November 17, 2009Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara LOVES Goodwill!!!!
Thanks to Sara for this great guest post. Gotta give the love to Goodwill!
OK, I admit I have been obsessing over Goodwill lately. There are 3 Goodwills really close by my house, and it seems like I am ALWAYS going in there and trying to find a new kitschy goody. And Sale Day Saturdays, well just try to keep me away! 🙂
My first find was a 50s/60s magazine rack. As you can see, I already have it loaded up with my old Ladies Home Journals from the 1950s. I love the look of these old magazine racks, and there are SO many different varieties. They are really useful too – especially if you have a bunch of old Ladies Home Journals laying around! This rack was $3.99.
Next up, a FAB pair of Mermaids Mike found for me! I am totally in love with ceramic mermaids and fish from the 50s/60s. If I can find them cheap I will definitely pick them up. I *somehow* managed to walk right by these mermaids, and then Mike walks up to me with them in his hand – I felt like a dork! But, I was so glad he had spotted them. Maybe it was the madness of Sale Day Saturday that caused me to miss them – who knows. Anyway, since it was sale day, the mermaids were only $2.50 for the pair.
Next up is a cool McCoy Pot my Mom actually bought. I know McCoy is pretty collectible, so we definitely thought $9.99 was a fair price for this Pot. It is really big, about 10 inches tall, and it is a cool turquoise green color. I love the design on the pot too.
I found these really cool 1960s kitchen towels for 60 cents each. They seriously do not look like they have ever been used or washed. How could I pass these up???
And, lastly, the funky and kitschy wall art I found. I know it looks like a tile mosaic, but it is actually one big giant piece of chalkware. It is SOOOOO heavy too – it probably weighs 15 lbs, maybe more. I thought it was really cool. It kind of reminds me of New Orleans/Mardi Gras. This was purchased on Sale Day Saturday for $4!
Has anyone else gotten the Goodwill bug – Ruth, Sable? Does anyone have any great finds they would like to share with the rest of us. We all would love to hear about it.