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Monday, August 22, 2011

Thrifty&Pretty


Estate sale finds from Saturday
 
 

The hand painted tray was $7.50. I bought it to sell it but I really like it and the more I look at it the less likely I am to sell it.


The little topiary tree and burlap pillow are Goodwill finds. I know I have told many of you that I broke up with Goodwill last year. A new Goodwill opened, near the yellow house, with a book store and the prices seem to be more reasonable so I am dating the Goodwill again.


I need to find one more tray.
Joe and I have bought a lot of books from Borders, which is closing, and they are taking over the hearth, the room, and the house.



Joe found two very large fish bowls of shells for $12.00. We had a lot of fun sorting through them. I was able to fill a large cloche with the smaller ones.


Some small coral was included....be still my heart.


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grace surrounds us
Olive

25 comments:

  1. I love this kind of pretty tray. I have a couple..no, wait, I have 3. Time to do a post on vintage trays, I guess.
    Yours are so pretty...
    xo bj
    O, I am having a giveaway that you and Joe might like. :))

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  2. Love that tray and what a deal on those shells with the coral. Looks like y'all helped Borders by buying all those books. I hate that they closed here.

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  3. Olive -- what wonderous finds! Love the tray, the shells are devine and that coral -- I agree- be still my heart. I am a huge book nut and just cannot pass up a bargain. GW and I have not totally broke up but we have had a cooling off of our relationship :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  4. what a beautiful tray. I adore your fireplace. Thats how they ought to be built, up high enough to see the fire. I never understood why all fireplaces were'nt made that way.

    see ya soon.

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  5. Keep the tray. Funny, I have stacks of home decor books and magazines all over my house too.

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  6. You got some great stuff! That tray is lovely and I'm totally jealous of all those books! I need to see if there's a Borders around here! Love your shells, great price! You did good!
    Rebecca

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  7. LOVE those trays!!! and the white matte pottery vase? oh gosh it's gorgeous!! xoxo

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  8. What a lovely tray! Love the hues of pink there. Great deal. You home is gorgeous.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  9. you always seem to find such lovely things, i would not want to part with that tray either. :)

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  10. Very nice tray and great deals on that and the shells...

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  11. That Joe is a keeper. Just don't tell him about you and Mr. Goodwill.
    Deb

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  12. Lovely - I like the burlap pillow...

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  13. I'd have a hard time letting go of that tray also. I love all those pretty shells, you can never have too many or too many books. Great finds!

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  14. What a find! Love the tray and Yes, keep it! The shells and coral are perfect!

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  15. Congrats about you and Goodwill - you make a nice couple. Although I am not overly fond of the one we have, so I avoid it and go to our community thrift. Great finds Olive, I love that little pillow. Ann

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  16. Your Goodwill finds are so nice, Olive. Your vignettes are really pretty too....Christine

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  17. What a great deal on the tray! I collect handpainted trays and have them scattered everywhere! Love all your finds.

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  18. Your tray is beautiful. Great finds, Olive.

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  19. I'm so glad that you and Goodwill have made up. I'm afraid I haven't been able to make up with my Goodwill.
    I love your trays. I have a few and they make me smile each time I look at them.
    What a fun shell find. And, coral too!!! Lucky you!
    Your hearth looks wonderful.
    PS. Hope Irene misses your area completely.

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  20. SO pretty. You've given me more ideas for my beach room.

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  21. Oh I love your tray too! I don't blame you for not wanting to part with it! I always think "Would I buy this again if I found it for $7.50?" And if so? I keep it! Lol!
    Olive I absolutely LOVE your fireplace! And too many books is always a good thing *winks* Also great deal on the shells! Vanna

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  22. Great topiary! Glad to hear you and Goodwill are on speaking terms again. : ) I haven't been in awhile, but we are moving and I think my hubby would kill me if I brought anything into the house at this point. I'll have to search one out though at the new place!

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  23. Glad to see you have made up with the good people at Goodwill. Their profits were going down without you. The Borders up here closed a few months ago and I didn't know about it until it was too late. I love books.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive