Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What's Not to Love?

I just don't get it. Why do people get rid of pretty things, just abandoning them at the Goodwill or the Thrift Shop? I sometimes have a hard time getting rid of ugly things let alone the pretty ones! ;) On the top shelf of the tiered stand I just found this heavy lead crystal piece for $2, marked down from $4. It is gorgeous! On the second shelf I found the red bowl at Goodwill for $3.99 but got it for $2 because it was considered Christmas and half priced. The little sweet frame on the bottom shelf was from GW also. What do you call these mirrored pieces...desk blotters? It has green felt on the back so it doesn't slip I suppose. It may be called something else but I have found it so versatile. The white pitcher with sooo much personality??? You guessed it....the Thrift store for under $5.
Another mystery to me is finding pictures of people in frames from days gone by. Isn't it sad to think that someone didn't want that picture? Do you ever buy pictures of someone you don't know?

19 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Beautiful pieces...and all from Goodwill??? Good Grief! I wanna shop at YOUR GW store! I never seem to find such good deals at GW!
Suzanne

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh! I'm heading out to the Goodwill store today! Beautiful finds!...Debbie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your treasures. I wish I didn't have to drive a hour to get to a goodwill. Hugs, Terrie

Happy To Be said...

GM Donna..girl I am loving your finds here..and why people get rid of things is so they can buy more things..we have a Hospice thift store I love to go to and find some of the neatest things..and Donna I have a bag of pictures all old that I don't have a clue who they are...I just call them my other family...hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

Susan S. said...

I guess their loss is your gain. It sometimes IS puzzling to see what you can find at different places. I tend to go on clean out binges and the go load up on more STUFF!

Melissa Miller said...

Everything you found is so lovely and the way you displayed the vignette is perfect.
You have talent! ;)

Cathy said...

Donna, great GW finds! I just took a load to GW drop off this morning.

Cathy

Bo said...

Hi Donna...I've wondered too about the things people get rid of...haha, I also have a hard time parting with ugly stuff (unless it's my DH's)...Check out my post today and see what somebody "threw away" and we got it... ;-) Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What beautiful bargains! That mirror is amazing! laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, What great finds! I don't understand why people get rid of pretty things either! What a shame, but I guess it's good for us. lol! I have a few special thrift stores around here I go to quite often. You never know what you will find! Hope you are having a great week! Kristen

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

A girl after my own heart! ;o) If I finish getting my house in order today then I'll make a run to GW. I'm lucky that I live less than 10 minutes from one.

Had to tell you how much I like your motto, "Sharing decorating ideas, recipes, thrifting finds and a generous amount of friendship." Wish I'd thought of that!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Donna, :)
I have not been to the actual Anthropologie store but it sure looks like fun. My sister in Birmingham has one and told me they have a great sale room. One day soon...

I remember buying the quilted candle at Target about three years ago.
Ours has a great candle section here. It might be worth a look to see if they anything similiar.

Good Luck! ~Melissa :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I know what you mean about "why would people get rid of these things?" I think they must have been gifts from people they didn't like. . . like mother-in-laws!! LOL

Blessings,

Sher

Shana said...

I will have to check out GW. I haven't been there in ages.
Great stuff!!

Miss Janice said...

You found some great deals! You are the Queen...If you have a moment, please stop by my blog. I have a dear friend who needs our prayers!

Mona said...

No..actually I don't buy photo's of people I don't know..but..I have to admit that I have been tempted to...just to give them a loving home. Babies, children..yes, it makes me sad that someone didn't want them...and it is those times that I am delighted that I had all seven of my children. Still..Yes..it makes me very sad.
I think the worst thing is going to ..Estate sales..I have left a couple of them. I just could not take it. People don't always "get rid of their pretty things." Sometimes they die and there is no one to take the things. That's where people like us come in... :) I like to think somewhere someone is smiling when I buy a treasure I will love as much as they did.

Mélia said...

Yes! I buy pictures of people I do not know. I hang them up in my home. They are referred to as the "unfamily". It breaks my heart to see them in piles, abandoned. I must give them a home.

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