Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Goodwill Hunting Roundup

Here are my monthly thrifty finds.  Some you may have already gotten a sneak peek of...

Mirror, mirror on the wall.  I found this mirror for $2.99. I loved the design, it had a very whimsical, circus feel to it.  I added chalkboard contact paper over the mirror and transformed it for Grace's party.

I have been looking for a beaded handbag.  When, I found this beautifully beaded clutch in a Goodwill bin, I felt like it had been placed there just for me.  I held my breath as I asked the price {it was missing the tag}.  When my Goodwill fairy Godmother returned to tell me it was $1.49, I had to pick my jaw up off the ground.  I did some research when I got it home and it is vintage Sax Fifth Avenue from 1964.  Beyond a doubt, this is one of my favorite finds.

Does this clock look familiar?  I picked up this beauty for $6.99 and decided to give it a little update. If you want the tutorial, you can find it here.  If you decide to do the same, make sure you give your clock a little pep talk before you start.  You don't want to 'tick' it off :)

This large sterling silver tray had a $19.99 price AND, though I loved it, I could not justify spending $20.  Happily, I had a 'meant to be' moment with this tray when a week later, on half off anything with a pink sticker day, I saw my tray, gleaming at me with a pink sticker. At $10, this tray and I were meant to be together.

A Game fish of the United States of America puzzle, still in the original packaging, for .99 cents.  How cute is the tin it came in?  It's perfect for a lake house or cabin SO I donated this to my parents' cabin.

Nowhere near impressive in the picture as it is in real life, this glass vase was only .99 cents. I realize, the picture makes it look like a glass but it is a perfect vase, in the prettiest shade of blue.

The only thing I love more about getting a good deal is sharing it.  What thrifty finds have you come across lately?

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  1. I love that frame! And what a cute way to transform a clock!

  2. I love everything you've got! I think I will have to get to the Goodwill store pretty early to elbow you out of the way!

  3. I LOVE a good deal!! You have inspired me to head over there myself!!

  4. I didn't know they made chalkboard contact paper!! I wonder if you could paint a mirror with chalkboard paint? I have a little left and like the way yours turned out.

  5. Love these deals! That bag is gorgeous! Megan

  6. Okay, when we finally do meet in person, we are totally going thrifting. :)

  7. P.S. Did you do the lettering on the circus sign?

  8. Those are such great finds! That bag is amazing, what a steal...

    Everyone else has better thrift stores than me. *thrift store envy*

  9. This is one of the things i really really REALLY miss over here. there are no thrift stores. The closest we get are china stores, which is of course no comparison.
    love your finds!

  10. AMAZING finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the mirror. And the clock was one of my favorites in the One Crafty Contest! I loved how you put a pin in it to mark the location.

    Great finds Amy and awesome upscaling!!

  11. That hand beaded bag! Are you kidding me?! That has got to be the steal of the century! So stunning. Great finds all around! We NEED to go Goodwill shopping next time I am in town.

  12. Ummm...can I go Goodwill Hunting with you? Such awesome finds!

  13. Oooh... I am flipping over that handbag! Now that's an awesome deal for a vintage beauty!!!! Loving the vase too! I made a trip to a Goodwill not too far from where I'm at for the first time... you'd be disappointed to know how close it is to me and that this was my first trip there. In my defense, it's fairly new so I always forget about it:P Anyway, I was thinking of you the whole time:D For this trip, I was on a mission so I didn't mess around..hehe. Went straight to the section I needed and sure enough I found what I was looking for. Two wooden chairs... ready for the price? $1.99 each!!! They are in great condition too! My best score yet!! I was in shock to see the price but of course it was a no brainer..duh! I was in and out in 5 minutes but definitely will be back to do some serious browsing. Don't worry, I'll be posting about my find and my plans for them:D

  14. Love them all! I am an utter failure when it comes to Goodwill, boo! Ours is overpriced so that just makes it all the more depressing :( What a handbag SCORE!!!!

    I may have found a use for my tablecloth: http://inside-outdesign.blogspot.com/2012/06/coffee-table-is-now-ottoman.html

    Did I mention I have two? My mom always said it is nice to share! Just say the word!

  15. Wow! What a haul! The beaded ourse is gorgeous and I love the tray. Sterling silver fo $10? Wow!

    New follower! Found you though Sherry's Decorating with CENTS

  16. that frame turned into a chalkboard is awesome!

  17. WOW GIRL! those are some AMAZING finds! i LOVE the beaded clutch - amazing. and the clock makeover? LOVE. seriously a great post girl...i need to get myself to Goodwill, it's been too long!


  18. Those are cool finds! That Saks clutch is cute!!
    Thrifting is on my to-do list. Just as soon as I can fit it in :)

  19. Amy,

    It looks like you found some amazing things and I love the color of the blue vase :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!


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