Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More Thrift Store Finds

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Saturday I went to the Goodwill by my house just to drop off some old things at the donation center but somehow I was pulled inside the store by some weird force that I can't explain. I'm really trying to cut back on my spending but I have no control I guess. The good thing is that everything was half off!

For only $8 total I got some great things. The candlesticks with hanging crystals. I also got the crystal cake stand. (hmmm I don't know what that purple glow is under the cake stand...weird)And the best deal, this Spode Christmas Tree tea light lamp. I have service for 4 in this pattern along with glasses, salt and pepper shakers and a pitcher so I was thrilled when I found this. The lady behind me in line couldn't believe it. She must have told me 4 times what a great deal that was. It looks like it's brand new. Probably someone got it as a gift and didn't like it. The lamp shade looks crooked in the picture but it's really not...just my bad photography skills I guess. I took this photos at 2:00 am this morning so maybe that had something to do with it. Sometimes I just can't sleep!
Not a bad day...$8 goes a long way sometimes.

27 comments:

kaliblue said...

You have just been so blessed with finding such beautiful things at wonderful bargains lately:-). Wish I had luck as good as yours with this.
Have a great day!

Debbie P said...

Wow, you did really well! So much joy for so little money. The way I see it, treasure hunting is a form of therapy, and much less expensive. ;)

suburban prep said...

Love Spode Christmas Tree. Have a number of their items. Hubby doesn't like it but I do so we still use it at that time of year.

Mrs. G said...

I have never seen candlesticks with bobeches in my goodwill! good hunting :)

Sue said...

Beautiful candle holders. They look so pretty on your table.
Sue

jill said...

Boy, you have some good thrift stores where you live. Very pretty. Great deals... keep up the treasure hunting!

Lizzie said...

What lovely finds! I, too, am very fond of crystal candlesticks and serving pieces. I am currently looking for a crystal cracker tray.

Lola's *mom* said...

Those candlesticks are so pretty. Great find!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Cindy!! Good job! Those candle sticks are gorgeous! I love all of it. I love that Spode pattern too. An early Christmas gift for you! I agree with Mrs. g! I never see things like that in my Goodwill either!

Amy

Rosemary said...

AMAZING! You find the best stuff. I can't believe you. I can go to the thrift store everyday for a week and not find a thing. Love the candle holders.
Rosemary

Lulu said...

wow, you always find the prettiest things...I love the candle holders and the christmas tree..

the feathered nest said...

Wow $8 did go a long way! You have the most amazing Goodwill ever. Mine rarely has anything worth having. Those candle sticks are so pretty with the boboches!

Manuela

Cat said...

I need to go shopping with you!!! You find the neatest treasures!

I am a new reader and love what you have done with your home! Thank you for willing to share all your neat ideas with the rest of us and encouragement...you make things look so easy and we feel like we can fix things! Love that!

The crystal chandelier you found is one I would love to have - it just beautiful. I have been looking for one to place in one of my bathrooms but I was so impressed that you put new parts in it!

Again, thank you for being a great source of inspiration!

Cat said...

Ooops! My blog address...so that you don't think I'm some lurker! ;O)

www.xanga.com/MrsCatherine

Southern Heart said...

Cindy, I love, love those crystal candlesticks. I would have grabbed those, too! And your Spode piece, too! You have been finding some great treasures---I'm so glad for you!!

xo,

Andrea

ACottageIndustry said...

You lucky girl!
OK, you CLEARLY have a much better Goodwill than me (or better neighborhoods that donate??)
I love the candlesticks and cake stand!!!!!
Tracey

lady macleod said...

wow what a shopper you are! It all looks fabulous, the Spode lamp is brilliant. I can't believe that price.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

You know Cindy, I'm familiar with that "weird force" myself. I've been doing a great job of staying out of these places and not spending money but the past couple of weeks I've made several splurges that probably don't total $25 and it just made me feel better to do a little something for myself. I don't think you can go cold turkey. Just show some self control. Love your treasures.

a pink-bee said...

Wow , great buys! I LOVE those candle holders:)

Julie said...

Okay - that is it!!! I am coming over to your neighborhood and go shopping with you! My Salvation Army thrift store is horrid...having 99% of clothes only and even those are in such poor condition they are not worth the bother! ha ha smiles!

Anonymous said...

Score! I want to visit your Goodwill, along with Kim's from Daisy Cottage. Y'all have such wonderful luck! Love everything..
MimiG

Cottage Magpie said...

What an amazing set of finds! I LOVE the candlesticks with the hanging crystals. Sigh! ~A :-)

Rhoda said...

More great finds from you, Cindy! Those crystal candle sticks are just grand. And the Spode piece is a nice addition to what you already have. Good for you!

Rhoda

Lallee said...

What great finds again. You've made a beautiful vignette with them.

Cathy said...

My home away from home is the Salvation Army Thrift Store. What a wonderful lot of goodies you got your hands on, especially those candleholders. I just love it all!

cammyk said...

Oh, I just love the crystal candlesticks. I never have any luck at my local Goodwill. You lucky girl!!

paintdiva1 said...

you did great! i bought those same candlesticks at macy's several years ago for $50 (and was happy to pay it because i love them!) i think i may have the cake plate too- but that i picked up at ross for $15.. thanks for all the inspiration, cheers, carmen