Goodwill Hunting

Yes, I look for the good in others usually finding it. But that isn't what this post is about. I know a few of my thrifty blogging friends are waiting to hear about my self proclaimed 'huge' Goodwill score!


Before I get to that I have to show you a beautiful white platter my mom gave me on Friday. She obtained it FREE and passed it on to me!
I also have to tell you about the little jar sitting on my table behind the platter. Ignore the ugly wallpaper chair rail, I hope that will be soon replaced with beaded board. I found that adorable jar at Ross for 99 cents! My ONLY purchase Saturday, but it was too cute and too good of a price to leave in the store! I just added some more of my Dollar Tree fake moss to it and dropped in a speckled egg. It is now 'home' with the large one on the top of my frig.



So for Diane's 2nd Time around Tuesday and for Tam's 3 or more Tuesday I am sharing what I found at the Goodwill on Sunday. Be sure to check out both blogs for other wonderful finds and items shared. Now, I have read where other ladies have found some very unique interesting and wonderful finds at their Goodwill Stores for steals of a deal prices. Our local one is a bit on the high side, especially for a small town.



It was busy in the store on Sunday after lunch. I headed to the back because I've been looking for a certain set of something for weeks now. I couldn't believe my eyes! There set a beautiful set of ..... well what I'd been looking for!



I snatched them up and made a b-line (what is a b-line really? heard that expression all my life) to get a shopping cart. Almost knocking over a few customers on the route with excitement.


I tucked them safely in the cart and toured the store a little slower the second time around. Yes, I did find two other small items that I am giving a face lift and will share very soon. Maybe the end of the week on one of them. For now .... the big reveal of my 'new to me' white dishes!

Do you hear angels singing? I think I did!


A 4 place set of Nikko Ironstone White Satin dinnerware. 4 dinner plates, 4 bread/butter plates and 4 soup/cereal bowls. I looked them up after arriving home safely, which was a tremendous accomplishment of itself. I was dialing family, friends and even a few people I didn't know bubbling over about my score! I then had to fix me a large glass of iced sweet tea when I looked here and found out what they are actually worth. I purchased all of the above, which is listed online for around $130 on SALE for ....


can you stand it? SIT DOWN! Ok, sitting? The bank breaking amount of $6.96 !!!

But WAIT that's not ALL that came with these lovely dishes! The set also had taped up with it ... 4 smaller bowls ~ Not exactly the same design, but close. They are from Johnson Bros. Cute, added bonus. The is their square cereal bowl design in Regency White.


4 of these little babies online cost around $4.50 each.


So let's just say I scored about $150 worth of WHITE dinnerware for less than 7 bucks!

Do you even remember that white platter my mom gave me way back up there at the top of the post? It almost matches the Nikko dinnerware perfectly! Oh and mom's response to my dish excitement was "Well hunny, you don't have to tell everyone where you got them." I think the cat is pretty much outta the bag mom.
Now that I have beautiful NEW dishes to grace my little kitchen pub table... Who is coming to dinner????

44 comments:

  1. I hear angels singing too when I go to Goodwill! Thanks for the entertaining blog this morning - I'm envious of your finds!

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  2. That's amazing. GW is definitely the "in" place to be! Linda

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  3. The bargain gods were sining along with the angels. Fabulous find. Love the white ironstone.

    Kris

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  4. Hi there...this is my first visit, but since I see you are a girl after my own heart with your your love for bargains & dishes...this won't be my last visit...I'm adding you to my blog list! See ya, ;-) Bo

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  5. You're another one of those with "the eye" to find bargains! These are amazing. I really like that apothecary jar and how you've fixed it into a pretty display.

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  6. Ohhhh! My!!! What a score! And the great thing about white dishes is they don't have to match! I love them! The funny thing is that out here in Blogland, a GW score is better than a fabulous expensive purchase...at least to me!! Congrats!...hugs...Debbie

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  7. My goodness, Sherri ... You were certainly in the right place at the right time! Your dishes are so pretty and will complement any season or decor.

    I love your beautiful blog design, too. It's perfect for Spring.

    Sincerely,

    Janie

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  8. I LOVE the GW! I find such great things there!!

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  9. I feel it creeping in - a desire to collect white dishes - I can't let it - I have too many dishes right now! You make it look so appealing - I just know if I hit garage sales and thrift stores and see them, I'm a goner! Thanks for dropping by my blog today! PAM

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  10. Use the new whites for a beautiful tablescape creation...do you know about TABLESCAPE THURSDAY? I didn't see your name on the last list. And love the little blue egg.
    Happy Tues, Candy

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  11. I am,thats who.What a deal I love them.Yes maam,you did good.What a bargain....Ann

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  12. i forgot to tell you,i love your header

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  13. Oh that is a fabulous find for sure. I really love the shape of the Johnson Bros. that goes so well with them, too! I love shopping at Goodwill in the state of Washington. I don't have the same kind of success in California at their stores here. It's great that you got 4 of everything too!! Enjoy.

