Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Best Goodwill Day Ever!


Once again it's Rhoda's (Southern Hospitality) yardsale/thriftstore linky party! I had great shopping day on Friday. Starting with my Kroger trip where I only spend $58 and got bags and bags of groceries. I lucked into lots of food they had just marked down. 50 cent loaves of bread and such! My freezer is full! Then I stopped at Goodwill...



I was looking at the fabric section when I saw this pile of rumpled white material.



I picked one up - they're white Parson's chair slipcovers. At first I thought they were the kind that tie on but they're not!



The fit perfectly on my Ballard chair and are made just like my Ballard slipcovers only there's no tag inside! They're in really good shape. One has a teeny stain on the seat but I'm sure I can get it out.



There were four of them of them but I only took two because I only have two Parson's Chairs. But I tried one on my wooden dining room chairs and it fits perfectly. I could kick myself for not getting all four now! I could have used them on my regular chairs and kept the black check slips on the Parson's Chairs...oh well!


$3.23 a slipcover...the cheapest Ballard slip is $39!



Here are a some other things I got that day. You can see the top of the black checkered slip in this picture



I got this cute wire teacup filled with faux peonies maybe roses? I thought this would be perfect in my Blue Toile Guest Bedroom!



Look at this!



Those 2 iron bookends were from Anthropologie - $20!



That's what I paid!



They're so much prettier than the plain white bookends I was using!



The topiary I put on top of my black china cabinet. How I wish they would have had two!



The tray I'm using for an organizing project.



This little cross was just $1.21 and I added it to my cross collection in our main hallway.



I was a very happy camper Friday between the good deals I got at the grocery store and the good deals I got at Goodwill!


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week everyone!



83 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful Finds! Great Job!! I love Goodwill!

Sue said...

Manuela, I am nominating you the Goodwill Shopper of the Year!! You find the cutest and neatest things in there. Love the slipcovers and the topiary.
:-) Sue

Linda said...

Manuela, that is outstanding. The slipcovers are unbelievable! Linda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, you scored on those slipcovers & yes you should have bought all 4. Great deals, you obviously have much better thrift stores than we do over here. I never find great stuff at those. But then again, I don't need to, cause we have great yardsales.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What a pretty cross

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some great deals. Could you go back to see if they still have the other two covers? That is a great price. Your "Nest" art piece in the first photo would look great in my 1/2 bath.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Great finds!! I love when I come across fancy store items at The Goodwill. Makes me feel kinda sneaky, lol.

Cheap&Sweet said...

I have a thing for beautiful or simple crosses also. Now I want a cross wall too.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful things you found, Manuela! I love the slipcovers.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! What a bargain on those slip covers. :) I'm bummed for you that you didn't get all four. Maybe they'll still be there? :) Great finds all around! Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

The Country Nest said...

Manuela, What a great day you had! Wow, isn't it the best feeling when you get a deal on things you love. I enjoy your blog so much~ Hugs,
Donna

Christine said...

Maunela,
What I like about the items you get, is that you show us the grouping of things, then you show us how and where you use them.
Thanks!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, you have great finds! I love the slipcovers!

julie - eab designs said...

That's it. I'm coming your way to shop with you at your Goodwill! I can dream about it anyway. Love the bookends and slipcovers!!

pamperedgirl38 said...

Hi Manuela, Just discovered your blog and Love it! You really scored some great finds! Your home is also lovely! Traci

Stacey said...

You lucky girl! I have noticed that Goodwill is advertising on my radio station. I'm going to have to get over there.

Southern Belle said...

You did have the best day! The slipcovers look great and the price amazing. You reminded me how I want to go to Anthropoligie soon. I just love looking at their selection of door or drawer knobs.

Elizabeth said...

That was a great day at Goodwill! Don't you just love it when that happens?! Nice slipcovers. I'm coming to shop at your Goodwill ;)

Wendy said...

Amazing goodies! Love the slipcovers! And those bookends are great, too!

glorv1 said...

I like all the things you find at Goodwill. Today I really like the tool holder. I could find uses for that. Like toting some of my paints in and out of the studio. Great finds Manuela. Have a great week. Take care.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Awesome finds!! You did hit the "mother load"!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful bargains! Love the slip covers....and the book ends...

Rhondi said...

Wow!! You sure did get some wonderful finds, especially the slipcovers! I often do just what you did in not getting the other 2 slipcovers. I'll get only what I need and then get home and think I could have used what I left behind, and why didn't I buy it especially when the price is so cheap. Oh well, maybe there was someone who really needed those slipcovers who was just thrilled when they walked into the store and found them!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mumzie said...

