Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thrifting Finds

I dropped off a car load of stuff the other day at Goodwill and, as always, had to go inside to look around.  Not very much caught my eye, but I did come across these two items that just had to come home with me.  This wall basket.  I’ve seen some bigger ones on other blogs and even in magazines, and I love the look of them.  {The faux hydrangeas are my addition}.

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This smaller size is just fine for me since we have down-sized.  In fact, there are not too many places to put this since we have an open floor plan and limited wall space.  I was thinking I could take down my bread board here in the kitchen and put it here for now.

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What do you think?  Maybe just for a bit of a change I will keep the basket here.  I stole these hydrangeas from my coffee table Paris tote so I will have to get more.

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I think it is a bit too deep to use on the front door.  It may even make its way into one of the bathrooms as wall d├ęcor.  We’ll see.  For $2.99 it was worth getting to play around with.

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The other item I found was this cute little tureen. 

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It’s in perfect condition!  I almost didn’t get it, because it is too small to really add in to the collection above my kitchen cabinets, but when I saw the ceramic ladle inside {and that there were no chips or cracks}, I knew I had to get it.  Plus, it was only $5.99.

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I just need to figure out where I want to use it.  Maybe the small buffet in our dining area.   I’ll have to play around with some vignettes and see what I can come up with.

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I felt rather pleased with these finds!  It’s been awhile since I’ve found anything I’ve liked at the thrift store for my home.

15 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Both are great finds. That little tureen is so cute and to have a ladel too. Love it.

Primroses Attic said...

Great finds.
Rosezeeta

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, you're like me--take some stuff to Goodwill and buy some more to bring home!! Haha!! I'm waiting for the day when something I've taken over shows up on the shelves and I buy it back!! LOL (I sent a lamp over that I regretted getting rid of as soon as I did, so yes, I'd buy it back!!) Yours are great finds! I'm looking for a small tureen because the big ones are too big for just the two or few of us. I would've brought that home with me too. The same with the wall basket! Good finds, Kathy! ~Zuni

JP said...

I love your new basket and where you chose to hang it, Kathy...it looks great there!
You'll find something perfect to use the tureen for, besides the obvious. I wish that the Goodwills down here had some good inventory...I hardly ever find anything, which is much unlike the one from NY, I always left with some fabulous finds!!!
JP

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks like you had a great day of finds...the basket looks great in that space and the tureen is beautiful...a steal for $5.99...I am sure you will find a great place for it!

Cynthia said...

Great finds. You'll find perfect places for both.

Cindy

NanaDiana said...

LOL- You sound like me- take something in for donation and come home with something else. lol

That is a cute basket piece. I like it on the wall by the cabinets. It looks good there...and the little tureen is really cute, too. xo Diana

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What great finds! My last few trips to the thrift stores have been a bust. I am sure you will find a great spot for your tureen. There are so many great uses for that piece!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, You are like me. Take a load and find something to bring back. LOL
love what your found. I have a basket very similar. Like where you placed yours. Mine is on our back door.
It works okay but I have a way of changing things up a lot so who knows where it will end up.
Love that sweet little tureen too.
Great buys!
Have a great week,
Hugs, CM

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the wall basket...I've seen them used on front doors instead of wreaths...I'd love one. And the tureen is darling. Maybe you could use it for gravy or maple syrup at breakfast?

I saw your last post!!!! Hurray for you. I love Woman's World. It is so full of info. And they found you...that's wonderful! The British opportunity is awesome,too. You just never know who's reading, right?

Happy Spring!!

Jane xx

Debbiedoos said...

Fun fun fun...you get rid of stuff only to collect more lol. Sounds like me!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Nice thrift finds!! I go on Tuesdays to the Goodwill here . . . senior discount day, LOL, embracing those discounts!!! xo

Okio B Designs said...

Cute basket!

Jeanine

lynn said...

cute basket, and i love your tureen collection, kathy:)

Doreen@househoneys said...

I love those baskets too, but I never seem to find one in thrift stores and they're a little pricey otherwise. It was definitely an irrisistable bargain for sure and I don't blame you for grabbing it, as well as that adorable tureen.

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