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  14. Awwwww. A girl can never have too many white plates...I always say,hehe

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  15. WOW what a deal for all of those white plates! I am definitely impressed! LOVE your little jar and the nest/egg....I wouldn't have been able to pass that up either! GREAT thrifting.♥

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  16. Oooooh, I love um! That's a great find! Love the little apothecary jar too! Such a cute little springy thing!

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  17. What a fabulous shopper you are! Thanks for visiting my site the other day now I'm off to my Goodwill to see what finds I can grab!

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  18. Wow, what a great find! I love great cheap deals like that!

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

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  19. Oh my gosh! What an amazing deal!! Can you believe how some people just get rid of that stuff? Crazy! So glad you got it!!

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  20. Well, you've officially told EVERYONE now! Great find, I'm thrilled for you! :)

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  21. Great deal on your white plates. I have been eyeing white plate up too. I just haven't run into a great deal like you found.
    BTW, love the new blog design from Rose Haven. Congratulations.

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  22. Great finds! I love those white dishes!

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  23. You are a girl after my own heart. Just got to love junking and thrifting! You got a great deal on the dish set!

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  24. Oh my goodness what a great deal you got!!! I think I'd have been calling strangers to tell them about my deal LOL!!!! It all looks so nice together as well!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  25. Wow Sherri! Your dishes are beautiful. I can imagine how you felt when you checked them online. Thats what I did with the blue and white dishes I "found" recently too. Yours are soooo nice! I have a white set of 4 I found in a thrift store as well. I love mine too. Good for you.

    The platter is just perfect for your set too and the lovely dish with the blue bird. Love it!

    have a great evening...and what time is dinner?
    Judi

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  26. now what was the OTHER person thinking when they gave them away? thank goodness for recycle & upcycle because that treasure sits pretty on your table.
    marie

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  27. Hi Sherri,
    Love the white plate and the cloche from Ross!

    It is always great to meet up with another bargain shopper!

    Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

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  28. Happy Three or More Thursday!

    Susan

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  29. Oh, Sherri! I'm so jealous! Well, not really, but I love those dishes and I would have bought the socks off of them too! What a steal you got! I can't believe it! They are all lovely and go together! Now you're all set to join in on Tablescape Thursdays!
    I'm so glad you've been visiting me and I have entered your name in my giveaway!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  30. First time here...and thank you for stopping by my blog. Well...I have to tell you ... I too have a love of the simple white plate. I think your white dishes are great! What a great find! Take Care!!!

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  31. Wow - Wow - Wow
    What awesome finds and what bargains!!!!
    I'm turning green here for sure. Sheesh, I wish our thrift stores had things like THAT.Og BTW - let me know when you find out what a B-line is...I always wondered about that too, hehe.
    Great 'Three Or More' post and thank you so much for playing along.
    Have a wonderful evening,
    Tam

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  32. Great set of dishes, what a terrific score! I love the little jar too, looks very cute with the little egg inside.

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  33. I can certainly understand why you're so excited. I would be too. I love when something just comes together like that! Just think of all the fun you're going to have with these dishes....they say you have to adjust the cost of something by how many times you will be actually using it. I think you just got all those lovely white dishes for free!
    Elaine :)

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  34. Morning, Sherri - now, Dear One, I believe you have the perfect set of dishes to start your tablescape with! Go to town!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  35. Well hi neighbor. What part of GA do live in? And will you be attending the lunch this Monday?

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  36. Oh my goodness! You lucky girl! :o) My husband use to say similar things ... "you don't have to always tell everyone what you paid for it." Now you can hear him chiming in, "...and you know what it cost?" :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  37. Oh I just love them. I love dishes too much. I'm embarrased to tell you how many sets I have. Yes I mad my door hanging out of wood. Actually masonite so it is not heavy. Janis

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  38. Found you from clicking over from Elaine's blog and have enjoyed meeting you and reading, honey! Give that son of yours a huge HUG for protecting us, chickee!! I love men who protect us. Nice to meet you and hop on over. You might enjoy it a bit. Ya never know, honey! LOL
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  39. Ok, I definitely need to take a trip to the Goodwill! I never find good stuff like that at the thrift stores around here, they are all pretty picked over. That or I just don't have the knack for finding good stuff!

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  40. Hi! nice to meet you! I love your blog!

    visit me anytime...
    Marina

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  41. Hi, Sherri...Thanks so much for commenting on my blog about my big score at GW. I feel your excitement about your new dishes!!!! Love your blog. ~Kathy @ A Little Pinch Of This and That

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  42. I can't believe the deal you got.....just can't believe it. Our Goodwill charges ten dollars for 4 dinner plates that you can buy at Walmart!!

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  43. GREAT FIND! And I thought purchasing brand new Mikasa (white bone china) for $170 was a steal. (it's normally $970+)

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