Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I've Been Thrifting Again

I saw huge lines at the GW after Christmas, so I thought maybe they had a ton of good stuff.  I found some great treasures, plus it was senior day so everything was 25% off. 

I love books and this one is probably the nicest one I have ever found at GW.  It is leather and in perfect brand new condition.  Huckleberry Finn, how fabulous is that.

I think the front of the book is gorgeous with the beautiful gold picture and border.

And the back is just as beautiful.  I love it. A STEAL for $7.99 less the 25% so only $5.99.

I also found a couple of other volumns that are classics too.  They were $2.25. each.

I like brass and this little planter with the cute little feet will be so fun to use anywhere, and for $1.49 it had to come home with me.

I love the colors of this shawl.  It is huge and so soft.  Paisley is one of my favorite patterns. It was $1.49.

I have tons of silver and I actually have 6 trays.  Some that are mine from years ago, then my Mom's and my Mother-in-laws, but none as large as this one, it's Turkey size.  So I had to have it for $7.49.

Beautiful carving and it's a trophy tray from a Horse Show in February 1963.  So sad that someone gave it away.

Have you been out thrifting yet?  Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

I linking to:

Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous


  1. Wow, Marty you had quite the shopping expedition! I can't believe the shawl and the tray. What treasures. I will have to make a trip just to visit your GW. Ours is always awful! What a way to start 2011!

  2. I love all of your new treasures especially the tray! So pretty!!! I don't go to goodwill much I should go and check out to see what they have.

    If you get a chance come check out my new blog.

  3. BEAUTIFUL finds Marty! It is sad that your lovely tray wasn't treasured by someone...but now you get to treasure it. Love the books....I have a weakness for books for sure :)


  4. Great finds as alway Marty..Love that HUGE tray WOW!! and NO I have not been off my mountain top so far this year to shop and I'm none buying things too many now to clean and dust..Can you beilive I didn't buy one dish in 2010 no room left at the Inn ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

  5. I'm also a native Texan so I was happy to find your blog. We have two GW stores near us where I shop frequently but haven't found any treasures as nice as the ones you've shown us today.

  6. great finds!!! love the books and esp the silver tray, lucky you!!!

  7. Hi Marty, Huckleberry Finn is one of my son's favorite books---what a beautiful one you found! I love thrift store shopping. It feels go good to get something that you really love and need at a fraction of the cost.

    Also thanks for your comments, you always have something great to share.

  8. Marty what beautiful things you found! It always amazes me what family treasures people will give away! Thanks for sharing and happy new year to you! Sue

  9. I just went thrifting yesterday. But my Picasa is not working so I can't post photos until I find another way to add photos to my blog. But I love your tray and that shawl is wonderful find.

  10. If I thought my GW would have silver...I'd be there! Love that platter Marty!

    Be glad you bought the Chuck Finn book....where I live they are all up in arms because all Tom Sawyer and huck Finn books from now on will be sensored and language changed to be politically correct!
    The Mark Twain museum in Hannibal MO is not

  11. I love that book Marty!
    And that silver tray too!
    Great finds and I am waiting until i get there next week!

  12. Love the books, Marty! I was just going to say what Anna, above, said. I just read today about them changing words out in the Huck Finn book; so be glad you have an untouched story.

  13. Great thrifting day for you!! My favorite is the silver Horse Show platter... the engraving makes it special! Why would somebody give that away??

  14. I am so impressed with your shopping spree. I have not had any luck at our GW so far. That silver tray is awesome and I love the books. Enjoy.

  15. I love, love, love, that horse trophey....This is really sad but me and my friend drag her wonderful hubby around with us on Senior discount day! Little does he know we're just abusing his age.....but he thinks he's the bomb, so everyone wins! hehehehe!

  16. great finds! have not had a chance to go thrifting since surgery...holed up a home for the next month or so. i can't drive and it is no fun to go thrifting with hubbie -lol.

  17. Beautiful finds, Marty! I haven't been out thrifting yet, but the kids just started back to school hopeful I may get to go someday this week!


  18. You sure hit the Jackpot or I should say SilverMine with that amazing silver tray. I remember when items like that use to be such treasured pieces to win at horse shows and rodeos. Great to see you prospering in the GoodWill New Year!

  19. All treasures! My fave is the silver platter! Does it say 1962? It is even older than I am!!!

  20. Marty,
    What amazing bargains you found! Oh how you taunt me with your book finds. . .did I tell you how I love old books. . .especially those with numbered series! Lucky you!
    I'll be watching for you to show how you'll use that silver tray. Although, I have an idea it might become part of a tablescape with that paisley brown shawl. Only time will tell!
    thanks for sharing all your bargain finds with us!
    P.s. Today, I took 6 boxes to our local Thrift Shop!The ladies were already ohing and ahing before I finished unpacking my car!

  21. Wow, Marty, you had some serious fun. Love that tray!

  22. You really got some great finds. I have to find a way to get out without the hubs so I can really look. The thrift shop in our area is so crowded and small but I have found some neat stuff.

  23. Hi Marty! I love all your thrifting finds, especially the scarves, they are beautiful! And the!

    I went thrifting with my mom on New Years Eve only to learn that Goodwill has a big 50% off sale on the 28th, 29th and by the time I went there was nothing :-(

    But there's a whole new year of thrifting to look forward to isn't there?

  24. Nice finds, really like the silver tray. What is GW?

  25. Those books look fantastic. I love a good thrift excursion.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  26. Oh Marty what wonderful treasures you found! I went thrifting at Goodwill(GW)a few days ago myself and found some great things for next Christmas!!

    I'm already getting the itch to go again, even though I really need to retire a lot of stuff I already have first. I've already donated about two trunk loads but still have more that either needs to be donated and sold!

  27. I found a few items and will show them for my JFF party. Thanks for joining in! I love the shawl and the Mark Twain book is awesome.

  28. What neat finds! I love thrifting and used to feature my finds on the blog, but haven't been since mid-December (and my blog format has changed).

    Those things aside, a quick story regarding the set of books you bought: I once stayed at a small inn in northern Illinois where Somerset Maugham had stayed for a summer some years ago, finishing a book he was working on at the time. I have no idea what book it was, but wouldn't it be neat if it was one of these?

    Wishing you happy continued adventures (thrifting & otherwise) in 2011!

  29. Great finds...

    Hope you're enjoying welcoming the new decade.

    Best wishes...

  30. G'day Marty ~ What lovely finds. So love that scarf & tray! Catching up on the past days with you ... mercy! I love that cabinet full of silver ... I see lots of beautiful vignettes creating ... just sayin'!

    You have the magic touch for beauty in your home, Marty ... next time ...

    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  31. I have been thrifting and came home empty handed. :(

    I have to say I am absolutely thrilled that you will be joining me on the carriage ride destined for Royal Wedding Wednesdays. When I hit the "publish" button I had a momentary feeling of panic that my post would be met with only the sound crickets chirping. It has been quite the opposite, so much so that I feel we have a kindred spirit/sisterhood sorority.

    Here's to fairytales!

  32. Good evening, Marty...
    I must tell you how much I enjoy your blog. We have many things in common. I am your newest follower and hope you will consider following me.

  33. The shopping fairies were smiling on you, Marty. I never think to look at the books.

  34. Great finds. You must have lots of wealthy people nearby who favor goodwill. Our goodwill is awful it is mostly junk that smells.
    Hugs, Ginger

  35. Marty, great finds! It's funny that you bought Huckleberry Finn, because I just wrote about that book (and Tom Sawyer) on my blog today....about at least one publisher "editing" some of the words in it...Please stop by, but only if you want to!! :)

  36. Love your finds! No, I haven't been thrifting. I have a bag to bring though.
    I think books will become like typewriters. People use kindle etc, so soon will kids know what a book is? Nothing replaces holding it in your hand, I think! And I never have to worry about my battery going dead. Well...I do, but then I won't have to worry about reading! :)

  37. oh wow, what a gorgeous copy of Huck Finn!
    I just got a gorgeous hard back copy of Gone with the Wind today for $2. I have to get pictures of my newest goodwill purchases and get a new post, i have a TON of new stuff from Goodwill I am dying to post about!

  38. Fabulous deals Marty-The shawl is a beautiful pattern and the silver tray is a great size-There's nothing more satisfying than a good day at GW!!-Claire

  39. GREAT finds!
    That Huck Finn book is so cool!
    Have a pretty day!

  40. We share a passion for beautiful, leather-bound books. That was one is a beauty! So I have decided that this year, we will all gather at Marty's house and go to her junking sources. Cause yours are the best around. (well, maybe Debbie's is a tie) but today your scored!!! :) Hugs, Barb

  41. Marty,
    Now you know that I have thriftin'...found an awesome GW in Nashville this week:) Love the tray!


  42. Such fun treasures! I'm heading out tomorrow for a little shopping of my own.

  43. What a shopping spree! I just love Huck! And that tray is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Shel from South Africa.

  44. You snagged some great buys Marty!

    I've never read Maugham...good?

    Thanks for stopping by Stuff and Nonsense!

  45. Hi Marty!
    The only thrifting I've done lately is for back to school clothes for my daughters. They love, love, love GW since they can get many name brands and like, way cool stuff, for like, way cheap.
    I woulda fought you for that silver tray, if you were rolling down the aisle at the same time as
    me ;)

  46. Such great finds but the shawl is my favorite, sooo beautiful.

  47. Beautiful finds, Marty! Pretty books...and I LOVE that tray! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  48. Wow, you really found great items! The books are great and I am love with that tray!


  49. isn't it amazing what you can find at the thrift store? our salvation army has 50% off today, now I am so revved for it! awesome finds, love the Twain book

  50. You found some wonderful bargains. I love the silver tray, one can never have too many! I think I'll be making a trip over to GW, so much inspiration here.
    I came over from Junkin Finds Friday.

  51. Hi Marty!
    What wonderful finds! The Mark Twain book is beautiful and not to mention, a fun read. And I really am in love with that shawl! Gorgeous!