

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