Sunday, October 17, 2010

Please Don't Hate Me!

I was over by our Goodwill Outlet store on Friday and decided to venture in and buy some books to rip the covers off.  All hardback books are 50 cents and they normally have quite a few old books.  If you have never been in a Goodwill Outlet store it is quite an experience...one that I don't repeat often!   The good news is that all household items are 59 cents per pound.  The bad news is the bins are full of broken glass and trash that you have to dig through.  Not my idea of a fun time!


As soon as I walked into the outlet I saw five Delft tiles laying on one of the tables.  If you have read my blog, even for two seconds, you know how much I love anything blue and white.  I grabbed the tiles and started walking to the book section.

 That's  when I saw it!  My heart
started racing.  I knew I had to grab
 it before anyone else did.  What was
something like this doing in GW?
Were my eyes deceiving me?

 I ran frantically to the other side of the warehouse, grabbed my treasure and headed immediately to the cashier.  I was so afraid someone would tell me it wasn't for sale or that it was already spoken for. I laid the delft tiles on the scale and all five tiles cost a grand total of 90 cents.  Then the cashier looked at my large treasure and said she didn't need to weigh it and ... how about $2.00? 
I almost peed in my pants!!

So you want to see what I got for $2.90?



Yes, a gorgeous hand blown demijohn in perfect condition for $2.00!!  Wahoo!
Hey, maybe I need to frequent the outlet more often.

A few days ago I showed you pictures of  Antiquing On The Gulf Coast  with all the glorious demijohns for sale.  I have a very large one I bought years ago at Smith's Antiques before they became so expensive.  I have also collected others at various places and I would have loved to take one of these home from this trip but not at $125 and up.  Now I am so glad I didn't buy one.

Here is my new 29" bottle with a couple others from my collection.



Please don't hate me. I inherited the gene of finding great bargains from my dad.  He was an antique dealer and as a child we always went to flea markets, estate sales and garage sales where dad would bring home all these fabulous treasures.  Thanks Dad! 

I will be showing off  my latest find at the following parties:

Thanks for visiting and I love to read your comments.
xoxo
Sherry


 



86 comments:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I won't hate you, but I am a little jealous. Nah, I am happy for you actually. The bottle is great. I have been wanting one lately. I bet it will be hard to beat your deal.

AntiqueChase said...

I hate you.

Actually, I don't... I'm just green with envy!! great find

midnight macaroons said...

Wow!!! Fantastic finds. Don't you love coming across something truly grand at a thrift shop. I love antiques and I'm always amazed what people will donate to a Good Will, Salvation Army, or garage sale. However, I suppose it's a wonderful hunt for those of us who appreciate jewels and a good bargain. I love the new tiles. Congrats on your new treasures.

Gigi

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ooooooooooo! No you didn't! Please forgive me for being a little green with envy! lol Wowsers! I cannot believe my eyes! I continue to be amazed at what people give away...but this absolutely takes the cake! I crown you queen of the thrifting finds for the century! Congratulations, Sherry, on an amazing find! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
PS Goodwill OUTLET stores? Why didn't I know about them??? Off to google....

mudpies and marigolds said...

I didn't even know that Goodwill had outlets...now I'm on a mission to find the nearest one to St. Louis. Thanks!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
I'm so happy for you! It isn't very often that you fnd something that wonderful or, something that you love at such a great price. Your glassware is very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Oh, my goodness! What an incredible deal! You really hit the jackpot! Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I do hate you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I just got good deals this weekend. I paide $65 for a green large demijohn and $65 for a huge one with the wicker on it and two more bottles I picked up, too. I will show then when life gets normal again.

You lucky girl!!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Okay you know that I am drooling at this very moment...how cool that you found this at a GW outlet store for only $2.00...yes...I very jealous!

Blessings,
Linda

Red Door Home said...

Hurray for you! Love your great find. I have to admit though that I would have raced you across the store - Ha Ha!

Judy said...

No I don't hate you but I am a teeny weenie bit jealous! What a gorgeous green color on that demijohn.

Judy

Tee said...

As if the $25 olive jar wasn't enough. It's too late. I hate you. I paid about $90 for mine and thought that was a decent deal. So, does this lucky streak ever rub off on your shopping companions? If it does, sign me up.

You should rename your blog "Shut The Front Door!". Because that's what we all say when we come here.

Sailing Simply said...

No hatein here! I love hearing about stories like this! Congrats to you! You just never know what you might come across at GW or any of these thrift stores do you? I'm not familiar with a GW Outlet store. OMG! That's a whole new concept to me I've never even considered. Wow! Congrat's again, that's one fine looking demijohn! Can I have it? LOL!!!! :)))

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your post just totally cracked me up!! Congratulations on a wonderful find. It's the best feeling, isn't it? That's how I felt when I found a Francis I sterling silver candy dish at GW for 99 cents, seriously. It was listed on Ebay for $450! Let's keep the good bargain karma going!
Cheers, Andrea

Duchess of Lanier said...

