Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I went to Goodwill the other day and came home with a few treasures. I thought I would share them with you.

I found this darling cherub. She was up at the cashier area. I thought someone had put her there to hold her but I was excited when I found out she had not been spoken for.

She is made out of painted wood. She will be perfect for the bird cage garden I'm going to make.

I also found this cute little Valentine's Day tea pot. I thought it would be fun to use if I ever do a Valentine's Day tea party.

I may have a small one with just Trinity and one of her friends. I thought it would be darling to serve little sandwiches cut out in the shape of hearts. Some yummy fresh strawberries, that are now out in the stands on the corners. Then have little cupcakes with pink icing and hearts on them.

I was thrilled when I found this silver tray. It was tarnished but not super bad. I liked the way it looked and was going to keep it that way until I noticed the mark on the bottom.

I ended up looking it up on the Internet and almost screamed when I found out this was a sterling silver tray and not just plated. Wow! Talk about a bargain! I only paid $2.99 for it and it's worth WAY more then that.

Since it was real silver, I quickly polished it up and now it's shinny and looks new again.

The last thing I found was this old china cake plate. I love the flowers on it. It doesn't say but I think they are hand painted.

All in all it was a wonderful day for the thrift store.


Anonymous said...

Your little cherub is also an expensive find. I have one and it came from Southern Living at Home. They have an online catalog. I think they were about 30.00. Wonderful finds.

Sunday Girl said...

Oh Joanne, I am so jealous! Love your finds, lucky you.

Glenda said...

Super Duper finds there Joanne.

The tray was a find of all finds. I love to find things like that in thrift stores it's like the trill of the hunt.


Lorilee said...

Oh, I want to shop in your thrift store! Or maybe I just need you to shop with me! I just don't find the awesome stuff. It could also be that I don't go in very often!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW Joanne --what a wonderful thing to find a silver tray for a baragin price! You have a good eye!

I love the teapot and cherub too.

I wish there were thrift shops near me so I could go ob a hunt for treasures too.

Hugs, Pat


Great finds to use for Valentines
Day! ♥ Fun seeing what others like
to purchase!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

wow, really nice finds at the thrift store today.

thanks too for your words of encouragement for the 1/2 lb.

hope you all are doing better, than I am!

Catherine said...

Great finds. The cherub is my favorite. Goodwill is always fun.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Pretty Pretty! I know Trinity and her friends will LOVE a Valentine's Day tea party!! Who wouldn't?!