Friday, November 20, 2009

Thrift Score!


Hello everyone! I thought I'd share a few of the things I've gotten at the thriftstore in the past two weeks and I went to two yardsales last weekend (because they were on my street and I was driving by anyway).



I found this tray at my local Goodwill for $3.13! My husband says that I don't find these trays, they find me LOL! This one has a dark green border whereas all the others I've found have a black border. But I think it goes well with the other lemon tray in my kitchen don't ya think?



At the garage sales I found this modern chrome light for my husband's office/the family room (which you know I'm redoing in a more modern look). $7 and it really looks brand new.




I've been looking for a magazine rack for a few months now but all I've seen at the thriftstore are the solid wooden ones and I wanted something a bit different. This was $3 at one of the yardsales and it's perfect. I don't even have to paint it!




Most of you know that I'm collecting all sorts of mirrors to do the tall wall in my foyer. I found this pretty one at Goodwill. I just need to paint it black. So when I turned it over it said Bombay Company!





I thought they went out of business years ago?






Somethings I DID NOT buy....




These beautiful red vintage flocked drapes. OMG I love these! I just don't have anyplace to put them!



They also had this cute pair in an ivy pattern.



Look at this cute red rooster toile cup! I would have gotten this cup if there had been at least two. But sadly, there was only this one.


A green vintage Burlington picnic basket. I don't know. Should I have gotten it? I saw a reddish one here last week. I probably should have gotten that one and this one? My problem is that I just don't have space for all these things! Although I suppose this would be good for storage.
How about a vintage gun case?


Or two bar stools?


A beautiful brass headboard and footboard?


I was thinking about this tree hall last night in bed! I might go have another look at it. I think it's narrow enough to fit in my tiny foyer and I think it would look great painted. Then again, I don't need it....Do you do this too? Drive yourself crazy going back and forth - should you, shouldn't you!! If I'm lucky it'll be gone and then I won't have to think about it LOL!



Our relatives leave on Sunday so things should be back to normal next week! Thanks for stopping by to see my thrifty treasures and have a fabulous weekend!


62 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your tray. I have hunted all over for an affordable one, but they are always around at least $50.00 so you really gound gem. I love all the other things you found also. Great hunting. Hugs, Marty

mizdarlin said...

After reading this, I feel better about my own acquisitiveness...all the volunteer ladies at the thrift store know me by sight now..
I think you did very well, and that dark tray is just wonderful-I would have definitely snapped it up!

House Elf said...

You find great stuff! I would say Yes to the picnic basket and the hall tree :)

Persuaded said...

OK, you simply must return to the thrift store and snag those ivy covered drapes for me... purty please?

And I have a picnic basket almost identical to the one pictured... I use it to house my "important papers" (really just odds and ends I can't bear to part with... just yet anyway;))

Thanks so much for sharing- it was almost like going shopping myself, except without the expense!

Lady Queenie said...

I just love finding tresures. Looks like you got some great ones.I would love to see the hall tree painted !!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

LOVE the trays! Seriously what a find:)

Stacey said...

Your tray is pretty and I love where you put it. It fills that spot up high very well. You do great at your thrift stores. It's quite inspiring.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have the best goodwill store around. I'm amazed at the wonderful things you find. I think they find you too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Ally0005 said...

Love that mirror great find!

I saw those red flocked drapes but had no where to put them. I also saw that vintage gun case very neat.
While I was there a gal got a leather chair for $80.00 she was jummping around with her friend because she was so happy to find it.

Ally

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Honey, stack those vintage picnic baskets! I keep mine around to store things out of sight and they look so pretty all stacked up! I need to go shopping with you so I can come across all this stuff. Love those trays!
Brenda

Julie said...

OOOOOO you scored big, and you and I must be on the same wavelength!
I also got a mirror (Sal Army) a magazine rack, but white iron (GW) and A Tole tray with bunnies (little thrift store)-you beat me...my tray was $4. I love love love your lemon tray. :-) I am always watching for more tole trays. I like the black. It adds a pop to a room. I'll show some of these on a thrift post in the future. :-) Thanks for showing your great DEALS!!!!!

