Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day, shop at Goodwill

Today is Earth Day and what better way for me to celebrate the day is by doing my part to recycle...... in other words, it means a trip to Goodwill. Today I have donated three bags of clothing. By doing my part to donate, I have kept those bags out of a landfill. But my Earth Day celebrating just doesn't end with that donation, of course, I had to go inside to shop ......... but hey it is for a good cause and I help by recycling. Somebody has to do it. So here are a few of my finds that I would like to share and since they are vintage treasures, I thought the friends visiting Suzanne at Coloradolady would like to stop by and see for Vintage Thingie Thursday. By the way be sure to visit Suzanne and see all the fun treasures.

For my old blogging friends, they know I just love this color blue. (Check here to see my Kitchen.) So I had to have these three pieces. The covered casserole dish (USA) was $1.99, the mixing bowl (USA) was $1.99 and the the plate (England) was $.99 cents. The bowl had not been in the housewares section but rather next to the registers. Obviously someone decided at the last minute not to purchase it and luckily it was waiting there for me to find and bring home.








I buy a lot of artwork from Goodwill. Framed prints are an addiction of mine and you thought it was only plates. This is a sweet little watercolor scene. It is in its original frame and the sticker on the back reads "Product of Reliable Newark, NJ. - New York Scenes by Maymson" It is also stamped with a number that doesn't show in the photo. Price $2.99.

I love Ironstone. I got this entire grouping, at Goodwill. The large plate was $1.99 and the small plates and bowl were $.99 each as was the little pitcher. I have a few Bakelite handled forks on display in the pitcher, not Goodwill finds but lawnsale for $.25 cents each. The bowl was a little worn but makes the perfect place for a nest and a few eggs. The little bird is not vintage; however, the color is perfect and goes well with the nest. It was $.99 cents.


Did I mention that I also love Pink and anything marked California Pottery. The plate is marked but the cup isn't. Both were $.99 cents each.


As much as I had fun shopping today, it is more important to remember the purpose of Goodwill. Yes I find amazing treasures and have fun; however, by being a part of my community, it helps folks to recycle and serves a greater good. So do your part for Earth Day, get out there, donate and shop at your local Goodwill. Oh and don't forget to visit Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Earth Day
Sherrie

29 comments:

Linda said...

Great post! I will do my part and visit a Goodwill today!! Love all your treasures.

Designs on 47th Street said...

OK, you make me feel better about my new shopping love. :) You have some great ironstone pieces. I have found many good ones too while thrifting.

I like this post!

Donna

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love to shop at the Goodwill. You have some wonderful treasures! Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful finds! we don't have an actual Goodwill around here, but we've got a few thrift shops for other charities.
I love the name of your blog!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Sherrie,
I love the ironstone!! It would look great with my collection, hee hee!
I need to go and look at the goodwill and see if I can find some ironstone, you got an incredible deal as always!
And way to go on doing your part for Earth Day!
Have a lovely day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Grannys Attic said...

I love to shop Goodwill and no its for a good cause. I love your pink plate & cup.
Happy Earth day,
Vicky

Postcardy said...

That's really good stuff for a Goodwill.

Pam Ponder said...

great treasures you found...

Vintage Whimsy said...

Wow - what great finds. I never find anything reasonably priced at the Goodwill here!! Love the pink plate/cup!!

Maureen said...

Oh.my.goodness! That pink 'n ruffly set is sooooo cute! The watercolor was a real score too.


P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog and just so you know I added a couple of hair related items from the perfume catalog. I hope you can use them. I would love to see what you do (if you do).

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Sherrie,
Thanks for the reminder about the importance of recycling as well as supporting a worthy cause like the Goodwill. Our shopping habits can really make a global difference for the environment.

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

CC said...

I love your finds..from the little covered casserole to the ironstone pieces. It's all so very pretty..and it could sure have found a home with me. Happy VTT, have a wonderful weekend.

Charlotte said...

Great finds! Love that Goodwill! Love your header also!

LV said...

You did very well on your Goodwill trip. I like all your finds and they are useful. I have several around here, but never seem to get there on the right day for finding things. I appreciate so much your stopping by for a visit.

Yvonne said...

I shop Goodwill all the time. Today I was in bad need of a new purse, as the old one I bought there awhile back had seen better days. Well, I found an L.L. Bean leather and duck shoulder bag for $2.99. I was thrilled. My friend just purchased hers from LL Bean for much, much more. It's embarrassing to say just how much she paid compared to what I paid for one that is just as nice and clean. Great Earth Day shopping.

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic finds! I LOVE your blue dishes!! Have signed up as follower because I love the name of your blog! Thanks for your lovely comments. Off to read the rest of your blog now!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Those are lovely finds and I'm so glad you mention how we support our community by shopping at thrift stores.

Happy Earth Day!

Ann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a message. I do my part for Goodwill---my hubby would say.. I also donate a lot to them. Love your recent finds. Happy VTT

Coloradolady said...

You have found some great things, love the blue...I had another peek at your kitchen, and remember how pretty the blue and red is! Have a great VTT!

Dee said...

The G-Dub is my favorite. I'm taking a group of friends on a "tour" of my favorite store on Monday! Great treasures!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sarah said...

Wow! Not only are your finds adorable, but your Goodwill has some pretty great prices! Good for you :)

Sarah

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv to shop and support the goodwill shop where we live. I almost find great stuff there. And it is for a great cause...Julian

peggy aplSEEDS said...

whenever i'm in the US, i love going to Goodwill!

~~Carol~~ said...

I've been loving blue and pink lately, so of course I adore the goodies you found! That casserole dish is just gorgeous, and the pink cup and plate are luscious. You always seem to have such good luck at your Goodwill. Mine isn't the greatest. I rarely ever find anything, except at Christmastime, when the thrifting is pretty good there!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Deborah said...

Lovely treasures you found at goodwill and I love how you rationalize your visits. I will have to remember that line of reasoning next time someone asks me why I am always in a thrift shop or garage sale or at a flea market :)

Miri said...

Lovely finds...I particularly like the blue bowl!

The Thriftress said...

I love thrift store shopping! My friend I just spent Friday night shopping at there! You found some great stuff!
Sarah

Amanda said...

Fun vintage thingies! I like ironstone, too. I use thrifted ironstone for my everyday dishes, and never worry if something breaks-- I can always buy something similar, and it all looks good together!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Any day is a good day to visit a thrift store to me. But, Earth Day is a reason I'll use on my hubby next year. LOL

Thanks for visiting the cottage and commenting on my flea market finds.

Be sure to visit again and enter my giveaway!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage