Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Thrifting I Did Go…

a thrifting I did go…
high ho the merry ‘o
a thrifting I did go!
And I got darn lucky too!
Recently I went on a little thrifting expedition hoping to find  some treasures for the house in Hooterville.
At Goodwill I found this mirror for only $15.00.    It’s difficult to judge the  scale in this photo but the mirror is quite large (and very heavy!).  I plan to use it in the formal dining room.

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You might recall I showed you my inspiration photo,  a dining room designed by Layla over at The Lettered Cottage for one of her clients.   I may not have any furniture for the dining room yet but now I’ve at least got a mirror!

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I was having a VERY GOOD Goodwill day because I also found these four blue and white bowls and a candlestick to add to the blue and white collection I have started for the  hutch in the breakfast room.  Each bowl was  $3.00 and the candlestick was $2.00.

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At an antique mall I came across a small blue and white lamp that I think will look cute on the breakfast room hutch.    I  paid $14.00 for it, which I didn’t think was too bad, considering how much lamps generally cost. 

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At the same antique mall, I  was happy to find  a bench to place at the backdoor in the laundry room.   It’s a generous 4 feet long…the perfect length for the wall where I want to put it.  The price was perfect too.  All the benches  I have looked at have been at least twice the $40.00 I paid for this one.   I definitely have plans to strip the yellow paint off but I haven’t decided exactly how I want to re-do it.  I may paint it white and distress it.  I may end up staining it.  Or maybe I’ll paint it black and distress it since I’m thinking I want to use black as an accent color to the aqua I  painted the laundry room walls.  As the room starts to come together, I’m sure I will be able to get a better sense of which option will look best.

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Yes, it was a very productive thrifting day!

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18 comments:

D said...

Glad you found the mirror to match the room you liked. That's always fun for me, too. I love the little lamp, and it is a good price.

D

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous finds, Shari! I love the bench and the blue and whites! The mirror is a great price, here it would be at least twice that at our GW! A successful thrifting day all around!

Cheers!
Tina

Willow said...

What alot of beautiful deals you found. I just love the candlestick.

I am a nut when it comes to candlesticks and holders.

Willow

Cindy said...

What awesome treasures you found! I am impressed with the all of them and the prices are great, too! I love that yellow bench, it has great patina and I love that color, I know it won't go in your decor, but it's so nice! Happy decorating!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Shari, great finds! Do you go to the big Goodwill in Brandon? Love your little bench.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Oh you did get some great finds! I love that little bench! :)

~Liz

Jane said...

Hi Shari,
I'm visiting from Linda's Nifty Thrifty party.
You found some great items. The bench is my favorite! I have a similar one in front of the bed in my guest room.
The mirror was a great buy. I love the dark wood against the light colors in your room. This will look great.
Jane

Diann said...

All your blue and white things are so pretty! I am a big blue and white fan myself so, I love that lamp!

what a fun day thrifting!!

linda said...

From one blue and white lover to another, what fantastic finds! I love the lamp and think it was a great deal for the price. I almost bought one from Bombay Co. years ago and it was over $45 but much smaller.

Happy Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

marmielu said...

You did do well. I'm jealous of your mirror......I bought a large one a few years ago for $40 at a small antique shop, and thought I was getting away with a buy. Good for you.
Mary Lou

Judi said...

The mirror was a great buy for sure and I really like the bench too. The price of lamps is crazy so I think you got a steal! Judi

Brenda said...

WOW - great finds Shari..I love your blue and white finds - I too am keeping an eye out for that since I just painted my dining room blue...thanks for sharing

alice said...

What a lucky duck you are! Really great finds! Good on you!
smiles, alice

Rettabug said...

Nice bargains! You've got a great eye for such stuff.

Wish I could find some beautiful blue & whites like those. I only have 1 tea set in Blue Willow...that's it. I need to go SHOPPING!!! LOL :D

Angie said...

I LOVE the blue plates you found! They are just so gorgeous! I also love the bench and could see it painted a chocolate brown to go with those yummy aqua walls!

Hugs ~ Angie

Linda said...

Shari,
WOW...you have some AWESOME finds here...love the bench...I like the idea of painting it black to go with the aqua room...love that mirror too! Thanks for coming to my first NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...I hope to see you next week:)

Blessings,
Linda

The View From Here said...

I love everything, esp. that mirror!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Yes... a very excellent thrifting day! Love the mirror... I think it will look great in your inspiration dining room. Your blue and white pieces are great finds. Oh...and the bench....drool!! I think it would look in great in black. It was nice to visit your blog. Hugs!