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love those trays Manuela!!
Just perfect for your home and how sweetthat they seek you out!! *smile* They knew exactly who to look for so they would have the best home!
The hall tree and basket?? Go back!! Run!! *laugh*
Love,
Sue

Sammy Girl said...

Manuela --
Love the double fun ... First, so enjoyed the shopping trip with you, and second -- with all the really fun comments, almost like a bunch of us gal-friends went shopping together. And of course, it's ALWAYS the gal-friends who encourage us to go back and get those "things that got away" ... hee hee!
Have a super fun weekend!
Betty :)

The Prudent Homemaker said...

No way! I HAVE that picnic basket(in green)! It was given to me by an older woman who was moving and getting rid of lots of things. I haven't used it yet as picnics in the desert haven't appealed much to us yet!

I LOVE the mirror and the magazine rack.

I'll bet someone was just holding on to that mirror and never found a place of it. I can think of several places I would put it.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Manuela, you really DID score! Yes, I think your lemon tray looks great with your other lemon tray! What a deal on that lamp!! Your GW store looks like such a great place to shop. I'm so jealous that you have such a good GW store. I store magazines in old picnic baskets, so I would probably have grabbed both the red and the green one! I don't have the luxury of trying to decide whether to buy something. Everything I find is at least an hour away from my home, so getting back to buy it isn't so easy. I know you could make that hall tree look fabulous! laurie

Alissa said...

i love all your finds! i would get the picnic baskets...i pick them up every time i find one. i love the way they look stacked. and they are wonderful to store all sorts of things. i would have a terrible passing up those red curtains...

salmagundi said...

I do the same thing - procrastinating about buying something, then hope it's gone so I don't have to think about it any longer. Would you mind sharing your source for the bottle-brush trees in the bag? I've checked out Hobby Lobby, Target, and Wal-mart with no luck. Michaels is a 100 mile round trip so that has to be a special trip. I so want to try bleaching the trees. Any info you can share would be appreciated. Sally

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

You have the most amazing thrift stores in your area! I NEVER see anything worth picking up at thrift stores around here and I go to them all of the time!

Great buys!

Grammie/Mom said...

Your Goodwill is full of great treasure!! Where I live, it's very junky and not well taken care of.

Gracie said...

Great finds!! I just found another Goodwill near me (we just moved) and I am so excited to have 2 fairly close by to frequent! Oh what treasures await...

I love your finds. The lemon trays are so cute!

Annabelle said...

Wow...you have a nice Goodwill. The one here is junky & never has anything. I'm so jeoulous! On the other hand, I love all the goodies you got! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get a lot of treasures. I wish our GW's had that nice of things. Yes, I really love the tray!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That tray is gorg!!! I want one! Nice snag.

Nancy said...

You found some very neat things! Yay for that! Your Good Will is a very nice store! Not at all like the ones around here. I'm amazed at what looks to be nice quality items there. I have some picnic tins and I use them as storage. They are a catch all for lots of stuff!

Nancy

Nadine said...

What wonderful finds! Your Goodwill has some very nice stuff!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Sarah said...

So happy that tray found you. It looks smashing in your home. Looks like you have a great thrift store.

Beth said...

You always find the good stuff, lol! And yes, I find things at the store and decide not to take them home w/me and can not get it out of my head all night long. I hope and pray it's still there when I go back!

salmagundi said...

Thanks for the info. I'll give them a call before I venture out. Enjoy your weekend. Sally

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your trays! I have one similar except it has bunnies on it.

Michelle Hoad said...

Your goodwill totally rocks compared to mine. We never find anything good there and when we do, it is overpriced. I'm looking forward to Garage Sale Season starting back up again.

Heather said...

Beautiful finds!

Julie said...

What wonderful things you've found, Manuela! So glad you shared them with us.

Angie said...

I have that exact same lemon tray! Got it at a yard sale for $1 a few months ago. You really do have some great stuff at your GW!

Julie Harward said...

I loved the red drapes and I LOVE anything lemon...some good finds my friend! It's so fun to go thrifting!
Come say hi :D

Melissa Miller said...

You find some awesome deals Manuela! Everything is gorgeous!

