#ThriftyThursday: As luck would have it

"Luck is believing you are lucky.” Nothing says, “I am a proud Kentuckian,” more than horseracing-themed wall décor. I found this motivating piece in perfect condition at the Frankfort location for only $3.59.

Year round, people celebrate Bluegrass heritage. Kentuckians often decorate their kitchens and family rooms with Kentucky Derby glassware and horseshoes. However, designing a rustic styled home in a southern or horseracing theme can be pricey. A similar piece to my find would normally retail for $30 or more. Taking your ideas to Goodwill may decrease costs and encourage creativity!

I have shopped at a variety of locations (especially those in Louisville) that had vintage Derby mint julep cups, Keeneland ware, and horseshoe home décor on shelves. Shifting through unique merchandise and looking for items that coordinate with the room’s theme can add personality to any empty wall space.

This #ThriftyThursday grabs my attention when entering my apartment. I love the positivity this find brings. Inspiring myself to believe beyond the luck of the draw, I find a deeper message and a sense of Kentucky pride.



our history

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


our mission

We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.