Saturday, March 5, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

To be honest, it wasn't Goodwill this time (I've just been dying to use that title), but my favorite thrift shop ever, The Rustic Barn in Windsor, Illinois. This shop has the best quality and the best prices. Just look at what I rescued during the "Dollar Days" sale. Above and below is a silver plated sugar scuttle. Just $1! If there were a better photographer in the house, you could see how great it looks on top of the hutch with my silver pieces.
The floral pillow in the middle - $1. Looks good here in my daughter's room but will find a home on the pink painted chair going on the porch of the potting shed this summer.

Wire basket. You guessed it, $1.

Pale blue teacup and saucer for $1 will go in the potting shed too.

Green sweater in great shape was $3. It is sooooo warm and looks great with a pair of jeans.

Boots were $3 and exactly what I needed for a not-too-casual look with jeans. Purse was $1 and I'm sure I'll find the perfect occasion to use it, or to "wear it" as my 11-year old says. Is that the sign of a future fashionista - - one who sees purses as an accessory one "wears?"

Sherpa vest was $3 and in great shape.

This white sweater (I know, bad photography again) will be perfect in the spring with pretty floral dresses or a pair of jeans. It still had the Maurices tag on it and was $3.

And finally, the real reason I went was to find jeans. It was my lucky day. I found three pair that fit perfectly. One dark pair of boot cut (to go with the new boots of course), a dark skinny jean, and a lighter pair of aeropostale boot cut which are the perfect stage of broken in. I shudder to think what retail price someone paid for these. All three pair were $7 each.

So there you have it. All of the above for $38.
I just love rescuing these items from an otherwise ill-fated trip to the landfill AND saving my family budget.

Linking to Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality.


  1. Wow you hit the jackpot. I love the sugar scoop. We don't have very good thrift shops around here, I am jealous of all of your goodies!

  2. You hit the motherlode at that thrift store. I need to find a better town for thrifting.

  3. Love the treasures and what great deals.

  4. Fabulous finds! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower. :)

  5. You found some great things at Goodwill! Thanks for linking to my party and I hope you'll stop back again this weekend!

  6. Wow, you sure hit the jackpot!

  7. Well, looks like you made out at the thrift store. I've never seen one of those sugar things before. Would look great with all my other silver, so I'll be on the lookout for one now.


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