Sunday, March 8, 2009

Why I love Goodwill!

I can't describe the rush when I find some little treasure I find at Goodwill! It's like hitting the lottery. Sometimes I will go there and get lost for at least an hour or two! I found this beauty and grabbed it fast! I can't wait to bring it home and clean it all up and get it back to it's original glory!!! That's part of my sickness, the clean up. That's an entirely different post or therapy session.
As I type I am listening to it perk away. I won't lie, part of me was waiting to be electricuted as I plugged it in, LOL. And was thinking maybe it wouldn't work, which then sparked me into thinking it would make a great lamp (even though I already have one, yes I'm sick, lol!). But then I smell delicious COFFEE being brewed right now! And I'm so happy about little find!
My sister and I went last night and did some thrifty shopping therapy. Where else can you find infant Ralph Lauren dresses for $1.99? Do I have to keep myself from squealing with delight OUT LOUD? Yes! I try to make a rule that I can't go shopping there, unless of course I am donating as well. Which is no problem the way these kids grow out of clothing and we seem to be always in some sort of "cleaning out mode". But I always have to stop in and see what is new. I always find some new little treasure that makes me so happy. Especially when I get 10 outfits (for a child that has more clothes than any 7 & 1/2 month old should have, but for 99 cents and 1.99 an outfit, whose counting?) , a very shabby chic comfy robe, a lampshade, a new spongebob connect four game for my boys , an easter egg kit, a stainless steel pot for melting chocolate and etc and a picture frame for $34. Seriously, how much more exciting can it get?
What is your favorite find at your favorite shop? I'd love to hear about it!


RJ said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It is so shiny and great looking already. I want to go too and find so many wonderful things for such great prices. You have the best thrift shops by you. Are you going to keep it out in your kitchen? Can't wait to see how you display it. Yes it sure would make a great lamp too. Great find!!! RJ

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I too LOVE Goodwill or as I like to call it, "Goodies"... You can find such treasures! I love your newest addtion... SCORE!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Hi Kristi, I love that's so cute and hip! I know what you mean about being a bit afraid to plug it in. It's old and you just don't know.

Great score thrift shopping! That's a good rule about not buying unless you're donating. I'll have to remember it.

I found a pair of baby leggs for never opened!

Take care, DebraK

Dido said...

Wounderful kind there. you can't bet the old one they just keep working. looks so good to.

Kat said...

lol K...great find!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh Lordy. It simply would not pay for you and I to shop thrift stores. You squeal and I talk to myself about some of the "best" stuff I find.
One of my best finds - enamel pots and pans *with* lids that I use in hand dyeing my fleeces, roving and yarn.


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