Bring Good Home with thrifters’ decorative collectibles

When searching for collectibles for their homes, Shelley Cullen of Appleton and Kim Hageman of Oshkosh might have different tastes, but they have one thing in common. They both turn to Goodwill for artwork for home sweet home.

For Kim, a lifetime thrifter, one of her favorite finds is a surreal art sculpture in the shape of a large wooden shoe. The unique piece matches her one-of-a-kind personality.

“I love adding to the thrifted collection in my home. Every room in my house has pieces I’ve thrifted since I was 18.”

When Shelley, who shops regularly for her herself and her three children at Goodwill, found the decorative globe that now has taken up residence on her mantle, she knew she had to buy this little piece of heaven.

She often says to her youngest, “Ava, you have the whole world in your hands.”

And now she does. Literally.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of more than 70,000 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. Goodwill NCW is one of four companies in the nation to be honored with a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America, which recognizes our commitment to wellness in the workplace. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit


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