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Sunday, December 27, 2009

CHRISTMAS THRIFTING...how much fun is that!!

GOODWILL....
One of my very favorite THRIFT stores anywhere...
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By the looks of this photo I found on the net, I'd say they have been around,
helping people for a long long while...
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Two days before Christmas, I had to drive right in front of a new GOODWILL...
I didn't plan on stopping...was just going to HONK as I drove by...
but...
something just seemed to whisper in my ear that there were THINGS in there that I just might
LOVE !!
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How right can whispering be ???
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THE FIRST THING I SAW..
.this beautiful, high glass dome that I KNEW would fit my vintage cake stand...
It was ONE DOLLAR....
and, believe me.....it is just beautiful and fits my stand to a tee !
OK...I know I showed it to you on Christmas Eve...
o, well....:O)
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I AM HAPPY !!
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Isn't this little lamp so sweet !!
I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it CALL MY NAME...."bj....ooo, bJ !!"
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Not a single solitary thing wrong with it....
and I am totally in love forever with the little CLEAN shade....
and I even love the shiny brass...
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wonder who told us we shouldn't love shiny brass anymore?
don't believe 'em!!
They're the same ones that said no more ficus trees...
no pretty faux ivy...
pssss....don't believe it...they can't tell us what we can love!!
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"$1.00"
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I said, "Ma'am??"....
....she said "One dollar..."
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I think I passed a little gas....
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SALLY, here's a touch of BLUE for ya....
Cute little pillow, right at home on my country bench in the entry...
.25 cents..
brand, spankin' new....
i don't get it !! ?
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BUT....O HONEY!....
look at THESE.....
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I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these two heavy metal silhouettes....
THEY ARE JUST AWESOME...believe me !..... JUST AWESOME !
Candle holders......
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SCROOGE ?
BAH HUMBUG ?
LITTLE TOM THUMB ?
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Makes no difference...
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I just love them...
I put them on top of my tall clock...
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$6.00 for the pair...
Is there any reason I can't leave them out all year long ?
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I am linking with:
SALLY for BLUE MONDAY
MARY for MOSAIC MONDAY
CEILO for SHOW YOUR COTTAGE
MARY for RUBY TUESDAY
and many thanks to all of you for stopping by....

70 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh BJ...
What wonderful finds you did get. I love the sillouettes, and I say why not leave them out year round, just add a little festive ribbon to the decore for each month that we are in. I love them. I think I would have arm wrestled you for them if we had been together.

Love the little pillow, how sweet, and that darn cake cover, oh my gosh, I can't believe it. It seems they mark some things so high for ridiculous items and then things that should be marked high, they are priced dirt cheap. Go figure? I also love the little blue pillow. I love snowmen, and ofcourse blue is my favorite. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful finds. I have enjoyed checking each of them out with you. What a wonderful visit.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Justine said...

Ooh, SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got some awesome stuff there and all for what? $10 or so? I love the silouettes!!!

I also love that you farted in your excitement.

Justine :o )

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

LOL!! I'm laughing at Justine's comment so hard I can barely type!
BJ you found the best finds ever!! I would totally leave those adorable silhouettes out all year round!!! Love it all girlie!!
♥ Teresa

Denise said...

LOL!! You sure got some great thrifty goodies!!

XXDenise

sissie said...

BJ,
You are so funny!! Especially the part about passing gas!! I'm still laughing over that one, and to admit it in front of all of us, you bad girl!
Anyway, you hit the motherlode of motherlodes! Good thing you didn't pass by. I like everything.
I'm not sure why brass is treated so bad these days. I like your lamp and it looks great.
Those sillouettes are great and yes, I'd leave them out all year.

I would love to find a great cake cover like that. Yippee.

We have a new Goodwill in our area and I'm heading there tomorrow. It's one of the biggest Goodwills I have ever seen and so well organized.

I also love the new look of your blog. The pictures of you are so cute.

~~hugs~~Sissie

ThriftyAnnabella said...

The whole part about passing gas - ROFL - too funny - great finds

Blondie's Journal said...

I don't think I could ever drive by a Goodwill...well, okay, I have, because the hubby wouldn't let me stop. But I managed to find my way back! lol!

You did great BJ girl!! I love the cake dome but I am really loving the lamp. I have a million places I would love to put that!! Just bautiful. And I don't follow the 'shouldn'ts' anymore. How boring life would be!!

Have a Happy Nesw Year, sweet lady friend. I have SO enjoyed getting to know you this past year! :-)

xoxo
Janie

fairfieldhouse said...

What wonder finds! I love treasure hunting at Goodwill. Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

I passed gas too a little when you said you passed gas:) How funny! I still have some brass, 'cause I like what I like and not what I am supposed to like! My favorite lamp beside my favorite chair is brass! Anyway, enough about me... you got some good stuff cheap! You must have some rich folks living near you to give away that good stuff:) Have a blessed day and I think you can leave those cute little metal fellas out all year. Just tell everyone Ganky said it was OK!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your GW finds are all just wonderful. I love them all. The dome is gorgeous and I love the pretty shape. Your silhouettes are unbelievable too, and that lamp is to die for along with the pillow. You did really good. Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Hugs, Marty

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I should have had that glass dome for my coffee cake! Want to pull my finger?

Amy said...

Imagine my excitment when I found out Goodwill has gift cards? Yessssss......

Adrienne said...

What great deals you got! And I love every single thing you found. Your glass dome is gorgeous and I love the little lamp, too. The snow couple on the pillow is so darling but I absolutely l.o.v.e. the silouette candleholders. You leave them out all year if you want to, my friend. They would be so cute no matter what the season. ~Adrienne~

Anonymous said...

The excellent message gallantly)))

Deb said...

BJ wow you found such cool items...don't you just love it...

CC said...

BJ, you did well. No, you did better than well. You should still be happy dancing. Great grief, what buys!!! I love them all. Now I'm in a real shopping mood..hope I can find just one really good thing.. :).

Jackie said...

Hi B.J. What an adorable blog you have! I love the goodwill..boy, did you hit it right or what?? Those finds w/ the prices are a gift in itself!! Love it all.
Happy Holidays,
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Don't see any reason at all why you couldn't use a little ivy around those candle holders and leave them out all year long! I vote for Scrooge with the hump back and Little Tom Thumb is riding on his back trying to straighten his shoulders on the other one. Just love them! And that little lamp is so neat! That glass dome for a dollar??? Just can't believe it! How in the world you ALWAYS find such cute things at the thrift stores is beyond me, but it sure is fun to watch you do it!

Loved this blog and love you!
Martha

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! Great items and great prices. My goodwill never has good prices like that any more.

Hugs,
Joanne

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey, BJ! Oh, did you score BIG time:-) I love it when things just "speak" to us.

I vote that you leave the silouettes out all year.... they look perfect on top of the clock.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Rhonda

Kathleen said...

Hot darn, you did well! I like shiny brass too...I haven't noticed Williamsburg spray painting theirs..

Now shag rugs..no thanks, that and orange and brown can stay back in the 70's!

I have never been in a Goodwill..it's on my Bucket List..It is far, but I have to go, just once!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ....I love it all but those pillows are making me crazy. How cute are they?????

Happy New Year, sweet lady.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Linda said...

Oooh, I need that awesome glass dome! I'm planning on going to some GW's on my trip this week...wish me luck! Hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Blessings,
Linda

Kelly Howard said...

Ms. B.J...you are by far my fave in all blogland! You had me rolling in the floor with this one!!! Folks who don't thrift just will never get this one...tears are still rolling down my cheeks...

Lillie Mae Acres said...

WOW BJ, you really got some great bargains. Beautiful dome.
Here lately, our GW stores haven't had much and I've noticed a lot of over pricing, especially in the new ones. I still plunder thru them ever now and then hoping to find a "treasure". I love the old candle figures, I don't see why you can't leave them out all year if you want.

squawmama said...

Hi BJ... Loved all your finds but my favorite was defiantly the Scrooge & Bob Crachet with Tiny Tim silhouettes!!! They were awesome... I went to the Kohl site and there were no Santa Chefs... Guess it is not meant to be... Thanks for the info my friend!

Have a Happy New Year
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Kathy said...

Hi BJ...
I'd sure leave them out all year long!...
Especially since you ...ahem...passed a little gas!
Still laughing!!!!
Found some great treasures...sure glad you listened to that little voice...
Love the new polka dots...
and your photo!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Great treasures for a steal. Yep, I'd keep listening to that whispering. Thrifting is such a blast! Rosie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You must have the best Goodwill store around. I never thought to look for a dome for my thrifted cake stand. I love all the ideas you share. The pictures are beautiful, and I laughed out loud when you mentioned "gas". You're such a blessing!
Marcia

eileeninmd said...

WOW, You did find some great treasures. I love the cake stand. Happy New years to you and yours.

Sage said...

Wish i lved in your corner of the world. Everything seems to be a treasure; thank you for sharing.Now back to my kitchen; still have guest; my wonderful family to cook for.
Rita

gengen said...

wow they all look great findings. We also went to goodwill last few days ago and i bought 2 toys for my son, a cute red handbag and some phonics stuff for my son. Happy blue Monday.

SmilingSally said...

Unfair! Goodwill thrift stores are unfair! The one by me is a smelly store filled with JUNK, and look what you find--so many things that I'd have bought too!

I need a glass dome, a pretty blue pillow, and a darling silhouette candlestick holder! AND, I still love bras and have some too! However, BJ, ficus tress have invasive root systems, and I don't want them near my home. Now, as for faux plants--yep, I've got plenty of those too.

Happy Blue Monday!

chubskulit said...

GREAT COLLECTION! My favorite is the cushion!


Have a glimpse of a Japanese Yukata outfit at my page. Happy New Year!

Alissa said...

Those candle holders are great. Looks like you did really well at Goodwill. I've always been more partial to the Salvation Army, myself, because I've always done better there, but I always stop at the Goodwill store, just in case!

Rettabug said...

Oh my gosh, if those silhouettes don't look like they were MADE for your clock!!! BJ, they are perfect up there & yes, DO leave them out all year.
What wonderful finds you came up with, too. I scored a cake dome as well yesterday but have to take some pictures of it so I can share. We've got dark snow clouds & its too gloomy in the house for photos right now, though.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family & friends. I so enjoy your humorous blog! :)

Hugs,
Rettabug

SmilingSally said...

LOL Oooooo! LOL

Well, I ALSO still love BRASS! LOL

jeanne said...

Good morning my friend. My daughter has been without service from the net and it about drove me bonkers. Christmas was over and downtime for me to relax and VISIT. NOT. It is fixed now. Hurray!!!

I drove past a Good Will on Christmas Eve day and I have been lamenting ever since. I know there were tons of 'wonderous' (if that's not a word it is now), things calling my name. Your treasures are just awesome. Oh how we love Good Will!!! I adore it all. Enjoy them BJ. Awwwww, I don't have to tell you that, you already are.

Have a wonderful Happy Healthy New Years.

Love you my sister friend, Jeanne

Civilla said...

I love thrift stores and yard sales. I always find many pretty things and all my friends are jealous and don't really believe me I think when I say I only paid $1. We have a thrift/antiques store around here that just won't quit: an old school building was purchased by an antiques dealer and turned into a mall. It is 2-storied, still has the words "1st grade," "2nd grade", etc., over the doors to the classrooms. Each room set up like a room in a home with rugs and furniture and pictures and mirrors, but everything is for sale. The garage is a tool place for the men. So great! Google "Fritz's in Bristol South Dakota." P.S., I went to college in Texas: ACU.

Marice said...

hehehe funny! but im hats off to u for finding all those great stuff for less! :)

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Barbara said...

Very Nice!

Deb Price said...

Oh My Stars...you crack me up!!! What a blast it would be to go thrifting with you!!! Of course, that would mean I would need to move back to Texas...not that it would be a BAD thing!! Miss it SO much!!! Thanks for the great blog!!!
Hugs from Indiana....

Twice as Nice said...

Oh, you make me laugh! I just love those candle stick holders. Those are way cool. Ya, have no choice but to stop when it's calling your name. HA! Have a great week.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! You scored. :) LOVE the cake dome. Thanks so much for the visit today. :)

Barbara said...

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scrappydee said...

