Sunday, May 4, 2008

Treasures! Treasures!

Louie and I went 'Goodwill Hunting' today (Saturday, even though now it is Sunday almost 3am while I am posting this). We had a good time, and here is the first of my treasures. The tag at the consignment flea market said it was an ice bucket. I am not sure what it is, but I do believe from now on, it will hold my spools of Bottom Line thread, and sit on my table in the sewing area so it can look pretty. To give you an idea of the size, the base measures 6 1/2" tall, and the opening of the 'bucket' is 6 1/2" across. Total heighth, including the lid, is 10" tall. It is a heavy glass.
Next, (according to some research on ebay) is my new Rose Chintz Tidbit Tray by Lefton. I paid $2.38 for it. I thought it was cute. I have no idea what I will use it for at this time, but it caught my eye, and jumped in my cart. Also in the picture is a square glass container. No name, probably nothing special, but I just thought I needed it. I also found a car charger for my cellphone, which I was going to be shopping for anyway, so I was tickled to find it cheaper. By the way, the square glass container cost me $2.99.
The container with the handles and roses, I think it's a sugar bowl, minus the lid, but I liked it. It is marked 'Gibson China' on the bottom, and I paid $1.38 for it. I also had to bring home this candle warmer. These are about $25 new, and I love them. I have picked up several in my 'Goodwill Hunting' travels, for different seasons. I plan to use some of them myself, and some for gifts. I paid $5 for this one. This is my first winter one, so this one I will keep. This size holds the tall jar candles. I have another one, a dear friend gave to me, which sits on my kitchen counter right now, and it is really non-seasonal, so it works for 'off season' times, like now! Thanks, Renea!
OH, Fabric! I found fabric! Can't have enough fabric.........can you?, (looking puzzled and scratching head). I found this nice 'Color 'n Stitch' quilt book. It's really kind of neat. You take regular crayons, color on the fabric, put it between paper, iron it, and it sets the color, then you can embroider an outline around the design if you like, then incorporate it into a baby quilt. The book was $2.38, the green fabric was $2.38, and the blue fabric was $1.38. There are about 2 1/2 yards of each fabric. I know the blue one came from Walmart, but the green one came from a quilt shop, as you can tell by the quality, and by the names on the edge.
And lastly, but certainly NOT least, is this Hon Swivel Office chair. Oh my gosh, is it a nice chair! I did have to shampoo the fabric near the top edge of the seat back, which is wet in the photo, and why it looks darker, or shadowed, but it is in really nice condition, and I'm sure it cost a few hundred dollars new. I paid $15.38 for it. I haven't decided whether it will go in my office for my second computer, or if I will take it downstairs and make it my new sewing chair. (See my'birdhouse' candle warmer on the counter next to the 'hen' cookie jar?)It is days like these, that I LOVE GOODWILL HUNTING! Thanks for visiting!
(Now, I think it is time for bed!)


Amelia said...

Wow, did you ever get the bargains. The glass items are my very favorites - and the chair was a great buy.

Enjoy your new treasures!

Amelia in Oklahoma

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

You two did a great job today with all your finds. Isn't the little dish with the handle and flowers a candy dish? Now the office chair was a great bargain. From the picture it looks like it was a very expensive chair when new.

Moneik said...

You always find the most amazing bargins! Glad to hear you had a good time finding all the treasures.

Hazel said...

Wow you're so lucky ,that pink and white dish is really pretty .I promised my self no more machines unless of course I find a phaff which isn't very likely .Enjoy your new machine ,you made a great buy .

Connie said...

Holy cow I want to go treasure hunting with you!! I love all the stuff you found!

Kelli said...

Wow! You found some wonderful things, Michelle! The tidbit tray is so sweet!

Jen said...

You find the coolest stuff. And, I suck for not commenting in a more timely fashion!!


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