Monday, March 4

Thrifty tip for home decor

Last week I dropped off some donations at Goodwill, then popped into the store for a quick look around.  There wasn't much to see, but I did find two of these for $1.29 each:

Not the most beautiful pillows, but very well-made, and guess what was inside?

Wonderful goosedown inserts!  $2.58 for two!

I brought them home and popped them straight into the washing machine.  Hot water and bleach should take care of any unwanted critters. . . just in case.  Then I dried them in the dryer on high heat.

Now I have two high-quality down inserts to make new pillows--for less than the price of a bag of poly-fil.  I'm planning to make pillows for my new living room with this fabric (Scoma.519 by Kravet):

Next time you're in your local thrift store, take a quick look at the bedding!


  1. awesome find! can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Wow, what a great find! I will definitely start checking that area out!

  3. What a find! You can't beat that!!! xo Diana

  4. Well done. I got a down pillow with a lovely cover Saturday for two dollars. xo, Olive

  5. I have a friend that keeps her teens beautifully clothed from Goodwill. She says you have to be willing to spend quite a bit of time there going through the racks. It is amazing what name brand deals she finds there.

    I am going to have to look at their pillows now!

  6. I just donated two more down pillows to Goodwill!! I used to be allergic to down, but it had gotten better over years. Then my asthma flared and good-bye pillows. Two king size bed pillows :-( The ones for today are smaller decorative pillows. I took the covers off to wash, there were feathers. Oh, allergies.

  7. Wow… hope you have got a good deal. Sounds interesting…

  8. Score on those pillow inserts! I LOVE thrift stores! Life to the full, Melissa

  9. You know I love thrifting and that was such a great find! Finding Goosedown pillow inserts is wonderful!


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