Friday, February 17, 2012

~ Thrifty Friday ~ A Goodwill Gathering in the kitchen ~

Hi Friends…

I found two of the most beautiful treasures ever at the goodwill a few weeks ago. Just to beautiful for Thrifty Thursday. They needed their own spotlight.

First up…

Wrought Iron Triple armed Candle holder. 

$1.99! Booyah!!!!!!  Score!!!!!! 


And this beautiful HUGE wooden bowl...




That's right... I paid $2.00!


So cool! 


Put them together with some other goodwill finds... A table piece and a wooden spoon... and wala... 


I have been trying to find something online matching this beautiful candle holder for sale but I have not been able to find one like it. If you know where I can see something similar please let me know.

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My new Table Gathering! ♥♥♥ 


Now that's my kind of thrifty decorating! 


Until next time... 

Carmen and the Primcats


jennifer768 said...

Good morning Carmen.You are right they did deserve their on special day.Love,love your wonderful finds!Great table display and the view from the window is beautiful.Have a great weekend.Hugs,Jen

Trace4J said...

Love love love..You have the best goodwill ever.
Hugs Trace

Lee Hill Primitives said...

OMG! Carmen, You are right they deserve a post only for them. They are beautiful. I agree with Trace, you have the best GW, I never found anything like that and the prices are awesome.

Tiff said...

SCORE!!!! There's not much better than a fantastic GW run.

Anonymous said...

Carmen, now I know why you did a separate post on these finds. That is one nice prim candle holder and bowls. Great finds for sure. Looks good on your table.
Country at heart

Cheryl said...

WOW! What great GW finds and your table gathering looks wonderful.
I need to come to your area to pick because we have nothing like that up here. You rock!

Never So Simple said...

What great finds. You must have a good will set up just for you.:)
I would love to see more of your kitchen.


Raggedy Creations said...

Awesome Carmen. So happy for you. Even here at our goodwill the price would have been more than you paid but still worth it.


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

All the GW, I have ever been in, have mostly CRAP! You are so fortunate to find such goodies there!!! I love the things you have been finding...I guess Ohio is the place to be!!! Great finds,you lucky gal!


Traci said...

Oh wow, lucky you. That candle holder is the best! I bet it was hand forged by someone, somewhere. Lucky finds...Traci

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Awesome finds! I can't wait to get my hands on a big wood bowl someday. I have a couple small ones, but am keeping an eye out for a big one to display things in. I have never seen a candle holder like that before, it is gorgeous!

I am amazed your Goodwill has those prices! I've been to several Goodwill stores out here and the prices are much higher. I rarely buy anything unless its tag color is half price. The Arc Thrift Stores have even higher prices, it's crazy. Then there's the DAV TS, but they mark on everything (except clothes, blankets, towels, etc) with permanent marker instead of price tags! So I don't go there anymore.

Carol Stuck said...

Love your thrifty finds! Wow...think I am going to start shopping at your thrift store.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Hello?? Remember me??? Ok, if you remember me, will you FORGIVE me??? I've been horrible at blogging as of late....But today I finally went through all of your past posts that I missed. I am sorry I wasn't here to wish you well with your surgery. Yikes....that sounds like an ordeal in and of itself. I've often wondered about corrective surgery - was told once I probably wasn't a good candidate - but that was years and years ago, I don't recall exactly why. And I didn't realize there were different types of surgery options. Hmmmm....sure hate the glasses routine though. Guess first, tho, I'll have to take care of the cataract issue. (When did I get old enough to have a cataract for crying out loud???) You've continued to score some amazing GW finds. I finally gave up even checking in on ours. The last time I went, the only thing I found that even remotely caught my eye was a rolling pin...but when I picked it up, it was sticky and smelled horrid. All for a price of $25, no thank you. Hello. I LOVE your candle holder...GORGEOUS!! Hope your eyes continue to heal and quickly....I'll be saying a few extra prayers to make up for the ones I didn't do when you needed me to.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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PrimHearted said...

Wow, great things you found at Goodwill! I love your new display.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

whothunk that those 3 items would look so amazing on your table..I love it and love the simplicity of it.;) you got some great deals...have fun shopping tomorrow and think of me when you do...cause I am so wishing I could be with you gals.:)give Cindy a hug for me..and visa versa.;)

TeresaM said...

WOW!!! I love the candle holder!!!

earlene said...

2.00 for a wood bowl!!! I might have to sneek that out of your house tomorrow when your not looking! I love the candle holder too. The whole grouping looks great together.
See you in the morning. Oh I wanna go to that goodwill too.

cynthia lee designs said...

Wow hit the jackpot on that wrought iron candle is awesome!! I think you have the best GW in Ohio.
See you tomorrow,

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

That's it! I'm moving to your town.
Or at least I'm flying there to shop at your Good Will (I'm serious)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

That candleholder is handforged--and I am drooling over your new bowl. Fantabulous finds!!! We're 1 mile from the Ohio border--I need to stalk you to find your GW!!! Ours is always a worthless stop!! Enjoy your bloggers shopping trip!!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

WOOHOO!!!! AWESOME Finds!!!! Have fun today!!!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Carmen, you find the BEST goodies!!!!
Thank you also for your prayers. I am a nervous wreck, but knowing my friends and family are praying for me really gives me comfort.
Thanks Carmen!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What I would give for that's awesome.
Now - maybe it's just me but I like the candle holder to be its own self....I don't think it needs something like it - could it just be me???

Lovely finds.


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow! What awesome goodies Carmen!

Tolentreasures said...

What great finds! That bowl is a steal for that price. You put it all together nicely!


Brenda said...

Cool finds Carmen... Makes me long for the flea markets and garage sales to start up! We don't have much for thrift stores around here. Thank the heavens that spring is right around the corner. Yipee! :)

bettyj said...

I want to shop at YOUR thrift store. Those are wonderful. Hope you enjoyed your shopping frenzy Saturday.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Awesome treasures, as always Carmen!!
You always find the best goodies at amazing Prices!!