Thursday, November 29, 2007

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House is coming Dec 7th from 3-6 at the Thrift Store. It's a perfect time for everyone to stop by and see what we're all about.There will be refreshments served.

To the right is the display in our window with some of the Christmas we have for sale. I'll be binging a ton more from Storage in the next week. By next Friday I will be loaded with Christmas.

Handmade Crosses

These were handmade in Florida by one of my Dad's fellow flea market buddies. He gave them to my Dad and Dad brought them to me. I had them stained and here you go. They would make the perfect Christmas gift. They are truely a work of art. Imagne how much time went into making each cross. It was a labor of love.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Meet Thomas

This cute little pup's name is Thomas. I got him in on a donation, we is a blast. He does a really good job of annoying the heck out of staff. He's voice activated. Right now he's up high while I'm not in the store. I lost him once and have just recently found him where staff hid him in a box.
In case you didn't guess, he's not real just don't tell him that.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jewelry, Jewelry and more Jewelry

The Nolan Miller Necklace set shown above with the 3 hearts, sold today (11/29/07)

Hey all
If you love jewelry, now is the time to come shopping at GSA. I've just priced and put out all new jewelry. All the old stuff got bagged up and is selling in bulk lots. There are tons of jewelry items to pick from. I have a mess of jewelry findings that you can make earrings out of. These are bagged in lots and are currently selling for $10 each. I had a blast pricing this stuff and putting it out.
Stop and see us. BTW if you have jewelry you aren't wearing anymore bag it up and bring it on in. These kind of items don't take up alot of space but they do sell very well.
See you soon
The heart necklaces in the thrid pix down are from Nolan Miller and are priced at $25 for the set.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas Cards

Picture shows the fixture that holds some of the christmas Cards we have for sale. We have a huge variety.

WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black Friday is over.

Thanks to all that came out and supported GSA. We did a tremendous volume in sales. Which every penny counts these days.
If you missed it, you missed a 50% off sale that lasted 2 days. We go back to regular pricing on Monday.
Speaking of Monday if your a jewelry buyer, I've got a ton of jewelry that I'm pricing over the weekend. Nice quality stuff just in time for your holiday gift giving needs.
Speaking of holiday's did you know we get a bunch of brand new items every week. These are perfect for gift giving. If they are brand new in the box you can look for them behind the counter.
If you a jewelry maker I have about 14 bags filled with earring parts. Labeled "Made in India. I think they might be silver but I can't tell. I know they tarnish when they are left out of their bags.
Thanks again for supporting us and finding a bargin along the way.

Friday, November 23, 2007


For those that aren't out already, here's a reason to get out or bed. For 2 hours this morning evertything in the store except jewelry and coats is 75% off. that sale is from 9-11 only.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


How many of you knew that last week(Nov 11-17) was National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Why is this week so important?
According to National Alliance to End Homelessness(NAEH) more than 650,000 people EVERY NIGHT have no place to live. Did you know that only half of those are adults, that means the other half are CHILDREN. Imagine 325,000 kids across the US are living on the street.
According to the NAEH, the number one cause of homelessness is lack of affordable housing.
I work everyday to try and help those in need. This thrift store gives away thousands of dollars a year in free clothing,household and furniture to those in need. We do not get reimbursed by anyone. We do it as part of our mission.
This holiday season look into your hearts and find away to help those who have less. You don't have to give away millions (although that would be nice) to make a difference. Every dollar counts.
Here's wishing each of you has a wonderful and happy holiday season.

Thanksgiving hours

Hey all,
I just wanted to give our thanksgiving Hours

Wed Nov 22nd Store will be open until 5pm with donation hours shutting off a 3pm
Closed on Nov 23rd - Thursday - thanksgiving day
On Friday Nov 24th we open at 9am and will be open until 7pm - Donations are from 11-3
Saturday's hours go back to normal 11-7 with donations from 11-3

Call the store if I've confused you.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas stock is coming in.

Hey folks,
I just price and put a couple dozen really nice fancy christmas stockings. I have the regular size and the small size that can be used for employee stockings or angel stockings. thanks to one of my staff members I have a ton of bagged christmas cards. check with us 1st before you buy christmas cards. I have plenty. And they are nice quality and very nicely priced.
I unloaded some of my christmas storage and put out some really nice christmas decorations.
I do have an urgent need for coats.So clean your closets of winter things and bring'm on in.
Tommorrow being Saturday means a huge amount of donations incoming. Remember Saturday donation hours are from 11-3.

Here's a partial list of some of the things I priced and put out. This should tell you the kinds of things we get in.
-priced 3 DEPT 56 Dickens Village Houses
-Lenox 2 pc christmas candleholder
-beautiful Cherry colored Lowboy
-large stockings
-baby size stockings
-foil christmas tree pans
-several pfzaltgrah canisters - beige with blue print

Tommorrow I should be pricing and putting stuff out all day. There's a lot of stuff ready to be moved on out to the sales floor.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas is coming

I know all you folks have been waiting on our christmas items to come out. We started bringing items from storage to the thrift store. So hopefully in the next week we will have a large assortment of Christmas items to choose from. Because space is limited in the new store we chose to put our holiday items in storage until the appropriate season was upon us. Christmas displays are going up and soon you will be able to decorate your whole house with Christmas. Stop by as new things are added daily.
I'll add some pix as soon as we get a good display going.
And thanks for being patient with us. The store is a bit of a wreck since the auction last week. Which by the way was very successful. Thanks to all that attended.
We are working hard every day to put the store back in proper shape. If you have spare time. Come spend some time with us. We welcome all who want to give of their time.
Hey, if I don't get a chance have a good weekend. bundle it's going to get cold - Did I mention we have coats?
Remember this Sat in DC is the annual Fannie Mae Walk for the Homeless.
Mary - GSA Thrift Store Manager