Sunday, May 31, 2009


The other day I stumbled upon something wonderful...something magical...something that I hope heaven will be like........

It was a blog party where everyone shows their thrift store/yard sale finds! Seriously I shed a few tears I was so excited!

I have always been a second hand shopper. It thrills me to NO END. Actually many of you might have received "gifts" from me because I cannot pass up a deal and usually can find someone to give it to.

I always get SO excited, only to be disappointed when Noah isn't as thrilled with my finds when I come home.

Here is the answer to my problems;-) This will probably become my down time, guilty pleasure (browsing other people's finds that is).

Head over to Southern Hospitality if you want to see what I'm talking about.

So I'm going to show you what I discovered this weekend at Goodwill this weekend!

These three paintings for $5. I have a friend who is having a little girl and I think these would be precious in her room.

Cute little sheep!

Precious pink pigs.

This one looks a little bit sad to me, so she may not want that in a nursery, but I'll offer it to her.

A gorgeous piece of art ready to frame. I'm totally pro breastfeeding so this picture will hang proudly in my home:-) I love the sage green matting.

My favorite find. A very chic magazine rack. I've been looking for one for about 6 months. This was $4. I'm going to give it a new coat of black and it'll be good to go!

Some 18 month Puma shorts that didn't seem to ever have been worn for my little boy. I have tons of 0-9 month clothing but not much after that. So I always pick up clothes for that older size, I know I will be glad I did when Barclay outgrows all his clothes. I don't know how WHITE holds up with little boys though...
These were $2

Some cute brown overalls. 18 months. $2

These are totally my least my style for my baby:-) 18 months for $2.

I bought these notecards new for $3. They are beautiful black and white pictures of babies and their parents. I love them. I thought about framing a couple of them but I am realizing that I have plenty of my own to frame. These will make beautiful baby shower cards though.

Original price was $16!

I was really excited to find this because I was reading THIS on Southern Hospitality and I loved the lamps! I am horrible at sewing, not to mention don't have the time, so I was so excited when I found this lamp shade, already covered in Burlap for 99 cents. I'm going to monogram it with a "G" and it will be perfect!

This is a beautiful old clay bottle with an old cork in it. I saw it and my imagination went wild! I have a fascination with being ship wrecked and writing love letters to my long lost love...through a bottle of course. It was only $1.50 and the perfect color for several of our rooms.

This is a very interesting old lifeguard chair model. It was $2.50 but will look so good in Barclay's nursery since it is a semi nautical theme.

I know I just had a baby, but this crib bumper was so adorable and was only $3.99. It is the prettiest colors. I thought I'd buy it for my "next" baby but realized that I'm probably going to sell it on Craigslist for $20 so that I can use that extra money for next weeks treasures:-)


  1. I love goodwill! We always find something there! You got some goods! My favs are the magazine holder, the glass bottle and the lifeguard chair too, but everything else is cute too! (love the bumper) you could try resell on ebay too, that's what I do with lots of my goodwill finds.

  2. lol, my husband usually rolls his eyes when I show him my "treasures" from Goodwill, but I love shopping there! My favs are the little piggy art & the magazine rack, but they are all great finds! :)

  3. I can't believe your Goodwill treasures, so well priced. I haven't gone to mine in ages, it's prices are crazy high.
    I love the artwork for your friend, how sweet of you to think of her.
    Great finds.

  4. Don't you love when you're looking for something, and it FINALLY comes your way, for cheap?! I love that magazine rack, and you got alot of great deals!

  5. I'm so glad you found my party! Love all your GW finds, esp. that burlap lampshade, lucky girl. I had to chuckle at your description of thrifting & how much you love it. Isn't it fun to share that obsession with other women who feel the same way? That's why I started the party!

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your have some great treasures. I am sure my favorite is the striped overalls. I remember when my litte one, now 35, wore little overalls. Enjoy this time because it goes so quickly.

    Thanks for sharing.


  7. You had some really good finds!!! I am most jealous of your burlap lamp shade. Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. :)

  8. Helen Joy, thanks for the note on The Club post! I'm so glad you enjoyed that & that you experienced that place growing up. I think it's the neatest place ever. Very nice to meet you too & I hope you'll come back to see me often.

  9. I'm always amazed at how jazzed I am to see everyone else's amazing thrifty finds. My sister calls it enjoying our second-hand second hand!

  10. What great finds! I love thrift shopping! So glad you stopped by today! Susan

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! That burlap lampshade is wonderful. I was looking at Rhonda's today and wishing I had some so I'm jealous. But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that breastfeeding print! I seriously want that. Bad. Awesome finds!

  12. Just out of curiosity, were you able to sell the bumper for a profit?


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