Ellen B. and Lana G! ~ Traditions

Whenever there is a holiday where stores remain open and we are both in Washington Ellen B. and Lana G! go shopping at the Bellevue Goodwill Store.

Lana picked me up at 9 AM and we headed south on the 405 Fwy.

Lana heads to the book section while I make a return.

Our cart is beginning to get filled. My first find were 4 Riedel wine goblets for $1.49 ea. (but because it’s Labor day they are 40% off!) That was a steal…

The cart is full and it’s time to sort through and leave behind whatever we aren’t thrilled with.

This was my stash…

So here’s the fun part of our shopping trip. Lana is paying for her stuff. Whoever’s bill ends up being the most gets to buy lunch for both of us, too! Lana usually wins and gets to pay for lunch.

Oops this time I spent $5.oo more than Lana so I get to buy lunch.

We were so excited to find a Russian deli close by.

We bought piroshky (Cabbage and Mushroom)

The borsch was lousy 😦  but we ordered a hot pastrami sandwich with it and that was great!

Another successful Labor Day Shopping trip for the girls in Washington. Blessings on your day.

Any photos missing from my posts are the result of Photobucket blacking out all my photos that I stored on their site since 2006.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “Ellen B. and Lana G! ~ Traditions

  1. The fun we had! I am already getting my table ready with my purchases! 🙂

    Lana, maybe I’ll hop over to see the table and have a cookie…

  2. First off, I love that 1st picture of the two of you.

    What a fun tradition you guys have. And the finds you can make at that store! But I love the lunch tradition the best.

    Susanne, Thanks Susanne. The lunch tradition is fun… blessings.

  3. What fun fun fun!!!! I wanna go next time! 🙂


    Pam, Let’s see the next Goodwill shopping trip will be the day after Thanksgiving…come on over…

  4. THE BLUE PLATES!!! I love transferware! I hope you didn’t put ’em back…

    What a lovely picture of the two of you; you really do know how to celebrate!

    Rosemary, the blue plates were keepers! Blessings…

  5. A really nice “travel-log” Ellen — It was just like being there! I’ll take one of those Piroshky, looks wonderful.

    Hi Mary Lou, can’t send piroshky but do ask God’s blessings on you….

  6. Once I “got over myself” somewhere in my mid to late 20’s I discovered the great treasures to be had at the Goodwill Store and other second-hand/thrift type stores!!!!

    Enjoyed seeing/reading your great finds and fun day with someone dear! The Piroshky shop caught my eye right away–too bad the borsh was a disappointment. What fun!!! 🙂

    Connie, The borsh was sweet and almost tasted like they used pickled beets in it. We’ve had it in other Russian deli’s here and it was really good. Blessings….

  7. Wow!! You found some cool stuff. Our goodwill store isn’t nearly as cool as that one.

    Leslie, I know what you mean. I won’t touch the Goodwills in So. California! Blessings…

  8. I have no idea what piroshky is, but it looks wonderful! Send some on over!!
    what a great tradition. It’s wonderful that you two get along so well!

    Hi MightyMom, You do need to experience piroshky sometime in your life! Basically they are good dough baked around some good stuffing like meat, veges, cheese, salmon etc. Blessings…

  9. What a great outing! That’s the biggest book section I’ve ever seen at a Goodwill.

    Do you have Half-Price Book stores over there on the west coast? That’s one place I really missed when we moved from Texas…

    Hi Angie, We do have Half-Price Book stores here. This particular Goodwill has one of the nicest book sections in the area…

  10. Lana has read it, too. It’s very gothic. Not easy to figure out. Maybe even for Dear. Although he’s so darn bright, he may have it all together from the get go. Let me know how you do…

    Jody, I will let you know…

  11. I think it’s funny that there is a 405 freeway in Seattle, and also in Southern California, and (as far as I know) nowhere else in between!

    If the library is any indication about the rest of the place, that is the nicest looking Goodwill store I’ve eve seen! I’d head for the book section too, first.

    Thanks for sharing your fun day out.

    Sara, This is a nice store. Soon I’ll be back on the 405 in California…

  12. In our community we have 2 Mennonite Central Committee stores where our used goodies are delivered and occasionally some treats are picked up. It is such a fun outing.

    What a fun tradition you have, I’d love to do that.

  13. Went to two thrift stores with my friend, Dorothy, yesterday.

    Got a stand up colander/mill for three dollars, two really nice baskets for a dollar each, an old dairy milk bottle for 25 cents (Tom collects them and we usually spend 25-40 dollars per bottle) and a little leaf plate for a dollar (I love, love, love leaves!)

    I regret not getting the little three piece copper server for three dollars. I’m going back on Friday.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. Ellen—that looks like something I would LOVE!!! Great pictures! I love 2nd hand stores! (or 3rd hand etc.!) My sisters and my mother spend hours in them when we get together for our “shopping outtings”!
    Glad you both had such fun!!!
    Be blessed! (Thank you for always leaving me such encouraging notes!)

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