‘goodwill glitter’ girlz

glitter.girlsThe Annual Goodwill Glitter Sale has become somewhat of a tradition for me and my bestie, Veronica…and many other Seattlites. It is not for the faint of hear..it is an entire day adventure. Veronica has it down to a science…so I follow her lead.

This year, we got there at 8:00 to take our place in line to get our entry number. Because you stand in line for so long, they have various “personalities” working the waiting line. The Rat City Roller Girls were there this year…as was this very friendly drag queen…who’s name is escaping me right now. She makes her own glitter bell bottoms!

Equipped with our entry bracelet, we walked to International District for some Dim Sum until we got the alert text that our number is up. Once we were back, we entered the main sale. Because it is mayhem inside, once you get it, I find that it is easiest to pick a focus. Aside from the jewelry…I stick to handbags. No one else is looking at them, for the most part. And they bring out some exquisite vintage bags, hand beaded purses…all priced very reasonably. Entry into the jewerly section doesn’t happen until a few hours later. Once you gain entry to that section, you are given a personal GoodWill salesperson…and have 30 minutes to peruse and buy what you want.

jewelry.h.locketOnce we got into the jewelry section, I found a few pieces. This vintage pin with an “H” engraved on it was a find. I simply attached it to a modern two toned gold/black chain and added a black vintage bead.