Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Thrifting We Will Go

Who doesn't like to get a bargain especially these days when the economy is so uncertain! Over the past couple of weeks, I've picked up a few things at my local Goodwill. It's not a great one at all but every once in awhile I find something that follows me home.
I couldn't resist these little dessert plates at 50 cents each.
Each one has a different picture and words around the rim.



Aren't they cute? Wouldn't they be fun at a party with this cake?
This is a silhouette cut out of a thin 1/8" piece of wood. On the bottom it says "handcraft collectibles by Barb & John" and it has "Geathering" written by hand, so I think it is a handmade one of a kind piece. I love the way it stands out against the plain wall. It's small, about 8" long and 6" high. It was only $2.
I find it hard to resist Mary Englebreit things. I know some of you think they're too cutsey, but I like them. This is a big cookie jar that I got for $5. For now she is in our guest bedroom, sitting in front of the paint by numbers picture I got earlier this year.
A nice cross stitched towel which will be fun for Christmas. I got 2 of them for 50 cents each.
I saved the best for last. I picked up this little figurine for only $1.99. I noticed it right away and thought it looked like a Bing & Grondahl piece from Denmark. I know they are expensive but thought perhaps it was a copy. It had the markings on the bottom which looked like they could be real. When I got it home I looked up the markings and to my delight found that it is real! There was one on Ebay for sale for $125! Yippee!! I got a deal!! Don't you love it when that happens?
Isn't it a precious piece?
It's found a home on the table beside my bed. I just love it.
Isn't it silly how finding some sweet thrifted thing for your home can give you pleasure? It's fun to find joy in the little things in life. They say the best things in life are free. Maybe the second best things in life are thrifted treasures!
It's quite cool here this morning but the sun shining through the trees in the backyard and it is a glorious day. Just looking out the window brings joy to my heart. Hope you find some joy in your day. Sometimes you have to look hard for it, but it's there to be found.
Rhondi xo

29 comments:

  1. Oh, what wonderful treasures. I especially love the last piece and the plates. All of it :) Hope you are having a great week!
    Hugs,
    Kim

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  2. Wow, you really found great things! Thanks for sharing them with us. I love those little kids. ~Adrienne~

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  3. Hi Rhondi. You've done it again! Found the perfect blue pieces to add to your ever expanding 'blue home'. The plates are fantastic, your grandchildren will adore to use them I'm sure. And what a sweet figurine, who could part with that on Ebay, I certainly couldn't. Top of the list for cuties however has to go to the little lass with the huge sack on her back accompanying the Matthew text. What a great picture. Happy hunting. Eli

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  4. Rhondi,
    I think all your items from Goodwill are fabulous! My favorite is the figurine of the children reading. Enjoy your day!
    Carol

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  5. That piece is lovely, and what a thrill to get such a great deal.

    I love the dessert plates, too.

    I do believe you had quite the successful trip this time.

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  6. Wow! What great finds. Those "kids" are so sweet. I liken thrifting to a "good disease" that won't kill us! And thank God for that, do I probably wouldn't make it to see 50!

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  7. You've got some great finds there. I love plates like that. The goodwill here is awful and their prices are very high.

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  8. Excellent finds! I love those plates. Susan

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  9. All of them lovely things. I like the dessert plates so much! Good for you. I love seeing bargains.

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  10. You really know how to thrift! Love the silhouette piece, and especially the reading children. I'm a children's librarian and I love pieces like that. I admit it--I'm really jealous!

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  11. What wonderful thrift finds! I am so excited for you that the last piece was worth so much! I always hope that will happen to me.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. What great finds!! I love the little ME cookie jar and the towels and figurine. How wonderful to find such a treasure and get it for so little:>) I love coming here becasue you always have such a sweet attitude of gratitude!

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  13. OHMYGOSH.... you really found some great thing love the dishes with words so cute..... but that little boy and girl.... with their little feet and heads together has to be the deal of the century...
    'HUgs
    Linda

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  14. They are all wonderful finds...my personal favorite is the silhouette.

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  15. Rhondi I love thrift shopping and finding a deal like that is so fun! I recently found 6 water glasses adn 8 juice glasses from my daughter's Pfaltzgraff for $5 - they were worth somewhere between $100 and $150 (maybe more!). blessings, marlene

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  16. Oh, wow! What a treasure trove! Lucky you!!

    Katherine

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  17. I love all the treasures you found!

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  18. I love finding a bargain at the thrifty store. It looks like you found quite a bit.

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  19. Well done, what marvellous finds, especially the B and G piece.

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  20. What a score on the figurine! Those desert plates are too cute! Love the ME cookie jar! My Goodwill had a set of her dishes last week, but I just don't need another stack of dishes so I left them for someone else :-) Great thrifting!

    Manuela

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  21. I'd arm wrestle you for those dessert plates! I know what you mean about the thrill of the hunt, especially when you find a whopper deal like the figurine! ;-) Bo

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  22. I love Mary Englebreit things also. I can never resist!! You picked up some really pretty items.

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  23. What a jack pot day of thrifting! I would have grabbed all the same things. I still love Mary's whimsy.

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  24. Wow, you sure made out great! Incredible that you found that figurine and it turned out to be the real thing and even expensive! Great find! Those dessert plates are so adorable! Also love that ME cookie jar! You did well!

    Kady

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  25. I have really been hitting the thrift stores lately also. Sometimes there are such treasures. I think I am running out of room, though. What do you do then?

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  26. wow, those are very special finds!

    I like the cookie jar!

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  27. What wonderful finds! My heart skipped a beat when I saw that figurine... my mom has that exact same one :)

    rue

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  28. I love the plates and the best part is that they were bought for such a great price! I love a bargain. I have just recently started baking again and making a lot of cupcakes. My husband really enjoys them. These plates remind me of how much he loves dessert!

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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi