Thursday, September 16, 2010

Goodwill Goodies

Changing from one style to another isn’t easy, fun but not easy! Besides changing your colors you have to make decisions about what to keep and makeover and what to sell which isn’t easy either, especially when you have alot of “stuff. ” So far my decisions have just been to paint things white which I have been doing practically everyday but with work, granddaughters and keeping the house somewhat presentable it’s been a challenge to say the least! So what’s a girl to do besides wishing she could just twitch her nose and have it all done? Well, go to Goodwill of course, I know there is always something there, waiting for me to pick it off the shelf and put it in my buggy:)
Such as this adorable little soup tureen, it’s only about 7 inches wide at the very bottom, anyone know what it is used for? It would be to small for soup I think, cost was $3.99!
Also saw these glasses, not a full set but so pretty, I was at Goodwill yesterday just to see if they had put more of these out but no such luck they are more of an aqua color then what the picture is showing, .25 a piece.
This fruit bowl is filled with tomatoes from out plants that we planted… so good, there is writing on the bottom that is to light to photograph, when I got it home I looked it up and it’s worth $12.99…I got it for $1.99!!!
You can see the beaded effect it has around it!
Aren’t these s & p shakers pretty? .99 a piece is what I paid for them.
Here’s a little touch of fall that I have on the hearth and it does seem more fall today with the rain and temps in the low 70’s, maybe today I’ll go to the basement and get more fall things out.
I’m linking up to Kath’s Faded Charms White Wednesday a day late I know:)
It’s Thursday already…the weeks are flying by are they for you too?


Rebecca said...

Maybe gravy-will be great for serving at the holidays!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think gravy, too.
I look at all the great things you find and wonder why our thrift stores are so incredibly LAME!

Linda said...

Hi Rondell...............I agree! It's a perfect little gravy boat you have them. Will be just great at Thanksgiving.
You seem to be making such an easy transition in your decorating style. No matter what period you choose you always do it with style!
I was wondering how your husband and family were liking the changes?

Lila said...

I love the fall decoration using leaves. I'm trying to find something for my porch!
Lila Ferraro

Jennifer said...

Love your finds!!!! Love your fall basket too!

sissie said...

Great finds Rondell. I was at the GW yesterday and didn't find a thing! darn.

The white tureen is a real pretty piece.


Ellen said...

HI Rondell!
I want to go shopping with you Girl!! you always find the best buys and they look amazing in your house. Beautiful job, looks fantastic!


Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your tureen is lovely. When we started decorating the condo last fall I wanted it different from our home so I know what your talking about. Like you, I have been painting everything white and have become a regular at Goodwill. It is a lot of fun. Enjoy your new journey! Annette

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I believe (like others) that is a gravy tureen. Perfect size for that. Don't you just love GW?! Linda

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great finds.... I'd have snapped up that little tureen too.

Warm blessings,

Karen said...

That shabby bug has bitten me too! All of a sudden I want to paint everything white and I go scouting the Goodwill store and thrift shops as well. That tureen as awesome I'm keeping my eye out for one too!
P.S. I love oldies music too!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Look at all those awesome finds!! :)

Thanks so much for adding my button to your blog! :) It's very sweet of you!

The Swedish Room said...

Hi Rondell, Your finds are great. I love the tureen and compote, I love white. I think the tureen is a sauce tureen. Thanks for stopping by.
The Swedish Room

Debbie said...

Great finds. And yes indeed changing styles is not an easy transition, I have been there done that. I am sticking with what I have for a LONG time....I love to change seasonally now.

Terrell said...

Totally loving these finds!!! Way to go! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your creations up at my link party - Fabulous Friday Finds! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

michelle said...

i love all the great finds from good will. the gravy boat is nice and not a bad price either. i love your basket with the leaves. fall coming just gives us another reason to decorate. i guess i have to get out to the GW soon so i can get some new(old) fall things... ;)

Debbie said...

Hi Rondell!!! sounds like you've been a busy girl painting things white. I've got plans for more white here too.
Great finds from GW.

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Your mantel looks beautiful! Love all your GW finds and all of the fall touches around your home. Thank you so much for your sweet words you left on my means a lot! Warmest wishes.:)