Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some good finds

A few years ago, I found this bowl at GW. The unique pattern caught my eye right away. I wasn't sure where I would put it, what I would do with it, but I took it home anyway.

My other new favorite GW find are these candle-holders.


They are originally from Target, but were found at GW for a fraction of the price. I got the pair for $6. It's amazing how little things like this can add so much visual interest!

I am still thinking of ways to improve what I now affectionately refer to as the "armpit" of my living room. I'm thinking maybe a chair for another reading nook? I also have seen a few home-made entertainment centers that looked really nice. Maybe it's time to replace the faux-finish hand-me-down from Grandma.

Does anyone else enjoy thrifting? Where are your favorite places to go?

Also, do you know where I can find a cute chair for like 20 bucks?


  1. I wish I had your luck when I darken the door of Goodwill. If we lived in the same state I'd totally drag you with me sometime! Have you tried Craig's list for a chair? Maybe if you hold out long enough you could find a good deal at garage sales this spring.

    P.s. I love the fact that you recently watched Tin Man too! Do you and your husband enjoy watching those sort of sci fi/ fantasy movies? I hate to admit it (except that I really don't) but my husband and I are Trekkies. It's all my husband's fault! I had never seen a single episode of Star Trek before last year. Now I'm hooked. :)

  2. I should go shopping and thrifting with you to GW - I have never had much luck with anything, and it's hard to sort through all the junk. Perhaps I don't have the patience? I really should go with you some time and see how you do it! :)

  3. you should come up and visit us... there is a really fun little shop down the street where a bunch of ladies sell antiques and all kinds of things for really inexpensive. I am sure you could find a chair for under $20.

  4. @ Ashley- good point! Craigslist is amazing, and I have been periodically checking it. Garage sales are another good option. If we lived closer I would totally go with you to GW!

    @ Anna- I would love to go with you! It does take patience, but it's helpful to have another person there too! We will have to find a time to go thrifting soon.

    @ Yetta- Ah, yet another good reason to come visit. Josh has never been out to your place either, which is just wrong! Do they have upholstered chairs, do you know?

  5. Oh I'm loving that bowl you found! Beautiful!! I'm addicted to thrifting, too! I love Salvation Army and old antique stores (that aren't ridiculously priced). One of my favorites is called CJs Antiques and it's basically like a thrift store. It's huge! And it's where I buy all kinds of little interesting trinkets. I found an italian pink pig there the other day for two dollars! Lovin' it!
    I wish we lived closer : ) I would so go thrifting with you!

  6. Joye- that sounds amazing! What a good deal too! Sadly, our Goodwill seems to be getting more expensive, and our salvation Army stores are really nasty. I have been there a few times and never find anything nice! I am lamenting the fact that all my thrifty friends seem to be in other states!

  7. We loved the new Trek movie! It was everything the original Star Trek series wishes it could have been (you know, with the help a real budget and some acting ability.)

    I've never heard of Firefly...but I'm going to check it out!

    And I have to agree, the evil queen did some weird stuff with her lips from time to time! Not to mention the scenes where the flying monkeys come off her chest were a little weird and overdone. But you gotta take the good with the bad. :)

  8. I love it...Good will has some great things from time to time. Seriously...one man's trash is another man's treasure!!! Most of the time it's hit or miss (at my good will but I've been to much nicer ones)...but every once in a while you really luck out and find some great things!



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