Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Elegance at Goodwill

Sometimes the most elegant and wonderful things are at my local Goodwill.  I hadn't been in a while and then I found three really wonderful treasures.

Sometimes you just have to look past the dirt.  I had to clean this with cleanser and a toothbrush, but look what a beautiful white ceramic topiary was under all the grime.  Gorgeous detail in all the fruit.

The other side is just as detailed with different fruit and grapes.

I know I have a thing about clocks, but I really like this little mantel style clock and it has some lovely detail on it too.

All of the little flowers and leaves are raised and so delicately carved.

 Together they make a nice vignette on my living room end table.

Next I found this wonderful egg shaped crystal candy dish.  I just love the sparkle. $3.99 and 25% off.

Makes such a lovely vignette on this end table. - - - -

and the candy dish is beautiful on this table.  Some sparkle and glam for the living room.

Elegance on an affordable budget from goodwill.  The fruit topiary was $9.74 after 25% off. the clock was $3.99 and the egg crystal candy dish was $3.99.

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  1. Lucky you! You found some wonderful things at Goodwill. And you have the eye to display them. Beautiful!

  2. I want to go shopping with you!!!! LOL!! Beautiful, Marty!!~~Angela

  3. Oh the clock is my favorite Miss Marty! Great finds!

  4. Beautiful treasures, Marty! Love all of them.

  5. I think you have a pretty classy Goodwill, Marty! I love that beautiful ceramic fruit especially.

  6. Very elegant indeed, Marty! The clock, it's simply lovely and the fruit piece is stunning! Great finds. Big hugs,

  7. Marty,I am so jealous. Those prices are incredible too. I so love them all. The clock is really so beautiful.x

  8. You did good at the Goodwill. :) The crystal egg looks so pretty on your table. Love the clock too.

  9. Wow! You did great at Goodwill! I have gotten so bad that I cannot buy from Dept. stores, or any other kind of store anymore. Except for clothing and anything overstuffed. What great finds!!

  10. Amazing! the candy dish looks like Waterford. Good job Marty!

  11. What great finds! And they all go together so well. Make a beautiful vignette.


  12. Marty, I have the same candy dish (from the Thrift store of course) only in red!!!! Love your finds as always! You really have a great eye for treasures!

  13. You did find some great deals! Your GW stores obviously are much nicer than the ones around here. I have not been to one around here in a long time - not worth the trip.
    Hope you are having a great week.

  14. You always find the best things at the GW. Love the little clock.

  15. Well you're GW is nothing like my GW ( just saying ) or you have a much better eye ( than I )
    What beautiful finds!

  16. I know what you mean, Marty. Every once in awhile I'm just so surprised at what is at my Goodwill {in a good way!}. That little clock is so pretty.

  17. You certainly have a knack for making the ordinary seem extraordinary!

  18. You scored big! Any time you find a crystal candy dish with a lid, all undamaged, it's a good thing. Who could beat $3.99?

  19. Marty, I have never seen anyone find the items like you find! You always amaze me! Great pieces and lovely vignettes! You're so right- you have to look past the dirt!

  20. Lovely finds, that ceramic topiary is gorgeous. Our Goodwills never have treasures like you find.


  21. Isn't it amazing, you can really find treasure's almost anywhere you look. I especially like the clock and your home looks beautiful. Would love for you to check out my blog at http:homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.com

  22. You really did find some great things on this trip, Marty. Everything is beautiful. I especially like the little clock as it looks quite French to me, with all the curves and flourishes!

  23. I love to find things like that at Goodwill. What a beautiful vignette you have created

  24. What great finds! My next trip will be to Goodwill to see what lovlies I can find. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Great finds Marty!! Love the white fruit piece and the egg candy dish especially. You are right, you just never know what you will find at the Goodwill, that is part of the adventure. I went yesterday and found a few little things, but the most amazing item I saw was Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer nearly new in the box marked $6.99!!! The only problem was that it was in someone else's cart!! She was a young gal and so very excited, on the phone telling about the treasure she found to someone. I thought to myself, that can't be right, they will change it at the register, but no, she walked out with the mixer in her cart for $6.99!! Obviously, someone did make a terrible mistake, but she had a very happy find and I'm sure will tell the tale for years to come. I just love thrifting...but alas, my house is too full already!! I have to not go every week like I used to...;). Thanks for sharing, Blessing, Linda

  26. I love shopping in Goodwill. Ours can be hit or miss but I like to look either way. Great finds!

  27. Marty...as I have stated many times before...you always find the greatest things are your GW...Mine is hit or miss, but mostly "miss"!!...The ceramic fruit topiary is beautiful...and so are the other great finds...I sold a ceramic fruit topiary at a yard sale years ago because I was not crazy about the colors anymore..but now, if I still had it, I would definitely had painted it white...I love that look!...Hope you are having a good week!

  28. Marty, your GW Store has THE best stuff. I have a feeling that you also have THE best eye for finding it under dirt and grime. I'm in love with your sweet clock. laurie

  29. Great finds, Marty! I adore the clock. Hope you are enjoying your week.
    Blessings, Beth

  30. Way to shop, Marty! They're all pretty, but my favorite is the little clock.

  31. Marty, your finds are delectable. Love the topiary.. wow that is so pretty. Love the clock and the crystal pieces too. xo marlis

  32. Marty,
    I love your finds! They look so pretty on your tables. Thanks for sharing...

  33. What great finds Marty! I especially like that sweet little clock. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  34. You really did find some lovely, elegant things at Goodwill - what a marvelous place. I am sure whoever owned them before would appreciate that they now have such a wonderful home. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,