Sunday, August 26, 2012

Junkin Jewels - Goodwill

Last week my friend Tammy and I had a visit and a junkin day.  We managed to spend so much time at Goodwill that we had to jog to fit the others stops in before we ran out of time for the day!  It is all good though since I ended up with some finds and we plan to make time to do this at least every other week :)
The visit, lunch and junkin were all great.  This is a picture of my Junkin Jewels for the day.

I have been on the hunt for a while for a container like the brass one in the top of the picture.  My front door has the oval cut glass that isn't quite large enough for a wreath so this type of container will work perfectly....and at $1.99 the price was hard to beat.
I painted it with the old stand by, Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze and then hand rubbed on some copper to age it.  I love how it turned out, I can't wait to fill it and hang it up, but since it is for fall I gotta wait till at least the Tuesday after Labor Day!

The other finds were the 4 white basket weave ceramic napkin rings for $1.99, 6 navy damask napkins for $1.99 and lastly the too cute fish napkin rings for $1.99.  When I got home of opened the packaging on the fish rings I discovered their Pottery Barn Tags. They were brand spanking new and tagged at $6.50 each. So for just over $8.00 I had a lot of fun and a brought home some jewels :)
Today I stopped in the ultra chic Le Dollar Tree in search of some plastic containers.  I really couldn't get in the door for all the boxes of merchandise.  One of the workers apologized for the mess and said she would be finished and out of the way so I that I could get inside in just a minute.  She was chatting, saying she didn't understand why they needed to unpack the boxes she was working on because the stuff would sell so quickly.  When I asked what was in the box she held this up.

Ummm....yes please, I'll take a box!

This is big folks....I don't impulse buy.   I am so glad I did, these are going to look great with my Fiesta.  I had to rush home and try them with some fall napkins.

If you overlook the wrinkled napkins I think they will look pretty cute! 
Now I am counting down to the next time we have a junkin jaunt!  Thanks for stopping in.
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  1. Dang it girl! I'm so happy for you finding all that great stuff. Goodwill and other thrift stores here on Oahu don't have any great finds at good deals. If I do find something, they want too much for the point it's better to buy new. I LOVE THE FISH NAPKIN RINGS AND THE LE DOLLAR TREE GLASSES!

  2. Shanee, you did great! I got all of my fall dishes and glassware at Dollar Tree last year!! I love what you did with the brass container. The transformation is wonderful. Oil Rubbed bronze is my "go to" for finishes in my home. Great finds!

  3. Fabulous finds!! I haven't been thrifting in a while. They just opened a whole new facility for our reStore, too. We've had something unexpected come up here, and I'm just trying to weather the storm the best I can.

    I hope when (not if) I finally get back to real life again, I can have some great scores too! I really love that stemware, and I think I have some dishes to match from DT last year or so.

  4. Lucky you - you sure scored some great finds! I especially LOVE those cute fish napkin rings.


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