Tuesday, April 5, 2011

At Long Last

A couple of weeks ago my junkin buddy Lynn from  The Vintage Nest  and I hit a number of antique and junk stores.  Lynn found some cute things for her antique booth and her on-line shop but I was coming up empty handed.  At the end of the day I had not purchased a single thing! 

On the way home we made one final stop at Goodwill.  I walked around and didn't see a thing I wanted.  I started to the front of the store and a lady had the aisle blocked with her cart.  I cut through the small appliance section and that is when I found my treasure. Tucked between two toasters were these fabulous vintage alabaster grapes.  You could have heard me squealing a mile away.  I think I scared Lynn when I went running through the store almost screaming her name!  



I have wanted some of these for the longest time but the price kept me from buying.  I bid on a smaller cluster of grapes recently at an on-line auction but they ended up selling for $90.00 to a dealer.

These are the gigantic alabaster grapes with the smallest ones about the size of a golf ball and the larger ones are the size of a tennis ball.  The funny thing is my dad has a set exactly like these and I am always admiring his when I visit.  I even tried to talk him into selling them to me and he just kept changing the subject.

I love my new cluster of grapes ( even if my husband doesn't get the appeal )  and I love the $7.00 price tag.
Thank you Goodwill!

Don't forget the Open House party here. Link will be up Wednesday around 6:30 pm

I am partying at:

Hugs,
Sherry


43 comments:

The Creative Chickadee said...

This made me chuckle. hehehe

Kelly

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

Great score! I can see why you love those!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
I'm happy for you...sounds like you really wanted a set of these and I see why...they are soooooo pretty!!! Thanks for coming to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS and I will see ya at OPEN HOUSE:)

Blessings,
Linda

Pamela said...

OMG you got these from a thrift store??? I'm going to ours tomorrow!!!
Love these grapes Sherry! I'd be screaming too!!!

Pamela xo

Susan said...

So glad you found your grapes. Isn't it great when we come across something we've been looking for? Susan

Theresa said...

Those are gorgeous! Gotta love the GW AND the lady who blocked your path! xoxo

Sarah said...

Sherry, great find. I get it! ;-)
I found a nifty treasure at Good Will this afternoon. Plan to do a tablescape around my find soon. Looking forward to the Open House Party. It's a favorite! ~ Sarah

Babs said...

Sherry... You are so funny! The grapes are fab and I did the same squealing when I found an alabaster lamp for $10 at GW. It was meant for you to find the grapes. They were just waiting between the toasters for you to come along. Thanks for your sweet comments each time you visit. Babs

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, they are wonderful and what a great find and price. Love them. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

French Basketeer.com said...

I love this story, and I LOVE those grapes! Your bottle photographs beautifully here; this makes me very happy, Dear Sherry!!!

Pam said...

Great score Sherry!! I am so impressed that you found them for $7!

Pam

xinex said...

Wow! What a great deal! They are gorgeous!...Christine

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Those are fantastic! What a deal! Don'tcha just love it when your path gets directed right towards what you need? My Goodwill was selling a rock this week. I posted about that today, actually. A rock. I want to come and shop at your Goodwill.
:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry, I would have had no idea what these were had I seen them. so glad you found your treasure, that is why we keep doing what we do! How is house hunting and selling going??

Carol

AntiqueChase said...

Awesome find.... lucky you!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll bet you were thrilled when you saw them, Sherry! I know how disappointed I am when a shopping trip like that comes up with nothing, but then to find something {even if it's small} in the end can make for a happy moment. They look great with your demijohns {did I spell that right?}.

The enchanted home said...

All good things come to those who wait....you saw nothing and were patiently waiting for your friend and voila your little present was there all along! I love them...have seen them and think they are a great statement decorative pices..really fun! Goodwill rocks1

Erin said...

Congrats on your awesome score Sherry!!! And I love the color of those:)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Wow! Talk about being at the right place at the right time! Amazing find and what a price!~Hugs, Patti

Jennifer said...

Don't you just love Will's place??! Great score on the grapes. Cute post that made me smile.
Jennifer

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That was a great deal on those. How exciting your found them at such a fantastic price. Isn't it funny how your heart just starts pumping when you spot something that you've been looking for?

she dreams big! said...

I can just hear you squealing Sherry! Lucky find! Lucky you! I have NEVER, I repeat, NEVER found anything at Goodwill. EVER!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Oooh...the alabaster grapes are fabulous, Sherry! What a GRAND treasure find! I know that these little pretties can be very expensive. I'm just tickled pink for you! Ohhh...and don't they look beautiful beside your burlap bottle!!! Thanks for sharing your newest treasure find with us!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

At The Picket Fence said...

What a great find Sherry! I'll be back later to join the party! :-)
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a deal, Sherry. You lucky girl. I love those, too.

Peggy Braswell said...

Loved going on the tour with you. A great find.
xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Kim said...

Isn't that just about the best feeling in the world Sherry? Good for you girl!
xoxo,
Kim

Susan S. said...

Super cool find and a great price too! I love Goodwill just for that reason! Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston!

Tee said...

I almost didn't read this post. When I saw the thumbnail picture my heart dropped because I knew you were going to say you'd found those gorgeous things for something stupid ridiculous cheap, like about seven dollars. And look, I was right! Baaahhhh!!! You kill me. I paid about $65 for mine and they don't even have the stem!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
I love your alabaster grapes, they look really good in the vingette that you created. Our Misters just don't get it!! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I've always wondered how many times I've passed something up at the thrift store without giving it a second glance and without knowing that the item was worth some $$$$.
I've passed these up on at least 4 occasions for about the price you paid for yours. I always thought they were unique and attractive but thought other people would think they were weird, so I passed them by. Who would've thunk? lol I'm not letting the next one get away, that's for sure!

Enjoy your beautiful find,
Irma

Olive Cooper said...

I have seen these from time to time. Now I will pay attention. I saw some alabaster at the estate sale Friday. Great find for GW!

Beverly said...

Isn't it great to find a treasure you have been wanting at the thrift store.. I always feel like I won the thrift store lottery.. great find for you.

Blue Creek Home said...

Girl, you did good. I know that feeling well when your eyes spy something that may just be worth reaching out for! (So often there not!)
I love the color of these - beautiful and they look gorgeous in your vignette.
Thanks for coming to my first party.
Rhonda

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

No sour grapes for you! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Wow Sherrie! Now that is an incredible find! You did good girl! They are so beautiful. Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence, and for always leaving such sweet party comments. They mean a lot to us! Have a beautiful weekend.

Heather

Laurel said...

Glad you found your treasure...your patience paid off :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sherry! Just coming back over to say thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week and being such a supportive friend to us at the Fence! :-)
Vanessa

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh goodness Sherry~ what a great score- they are absolutely beautiful and they look perfect in front of your gorgeous burlap wrapped bottle! Don't you love finding treasures at the thrift store! Thanks for sharing this at my party! :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

I'm cracking up, too. What a fun story and equally fun vignette! I especially like how you dropped a forsythia bloom down to the table. Nice touch!

Sherry said...

Sherry,
That was a wonderful find. So glad you saw them! Thanks for linking them up!
Sherry

Room to Inspire said...

Wow - what a fabulous find! I would have been squealing as well!

Chelsea

Susan said...

Sherry, those alabaster grapes were a great find!! Lucky you!! : )