You just find so many GREAT deals! I haven't seen so many good things around here ever! I love your cross collection. I too collect crosses from the California Missions, but I only have four. Thanks so much for sharing. Mumzie :)

Ally0005 said...

Ok you got some really GOOD deals!!!
I need to dig more.

Ally

Denise said...

Wonderful thrifty goodies! The slipcovers are great!

XXDenise

Betsy said...

Fun, fun! Everything is wonderful!

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

I love those bookends, they are to die for! The topiary is also darling.
Cheers!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

I love your taste! Everything looks so beautiful! I really love the items you put on top of the black cabinet! The topiary looks so great in front of the black & white print!

Grandma Nina said...

We live in such a small town and we don't have very much in the way of shopping. I try to get to our big flea market once a month but haven't even gotten there this summer yet. I would love finding deals like you got, even at the grocery store.

Christina said...

Great finds! I've got to get to Good Will SOON!

Blue Creek Home said...

You got incredible things this week! I can't believe the slipcovers - wish I could come across some of those.
The bookends, floral arrangement... everything is wonderful. You did have the best GW day ever!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Awesome!

Angie said...

You did have a good day at Goodwill! Love everything, especially that topiary. I have a few, but have been on the lookout for more. They are so expensive in stores. I also totally love that plate rack you have in your kitchen. I want one too!!!

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

holy crap. i want those slip covers! good finds!

Caroline said...

awesome deals!!...especially those slipcovers. I hate when I don't pick up something and I kick myself afterwards. I do it all the time.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Beautiful finds!! If awards were given for the Best Shopper....you would win hands down!! Loved everything you got :)
Toni

Holly said...

I have found some great things at GW over the years, but that was a fantastic one day haul! I'm jealous :)

jskell911 said...

I am just drooling all over your dining room! It is gorgeous and your finds are just perfect!

Kim said...

Wow, you totally scored!

I'm having a clock giveaway. I'd love to have you join in. Come over and check it out.

Gretchen said...

Wow! What great finds and real bargains too. I would have bought everything you did plus those other two chair covers.

Gretchen

Kelly B said...

How lucky!! Sometimes our thrift shops around here are really good, but lately they have not been. I am so glad you found such great deals!! :)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

it always amazes me at the fab finds you snag at your goodwill. you are fortunate to have such a great place to treasure shop. we've no such thing here.
have a wonderful day.

those slip covers a great find!

Richella said...

Way to go, Manuela! You really did find some goodies, didn't you?

Isn't it fun--just downright fun--when you find so much more than you thought you might find at the grocery store? A blessing from God.

Yours sounds like my kind of shopping trip! Boy, I wish I could shop at your Goodwill!

An Accomplished Woman said...

You did find some of the greatest stuff... Love it.

Cynthia

Lee Laurie said...

You got some great bargains! I wish that we had a Goodwill here! I love the slipcovers! Your home is beautiful!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Wonderful stuff! I'm headed to my favorite thrift stores in the city next Saturday. Look out Halifax!!! I'm a comin!

Michelle said...

You certainly did hit the jackpot, Manuela...that's awesome! My favorite are the slipcovers :)

Have a lovely week!
~Michelle :)

salmagundi said...

Great finds today! I especially like the iron bookends. Have a wonderful week. Sally

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Sometings are meant to be and those chair covers had your name on them.

Margaret

Laryssa Herbert said...

What fun!! Great shopping!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, wow, your finds are great. Those chair covers are so lovely!

I am now dragging my husband into GW's and he keeps asking why I am having all this sudden interest in thrift shops. Of course, I have blamed it all on YOU! Ha. I still have to find time to post some of my goodies.

Have a happy Monday!

Barb :-)

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Hello Manuela,
It was so nice to get caught up on all your posts. You were very lucky at the thrift store. Good for you. Everything at your house is looking just lovely. I enjoyed all your older posts that I hadn't read yet. For meal planning I am doing a binder for the whole year with the recipes included so that I don't have to go searching for it. I shop for things on sale and have noticed for quite awhile that our area tends to put the same things on sale at the same time every year. Since I only shop to fill the pantry then this shouldn't be too hard. Loved your guest bedroom. It's very cute. Your garden is lovely and of course I loved your morning glories. My garden is played out right now. It's time to get out there and pull out several things but it's been way too hot to venture out. Well it's back to work on Thursday so I hope that I'll be able to keep up. Thank goodness we can also go backwards to read past posts. Thanks for keeping me inspired. Have a great week.
Love, Amanda

Laura said...

Wow!! Those are wonderful finds! Congratulations and I LOVE your new chair covers!

