Friday, April 16, 2010

GOODWILL FIND

I seldom shop at Goodwill. Past trips have never proved successful. Recently, more blogs than not show what great discoveries they have unearthed at their local Goodwill store. So today with my friend Becky, I decided to give it another go.... and this is what I discovered for .99 cents, an old cut glass pitcher. I would estimate it from the 40s or 50s, it was the perfect vessel to display daffodils and forsythia. Goodwill, it was a good place to visit on this very cold, wet, sometimes snowy day in New England.

15 comments:

Pondside said...

Great find!
Up here we have the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the odd hospital thrift shop - slim pickings compared to south of the border in Washington.

Rural Revival said...

Beautiful find and a very lovely arrangement!

I recently 'discovered' a Goodwill store near my office. Some days I don't see a thing but other days I feel like I won the lottery. I bought a cute stained glass lamp last week for $5.

Searching is half the fun!

~Andrea~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

darling....love it...makes me want to go and try again....

PET HEAVEN...what a glorious place that must be....

have a wonderful weekend, my friend

kary
xxx

Finegan Antiques said...

It just goes to show you that you never know where or when you will find a treasure. My mother in law, Anne, found a pair of silver plated andirons at a second hand store. They were badly tarnished and the sales clerk had marked them as brass. Anne purchased them for a mere $4.00. I should be so lucky.

Donna

henbogle said...

Ooooh, nice pitcher! That is a great find. We are regular Goodwill shoppers, Dan always finds a nice shirt, and I report directly to housewares to look for treasures. I don't always find something, but I do often enough to keep me going back.

The flowers are gorgeous!

Gail said...

A wonderful treasure, you shall have to visit more often.

Doreen said...

What a lovely find...I just love visiting the Good Will shops,thrift stores and church bazaars :) Such fun!

Your home is beautiful!

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello :) I've added you to the blogs I follow and will be back to visit often :)

We are experiencing the same weather here in VT!

Wishing you a lovely day,
Doreen

Razzberry Corner said...

I enjoy shopping at thrift stores, you never know what you'll find. I used to sell the treasure I found on ebay - some surprising things were worth a pretty penny online!

You mentioned the cold, wet & snowy day - I saw on the news that Maine got snow yesterday??? Did you get snow??? I'm so sorry if you did!! :)

~Lynn

Farm Girl said...

I love it, I never find anything either. Your post makes me want to try again.

Ellen said...

That is truly a beautiful pitcher. Makes you wonder... One man's trash is another one's treasures. My husband frequents the goodwill and other thrift stores for old books. He has quite a collection of books and I don't think any of them are brand new.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the thrift stores . . .I can't think of anything new I buy anymore outside of groceries. The stores I go to are just over loaded with unbelievable finds. From vintage linens to antiques . . . I even found a brand new (w/tags still on!) Drexel Heritage couch at the Salvation Army! A beautiful sage green channel-back type. The store had just opened for the day and within seconds I spotted this couch clear across the huge room! The cashier was a little nervous checking me out because she thought $200 was way too much money for it:) This was on a Friday and we didn't have our truck with us, so my husband returned on Monday. The man helping him load it said that they had dozens of people begging to be notified if the couch wasn't picked up - one lady was even crying!

Sorry to go on for a bit - but thought maybe you all would enjoy:)

PS - LOVE your pitcher!!

Eve said...

And it fits perfectly in your lovely home Julie! Someday I'm going to get out there and find me something special!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Good find!

JC said...

I used to go to Goodwill but there isn't one close to me now.

Love the glass ...

A New England Life said...

I'm with you Julie, I've never seen much of anything but junk at our local Goodwill store. Looks like you got lucky!