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Friday, October 29, 2010

Junkin Finds - I Did Good

While running errands yesterday, I had to stop by Goodwill.  Thursdays are $1 days.  Certain colored tags are only $1.  I think I made out like a bandit.

I am always hunting for more books, and all of these were only $1 each.

I love pretty and unusual baskets, and the color and size of this one was super.  It was also $1.

Nice size and deep too.  Love it.

I love old wicker suitcases, and this was such a different piece, that I had to have it.  For $2.99 it came home with me.

Isn't it a pretty shape.  Love the wood trim and the black and natural finish together. This will be perfect to sit by my chair and hold some of my favorite design books and magazines.

I always love bags of faux fruit.  This bag has a tone of stuff.  A real bargain at $1.

I loved the miniatures that were inside.

More miniatures and even some walnuts.

I havn't had any berries before, so these will be fabulous to use.

These strawberries almost look real.

Full size oranges, figs and even a tomato. 

Lemons and plums.

And bananas too.

Everything got a good bath in warm soapy water and now I am ready to play.


Fun day and I think I found some great treats. 

I am linking with Linda @ A La Carte for Junkin Finds.  Be sure to visit and see all the wonderful treasures everyone has discovered. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits. 







61 comments:

  1. Wow you did make a haul there Marty!! I love the bowl and the suitcase. Now they were a SUPER deal.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  2. Marty thank you so much for joining in my first Junkin Finds!! And wow you did find some great things. I love that basket. Wonderful colors. You got a good bargain on the fruit also.
    Happy Junkin!

    Linda

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  3. Wow Marty!!! You did do good with your finds!! Love the basket- it's really unique! The books and the faux fruit are great- I love those berries too! I bet you are going to something really great with them! :)

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  4. That case is fabulous! The GW queen rides again!!

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  5. WOw! You did do good Marty! And might I say you take excellent pictures. What type of camera do you have?? I got a new one for Christmas last year and it's a good one, but I can't seem to take a good picture. I guess it depends who's standing behind the camera!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  6. Good Morning Marty Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this morning. I love your goodies that you found at the GoodWill store.

    Now that basket is quite the score,and I can't wait to see what you do with it. I also adore the little case. It will be beautiful with magazines tucked inside by your chair. What a score there.

    Yes, I love a bag of fruit and you found an awesome deal here. My gosh, you sure got a lot of variety. Usually they don't pack them as tight with goodies. You have an eye for the thrift store shopping. I need to start following you around a little.

    Hope you are well sweetie. I think of you so often and would love to get together again soon. Still not much voice, and a diagnosis of Spasmodic Dysphonia. It is permanent, caused by my serious pneumonia and the constant coughing for so many months. No pill to make it better. Dr.s are experimenting with botox injections into the vocal cords, but I am not game for that one, and am so through with dr.s I don't want to see another one or have any more tests. It is time to quit and leave well enough alone.

    Take care sweetie. Have a wonderful blessed weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  7. You did well Marty, I had no luck this week but its always fun to see what others find.

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  8. Wow, those $1 deals were fabulous!

    I noticed the three Harvard Classics books -- excellent bargain at a dollar each!

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  9. Hey Marty - - SCORE!! You made out very well my friend! I am loving the wicker pieces and oh, that fruit :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  10. I really like that basket and I love old books! You did good Marty!

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  11. How fun, you really did well. Love baskets too. I can't wait to see what you do with them all. In fact I bet you are rearranging as we speek, Love ya, Kathysue

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  12. Hi Marty, wow you did great on those GW finds. I love the basket.
    Hugs..Sue

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  13. Holy Cow! You hit a good day at GW! I don't think our GW runs any specials. I'll have to ask. La

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  14. Marty, you always find the most amazing things at rock bottom prices. You go girl!!

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  15. You did make out like a bandit! I told myself if I buy any more books, I have to start looking for more bookcases. I've plumb run out of room!
    Brenda

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  16. Oh yes I think you made out like a bandit. I love when that happens.

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  17. terrific new treasures marty. you didnt do good-- you did GREAT..

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  18. WOW!! You definately found a bunch of neat items!! I especially love your basket and the suitcase that you found!! I'm another one who likes the real to life fruit!! Your books look quite amazing too!! It's been awhile since I've visited our Goodwill.. I might have to check them out again real soon!!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  19. Marty,

    What great goodies. I love it all, especially the basket!!

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  20. you found a hot spot! Great finds!

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  21. Ooh you did do well Marty! I can't wait to see what you do with all of your wonderful new treasures!

    Kat :)

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  22. yes...you did really well.
    Aren't those finds funnnn!

    I'm addicted,
    d

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  23. Great finds. You did real good, can't wait to see those things in some of your tablescapes. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Wow! The basket and the suitcase are wonderful buys! I can't wait to see where you put them.

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  25. Hello, hello!!!

    This is my first time here and I am so impressed not only by your beautiful pictures but also the way you communicate with your readers. It's inspiring!

    Actually, I just started a new blog. If you have some time would you please take a look and let me know what you think?

    Thank you very much!

    Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.COM

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  26. Wow Marty, what great finds! Love the trunk and the basket, both very useful. That fruit looks good enough to eat.

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  27. Hi Marty, Wish we had your GW here-what great finds you got! Love the basket and the suitcase as well.
    Have fun with the fruit.
    Blessings, Noreen

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  28. Great finds Marty, I love those baskets!

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  29. Fruits always remind me of the fruits of the Holy Spirit!
    You found some fun things, all right!
    It's always fun to see what you find, Marty!
    Hugs,
    ~me

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  30. You DID do good! I don't think my Goodwill has dollar day and on top of that, they have increased their prices. It is distressing me! lol

    LOVE the fruit and that basket! And those books are in great colors!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  31. oooh i love that wicker suitcase! so awesome!

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  32. Great finds! I have a bag of almost the same faux fruit and am thinking of sugarizing them with glitter. Can't wait to see how you use yours.

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  33. Almost theft? You bandit...you did good. The wicker box/basket is fabulous! hugs♥olive

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  34. Marty,
    Woo Hoo! You hit the jackpot on that suitcase. .. it should retail for about $15.00 ~ $20.oo when new.
    I am always looking for books, not to read, to decorate with. My favorites are the ones in a numbered collection, same author, same color. . .or should I say I just like books! They make wonderful risers when elevating objects!Now I'm ready to go find some buys at the Thrift Shop, Goodwill, garage sales. ..see how you've inspired me! Thank you, again Marty!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. Great job, Marty!! You always find the best stuff!! Love the little suitcase...great for storage and display!

    XO,
    Jane

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  36. Wow! Your GW has a lot better things than the ones in my area. You really got some great deals.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Good night Gertie! I wish OUR GW had something, ANYTHING!!! that was worth buying. I'm coming out there to shop with you, Marty. Chuckle! You made out like a bandit!

    TY for your sweet note, it means a lot to me.

    Have a BOO-TEA-FUL weekend!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  38. Goodnight, Marty! You did make out like a bandit. What a stash of goodies! Linda

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  39. You scored big Marty! I love the basket and wicker suitcase.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Gail

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  40. You DID make out like a bandit! That basket is gorgeous. And the fruit reminds me of some I have tucked away downstairs. It belonged to my grandmother and was always out in a dish on her table. :)

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  41. Great finds. Love the round basket - it sure is unique.

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  42. You found some great stuff, Marty...especially the baskets! I love the new look you are working on in your living room! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  43. Kudos on the finds!

    The fruit reminds me of a craft project from the late '60s, early '70s where we painted plastic fruit with furniture stain. My mother kept the stained fruit, stained cornucopia concoction I made for her until she moved into a smaller home in the early '90s. :P

    Some craft projects deserve a decent burial; some warrant cremation!

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  44. Wow, you did great, Marty! Have fun with your new "old" treasures.
    Carol

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  45. You did well! That basket and trunk are great!

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  46. Wow! I love that little wicker trunk especially. You always find the best things Marty! :-)
    Vanessa

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  47. Fantastic finds!! I love that basket, but I think my favorite things are the black bound books. When I saw the subject matter, the history lover in me got very jazzed. I would LOVE the Plutarch and the Franklin and Penn ones the best. Awesome!

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  48. Wow! You found great bargains! I wish my Goodwill would have a dollar day - I'd be there everytime.
    ~Adrienne~

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  49. I've never been to a Goodwill that has great stuff like this! I too love baskets...hubby always grumbles when I come home with one more, but they are great for so many things! You definitely got more than your money's worth. I want to go shopping with you!

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  50. Oh My Gosh Marty! I cannot believe that gorgeous round basket only cost $1! It is so unique and beautiful. You really found some bargain treasures, and I can't wait to see how you use all of them. What a perfect time of the year to get such a bargain on faux fruit. laurie

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  51. Wow, you DID do good, Marty! I especially love the little wicker suitcase -- wonderful! And your new winter look in the living room is beautiful!!! You have such a beautiful home. :)
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  52. I always love to see your Goodwill steals/ha You must have a great store. The basket and suitcase are wonderful!

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  53. You are making me wish I could thrift this weekend! Haven't gone to the big city in a while and do miss finding all those great finds!

    I want to go to your next garage sale when you thin things out- you get the best stuff!!

    The clothing pantry is coming along!
    The racks are super nice that we got and I can't wait till we get everything in its place this week for the big opening Thursday! Then it is helping someone move to Denver on Friday- hey maybe I can get to a couple of thrift stores while we are up there!!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  54. Oh Marty I love that wicker like suitcase...how fun will that be to decorate with...Happy Halloween my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  55. You do realize we have to go to your GoodWill when I am over in January. YOU DO REALIZE THAT RIGHT?
    Cause you just find the BEST stuff!
    Happy Halloween!
    Hugs! Karen

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