Saturday, July 31, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

So - in honor of it being half off day at my nearby Goodwill. I thought I would do a post about all the gems I have found there.

My sister-in-law, Jen recently bought a chair and turned it into a candy apple red delight and it made me smile. http://kreatid.blogspot.com/2010/07/candy-apple-red.html

Now if that doesn't inspire to get out there and dig thru stuff at Goodwill - I don't know what will!

Here are some of my latest findings.

Here is a ceramic peacock. I didn't know I wanted or needed a ceramic peacock until I locked eyes with this little guy. And then I knew. I knew that inside my heart was a ceramic peacock shaped hole.

Luckily, it has been filled.


Sometimes I want to take a sharpie to him and do this....


I just think it would give him some flare. As if he needs any.

Moving on from ceramic peacocks...here is my find from today. $1.50. I must say I was pretty stoked about this. Not sure what to do with it. It could hold throw blankets or I could put it on our sun porch with some plants? Regardless, I knew I wanted it.

Westside Melons. Somewhere, a farmer who is in a gang is wondering what happened to his melon crate. Westsiiiide. It's so gangsta. I am just waiting for Josh to make an innapropriate joke about melons. It's there somewhere.

And here's this little gem. A mirror with a super cute frame that is calling out for some spray paint. But what color? And where? So many questions. Until they are answered my mirror will sit in my guestroom reflecting the mess that is my guest room. Can you see it? That's my wedding dress draped over a bulletin board. So sad.


And those are my goodwill finds for the month- and I didn't even upload the photo of the legit Diane Von Furstenberg purse I got for $3. I know. I felt like the guy who buys a painting at a garage sale and there is a Monet behind it. It's not that extreme - but I was indeed excited.

11 comments:

  1. oh my goodness...where to start?! the peacock is awesome...very classy + grownup! and I now c.o.v.e.t. your westside melons crate! and yes, it's a funny innuendo waiting to happen! :)
    so excited for your finds! :)

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  2. Linny, I am SO jealous of your finds! Awesome! I keep telling myself I need to check out Goodwill more often. This post PROVES it! :)

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  3. Your blog is the best. You are an inspiration to my poor style-lacking self. I think I will go to Goodwill now.

    That peacock rocks.

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  4. hahahahaha--oh, linds, so many things to laugh at in this post. and i did....particularly when i saw evidence of the sharpie/peacock rendezvous. i love you! =)

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  5. Oh my gosh I think that we are a match made in thrift store heaven!!! I am going to be your #1 follower! On fridays I am going to try and start a party called "look what I found fridays" for all of us thrift store addicts...you should be by co sponsor or something!!!

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  6. Your blog is dangerous for me...it always makes me want to go out and decorate something lol! I think I'm going to have to go to Goodwill now.

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  7. I love that crate! So cute! :)
    You found some awesome stuff!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)
    It always makes my day when I know that people GET something out of all my blabbing. LOL.
    ~Shelley

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  8. Linds! I am so glad that you went to the DI, so did I...twice. Nothing the first time but the second go I got a pretty great vase, wrapped with neon boondoggle. Lol my husband saw it and almost had me committed. But after I unwrapped it he understood!

    Love Your Guts

    Mandi

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  9. neon boondoggle vase sounds amazing!

    Sidenote: If I had a band I might name it neon boondoggle.

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  10. All great finds, but I must say the peacock is my fave!

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