Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Goodwill "Creative Collector Art"!

I have been visiting Goodwill stores for a few months looking for things that I can "Repurpose" or "Upcycle".  I have found myself perusing "Valley of the Sun" Goodwill stores regularly lately and am becoming concerned!  What if I become a "hoarder?!"  My latest find was a huge bag of large silver, brass, bronze and copper beads for $2.99.  Whoever heard of such a thing?  I couldn't let them stay there, they were so pretty!  I brought them home wondering what in the world am I going to do with these?  Am I becoming one of those people who buys useless things and ends up on an episode of "Hoarders"?!   Well, I posted this question to my facebook page where several people came to my defense.  My favorite was "No, you're not becoming a Hoarder ... you are a Creative Collection Artist".  So, that is my story and I am sticking to it.   I hope you don't mind me sharing my latest Goodwill Creative Collection Art with you!

Here are the beads being used as Christmas Decor. 
The top silver bowl was a Goodwill find, too!
The ornaments I made from Sculpey Clay, Cookie Cutters and Stamps.

This is one of my favorites!
Everything used but the ornaments, bells and candles
were Goodwill finds!
The crystal goblets ranged in price from .69 cents to $2.99.
The silver tray was $4.99.
This will be displayed on top of my entertainment center through Christmas!

The silver platter was a Goodwill find.
Painted and glittered pinecones and sculpey clay ornaments were added.

It is so much fun being a "Creative Collector Artist"!
I hope you  have a blessed week!
Lots of hugs,


  1. Oh My! I want to shop at your Goodwill! These are amazing find Janice. I would love to get my hands on those ornaments and beads! Please share more, I enjoy all your unique find at Goodwill.

    1. Thank you, Chelsea! I have a lot of fun going to the different Goodwill stores to see what treasures are there! xx


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