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February 5, 2013

Note: Nope, I am not pregnant. Funny thing about getting married is that everyone assumes any news you and your husband could possible have would be that you are expecting. But no. The Lucey family will remain just three for the time being (myself, Eric and Telly, our cat). But we are moving!

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Eric got a job in Atlanta so we’ll be moving down to Georgia at the end of February. I am THRILLED to be moving closer to my family and friends — and Eric is thrilled to be in SEC country!

I’m also excited to finally have a home to decorate. We’re renting a townhouse and have a ton more space than we have now so I’m looking forward to delving in to Pinterest and trying my hand at interior decorating. Something that goes hand and hand with that is the fact I’m super excited to find new thrift shops down in ATL!

I’m going to miss a few thrift stores up in D.C., but I am sure that Atlanta has ton of new places I can explore. In the beginning, I will be focusing mainly on housewares. And once I get a job, I will start looking for clothes (let’s see how long I can have self-control). I’m on the hunt for furniture pieces — mostly small tables, chairs, accent pieces — and of course various items like photo frames, vases and trays. I wish I had the ambition to find an old dresser or coffee table and refinish it. Maybe one day.

It’ll be nice to explore thrift stores because, as I mentioned above, I’ll be unemployed. Saving money is definitely high on the list of things we’re trying to do until I get a full-time position. But thanks to a lower cost of living, I can still hit up thrift stores and not waste away all of our savings.

So ATL peoples: What are your favorite thrift shops in the area? Is one Goodwill better than the other?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristen permalink*
    February 11, 2013 12:00 pm

    There are totally good and bad Goodwills. Two of the best ones IMHO are the one on Roswell Road in Buckhead and the one by Perimeter Mall. Stay away from Value Village. Good luck with the move!

  2. February 12, 2013 6:54 pm

    I’ve been loyal to the Goodwill on Buford Hwy (near North Druid Hills) ever since I found a pair of Coach heels there. There are occasionally good housewares at Goodwill too. I also hit Plato’s Closet on Briarcliff from time to time — though I’m becoming less successful there the older I get.

    And as I’ve already told you, there are quite a few antique/vintage housewares stores on Buford Hwy and in the Chamblee area that I’d love to check out. Shopping date?


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