Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Dance (Or Successful Thrift Store Shopping Day)

Arizona Goodwill's have a 20% off coupon when you purchase $10+, you can find it here. This makes great finds even better, everything posted is what I paid with said coupon. Anyway, I went to a couple GW's yesterday and found...

This perfect condition Simply Shabby Chic lamp shade in the British Rose print already cleaned up and on a lamp. I paid $1.59
These cute flower stem holders for .55c each, one is missing a vial, but I am sure I can find one.
This cute little mirror (that will be getting a makeover) was $1.19
This is my 2nd favorite find of the day, so pretty. It will also get a makeover (my sister thinks it shouldn't + she wants it). It was $3.19
and lastly, my score of the day (or is it month, possibly even year)
This giant and gorgeous baroque frame! (I know my backyard is an overgrown mess, the frame is in great condition but is very dusty) Isn't she pretty? I wasn't planning a GW stop after class since it's in the opposite direction from home, but at the last minute I decided to go and I found her. She was priced at $17.99, but I only paid $14.37! I don't know what color to paint her, I'm leaning towards pistachio, but open to suggestions. I'm going out of town for Easter (finally - I'm so excited!) so painting will have to wait.

I also spotted some other awesome things, but I didn't bring them home...

These darling cups were .99c each
Vintage pillowcases $1.49
I couldn't believe how high this was priced - $19.99. What?! I have the drawers closed in the picture, but they are broken. Wayy too much work needed for $20, at least for me.

April 23rd is my blogs 1 month anniversary, I won't be able to post then, but I just want to thank everyone for reading (1,639 pageviews and counting) and I want to especially thank my followers and everyone who's commented. Thank you thank you thank you!

Linking up to: The Thrifty Groove
and My Dear Trash
and Joyful Treasure Hunting
and Apron Thrift Girl
and Coastal Charm


  1. Looks like you had a smashing day!

  2. I'm your newest follower...hope you'll pop over and give me a visit!

  3. Wow! AWESOME thrifted finds this week! I am in love with each and every one of them! I would have bought them all as well! Great Thrifting!! Thank you for joining TTF. Have a wonderful Easter!

  4. Thanks Sue & Diann! I know I couldn't believe all the cute stuff out there this week. I always find the Wednesday or Thursday before the big 1/2 off Saturday is the best time to shop.

  5. Great finds! Love that huge mirror. Thanks for linking up to the My Dear Trash Earth Day Party!

  6. Arizona just has fabulous management of it's Goodwills because ours are horribly expensive and sadly nary a coupon. I broke up with our GW when paperback books became two dollars each and when I told the lady we broke up she looked at me strangely. But you did good! ♥O

  7. I know what you mean I broke up with Savers because they price things way too high - near retail and higher, it's ridiculous. But at least I have my GW!

  8. Just came across your blog from Coastal charm. I am your newest follower hope you can stop on by my blog.
    Au revoir

  9. those three mirrors are a SUPER find! the second one is most delightful with it's fun design!

  10. Congratulations on your blog-versary!

    You found some cool stuff. Those stem holders are great! I wonder if a cigar glass would work in the one without a vial?


  11. Those are finds that would have gone in my buggy! Wonderful deals! Hurray for your 1 month. I am still at 2-3 weeks. Come visit....

  12. your finds are wonderful!!!

    I love it when you have a great day thrifting! it just makes everything oh so happy!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  13. Thanks everyone! I have 2 more weeks of school and have 3 exams so I am very busy, so refinishing the mirrors will have to wait

  14. Hello ,
    Thanks for following us! We stopped by to check you out, and add you. You sure found some lovely treasures. We agree about the prices at the goodwill, alot of things are overpriced. We usually find the best things at rummage, thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales.

  15. Would you be willing to sell the shabby chic lamp shade? I am missing one and would love to make my pair.

  16. Hi Lissette thanks for the offer but no I am not selling it