Bombay Company only went out a few years ago. Loved that store and I shopped at it quite a bit.

Have a good weekend. ~Melissa :)

matty said...

How pretty it all is! Beautiful!

Mimi Sue said...

I know what you mean about finding room for more treasures. Love what you did with your trees. So cute in your cabinet. Mimi

momstheword said...

I do the same thing in that I sit there and think about do I need this, where would I put it, etc.

I got a wooden cabinet with baskets and it's still sitting in my basement as I have no idea where to put it!

Linda Q said...

Love the new tray and the other tray, fun finds. Don't you just love a good thrift store, I do too!
Looks like there are some good things at yours.
Linda Q

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love the metal tray. I picked one up too a few months ago. Last week I found a set of red toile bed sheets. I wanted to buy them so bad because they were so pretty, but I just painted my bedroom from red to taupe. Where were they when my room was red?

Paula said...

Another round of great finds! That picnic basket would have had to come home with me!

Cindy Lou said...

Ok, I have to admit...I am not a real big thrift store shopper!! But let me tell you, after seeing all the neat stuff you just got I will be checking the ones around here out!! Have a great day and thanks for sharing!!!

hip chick said...

Oh my goodness! I have the same problem. I want all this good stuff but I've nowhere to put it. So, I have to be content knowing that some other person will come along and give it a good home.
I wouldn't have been able to pass up the vintage gun case though.

Kim said...

You have a really amazing thrift store!!! I would have grabbed up that picnic basket -- I keep my daughter's art supplies in them!

Terri and Bob said...

You scored, girl!!

salmagundi said...

Yea! I found my trees. After you mentioned that they were in the village department, I checked out my local hardware store; and there they were. I didn't have to go out of town after all. Thanks for your help. Sally

Melissa Wertz said...

you have the best goodwill!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I know where I'm going to be looking when we move again. Love the tray.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I know where I'm going to be looking when we move again. Love the tray.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh yes I do that also..... thinking about things I passed on.....
I adore your trays and what a great idea lemon trays...
I see you "W" post card....
: - )
HUgs
Linda

Carrie said...

Great finds! Yes, I know what it's like not to have any room for more good buys, and still keep thinking about what I left in the store!

jenjen said...

Wonderful trays!!! You find the best things Manuela. I have to say that your thrift stores are much better than our here. Beautiful!

XOOX
Jen

Betsy said...

Beautiful stuff! The drapes would have made beautiful pillows or seat cusions.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

and what Goodwill would this be? Certainly not ours! I would have taken the barstools, the drapes, and the picnic basket. I am wanting to use red in my bedroom, those would have been perfect. The picnic basket would have been great storage in the laundry room, and the barstools would have been great when I put in the new countertop w/ bar. Beautiful little tray, and we need your GW here. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Jackie

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
Your Goodwill is a lot better than ours! I really like the trays. Thanks for your sweet comments on my 2 year blog birthday!
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathleen Grace said...

You score the most fabulous things! I swear, your Goodwill is worth a road trip:>)

Bella said...

You find the best things! Where is this magical Goodwill store?? LOL I think your trays are just divine, too.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh my! I know where you could put those red flocked drapes!!! In my bedroom!!! Yeah!!

Suzanne said...

I've said it before, I need to go shopping with you! Your thrift store has "way cooler" stuff than mine!
Love the trays and the mag rack!

BellaBliss said...

Oh the possibilities!!!!
It is so hard to pass up things (like that picnic basket...I also passed a good one up this week)...
And they do make good storage...I have some with tablecloths in them :)
Well I LOVE your trays!!!
Wonderful Manuela... and have a nice Thanksgiving :)!!!!!

ellie said...

Great Finds. You have the best goodwill. I love those drapes and the lemon tole tray. I do the same thing...where will I put it? NO, I don't need it so I put it back and then I'm kicking myself. I ran across a chandy at a yardsale for 5.00 bucks and I am kicking myself...just because I did not have a place for it..I am such a dummy!!

Storybook Woods said...

Well now I see why you get such amazing deals. You just do not see such good stuff at goodwills around here and if they did have it, it would be pulled and put in the special section were things are more expensive. You are lucky xoxox Clarice