Thursday, March 10, 2011

~ Is It Better to Give...

In between working on some art for the shop, the de-cluttering continues. I know there is progress, but it sure is slow going.

Over the last 20+ years I have somehow accumulated a lot of picture frames. Obviously my walls must have had much more on them, and I was always picking up frames for art, or just because they were old and pretty. Now I need less walls, and even less on any flat surface.



On my last visit to GoodWill I noticed that they just literally threw almost everything in a big bin. Really good items tossed in with something worth a dollar or two. So it has changed my mind about it being better to give to them rather than selling a few things.

I wanted to do some more experimenting with the turquoise paints, so the old frames were the perfect outlet. They take a bit of time to do, but I think I just love playing with that color. And they look so nice in the shop.

In defense of GoodWill, I do have to say that we have another store further away, and they handle the donations in a much better way. So we just take the time to go to that store now. I still think it's better to give, but it's also good to choose wisely where to give.

See Y'All Soon~

6 comments:

  1. I love that turquoise frame. There is a thrift store here that I won't give anything to because they have no respect for the givers (or their shoppers). You have the right idea...choose wisely! xxoo Diana

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  2. I am a die hard thrift store shopper and I really feel sad when I see something that has been thrown about and mishandled resulting in chips or broken items.
    I wish they would handle things a bit different.

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  3. Donna I agree whole heartedly! I love your pretty frame. It's nearly impossible to find old frames like that up here. I bought a tube of rub n' buff and put it on the one curvy frame I do have. It turned out okay. Not as pretty as your frames which is why I think I'm going to go shopping in your store now. :) I need a pretty frame for the bird on a chandelier print I purchased from you a while back.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

    www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

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  4. Hello Hello Donna, so nice to see you. I have had my Mum staying with me she had a bad bout with shingles, she got them on her right arm and had severe nerve damage ...she just went home this past week and is slowly getting back to herself.

    I so agree with you it breaks my heart to see things treated badly....

    Have a wonderful week-end,

    Kathy :)

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  5. Donna I see that pretty cross you snuck in your store. :) I'm thinking about it. Really I am. :D

    Love it!

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  6. What a gorgeous frame. Deserves some love and care.

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