8.26.2010

GOODWILL JACKPOT!

You guys know that I’m currently working on my sister in laws nursery, which has left me no choice but to put my two youngest boys room on hold for a while. You also know that no matter what room or who it’s for that I’m working on, I must make a trip to Goodwill! Well, the other day when I stopped in my local store, I ran across these




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Six hand drawn vintage cars for 99 cents each!!! I mean SERIOUSLY!!! I grabbed those bad boys so fast! They are perfect for the soon to be car inspired room! This is by far my favorite find! And the fact that they are hand drawn is a major plus. Now, if any of you know or find out that these are worth a billion and one dollars, please let me know and you I both will globe trot for the rest of our lives;-)





**Edited to add**

Over this past weekend, I found this great Michael Kors leather satchel for $16.99! Now, that was a steal!







Oh and I did mention that I like to go into a thrift shop of sorts with any design I’m working on.



Reasons Being:




  • You never know what you’ll find

  • the prices will always beat retail

  • there is nothing better than having a piece that someone else will not have

  • its better to repurpose something than to let it go to a landfill

  • I love the thrill of the hunt

  • And I love to show you guys the before and afters:-)


How many of you go to second hand shops? I wrote a guest post for Janell a while back showing a few of my thrift store finds…Check it out!

I'm sharing this with Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality and her Todays Thrifty Treasures Linky!

20 comments:

Emily A. Clark said...

You're my kind of girl! Awesome find. Were they already framed?

The Inspired Nest said...

Great finds! Those are really cool and unique! I am a thrift store shopper and love every minute of it! Why spend the money on new pieces when you can find them so much cheaper? Plus I think the pieces you find add to the personality and story of your room! I love the thrill of the hunt and using my creativity to repurpose something! Keep it coming girl, I love the inspiration!

Belly said...

Great find! I love thrift shops, second-hand stores and all about it. The "thrill of the hunt"- that's just about it.

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

You are a smart lady! These prints and your other great finds proves your method effective!

Myssie said...

Those prints are awesome! and 99 cents!! You can't beat that with a stick! I love to thrift shop, it's all about the hunt for me...I love it!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What a great find, those cars will be a wonderful element in the room for the boys! I love shopping my own house (and my parents basement!) for items to repurpose,etc., but still have to get the knack of shopping Goodwill and the likes. Perhaps this fall when I have a bit more time!

Janell

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Those are way cute. It's such a thrill when you find something that will work perfectly for a project that you're working on.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Don't even get me started! I just scored the most beautiful glass & brass lamps for $4 at a local thrift store. Thrift is truly my favorite shopping destination - and you have just confirmed why! Great finds!!

Sing said...

Really unique to find those hand drawn pictures. You know I love thrift for just about everything. Can't beat it like you said.

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Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Did someone say Goodwill?

HaHa! Im all things Goodwill. What a find for the nursery. These will add the perfect touch!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting
http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

Mrs. Chic said...

Those are lovely pictures, I love them!! What a great find :)

I love shopping at the Goodwill Salvation Army etc....I too love finding great deals and giving them new life for my home and love love the prices.

Also like that buying from these stores help out my community since thrift stores like Goodwill / Salvation Army & WEAVE help the community and give back to the community...WEAVE is a must place here in N.Cali profits from sales go to help women and children escape abusive living situations.

There's no greater feeling than that

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

I am super jealous of you right now! I have been on the hunt for some vintage car prints for my little guys room. What an amazing score you super thrift shopper you!

The Zhush said...

WOW...what a score...fingers crossed that they are worth a cazzillion...could even believe it!

DIane @ At Home in Arkansas magazine said...

thanks for stopping by our blog today! glad to have found yours, i'll keep stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant blog, I hadn't come across home23duncanboys.blogspot.com earlier during my searches!
Keep up the good work!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Our GW is really not great, although you may find a few things here and there. I did manage to get our coffee table from them. $35 for Solid wood, you can't beat that

Rene said...

Steal! I love thrift shops and always seem to find a little treasure. So glad you found your blue ball jar :)

-Rene

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

Those are great drawings- would like to see how you use them! I just love a good find- thrift stores and garage sales are a great way to find unique stuff.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Glad to see that you luv thriftin too...hop over and join us at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY!

Blessings,
Linda

the cape on the corner said...

love those cars! what a great find!