Sunday, July 12, 2009

Goodwill hunting

I decided to go to Goodwill after I finished last night's post. Something was calling me - and when Goodwill calls, you answer. I found some great stuff (as I should have after walking around for an hour!!!). I'll get right into it.

I was super excited to find these plates. I have the tea cup and saucer that goes along with this ... it was my great-grandma's so I really couldn't believe it when I found some additional pieces.

I love this print! So pretty ...

I found four different sizes.

For 50 cents a piece, I couldn't pass up these art deco shot glasses. They'll make great tea light holders!

I've seen these dishes around a lot of different places, so I finally picked one up. It matches my bar cart perfectly!
Love the design!
I got 4 of these teacups ... they're really neat!

It had such cute little details.

Love it!!

I found these cute little "love birds", too. They match my cart as well!

And finally ... something I've been looking on Craigslist for and just can't get one at the right price. A major fixer upper dresser! Can't wait to get started on this.

I loved the pulls.

And the scratches and dents, too!
This was a pretty intense shopping experience for me. My GW was packed but I stuck out the crowd and perused each aisle until I was confident with my purchases. I am the queen of picking up something, thinking about it, putting it in the cart, putting it back on the shelf, then picking it up again, then putting it back when I'm ready to check out. I might take thrifting way to seriously, but I usually when I go, I have a "list" in my mind of the things I want. I was able to cross off quite a few things this trip!

I'll be linking all my finds to the party at Rhoda's later tonight. Can't wait to see what you all found this week!


  1. Great finds!!! LOVE the tea cups and the dresser! Can't wait to see the final product. I found some too and can't wait to share later!

  2. I have one plate in that pattern, and I love it! It's so pretty. Lucky you to have to many pieces now! Can't wait to see what you do with that dresser!

  3. Love the dishes and the dresser! What great Goodwill finds! You will have to post pics of your makeover.

  4. Holy Moly ! I also love those plates.....I will keep those tea cups are so pretty too....That dresser is hiding some great beauty....girl you did outstanding !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  5. Great dresser! I can't wait to see it fixed up!

  6. You did great! That chest will be pretty all fixed up. Good for you for sticking it out & being patient to find the treasures.

  7. You did good. :) Looking forward to seeing the dresser redo.

  8. Good finds. Love the tea cups!

  9. Beautiful dishes, all of them!
    I can't wait to see what you do with the dresser. The knobs and pulls look very much like the ones on the dresser that I made over last weekend.

  10. Great finds. I have been trying to get to a thrift store for over a week and something keeps geting in the way. I visit your blog often and I love that you post often. Take care and I'll stop back soon!

  11. What a great find on the dishes. The pattern looks familiar. Do you know the name of it? Love the birds!

    Can't wait to see the dresser when you're done with it. I'll be back. :)


  12. How fortunate you were to find more of great-grandma's china. It is beautiful.
    Hurry up with that dresser...we're dying to see it!!!

  13. I love the little blue birdies...can't wait to see how the dresser turns out!

  14. Those dishes are fantastic--I love all the intricate design and colors! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I just added a new post: my very first blog Giveaway--better try your luck!

  15. Really great finds. Love the dresser. Can't wait to see the new look.

  16. Oh Love your finds and how awesome to find some pieces to match your grandmothers! Love the pattern too! That dresser is an awesome fixer upper! Can't wait to see it!

  17. I love all your finds! I'd love to find a dresser like that and transform it!

  18. Wonderful finds! I always pick things up and put them in my cart and then think about whether or not I really want it. At my Goodwill there's no going back - someone else would have picked it up!


  19. Looks like you found some great deals! I NEVER find anything unique at my local Goodwill stores :-( Owell, I'll keep looking. Can't wait to see your finished dresser - I enjoy furniture refinishing too. I was just given an old school desk to refinish for my niece.

  20. How wonderful to find plates like your Grandma's
    teacup. They are very sweet, what is their name?


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