BJ - I am green...I have been planning on thrifting all week, starting tomorrow I am hitting 1store a day! You have inspired me to floow through with my plan. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

I'm moving next to your store. You found some fabulous finds. Happy New Years and happy thrifting in 2010.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my goodness, Earl and I both got a laugh out of your $1 lamp and your reaction to the price, lol. You are so cute! You hit the jackpot BJ, and here I was wondering if there would be anything good left in my own thrift store after the holidays, now I have to go look!

Quilt Works said...

Looks great - very festive!

...see what is in front of my house!

concretenprimroses said...

Great holiday finds! Very fun post. Sorry to hear about your problems with spyware.
Kathy

delainegabriel said...

I can't believe all the wonderful things you bought! I love them all, and I definately would leave the cuties on top of your clock all year long...So different and looks great there! GOOD JOB!!! PS I agree about the shiny brass..I love that too!

Joops said...

lovely collections.

My Blue Monday entry, Happy new year!!

Ralph said...

Wonderful finds, all a value. Nothing this nice should end up in a landfill, You have added even more style to your abode. I like these candle stands, the unhappy Scrooge set against the boy Tiny Tim and his dad, who is happy carrying the waif - the giving nature of Christmas is seen here. Happy New Year!

~Just me again~ said...

Wow, great deals. I think I hear that glass dome calling......"cake...cake" lol. ;)

LV said...

You really did well on all those finds. You really had a nice and interesting post for today. Thanks for leaving me a nice comment.

ellen b. said...

Oh girl! You really found some great deals!! I haven't been to Goodwill enough while I've been in Washington...sigh. Love that big glass dome and the silhouettes are fabulous.
Happy Ruby New Year to you!

Pat said...

Wow,what bargains you found! They all look brand new and just darling.

carol said...

OK, cute stuff but you better not go to the Goodwill to much or they will feature you on a reality TV show! Love the cake plate.

Manang Kim said...

About time for me to visit Goodwill again..I am so envious of your little lampshade and it is a $1 what a steal! So happy to have Goodwill around aren't we? Happy New Year!


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Mary said...

Wowza and well done, BJ~ you got some fabulous finds at that Goodwill store! I laughed so hard at your "passing gass" comment I almost pee-d.
Ya know, I got blessed with some really good deals today myself at Salvation Army and St. Vinnie's. I think I managed not to pass any fumes, though ;)
Happy Blue Monday, you're a doll~

9405018--Pat said...

Wow! what wonderful finds...I love Brass...Your lamp looks like a Baldwin Brass lots $$$$$$. thanks for sharing...Pat H

Dixie said...

BJ you are one little thrifty shopper! I love everything... come shop with me anytime!

I love your new header photo too! I need to do that!

Hope you got my "instruction to repost" in time.... sending you happy hugs!

Dixie

chubskulit said...

My Ruby Tuesday. Wishing you and your family a happy new year!

storyteller said...

WOW ... what marvelous finds ;-)
I love the silhouettes especially but your mosaics are marvelous too. It's a shame Mary took the week off though it seems LOTS of folks dropped by anyway. Love all your 'rubies' ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My Ruby Tuesday
My Mosaic

Kati- said...

I love your silhouette finds!! Thank you for sharing!!

prashant said...

I have enjoyed checking each of them out with you. What a wonderful visit.

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Marice said...

here's my RT, have a happy holidays

Claudie said...

Merry Christmas pass B.J. and Happy New Year.
I know you can't seem to up load my blog, I just read your comment on my blogger page which I never go to. It's funny how I wasn't getting your sweet comments on my blog... I thought you didn't like me
boo hoo, but know I know why. I used to have the girls "freeze up", but all seems fine now.
If you should ever change from a P.C. to a MAC you will never have spam problems every again. I love my MAC it's never sick. Just a little bit of info from Claudie girl.
Your home looks beautiful as always. Those gifts all over the house WOW! i wanted to see the "after" picture, darn. lol
I also scored at the Thrift shop last week. It's like a magnet isn't it. LOVE YOUR FINDS. Enjoy everyone of them.
Love You
Love Claudie
Happy Belated Blue Monday.
xoxoxoxoxo

Claudie said...

Oh gosh I have spelling mistakes in that last comment...sorry B.J.
xoxoxo

Rhondi said...

Wow, your Goodwill has great prices! I have the same lamp. I got it at yard sale a couple of years ago.