Diane Costanza said...

Manuela,

That was some day! I love your cross wall. I am going to have to create something just like it in my living room. It is so beautiful.

Cheri Peoples said...

Manuella-I hope you will come post this on the Knock Off Knock Out party --your chair covers are amazing. Sis you call to see if they would go pull them and hold them at the front desk for you.
Come for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Armchair Housewife said...

Hello! I found you through Rhoda's party and am loving the look of your bog. Those slip covers are without a doubt a serious find.

Thanks for sharing and I'm following now! :)

Blessings!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You are by far "The Queen of Great Deals" the grocery and the very cute things...... it is good to be Queen..
HUgs
linda

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Great treasures! I loved the tray!! Have an awesome day!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Love it all! Girl you are soooo good at finding the best stuff.
Anthropologie? I can't get over that one. ~Beautiful home! :)

june@craftyniche said...

As always, awesome Goodwill finds!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Manuela! Wow, what great finds. But I really enjoyed how you showed them and then showed where you put them. That was even more fun!
I'm planning a thrift store run tomorrow...can't wait! Have a wonderful day my friend!
Love your house by the way...it is just beautiful!
Debbie

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Wow! You had a great day! I looooovvveee your toile tablecloth, can I "steal" that idea?

Nancy said...

I'm really lovin all the things you got! You found some really wonderful deals!

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Our Goodwills and thrift shops are not so thrifty! For some reason they have some things higher than I see them new. Our budget is small. We have though found enough marked at what would be thrifty prices to keep us happy and still looking for many years now! Ya never know what you will find and when but so much fun looking! :) I would be bored silly to have to shop in the "real" retail stores for all our needs. I like the origionality and creativity of decorating the thrift way. You Manuela have always inspired us to dream and shop on!!! Jody

Alicia said...

Wow, you did have a great weekend. I had a pretty good one myself, please pop over and check it out. I love the bookends! Beautiful! and the slipcovers, omg! What a great deal. Good job.

jenjen said...

I swear you have a charmed Goodwill life Manuela! You find the most amazing things. It is truly amazing!

My favorite store on the planet is Anthropologie - I can't imagine finding anything from there in Goodwill. You are the luckiest girl!!!

XOXO
jen

Bella said...

I think the others are right - you have the best Goodwill karma ever. :) The slipcovers are just lovely. I was fortunate enough one time to luck into beautiful cream slipcovers for my dining room chairs at Target - they were marked down to $5 a piece and there were only six left - which is just how many chairs I have. So I got gorgeous slipcovers for $30 total, instead of the regular $120 cost. I was so happy that day I practically danced home.

Mimi Sue said...

You got some GREAT things! Good job. Love those bookends. And love your dish holder thing. Looks great in your kitchen. Mimi

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Manuela...you did good at the GW! Wow I have never seen such neat things at my GW here in So.Cal. But never fear I will continue to stay on the hunt! I love how those slipcovers worked well with your chairs! I also noticed you like the toile and black furniture. (Your chairs). They look similar to the ones I just refinished and found not at the GW, but at another Thrift store called 3 Way Thrift near my home. Congrats on all the great finds!!

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous shopping day! Can't blame you for being excited. You found so much to work with. I especially love the tool caddy. It would make a great container for silverware at a picnic!

Have a great week,
Jennifer

Kathleen Grace said...

Dogone girl! You must have the best Goodwill in the country! I love everything you find and it all looks so great when you use it in your home:>)

Jerralea said...

Everything you bought was perfect for your home! Good job!

Victoria said...

Don't you just love those kinds of days?!?!?! :) Great, great finds!

Laura said...

You did great Miss Manuela- just great!

Laura

Melanie said...

Goodwill is one of my favorite stores - thanks for sharing your awesome finds!

Britt said...

What great finds! I know how it feels to pass something up and then find out later that you really should have bought it!

Anny said...

My goodness, this was the best thrift day I've seen in ages!

Storybook Woods said...

Akkkkkkkkkkkkkk it just kills me the prices at your goodwill. You lucky duck xoxoxo Clarice

Vee said...

Hope that you are feeling much better after that dental work. WOW!I really wish that I could shop with you for a day. What finds you always gather in. It's incredible, truly incredible. (It felt like a hello to see my humble little sign there with all of your sweet treasures. ;>)

Suzanne said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! And all of those things would go REALLY well in my house! :) I need to go shopping with you!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the slipcovers! The topiary! Your toile blue room is lovely!!!

ellie said...

wow...that was a good day....now you have put some fire for me to get to the goodwill....my fav is the iron bookends...I love them and two!!!