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March 30, 2010

Thrifting Gems from Goodwill In Wisconsin!

Hi All!  No guest blogger today, you guys just get little ole me.  I decided to give Jan the day off since she did such a great job filling in for me while Tom and I were in Wisconsin this last weekend.

What were we doing in Wisconsin?  Well, Tom ran a marathon this weekend, and came in 6th place!  Great job, hon!  He also was third in his age division, which is awesome.  I am so proud of him. Pictures of him running are coming soon.

In the meantime, I convinced Tom to stop at a Goodwill while we were out shopping the day before the race so I could check out the goodies they had in stock.  And here is some of the good stuff!

I almost had Tom convinced to buy this for the casseroles I make in the Mid-Century Menu.  Sadly, the back was scratched up pretty bad and it wasn’t really worth the price they were asking. Sigh!

This had one of the edges broken off, but I still loved the pattern!

I LOVED this coffee pot/tea pot, but Tom just couldn’t get excited about it.

This table was almost ours as well, but the veener had chipped off on one side, so we decided to pass.

Someone totally jacked this painting up!  As you can see, they pasted photos and pictures of a bride and groom OVER the picture underneath. Jeez.

You can still see the edge of the painting underneath the collage. We tried to peel it off, but it was just damaging the painting, so we gave up. I wonder what was under there?  A landscape? A bullfighter? An abstract? Ahhhh…oh well….

This chair was amazing! It was two-toned pink and burgundy vinyl with bronze accents.  I was so sad to leave it, but it had three big cigarrette burns in the seat, so I would have just hand to recover it. Dang.

Another item that Tom didn’t really care for but I loved.  Check out the awesome upholstery on this baby.  Love those birds!

Here is a close-up.  As you can see, the sofa is even quilted AND tufted, and the colors were gray and mustard yellow. Hubba hubba.  And only $35!

Last one.  I thought this one was great because this is the sofa everyone’s parents or grandparents had in their house in the 1970’s! Ahh…memories…

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4 Responses to Thrifting Gems from Goodwill In Wisconsin!

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    March 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Love all the casseroles! The Asian couple is super sute too! I also wonder what was under all those pics – what a weird thing to do to a painting. Looks like you had fun, and Yey Tom!

  2. Steph @ Tart Deco Reply

    March 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Hi from Milwaukee! If you ever come back, make sure to visit the Value Village on Layton. Goodwill is too darned expensive now and Value Village has 1/2 off days that rock! I get a ton of vintage jewelry there for super prices.

  3. Annie B. Reply

    March 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations, Tom, on placing in the marathon! Ruth! What great Goodwill loot. Swoony Pyrex cookware; and, those glasses are super swank. I found three 12 oz. tumblers in that black diamond pattern at a local thrift a few weeks back and I love ’em.

    Looks like the Goodwill has a cool floor, too. Glad you guys had a good time!

  4. Alpha Reply

    March 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome!
    We have a full set of the glasses shown in the 10th picture down (the glass on the left), only they’re shorter.
    How cool!

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