Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Goodwill Hunting

 Saturday was a damp and rainy day so I hit my favorite haunt early in the morning and then met up with Sis for lunch and some "Goodwill" hunting.  Part of the fun is the chase and I'm always fascinated by what treasure pops up. First find of the morning was this lovely Victorian Persian rug. 
Hand knotted and vibrant colors make this a pretty little decortive piece.
I love these tapestry doilies.  Patinaed gold bullion lace finishes this pretty little doily nicely.

I can sell footed compotes all day long and this lovely Reed and  Barton will be no exception.  This was a Goodwill find.
How sweet is this set of Victorian apothecary jars?  Hand painted and marked Gauze, Cotton, Aspirin and Vitamins.
Adorable vintage Jolly Jinks child's plate.  The skiing bears in the center of the plate have long since been washed away, but their ghost images live on with the dancing squirrels and rabbits around the plate.
A huge and very heavy antique splatter ware pitcher.  The palest shades of mint green and browns accent this pitcher.
Found a huge bag of fruits and vegies at my local Goodwill.  They are sturdy with a nice weight and look like the real thing.
Pears and apples accent a vintage copper hammered tray, coffeepot and sugar and creamer.
Faux peppers and avocados look like the real thing and are such fun to decorate with.

Another Goodwill find, this great hand made paper shade table lamp.
A lovely, Alexandria Reed crystal diffuser.  Rich purple tones in a heavy crystal.
Hey Loosey!  You have some es'planing to do.  Brilliant red polished cotton apron with a side oven mitt with pretty roses.  Very 1950s.
Sis and I had a great time on a rainy, damp day laughing, gossiping over lunch and schlepping through our local Goodwill.  We always have such a fun time together and you would think that we rarely see each other...even though we live just 8 houses apart from each other.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


audrey said...

Great finds!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun, too. My sister has been here for 2 weeks visiting from Ohio. She leaves in the morning and we didn't get a chance to go in search of treasure. Maybe next visit.
♥ audrey

just call me jo said...

You done good, little missy. Hope you continue to find treasures. Mid-January is so dreary we all need to find shiny nuggets of joy.

MJ Ornaments said...

Thanks for sharing your treasures, you found some great ones!
Take care,

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

GREAT title!! xo

sassytrash said...

Hey SW...now I know why I NEVER find anything in GW...you always beat me to it!! Great picks! BTW I won't be in Queen anymore after Feb...I can't believe we haven't met stocking our booths, but maybe we'll cross paths soon!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Witch!

I LOVE Goodwill cause you never know what you will find! Like you, I love the thrill of the hunt and you never know what is laying there waiting for you to take it home.

Hope you have a great week!

piggy said...

I feel your pain! Our washer hose leaked a while back too. Luckily the water went through the ac vent & into the basement...almost on my crafts...need I say more? Also, i'm going to start sleeping in your drive way on weekends so that I can follow you on your shopping trips because you find such great treasures.
Hogs & kisses...Piggy