Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Goodwill Christmas

You know me, I tend to find the best things at Goodwill. But today's little bit of red, for Sue's (Its a Very Cherry World) Wednesday is Rednesday, is a Goodwill find from my daughter coupled with a few of my Goodwill finds.

What do you get when you take
1. one CPR dummy $7.99
2. pair of stuffed legs $1.99
3. Santa suit $3.99
4. pair of size 7 boots $2.99
5. pillow $.99 cents

Of course, you get your very own Santa Claus courtesy of Goodwill.

When my daughter found the CPR dummy, she knew she had to have it. Like her mother, she just loves the unexpected. Since he only goes to the waist, she called him Billy Bob, her half-brother. A year later, I found a pair of legs made of cotton and stuffing. I thought they would be perfect for Billy Bob. Next we found the Santa Suit and an idea was born.

Santa is actually quite handsome, with a five o'clock shadow, beautiful brown eyes and lashes and curly dark hair. He is sitting up in my shop. One lady said that isn't Kris Kringle, it is more a Christopher. Either way, he is my Santa and I got him at Goodwill. What can't you find there?

So when you are out shopping, please don't forget to see what your local Goodwill has for gifts and decorations. And since this is Wednesday is Rednesday, please don't forget to visit Sue for all the other colorful goodies she is sharing.

Got it at Goodwill
Sherrie

16 comments:

LV said...

A wonderful Santa. I love him.

JunqueMagnet said...

So clever! Who wouldn't want him to stop on Christmas Eve for a nip or two?!!!!!!!!!1 Thanks for sharing.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sherrie!
I love this post, so much fun! And what a makeover, that's one great repurposing! Thanks for sharing and for the smiles.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Mimi said...

I would never in a million years have thought to buy him, I'd have walked on by and headed toward the dishes...I am not a very creative person...your Santa is great, young and handsome, too!

Denise Marie said...

Crazy fun!!

craftyles said...

You do find the best things, but this is truly creative and imaginative!

Lemondrop Marie said...

He is quite wide eyed and young for old Kris!~ Love the unique idea and find!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am laughing and I can't believe you found this guy at the Goodwill...lol! I was there yesterday and nary a good looking CPR dummy in sight! This was very creative!

Deanna said...

Awesome finds! You made me laugh with the CPR dummy as they are usually quite ugly..lol! This one is scary at all!

Deanna :D

~~Carol~~ said...

That's the handsomest Santa I've ever seen, and I wouldn't mind sitting on his lap! ;o)
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Abramyan Avenue said...

Very cute post! My favorite by far!! I always get excited to see what fun things you've found at GW...excited and a little jealous! Just kidding!!
-April

sissie said...

Hi Sherrie,
I thought I'd stop by and say hello and see what you been up to!
I have been trying to catch up on some of your posts and I am really enjoying myself.

I love the idea of using the CPR dummy for Santa! LOL! I see you were serious when you said that was all you found at yard sales.

I hope you shop is doing well and your making lots of sales.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy said...

Wow! Great job piecing the old guy together! I love Goodwill too!

Rustique Gal said...

Sherrie,
I don't know what to think of Santa-he's so young and handsome! I Love your Goodwill retro goodies and love to visit your blog. Have a beautiful Christmas!
Hugs
Sherry

Denise said...

It's uplifting coming to visit you.What alot of fun.Kiss Santa for me, you can always say you were practicing cpr. Please come visit me any time.

daylily777 said...

Very cool Santa ! I love the Good Will!
Merry Christmas !
~Myrna