Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Some Beautiful Goodwill Finds

This is the second time I went to the local Goodwill on a Monday and found a bunch of great stuff.  So, I think Mondays it is!  This trip I found some really pretty things.  The first thing I saw as soon as I walked in was this dinner plate.

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Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles collection.  I did look for more over by the dishes and Christmas stuff but didn’t see any more.   I think this will make a nice backdrop on a plate stand at Christmas.  I couldn’t get this in my cart fast enough! 

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While in the dish area, I did find this very pretty blue and white bowl.  Its got a lovely image of a cottage on it {sorry, the price tag is blocking it}.   This one says English Village by Salem China Company, Olde Staffordshire.  Which, I am sorry to say, means nothing to me.

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I made my way along to the wood d├ęcor section and found this great tote.

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It will be getting a makeover, but I do admire the roses that someone handpainted on it. 

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This piece will probably wind up in my Etsy once it is done up.  One shelf over, I found this mail/desk organizer.

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Very pretty in pink the way it is, but it’s marked up so I will also be painting this.  I love the detail on it.

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I think I may have this be the piece I bring to the Annie Sloan workshop I’m going to be attending soon.  I wanted something with some detail on it so I could learn different techniques to bring them out. 

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Finally,  the piece de resistance, this fabulous tureen!  This set is quite big.  No markings on the bottom except for “Calif. U.S.A. 716”. 

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In excellent condition, with the ceramic ladle and large underdish.   I actually hesitated at $15.99, but knew I would hate myself if I went home without it.  

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I think this will be my start at adding some tureens to the top of my kitchen cabinets on one side.

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All in all, a very satisfying trip to Goodwill; costing me about $30.00. 

37 comments:

Ms. Redo said...

All beautiful - great shopping expedition!

Carolyn said...

You really did luck in on Monday!

Love the first plate.

Carolyn

Sue said...

That organizer is going to make a good project for the workshop. I'm looking forward to seeing it get a little make-over. Does 11 am work for you on the 18th? Debby can be here by then. We can play a little, have lunch, then play again! Are you still contemplating that chicken salad from DLM? Debby wants to bring a fresh fruit. I will fill out with desserts (my fav) or anything else you girls may like. Sorry I've been such a recluse lately- we moved Dan out into his own little house last week and I've been trying to help him clean the place, get drapes hung, and get done all that other stuff that needed attention. A mother's work is apparently never done! LOL Give me a shout! hugs, Sue

Gail said...

You did good at Goodwill! It's been weeks since I've been...now I'm itching to go. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Judy said...

What a great trip to GW. I have yet to find the right day and haven't had much luck just yet. I'm sure you'll do something beautiful to makeover some of those items.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
You did really well with your purchases. I love the Christmas plate and the blue and white too. Nice tureen also and you will have fun finishing the other treasures. I also like your mirror makeover in your previous post! Good job!Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbiedoo's said...

Scores, all around! Love Goodwill, I can always find a treasure there.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Yep, Mondays are the days to go b/c what doesn't sell at the garage sale goes to GW :)

I used to have 4 plates like that blue one :)

xoxo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you did good. Isn't it fun to find such great treasures and at such unreal prices. Love them. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

Wow!!!! What great finds. I love that first plate! I guess Monday is definitely THE day for you to go. That tureen is fabulous, too! xo Diana

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have a good eye for pretty things! I love that soup tureen! Oh my you collected a whole lot for $30.00! Fabulous finds!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What great finds! When I go to my local Goodwill, there is nothing like these there!

Cozy Little House said...

Kathy, I have sent you two emails over the past few days, thanking you for your most generous gift you sent, and both emails came back as undeliverable. So I'm hoping you read this comment to know how very touched I am with your sweet gift. I must have the wrong email address...
Brenda

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow!!! You found some amazing items! I love the porcelain pieces and the wooden pieces are wonderful too! I rarely have great items like this and if I do they are very expensive. I think Our Goodwill uses Ebay to price! Amazing finds!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

What great finds! Makes me want to head to my Goodwill right now! In fact, I think I might!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What great finds! I too was at Goodwill but came home empty handed.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

You certainly got lucky! Love each and everything thing!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Great Goodwill finds! Love the soup tureen.

I wish I could figure out what day is good at my local GW!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh what pretty finds.... But that tureen really takes the cake :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Lucky you! I've been looking for a soup tureen for awhile now but haven't found the right one yet. I love that desk organizer, too!

Okio B Designs said...

Great finds! I love that little mail holder too - can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jeanine

Blondie's Journal said...

I am never this lucky at Goodwill! You found so many treasures, especially the tureen! The plates are gorgeous, too!

XO,
Jane

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Great scores!!!

Dee

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

Awesome treasures. Makes me want to get up from this computer RIGHT NOW and head out to the thrift store. Oh, wait - I'm installing a floor!

Thanks for sharing. It's interesting to see what people get from the thrift store. I would not have looked twice at the wooden tote or the organizer but looking at them through your eyes gives me a whole different perspective on things!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You and Marty always seem to find the greatest things at Goodwill!!!...Love the plates!

missy said...

Great soup tureen..Love the grapes...
You had some great finds..

Olive Cooper said...

I go on Monday's too. Love the plates. I go to our GW for many reason. Ours is an upscale GW and has a cafe so I have a homemade cupcake and coffee whilst I read books from the bookstore then I go back into the housewares section. My daughter says it is our own thrifting theme park.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice finds, Kathy. Love the details in that tureen.

Sandy said...

Loved the tureen and the blue and white dish was also very pretty. You did great!
Sandy

Kelly said...

Great finds! Of course, I love the tureen. I have a fondness for them myself. I also love that sweet blue and white plate. Blue and white is so classic and goes with everything.

lynn said...

i love the tureen, and pretty tote, kathy! you found some great buys!

Savvy Seasons said...

You really scored, Kathy, fabulous finds! XOXO ~Liz

Deserae said...

You found some wonderful goodies at the Goodwill!!! That tureen is wonderful....just beautiful!!!!!
~Des

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love that Christmas plate. It's so gorgeous. I've never seen that pattern before. Great finds. Can't believe you found it all at the Goodwill.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I've never collected Christmas dishes, but if I found that pattern, I would have to start- love, love it!

Gretchen said...

Your Goodwill must be much, much nicer than mine. I only find things that are broken but maybe I need to try Monday's. I especially love the gorgeous Christmas plate and tureen.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, Great finds and I especially love the cute tureen.

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