Thursday, June 27, 2013

Goodwill Hunting Roundup

It's been awhile but it's back.  So, without further ado, here are my most recent Goodwill finds.

I am a sucker for vintage handbags.  Ok, to be honest, this handbag isn't vintage but it certainly has that charm and character I am drawn too. 


So for $1.49, it's being added to my collection. 


I bought another flower frog.  It was .49 cents.  Perhaps the person pricing inventory coming in had no idea what it was.  I see flower frogs at the flea market all the time and they range from $5 to $10.


But my heart belongs to the metal flower frogs, like this one I did buy from the flea market.  The metal ones are perfect for displaying recipes or cards.


Letters (or numbers) also catch my eye.  I bought the two below for $1 (it was half off yellow ticket day).  Perhaps they were marked down because the G was backwards (just kidding!  checking to see if you are skimming or reading).


And lastly, I buckled and bought Grace this sweet and simple dollhouse for $2.99.


Why do I feel slightly guilty about this?  Well, we did just make a custom dollhouse for her 4th birthday, last year.


One that has an exact replica of the nursery we brought her home to.


But still, the Goodwill dollhouse was only $2.99.

Sigh.

What thrift store finds have you indulged in recently?

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27 comments:

  1. For $2.99 that dollhouse was a steal! And I buy half my craft supplies at thrift stores, backwards letters and all. ;)

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    1. Thanks Erin :). I've been finding lots of craft supplies as well.

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  2. I keep forgetting to go dang it! I am going today for sure since you have now reminded me.
    I would have bought the dollhouse too.
    The vintage bags are great! Do you just collect them? Or do you have fancy date nights?
    I'll let you know what I have today :)

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  3. Our Goodwill has gotten ridiculous on prices! Higher than a cat's back. I actually saw one of the purses I donated hanging up for sale for $6. Heck, if I thought if it was worth more than $.50 I would have kept it... Come to think of it, it WAS really cute hanging there. Dang!

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  4. CHEAP FLOWER FROG!!!!! Can't pass those up for that price!!!!

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  5. i'm glad you did not leave the dollhouse! and i'm a fan of that clutch too. maybe i can get some thrifting done this weekend;) enjoy your day!

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  6. Oh the bag, I love bags and the clasp...sweet find. Doll house, are you kidding she has the most gorgeous doll house, actually having it on display and playing with a $2.99 is less stress. Backwards G can't wait to see that project ;)

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  7. the G is definitely backward...but if you turn it around I think it will still work :)hope this comment is helpful. LOL. (can never have too many dollhouses...especially a small one perfect for a road trip)

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  8. Great finds! I wouldn't have been able to pass up that dollhouse either. Wynn and I went to a children's consignment store yesterday. I walked out with some clothes for her in a couple of seasons. I'm always looking ahead and she purchased a $2 Dora guitar...lol.

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  9. I've never seen a flower frog! I want one and don't even know what it is:) I'm off to see the dollhouse...it's amazing!!

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    1. I worry I have now become a collector of flower frogs, quite unintentionally, of course. This is now my 3rd :)

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  10. Love that first bag! Very elegant! And I've never heard of a frog flower...what exactly is it? And the $2.99 dollhouse can be like her "in law" suite ;). That dollhouse you and hubs put together is quite amazing! I can't believe he put the crown molding in himself and I guess it was all furnished by you two as well. Great job! Did you ever find the perfect living room set ;)? And yes, I was paying attention to the backwards G :P.

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  11. Oh my - that custom dollhouse is A-mazing lady! My daughter would go crazy over that! Maybe the 2.99 house could be the dolls holiday home :)

    Love the handbag, so pretty!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  12. I have a few frogs, but I paid way too much for them. I never would have thought to look in Goodwill!

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  13. I don't have any flower frogs... and I don't know why! They're so handy!

    Also - that custom dollhouse you made Grace - holy crap. That is INCREDIBLE!

    Also, a $2.99 dollhouse is pretty fantastic, too. Now she can play "neighbourhood"! :)

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  14. Great finds! I have a bunch of those exact letters...only all of mine are black. What a steal on the doll house and she can play with it and not worry about hurting it! The other one is a collectible she'll want to keep forever!

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  15. For 2.99? You couldn't afford NOT to buy it!!

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  16. What is a flower flog used for? Can you show a photo of it in use? If I was pricing I wouldn't know what it was/worth either.

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  17. I admit I looked twice at the letter G to see if you were serious. Duh. And is the 2.99 house wood? I'm just thinking that's a nice one to play with outside in the grass, it's easy to move.
    Bliss

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  18. Testing for skimmers...LOL!! You always score at Goodwill! Do you have a display for all of your purses? I have seen some fabulous doll houses painted up for Christmas...maybe Grace needs a Christmas doll house?

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  19. Do you think it would be weird if I went and bought myself a dollhouse :-). I'm so jealous that Grace has two. And I am blown away by that custom dollhouse. AMAZING!!!

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  20. Love those handbags! Great finds! And I can't believe that adorable doll house was $3! Amazing!

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  21. I remember that doll house vividly, so how could i not know about the nursery!!!!!
    I have a fantasy I'm trying to get claud to buy into, of having a street of doll houses in her bedroom, so of course I think it is wonderful and not at all problematic that your doll house now has a neighbour!
    IAnd I think your clutch collection, including the latest addition is very elegant. I'm sold too on the idea of the metal flower holder for a recipe card holder-one is now on my op-shop wants list.
    Lovely to have you linking in x

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  22. I love metal flower frogs!
    Did some floristry night classes in England and used them quite a bit!

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  23. Oh I love the lower frogs. I have two thatI found at a garage sale for a dollar a piece. You are right tho they are easily ten a pop.

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  24. I too have a luv of handbags, vintage or not, lol! that flower frog is cool, and of course the dollhouse - how cud u pass it up?! we had a good night last night - I think we're on the down side now.

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  25. Oh I love your handbag collection!! The new addition definitely has a vintage charm to it so go ahead and call it vintage. ;) I have to share my recent my little purse find from the antique mall... I'm so in love with it and I can't wait to use it! But mine definitely wasn't as good of a steal as yours...$1.49!!!!

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