Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thrift Store Decor I Adore!

Some days are good days at the local thrift store, some days not so much.
For the past couple of weeks I have had my eye on a couple of items, would put them in my cart, and then take them back out again. Over the weekend, after my visit to Nell Hill's I kicked myself for not buying these things I had found.
Today the thrift store was open and I was on my way.
I burst through the door,
fingers crossed that my goodies would still be there.
They were still there, thank goodness
and then I found even more treasures...

This antique mirror has been in and out of my cart a half a dozen times in the last month. It was only $1, but it is VERY aged. So over the weekend, I began thinking about this mirror, and how neat it was that it was aged and cracked. It is stamped on the back with a date, June 1919. I adore this mirror!

The next item on my list was a little side chair, spotted last week.
It was $10. I was in a bit of a panic to get back and get this chair.

It wasn't where it was the week before and I thought it had sold,
and then I saw that they had moved it.
I had also had this throw bolster pillow in the cart numerous times and put it back, it was a whopping $1 also.

Some new goodies I found today was this Chinese"ish" dish with lid. I think the colors work so well with my house! It reminds me of Nell Hill style! it was $3.50

How about this gorgeous stone pillar candle holder.
Love it...it was $3!

Boy that sure was fun! Like I said, sometimes you find goodies, sometimes you don't. I was really lucky too, that the things I had found earlier hadn't sold!
Coming soon...
The chicken house is finished!
But I am not sure if I want to turn it over to the chickens!
I am now thinking I want it to be a potting shed or an English Garden Folly.
I also have some great pictures of Nell Hill's the Store to share!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your finds are amazing! I love every single one of them. Especially the mirror...and the chair....and the ....well everything!!

Stacey said...

Tht Nell Hill inspiration paid off for you! Nice finds. :)

Karen said...

Hi Jill,
I love all your finds. I can see why you went back. I love, love the chair. I usually don't have much like at our local thift store but yesterday, I found a beautiful tea cup and saucer for $2.75. Thought it was so pretty came home and did some research and it is curently selling for $40.00 on ebay!
Have a lovely day.

Kim's Treasures said...

Wonderful treasures!!!! I went to the flea market for the first time this spring...came home with some treasures that I will post soon!

Thanks for sharing!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You have a wonderful thrift store! I love all your finds and that mirror is just gorgeous!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Jill,
What a prosperous day at Goodwill! Great finds....I especially love the mirror!

Lisa Ann said...

What awesome finds! I love that chair and the mirror!

salmagundi said...

Great finds! You sure have an eye for beautiful thrift items. I'm going to try to get to a consignment store on Academy & Vickers in C. Sprgs. soon. Are you familiar with one in that area? Can hardly wait to see the rest of your Nell Hill pictures. Have a fun week. Sally

southerninspiration said...

Oh my goodness, Jill..you did indeed find some treasures!! you uncovered some great goodies!!!


Brittany said...

LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY! I just love it all, especially the chair :) Isn't it a thrill to find good bargains?!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Wow, great finds...I am so glad you went back for them.


Shelia said...

Hi Jill! I've been missing you! Oh, what treasures you found! Glad you decided to go back!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Beautiful finds and for great prices! Lucky you!

Lisa said...

Great finds! What a beautiful chair!

Liz said...

I CAN NOT believe the stuff you find! I never get these kinds of deals! Too cool!


Lou Cinda said...

You were SO lucky that these great finds were still there!!! Our thrift stores just do not have stuff like this and if they do, they ask outrageous prices for it!

Love absolutely everything!!

Lou Cinda :)

Lou Cinda said...

You were SO lucky that these great finds were still there!!! Our thrift stores just do not have stuff like this and if they do, they ask outrageous prices for it!

Love absolutely everything!!

Lou Cinda :)

kimmcl said...

Wow Jill you really did score with those treasures! You were so lucky they were still there - I would have been in a panic myself! I especially love the chair - very unique! Kim

Cathy said...

Oh what wonderful finds!!! Lucky girl!!! I love the dish...such wonderful color!!!

I have just dicscoverd your blog...I love it!!! I became a follower today and can't wait to return again and again!!!

Enjoy your day!!!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I'm so glad those treasures were still there for you. I would have kicked myself,too, for not getting it the first time. Oh how many times do we do that? It's the same story for all us thrift shoppers. :-) Congratulations on your finds. They're all so fabulous!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Jill,
I enjoy your blog so much that I would like other people to find you...that's why I have "tagged" you! Stop by my blog when you have a minute to play and share some "secrets" about you!

Sharon said...

Jill, your home is looking wonderful! I love your thrift store finds. I've been out of blogging for so long is is difficult to get caught up but I'm trying. I love looking back through your blog and can't wait to see the finished "chicken house" or whatever it turns out to be. Till later

Joy said...

You really found some treasures. Love the mirror.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty..I don't think I have ever come by to visit ya! Thanks for coming by my way....I love Nell hill too. cherry

*Ulrike* said...

Wow! Where is the store that you go to?! I want to come!!! I love finding bargins like yours, and you found a lot of beautiful things.
Can't wait to see the chicken house. We are planning on re-doing ours along with the other 101 projects!!

Farmchick said...

Beautiful finds...you are one lucky gal!

Hope you can stop over for a visit!

Storybook Woods said...

Great finds, I am soo glad they were still there. Clarice

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