Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Thrifting I Will Go....

I will be joining Leigh of Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday this week. Thanks Leigh for hosting this fun party.

Another weekly trip to Goodwill and ARC Thrift Stores on Monday produced only a few things. Nothing really spectacular. The pickings haven't been very good the last few weeks, in fact since before Christmas! I thought that people would be donating goodies to make room for their Christmas gifts...maybe they cut down on gift giving this year, like many of us.

I did manage to find a couple Fire King plates, 2 Italian ceramic soup bowls, a clear glass candle holder and 4 tarnished silverplate soup spoons at Goodwill for a total of $5.61, which includes the 25% senior discount and sales tax. The trip to ARC was even less, only $2.

You can see how tarnished the two on the left are, compared to the two I had already polished.

I believe the pattern is Oneida's Wildwood I/Always circa 1958.
The white napkins were the only items found at ARC; 2 very large linen and 6 regular size linen. One can never have enough white napkins, in my opinion.

In my haste to get this posted last night...I forgot to add this oil painting...I found this neat piece of art at Goodwill, Thursday. I collect oils and pastels of florals. Living in the Sunflower state, I thought this was an appropriate painting to add to my collection...a vase of sunflowers. The only frame the size needed was a light colored one, but I think I like it as the painting really shows up quite any event, it will have to do for now. I found this for 99¢. It is one of my favorite paintings to date, probably because it has lots of green! The painting was done in 1966, the same year my first child was born.

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Pug1 said...

great blog! CHEERS! Michele

Linda said...

I love the sunflower painting! It looks great. I agree some of the Goodwill's have seem sparse lately. I found another out of the way place yesterday and hit pay dirt!

Greenearth said...

Love Sunflower paintings, they have even inspired me to grow my own sunflowers.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything looks lovely, but, those glasses are wonderful. The color, and the raised grapes, and the shape are all wonderful! What a great find.

jennifer said...

I adore things that have significant dates on them. The painting is lovely! Great finds all.

Patti said...

Our GW hasn't been stocked very well since Xmas either! Great finds - lucky you!

Kelly Ballard said...

Wow! That beautiful painting for only 99 cents! That is certainly the find of the year.

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Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

You found lots of goodies....prefect for a winter night of comfort food. LOVE the painting too, to brighten up a dreary winters day!
Great work!

Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!


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Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love seeing what treasures people find. I can't believe a painting for that price!


Keetha Broyles said...

And those cheery flowers are my FAVORITE of all the items you found, glad you went back and added them to the post!

Rita said...

Wow! That was one very successful trip to Goodwill. While I do include it on my weekly rounds I have not been so lucky for a while.

Love the sunflower painting. I would have snapped that one up also.

Thanks for the visit my way. I will be back to see what other goodies you find.

I alos loved the grape dishes in the other post.