Sunday, August 2, 2009

Goodies From Goodwill

A quick stop at Goodwill last week netted me a few goodies.
I found a second, smaller picnic basket to go with the bigger one I bought a couple weeks ago.  The smaller basket was the same price I paid for the large one…$4.00.

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This wicker waste paper basket was a pretty replacement for an ugly plastic one I had been using.  It was $3.00.


I paid $5.00 for this  13” tall lamp. I plan to do a little cosmetic makeover on it and place it on the dresser in my beachy bedroom.  I believe this is one of those lamps that has the base that will unscrew and then it can be filled with whatever you want to put into it.   At the very least, the “gold” base and tarnished neck will be painted white.  If I can get it apart, I might even paint the shells white (or give them a white wash)  since they are mostly “junk” shells…not very pretty from what I can tell but I’ll see what I have if I can get it open.    I already had a shade that fits it perfectly.

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I have been seeing so many neat projects all over Blogland that use picture frames so these 3 frames with pretty, intricate details ended up in my cart…pronto..without a second thought!   I will dispose of the picture that is in the one and paint them.   I paid $5.00 for the large one, which is fairly large (20” x 24”), $5.00 for the medium-sized one on the left, and $3.00 for the smaller one in the front.

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Oooooooh, don’t you think these will be gorgeous painted white?!

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That’s all the thrifty finds I have for this week but you can see what other bloggers found by stopping by the  Today’s Thrifty Treasure’s party, hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.



JobandBrittany said...

great frames!

Rebecca said...

Hey, I found your blog through Cindy's Romantic Home. It is really pretty. I love all your thrifty finds. The picnic baskets look lovely together. Hope it's okay to add you in my favorites list.

Anny said...

Given the chance I would paint everything white too LOL

Your beachy room looks so cool in these pictures. That first picture with the baskets immediately made me want to vacation :)

abeachcottage said...

love the picnic baskets and your great thrifty finds, it's surely fun!


Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Great finds! How awesome to find another picnic basket! They look identical! Love the frames too!

Sue said...

Shari- I think we like picnic baskets! I found a little wicker basket last week, too. The frames will look gorgeous painted white, then aged a little in places. Thanks for telling me my lawn looked good. I work on it, toots! And I am finally rid of the moles that were plaguing me!
:-) Sue

June said...

You scored! Definitely the frames will be so pretty in white. That little wicker basket will be great to use as a trash can.

Gayle said...

Hi Shari!
What a SCORE at the Goodwill girlfriend!
Yes, those frames are beautiful and will look so good painted a nice creamy white.
You're so creative, and your home is beautiful.
I hope you've had a great weekend.

Kammy said...

Shari, Shari, Shari,
Love those frames - makes my heart melt....
That lamp is sooooo cool - yeah you !
I have been looking for waste baskets - they are a hard to find in good shape thing....bravo !!!

One Shabby Old House said...

Isn't junkin addicting. I have to keep telling myself that I don't need anything....I don't need anything....But then I find that I really do.
Great finds.
Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

~~Carol~~ said...

The big basket looked great, but now it looks so gorgeous with the smaller one on top! Those frames were an awesome find. Such beautiful detail! I hope you're able to get the lamp open!

Amy Lynne said...

I love those frames! I've been painting similar ones white and they look amazing! Have fun!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shari,

Oh those frames are gorgeous! The lamp is perfect! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I'm loving those picnic boxes. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Shari! Oh, what lovelies you found. The frames are so pretty!
Oh, Dear One, when we returned home I had your giveaway waiting for me! Oh, I love it, Shari! You gave me so many wonderful paper products. They're just almost too pretty to use! I'll be posting on them soon.
Thank you again for drawing my tiny name!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Grits414 said...

Love the baskets and love the frames! Especially the smaller one! Great finds

Anonymous said...

You got alot of great finds. I am going to go to our local goodwill tomorrow and see if I can find anything.


diana said...

Hi Shari,
I think white paint is great for your frames...I went through a phase recently of silver leafing mirror frames while remodeling our house. That give me an idea for a new post..Thanks for help with "blogger's block". Oh, and your other finds are great too! Have fun with them.

Cindy said...

You found some great stuff there, girl! Love those frames and the lamp, I can't wait to see what you do with all of it. Hugs, Cindy S

Shauna said...

I love those baskets. Cute blog!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful bargains you have found! I am hoping that the thrift stores in the new town I am moving to will be better than the ones in the town I am leaving. There are a couple of HUGE Goodwill stores, that I can't wait to visit!

pamperedgirl38 said...

Hi, Just discovered your blog! Lovely stuff you got. I love to paint furniture too! Traci

Frugal Fine Living said...

What pretty finds! I love the wicker suitcases!