Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Heart Other People's Junk!!

I haven't been thrifting in a while. At least it seems that way...I know I went to Goodwill and got the kids a couple of books and a cheese dome that I have grand plans for, but I didn't get anything too terribly exciting. Well, I went to my old{GREAT} Goodwill Tuesday after ballet and then to another thrift shop and hit the motherload. Then today, while out in my Mom's neck of the woods, I went to this estate sale shop that I have been wanting some stuff from. I didn't get the things last time and vowed that when I went back, and if money allowed, that I would get them. Didn't exactly get everything I set out for, but did get some great stuff.
I passed this bench up back in the fall, because we didn't have the funds for it and we were still in our rental and I didn't know if I would have space for it. I called the lady and she still had it. I was so excited!! After I paint it, it is going in the dining room with all my other thrifted furniture. Just cause I know you are dying to know, I paid $35 for it!! She gave the book to me, too.

The gingerbread man was a Goodwill find from a few days or a week ago. I love gingerbread men!! I am just going to change out his tie for something that will match my home.

Who-o-o-o could this owl and jar with a G be for?? Hmmm...I plan on making the bell jar into a cloche and paint the frame.

I love egg baskets and this one was so much cheaper than I have ever seen one. I looked for them on ebay before. Ouch!! The masher will become a recipe holder. The plaque in the background I plan to repurpose.

I got some frames to repaint. Don't exactly care for the pheasant print but the chunky wood frame is awesome!! A little container of glitter, the chunky kind!! The mini muffin tin is brand new and still had it original $25.99 price tag from Kohls. I paid $5.

I also love picnic baskets. This one will join my others on top of my armoire. The it, but the potpourri's gotta go!!

Some more ugly frames with potential. The red and white printed linens are a Pottery Barn full size duvet cover and shams. I am hoping to make something off of them to help offset what I spent. I could not pass up the squirrel print crib sheet for Fisher's bed. You all know how I heart squirrels. The lavender rose print Laura Ashley pillowcase will look pretty on Lilly's bed or make a super cute pillowcase dress.

We also got Lilly a skirt. Oh, the bedside carafe is from Southern Living at HOME and cost a fraction of the regular price. It helps to know what you are looking at. I also just love it and think the etching on it is so pretty. If you have one and don't know what to do with it, its great for holding mouthwash on your bathroom countertop.

Just another view. Not sure what I am doing with the basket, but I have seen something on a blog and liked what they did with a similar basket. Now where was that??

Love, love, love a pretty apron!! Someone put a lot of thought and detail into this one. Isn't it pretty??

A full size shot. Whoever made it was tiny, I don't think it would go around my waist. No worries, its going to hang in my {not} farmhouse kitchen!!

I almost didn't get the plates. Jen said I should. Yes, I called her to ask her opinion!! Glad I did, because they are going for a pretty penny on ebay!! They are by Rosanna and sold at Anthropologie and Williams Sonoma and probably elsewhere, too. I paid a dollar for each of them.
Thanks for checking out my treasures!!


Rambling Girl said...

Gosh you did hit the motherload...lots of great goodies! I did not realize how neat it is to shop Goodwill until bloggers talked about it and all the treasures they get. I actually got something yesterday from the local one here. It was Southern Living also...I blogged about it. Can't wait to get mine fixed up.
Enjoy your goodies!

Rambling Girl said...

Hey what cha going to do with the pheasant print? Would be great to use during Thanksgiving decorating.

Joanna said...

Wow, you really got some great things! I can't wait to see the bench all painted and in it's new home!!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

ELISE... I love I mean LOVE all of your GOODIES... I am JEALOUS! You scored!

Emily said...

OH my gosh! Look at all the stuff you got! SO awesome! I agree with Rambling Girl, "You HIT the mother load!" So cool! Come by and visit soon!


Carrie said...

Dang you did good I love the picnic basket and the apron well I love it all~We have really bad thrift stores here I will have to check up your way!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

GREAT bench! I can't wait to see what you do with it. You did good girl!!


Hi fellow "thrifter"
Great deals and I love the yellow bench!! I'm trying to stay out of the thrift store this week..but plan on going to some estate sales on Saturday.
I'd love to have you visit me sometime.
Deb :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

All I can say is WOW! Lori

Jes said...

You lucky girl, you!
Love it all....that apron is so super cute. :)

Hadley said...

GIRL! My mouth is watering!!

I LOVE the bench!

I have seriously been looking for a bedside carafe like that!! That would have so been next to your bed if I could've found one!!

The apron is adorable!

I think you should go pillowcase dress...

hmmm...oh the book! i can't wait to look at it!

Emily said...

Thank you! You are so sweet!

That would be soooo fun! Too bad!

hehe! Have a great weekend!


Laura said...

Nice loot! I am so excited it is almost the yard sale season! I love the bench, I am looking for one like it for my house lucky!!!

Laura :)

Michelle said...

Wow, you really did find some awesome things!!! I'm looking forward to garage sale season here in won't start for about another month or so.

Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!


Ruth said...

I love all the treats you found. How fun it is when you find so many treasures at a fraction of the cost.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You did hit the jackpot on all of those goodies! I went to several yard sales this AM and absolutely NOTHING! I was back home by 8:30. Love the bench and would like to have one like it. Jackie

Jennifer said...

Wow! You totally hit Pay Dirt alright! Great finds! Are you going to keep the Bench Yellow? It is a great bench! I totally have Bench envy:)! The Pumpkin Plates look like so much Fun! Thanks for sharing your finds!
Have a Great Day!

Julie said...

Wow! You got some serious deals, there!!!
I love gingerbread men, too! Like alot, like a WHOLE lot!!!!
Loved reading your tag - you crazy girl, you! You don't embarrass easily, huh? Wish that I could say that....

Katy said...

WOW!!! I LOVE that bench!!!! And that apron is perfect!!! :) What great finds Elise!

Hey...I wanted to ask are the dish cloths holding up? I hadn't weaved in the ends like I should have. I do weave them in now..but then I didn't realize I was suppose to and a couple of mine that I have that I made before kinda came apart. Are any of yours doing that? I will be happy to send you some new ones if so!!!! I hope they are doing OK though!!! :)

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

Oh, I am terribly envious!! I have been searching for a bench like yours for my entryway and I don't care what color because I'm going to paint it anyway. I have found several that I loved but I holding out for a price tag like YOURS! Patience is not one of my better traits so I call this practice! What a great haul. congrats!!