Friday, September 5, 2014

Christmas thrifting looking good

Those of you who mind my leaping ahead to fall are probably really aggravated that I keep leaping ahead to Christmas, but I am just so excited about all the great buys I've found at Goodwill this year that will make for some really lovely food gift presentations!

I think this $1.91 silver tray I found over the weekend will polish up nicely, and I do love that it's etched with "Merry Christmas" and a few touches of red and green. Obviously, this tray is crying out for some red and green cookies on it.

The half price color at Goodwill for the week was green, so I was happy to find the 2-cup green teapot had a "G" written on the bottom in China marker. It was $1.41 at regular price, so at half price that's what, 71 cents for the teapot? It looks brand new, like it's never been used, and has no chips, cracks or crazing. If I tuck this into a tea-themed gift basket, the recipient will really think I've gone all out, won't they? Maybe I'll tip my hand by including a note that says, "Peace on earth, GOODWILL to all!"

10 comments:

  1. Haha. Good one. Great finds as always .
    Merry Christmas, Ruthie

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  2. That teapot is the best bargain ever! And your clever note will be the perfect greeting!

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  3. What great finds! Goodwill to all, for sure.

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  4. You're so creative, Angela! ;-) Love your newest Goodwill finds. I do believe your mother's bargain genes are alive and well in you.

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  5. You are quite the bargain hunter! I hope whomever receives the gift basket doesn't read your blog! LOL

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  6. You are so clever with words! I wonder why? Ha! Great finds! (G too)

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  7. Love the treasures! Merry Christmas and Goodwill to you!

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  8. Again you have impressed me with your finds. That teapot looks like the ones I use to sell on my website.

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