Sunday, January 02, 2011

Goodwill Scores

This weekend, I had an epiphany. As the new year approaches, many people find themselves wanting to have a fresh start, especially when it comes to clutter in their homes. A lot of people end up donating their extra clutter to Goodwill. Also, there is the incentive to get donations made by the 31st of December for the tax write off. This means that for the first few weeks of the year, there is going to be a lot of AWESOME stuff on the shelves.

Add to that the fact that January first was also 50% off Saturday and how could I not go?

Oh man, I'm so glad I did, because I got some awesome stuff. Stuff from which I probably would have walked away at full price, but couldn't pass up at half off!

My absolute favorite find? A set of three mercury glass candlesticks. I think they were brand new, as they have no wax on them and had bits of styrofoam stuck to them. The set of three set me back a whopping seven bucks!

My husband found this one, as I never really look at the board games. It's intact, with everything in excellent condition. Now we have the '80s, the '90s and the Millennium editions!

Twelve gorgeous embroidered linen napkins for a quarter each.

A really pretty, heavy shower curtain. I've been wanting to replace the one in the hall bath with something more subdued and this fits the bill perfectly. The cost? $4!!!

A two dollar porcelain teapot. It is brand new with the original stickers on the bottom. I swear to you I'm going to have a tea party one day!

A dog basket for $2.50. I put an old blanket inside so they can snuggle and get warm. There were a few other things I bought (a cute bowl, a teacup and saucer, some shirts for my husband) but I didn't take photos. I'll definitely be going back next week, because the bins outside the donation center were stacked four high with merchandise that needed to be sorted and priced!!!

On the way home we happened to see that a bunch of hot air balloons were being launched a few miles north of us. All seven floated over our house and Bubba was in heaven.

I managed to get this one when it was almost exactly directly overhead. Pretty cool, huh?

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