Friday, October 9, 2009

Score at the Goodwill

Yippee!!!! (whistle whistle) Doing the happy dance... LOL I had to go to the Goodwill (yes had lol) on Wednesday after I talked to you last. Remember my daughter needed a black pair of pants for her choir concert? Anyway, so as not to make a wasted trip I had to look around right. There is no way any of you could go in for one thing and not look around so don't kid yourself. LOL. In my little town we had the neighborhood yard sales last weekend. I did not go to any of them believe it or not. No, I wait for people to take their unsold items to the Goodwill. Well, I first look for the pants and find a pair that will work for the night. They wear choir robes over top so if they aren't perfect who will know and she stands in the top row. She is very tall for 14, yes, taller than her mama. LOL. Then I saunter over to the everything goes shelf and find this beauty for $3.00!!!!

The last unfinished cheesebox I found turned into this...

Now I must decide what color to paint my new one. Red, black, mustard, grey, hmmm what color would they use in colonial times???

Ok moving on as not to draw attention to myself. I know others are watching and stalking me to see what treasure I will find next. I just know they are looking for the same things I am. So I walk briskly to the Christmas shelves (which there is a lot of Christmas items). Do you see a theme that I am on the look out for Christmas stuff??? LOL I told you I am ready to decorate for Christmas this year!!!! After not decorating last year this year will be a blow out. Anyway, I find what looks to be a planter tray. But not for me... I will use it as a candle tray. I might even put a mirror in the bottom of it who knows.

This is only a close up of it. Just wait I will show you the rest in the next picture. LOL.

I now the big reveal of everything else... TADA!!!!! A checkerboard and some small candles on a stick as I like to call it. LOL. And a small primitive wood box to tuck in.

Not bad for a grand total of $12.36 including the pants and tax!!!!

I am now off of work for the next three days. I NEED to clean out my garage according to my kids. I agree, and who knows I may start a selling blog just to get rid of some stuff. LOL. It is a rainy day today with a possibility of up to 2 inches of rain. I think today will be a good day to craft or go to Pat Catan's. I haven't decided yet. And Becca yes it is nice being my own boss. LOL.

Yesterday, the final issues were worked out on my marriage dissolution. We go to court on Wednesday of next week to sign the papers. It will be approximately 2 and half weeks short of a year that my world came crashing down. I have recovered (not unscathed) with a lot of help from God, my online blogger friends, family and counseling. So big prim hugs to all of you who remember and were with me and did not judge me. To those who are my new friends prim hugs to you too because you have kept me blogging and helped me start anew. Love all of you!!!!
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LeeHillPrimitives said...

Great, great finding!

Tina said...

You totally hit the jack pot! I'd dance too!

janie said...

Wow, Mary great finds!!!!
Have a great weekend, janie

Lillie Mae Acres said...

My goodness, you sure did get some good stuff. I love plundering through second hand stores.

Jan said...

What a great bunch of goodies! I am so jealous!

And glad to hear that things are going to be finalized and you will have that out of your way! No wonder you are Happy Dancing!

Ann said...

WOW is all I can say. I can't believe that you got is all for $12 at our GW it would have been double that. Some of the GW's in Indiana near me have 1/2 days but the one in my town here in Ohio never does that and the prices are way too high. ~Ann

Janene said...

Big SCORE on All of you GW finds!
Drooling all over the keyboard!
Hold on a minute...let me dab the drool!
You did great!
I can't wait to see what color you decide to paint the cheese box. I'm sure it will look great no matter what color you decide!
Stay dry this weekend...I am ready for this rain to stop and for the cool fall air to return...minus the dreaded lady bug invasion! UGH!

Jacque said...

Wow did you score or what! Good for you.. so many treats.

And stay strong with your life you can make it.

Blu Rabbit Design said...

Makes me want to go to the Salvation Army store right now!
And you pulled through wonderfully!
I was so glad when you started blogging regularly again! :-)

ohiofarmgirl said...

It's been a long year for you!!!
Glad it is working out for you but I know that it is difficult. Your finds are great!!! Dianntha

Anonymous said...

Now I feel the need to go to Pat Catans! HA

Wooster OH

~Jess said...

I love the things you find: I NEVER have such luck looking for things.

Good luck with the final dissolution: It will be good to close that door and move ahead. *hugs*

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

FuN finds at the GW!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Good luck on Wednesday, I hope all goes well and that you can then move on and be happy.

basketsnprims said...

Love your GW finds & for such great prices. Good luck on Wednesday ~ you've sure been through enough already.
Have a great weekend.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Wow - a year already? I am so happy that you not only survived but seem the be blooming! I know you have the scars still, but like the real ones, I hope it fades over time.

What great thrift store finds. You will put them to good use, I just know it!

Folk Art From The Harbor said...

I knew youd come out on top! You just make sure you stay there! Love all your treasures! Hugs BeCca

Anonymous said...

Mary was that in Orrville
or Wooster? Goodwill.

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Just found you thru a goodwill tweet. :) Love your finds.., trash to treasure posts are always a favorite as well. :)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hey don't you wonder why WE ALL THINK THESE THINGS ARE GREAT but someone is getting rid of them.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE...don't they know a treasure when they have it in their posession...silly people. If only they knew what they could do with this stuff.
Great finds!!!!

marie said...

What a bunch of great finds!! Love the shaker boxes and the candle tray is great!