Congratulations!
GW is a great treasure hunting spot.
Every tenth trip or so ;)
Thanks for sharing your good karma!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. So pretty. Your tiles are wonderful too. I love to shop at our GW, however I didn't know they had outlets. I need to see if we have one. Fabulous find. Hugs, Marty

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..lucky gal! what a serendipitous find! TFS! And "merci" for all of your lovely comments on my blog.

Denise said...

NO,No,No,Not fair!I never see that kind of stuff at G.W. or S.A. How fun for you.

Miss Char said...

Hot dang how that was a great fine. I would have peed my pants too. I don't go to GW often preferring the treasures at the local Salvation Army but I have to admit that is one great bargain and I am totally pea green with envy.

Amy Kinser said...

You Go Girl! I am so very happy for your finds!!

for the love of a house said...

Can I High-Five you through the computer?!!! OMgosh- what a fabulous find!! I love demi-john bottles! I have a huge one (though paid a bit more than your $2;) stored in the attic to make into a barn lamp!
Congrats!
joan

Low Tide High Style said...

Woohoo, what a great score! Hmm, a trip down your way is definitely in my future!

Thanks for your sweet comment about my photos!

Kat :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you, Sherry! I see you had a "right place, right time" moment! I have never been to a Goodwill outlet and did not know they even had them. Love the idea of the books though and I'd love to get some to redo at that price myself.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That was one awesome find! It is beautiful and I am so happy you found it!!

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

Ok, If I tell you that I love you, will you send it to me?

What an amazing buy!!! See it is Karma. You gave away a demijohn and look what you find in return!
Hugs,
Penny

Linda said...

What a wonderful find, Sherry! It looks fabulous with the others you already had! And your tiles are a great find, too!

The Pennington Point said...

Shut Up!!! You really do have the gene. I would never hate you for it, but I would like to go thrifting with you sometime! Lisa~

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

You have got to be kidding? That is incredible and wouldn't happen again in a million years! Good for you. Mona

Deserae said...

WOW!!! We have to crown you the bargain diva I think.....I have never scored anything that fabulous in my entire life!!!! LOL..
~Des

Mom in High Heels said...

WOW! Those are great finds!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I'd say digging through a few dirty bins is well worth the effort. What a find! The demijohn and the delf tiles were there waiting for you to come and appreicate/rescue them!
Susan

rustandruffles said...

Tooo funny...fabulous find!!
xojanis

Penny said...

I was with Kim when she found her treasures and we thought she got a deal. But no one can top you! Goodwill here I come.

Janette Mallory Interior Design, Inc said...

Hi Sherry,
Thanks for posting my giveaway on your blog and also for joining my blog!!!
I love your blog
xoxo janette mallory

Tamra said...

Congrats!!

We too have an outlet near us and like you say it's not for cissy's! Dirty and a lot of digging, but I found one of my most beautiful silver trays there as well as some other great treasures.

Thank goodness for GW.

On Crooked Creek said...

Sherry,
Guess we're all a little "green" with envy.
Do they ever have silver trays there? ? ? That's one of my many weaknesses! HA! Thank you for showing us we all have a human side. . .and not to take ourselves too seriously!
Fondly,
Pat

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Holy Cow, Holy Cow! What a great deal. The tiles too. You really scored. We don't have an outlet like that.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Fabulous find Sherry!

Blessings!
Gail

Teresa said...

Wow!!! Lucky girl! I just love the glass jug!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sherry, You DO have the shopping gene!! What a bargain you found, it's a gorgeous bottle! Thank you for all your sweet comments, I promise I don't have a big head, just a lot of junk I love to move around!!!
love ya,
Debra

Shelly said...

Sherry Girl,

I TRIED to respond last nite, so HOPE you get this! Ackk! My old computer is ready to go to that Great Microsoft playground in the sky!

Anyway,,,,,I KNOW how much you love BLUE and well, we had the convo that I don't "DO" Blue, LOL, andI have this old Tin?,,,,it was my Grandmothers. I think it held tea at one point in time but not sure! It's certainly worn/distressed, but I thought you might like it....I'd gladly send it to you if you email me your address. (Shelly39WA@aol.com)
I'd like to think it would go to a "good home!"

The tiles DO remind me of visiting my wonderful Dutch Family! And my "Oma" (the one I got the tin from) was my "mostest favoritist" person in the whole world!

So, if you want it,,,,I'd love to send it to someone that would appreciate it!Just email moi.

Hugs and Love,
Shell

(Ugggh,,I'm almost physically Ill getting ready for my FIRST Show this week(end). I just want to do it RIGHT!)

Vicki said...

OMG! That is the bargain of the week. Great find.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Ok...not hating you...I just want to come and shop with you!!! What a deal!!!

Lindy said...

It's just too darn bad I didn't beat you to it! Can you say "cat fight"? HA! Lovely finds. You did good!

Lindy said...

And, you're a sweetheart for adding my button to your sidebar!

