Monday, August 27, 2007
You can't image how happy I was to be shopping in this store...did I tell you I love GOODWILL! I find the neatest stuff and items that I can change with a coat of paint!
Here is a vintage mirrored perfume vanity tray. I am going to paint a nice eggshell white and use it in MY own bathroom! Oh! Can you see it friends, my perfume looking all regal on it. Just begging to be picked up and sprayed! I found this piece for 2 dollars.
The handblown glass green apple. Well...it just caught my eye with the color. I am thinking of adding it to my computer table and if not probably add a bow and sell on it ebay! I paid 3 dollars for it. The swan you see I received from my mother for my 21st birthday, she painted it. I love that piece, that is how my love for swans came about.
This picture of loot has all types of things I love in it! I found some baskets I love the feel of. The bigger of the 2 I am going to paint eggshell also and use as some type of holder of things...lol! I found a vintage raffia pumpkin basket (made from something similar to that), and also a vintage 'pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey' game! I am using that for my giveaway on my blog next week. I paid .50 cents for each basket, so that was 1.50. And the game .25cents. The ribbon I paid .10cents a roll. It has autumn leaves and pumpkins on it. Three at .10 is .30 cents. And then found a scrapbooking book...brand new...1.00.
Ok, the best deal was this handknitted baby's blanket and lamp! This baby blanket was tucked away...but my crafty eyes spotted it right away. I picked it up and inspected it...even though if there was a little damage, I was sure my mom could fix it. VOILA! no damage! I looked at the price...5.00! WHAT a steal! I had to have it! Probably place of ebay and get a pretty penny for it! Or maybe just keep it around since it is so sweet looking! With all those sheep on it!
Here is a close up of the sheep.
Here is the other great find at a garage sale for 4.00! I think I will also paint the base white and try to find the same style of shade but in a unpleated style so I can add my own fabric! What do you think?
Here is a close up of the decorations up towards the top of the lamp...I can't wait to add a tussie or two or maybe a fairy, hanging from there!
And then I spotted this handcrafted item...a watercan which has been antiqued and faux flowers placed in it. I got it for .50. I have it seating on my computer desk! It just reminds me that fall it coming!
So my total for my second-hand loot was a big whooping = $17.55! Can you believe it! What baragins and I LOVE IT ALL!
Last thing, I was looking through a magazine and came across this and thought of my new friends in the blogging world. If any of you are close to this area, you so should go check it out! From the photos it looks gorgous! All the fall items and handcrafted and antique and vintage items! OOOhhhhh! I can't stand it!
Admission is $12
3600 Shawhan Road
in tents and outdoors at:
The Workshops of David T. Smith
"between the antiquing cities of Lebanon and Waynesville! Less than an hour from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus! Less than 2 hours from Indiannapolis, Louisville, and Lexington!"
Here is the website:
Posted by Robyn Haas at 12:39 PM