First item I spied was this oh-so-frenchy lamp! Can you imagine it with some Annie Sloan Old White paint and a little distressing? Fabulous! Like most of the things I will show you, it was under $12. That seems to be the magic limit in my brain past which it just says No, no…not buying this.
I love this wonderful vase…or is it an urn? It has those frenchy art nouveau details that I like and a sort of vintage trophy feel. It was nice and heavy and only $10…not bad at all.
Oh, my! Just look at this tureen! It jumped in my cart and rode around for a while. After all…it’s only $6.00 and I could just imagine the hutch all filled with white tureens!
But I will tell you that in the end I had to put it back because…I already have one! You can see more of it here.
Here’s a great little vintage-look globe with the tags still on it from World Market. Their price…$24 and Goodwill’s price…$5.00…fun!
I also spied two wooden trays at $5.00 each and could imagine them painted distressed white with a fabulous frenchy graphic from the Graphics Fairy in the center!
Then there was a stack of old silverplate trays…some of them engraved and one of them sporting a grape trim…my favorite motif! And…they were all under $10! Woo hoo!
And here’s a silverplate champagne bucket in need of a good polishing and pushing my price limit at $15…but a bargain for something like that!
I was tempted by this old well-worn cutting board at only $2.52. You may remember a similar cutting board that was used to make…
…this…my Pottery Barn inspired monogrammed serving board. You can get the details on how to make it here. I said I might like to make another one. Hmmm…
And here’s a pair of vintage French books La France: Géographie,Tourisme filled with wonderful old black and white photos and maps…for only $13 for both of them! I have seen them on French eBay for around $40 for both volumes.
And finally, I found this little tea pot souvenir from someone’s visit to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana…one of the places I have always wanted to visit. I have thought about starting a little souvenir collection of places I want to check out just in case I never get there. Or maybe I should just buy the guitar-playing cats in the background! lol
But…hang on…our outing is not over! We are not too far from the Ballard Designs Outlet and I have a coupon…so let’s go check it out, too.
Now here, I have to say, I must forget my $12 limit if I ever want to buy anything at all! It’s all waaaay above that! But it doesn’t hurt to look! I am drawn to these huge Anduze-style pots…especially the white ones.
You may remember that I made my own smaller version. You will find a tutorial for making your own Anduze posts here.
I have admired these frenchy wall plaques for a while now and even considered using one as a headboard after a bit of painting…but they are a tad fancy-schmancy for my house.
Woah! Clock lovers will drool over this…piles and piles of them…all lined up like spare parts in a clock factory!
Of course, the frenchy fabric on this ottoman stopped me in my tracks…love it!
But only this one really made me have to give a little thought to reconsidering my price range…a fabulous French oak leaf plaster wreath! But…it was $50 and even with a coupon, too expensive for me. And…where would I put it? I have to admit that I have walked around my house to see if I could find a place. Maybe another trip there before Memorial Day weekend?
Or…maybe not! Miss Kitty says some things are worth more than a good bargain…like a good nap! And…what came home with me? I’ll show you in my next post!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed going Goodwill hunting with me! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
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