Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Goodwill Hunting Roundup

It's that time of month where I share my Goodwill finds.  I have continued to show restraint in my Goodwill purchases but I'll let you decide that for yourself after you take a look at my purchases from the past month.

First up, I found two handbags. Handbags are my weakness.


The black handbag has a sparkly black hard case.  It's basic and could go with just about anything.  And, was only $1.49.


The beaded gold bag is obviously vintage.  The chain was missing but the bead work was in perfect condition.  Guess how much?  This one was $1.49, too!  My handbag collection continues to grow and for $3, I can't feel too guilty about it.


Sadly, I passed on this vintage vanity chair with velvet cushion.  I walked by it several times, trying to figure out where I could put this beautiful chair but in a small house, sometimes, things have to be left behind.  For $14.99, I left this beauty behind.  This Vintage Groove I know are shaking your head in disapproval right now.


Every trip I make to Goodwill, I look through the frame section.  I found an oak picture frame for $1.99, which I painted white and then used it to show off the hand embroidered Matryoshka doll which quickly sold from my Etsy shop.  Thanks Michelle!


I found this old spool of velvet ribbon for .99 cents.  Nearly all of the 18 yards of ribbon is still on the spool.


The original tags from LeeWards {where my Grandma once worked} are still on the spool and was originally $4.44.


I also found some new things to hang in my closet. 

I typically won't gravitate to novelty prints but this month I was.  The sheer sleeveless top has an elephant print, it reminded me of my grandma and made me smile and for $3.99 it will be hung in my closet.  The $2.99 mustard thermal, still with Target tags, had sweet pink birds and I am drawn to that has pink as an accent color. 


I also found a few skirts.  The pink and cream striped Old Navy skirt was bought on half off pink tag day, costing me $2.  The red and tan skirt Gap skirt was $3.99.  I can't wait for spring so I can wear both of these.


Though I showed restraint, I am still slightly tormented that I left that vanity chair behind.

What great finds have crossed your path this past month?

20 comments:

  1. Great finds at such great prices! My grandma had a vanity chair just like it only the cushion was purple. Love the beaded bag too!

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  2. As usual...awesome finds! Sadly...I have not been out thrifting at all lately. Your embroidery is so pretty by the way!

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  3. Ahhh...my favorite post. ;) That gold handbag reminds of one that my grandmother gave me a few years ago. I love the clothes you found too. Guess a Goodwill trip is in order this week. :)

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  4. I love the bags! Hand bags are my thing too, well you saw the entrance, drop in the ocean! The chair, restraint but oh, how cool! Great finds :)

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  5. I wouldn't have been able to pass up those handbags either. Great finds. I wish I could find more vintage stuff at my goodwill.

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    1. Thanks Erin. I think the problem is, I go so often, I am bound to find something vintage :).

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  6. I was hyperventilating over that chair. And now I'm cracking up! GO BACK!!!!!!!!!!! GET THAT THING! (Although the price is a little steep.)

    I LOVE THAT ELEPHANT SHIRT! THAT GOLD, BEADED CLUTCH! The spool of ribbon! Love that your granny worked there!

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  7. I think that you must have a far better thrift shop than I do. I am always looking for vintage finds, and end up scouring shelves that hold ceramic geese (wearing straw hats) and old New Kids cassettes. Your handbag finds are divine, and I may have considered scooping that chair... though Danavee may be right - a bit steep.

    Well done, you!

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  8. Great finds, especially the Emerald green ribbon- Pantone color of the year! Score!

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  9. Great finds! Can't go wrong with the handbags... I'm sure they'll be of great use and for $3! I had bought that same target thermal for Susu when they first had them at Target some months ago! I paid $8 for it and that was because there was a mix up with the price sign and the cashier gave it to me for that price (and got myself a grey one)... and I thought I got it for a steal but obviously not seeing how much you paid! I probably would have passed up that vanity chair and beat myself up for it later too... but if you don't have a place for it, what can you do but walk away. I think that was a good call. :)

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  10. Okay when I saw the title of this post, I actually yelled out, "Yay!"

    Like out loud.

    In my kitchen.

    By myself.

    Because apparently I really enjoy your Goodwill round-ups. This time I'm coveting the purses. Nice finds, friend. :)

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  11. I once left behind a vintage metal/chair/step stool...it was really cool and for only $10, it was a deal. Like you, sometime, there is just no room for it...

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  12. Great finds Amy. I think I'd have been the same way with the chair - left it there but wondered why for days! I love your IKEA table makeover and your bunny barrette and your carrot bouttiniere too!

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  13. Happy to peruse your Goodwill finds! With a new house coming up - I can't wait to stroll through mine to help furnish the house on a budget! Fingers crossed they start to get some good stuff in there as spring cleaning approaches!

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  14. i really like that black clutch amy :)

    rea

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  15. I DID go thrifting this month in the cold. I picked up a white ceramic thing with a lid, a sign I gave to my oldest daughter, a heavy metal door pull, and the lazy susan I painted. I am going tomorrow too.

    Bliss

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  16. Great finds! Good Will is always super hit or miss for me. When I go in out of boredom I find great stuff, with no purpose for it. But if I go in on a mission, I can never find anything.

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  17. So, I love all of your fun finds but what I (heart) most is that amazing hand embroidered Matryoshka doll. I can't believe you designed and made that yourself. What do you mean you can't draw or doodle. That intricate design on the doll is pretty awesome!

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  18. awe amy!! you are so sweet - and the pleasure of the having the Matryoshka doll embriodary has been all mine. and girls let me tell you - pictures do not do it justice. it's even prettier in person! handbags are such a weakness for me too - i usually get everyone i want and then walk around the store talking myself out of them. that chair is delish - but sometimes we do have to pass them up. the green velvet ribbon is to die for! such a great deep rich green. the skirts are great i luv the one with the blocks on it!

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