Life with L said...

I say, "you go girl". What a deal and you definitely have an eye. Where is this store? Lol Enjoy your fabulous finds. Linda

Susan said...

Wow!! That is a rare find at a Goodwill outlet!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Sherry, Great find! Those seem to be so popular in the french decorating schemes. What a find! the shop on 360? I used to find the best buys at the old Salvation Army on 60 but they closed it up and reopened along with the newer GW and I rarely ever find anything "good" anymore. I was just there last week and only found some little glass cocktail sauce containers. BUT I keep looking. Love my treasure hunts! xoxo Lynn
P.S. what a gorgeous kitchen you have.

Pam said...

I've heard rumors about those GW outlets, but I don't think they have any around here. I think you got the deals of the century there!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Hi Sherry, thanks so much for "following" my blog! I'm thrilled that you found me via Cote de Texas.

Now I've discovered your lovely blog. LOVE the title of your blog! So apropos for so many of us.

I look forward to "chatting" with you in the future!

Lynn

Decgal's Humble Abode said...

Love that jar.....and what a great find at a great price. Thanks for sharing. Decgal

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I don't hate you, but I sure want one of those demijohns and at that price!!! What a find!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I'm with you about not venturing into Goodwill very often, but dang girl! You lucked up! They will surprise us sometimes.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Wow, good finds. Lucky you!

Hanna said...

HI there! I'm your newest follower!! I found you on the Tuesday Linky!!! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Rene said...

Oh my word Sherry, you found some great things. Those tiles were a great prize!

-Rene

Sherry said...

Those finds were fantastic. Love them both. I often skip our Goodwill because it doesn't have much. Thanks for visiting!
Sherry

LV said...

Some people are just gifted with the know how and when to shop at Goodwill. I no doubt go on the wrong days. I never seem to find these kind of goodies.

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

Wow! That really is such a superb find! I've heard of Goodwill Superstores but never a Goodwill Outlet. I'll have to see if there are any in my area! Congrats on the awesome find!

Dreamgoddess said...

What a fantastic find and great price!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Holy cow! You lucky thing!

Natasha said...

I am so happy for you! What brilliant treasures-enjoy them!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Postcardy said...

I would have bought the tiles, but I don't know anything about demijohns so I probably would have ignored that. It looks much more interesting when it is displayed with the others.

LLH Designs said...

If you're willing to dig through broken glass, you deserve a treasure! Happy for you!

Susan said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome! Did I saw that glass bottle and those Deft tiles were AWESOME? WOWSERS. Great job! Susan

P. said...

Well, I feel kinda dumb because I have no idea what a demijohn is or what it was used for. But I can definitely identify with your excitement over your treasure, and it is beautiful, even if I don't know anything about them. Off to wikipedia! Cheers!

Melissa said...

Wow, this is my first time stublin' across your blog, and I am SO jealous! I love those green bottles. If I had been at that Goodwill, I'd have raced across the store and snapped them up too! You got a fabulous deal! The tiles are beautiful too. I'm not really a blue person, but I would have bought the tiles and figured out somewhere to use them, somehow. Great finds!
I'm going to be your newest follower too!
If you'd like to visit, I'd love to have you stop by http://kensingtoncottage.blogspot.com

middle child said...

OK. You are officially my new Idol! I haven't come across a Good will OUTLET. Hopefully I will at some point. Thanks for sharing!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Just found your blog!!! I LOVE goodwill too!! Great finds!! Hugs, Rachel

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your finds!! Cannot believe the price on that!! WOW! Lucky you!! I have not heard of a goodwill outlet either- that would be such fun to browse through!! Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

trash talk said...

As soon as I saw the thumbnail of your demijohn at Debra's I rushed right over. You better be careful you don't end up on the Post Office wall as "most wanted" for steal of the day!
Debbie

KATHY said...

Fantastic Finds!!

Kathy

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, what a find. Yup, you should go to that Goodwill store more often. One never knows what one might find. You just proved that.
Congrats on the fantastic find.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

A Cottage Muse said...

You are a lucky lady indeed!!

Lacey said...

You've started a new addiction for me... I need to find some demijohns for my house now!! Thanks!!

HALLELUJAHS said...

Great finds! I have been thrifting a lot lately in hopes of having a somewhat recycled Christmas this year! Such a treasure hunt!

Blessings on your day,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

kluless said...

I LOVE the local Goodwill outlet. Yes, you do have to go preparred for a little skankiness but there are some great treasures to be had for sure! High five!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful Stuff, Sherry!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Anna said...

No hating here, its a great find but it would last about three seconds in this house! TFS.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Girl I would be doing my Happy Dance to find one at that price..I din't know GW had outlets...need to check that out...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is great, thanks so much for linking up!

Moogie said...

I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What an incredible find!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I don't hate you, but I want to shop with you.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I am jealous! My GW never has specials and smells so bad, I can't wait to get out of there!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

WONDERFUL!!!! I am impressed, woman!!