Thursday, November 12, 2009

White Wednesday on Thursday

Just didn't get my act together to post yesterday. Kids were off of school and my #1 girl and I took a field trip to Portland to do a little shopping on Hawthorne Blvd. We had a great time and both of us found some cute things. I'll show you what I got on another post.

On Monday I headed out to one of my favorite thrift stores that I haven't been to in awhile. The Goodwill Outlet aka "The Bins." It's usually hit or miss at the bins and you can't be afraid to dig. In fact, I think it should be call "The Dig" because that is exactly what you do. It was a great day for me as I found lots of cool stuff including a rusty metal bucket with wood handles, an extra large metal "in" basket, wire basket, cute chalkboard that will only need a little makeover, and a whole lot of whites.

This little chippy cake container was one of my first finds that day. Love it!

In this messy white pile is a chenille bedspread, several sheer tab top panels, a pair of grungy but cool quilted shams, lace runner, and lace tablecloth. Most of this is headed to the washing machine for a good oxy soak. BTW, I know I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely love OXY CLEAN. If you haven't tried it before, what are you waiting for? It is awesome!

I also found several cute tops including these.

The one on the far left is one I got at Expo for $3.00. I love it, but unfortunately I need to lose a few pounds before I can wear it. Wouldn't it be adorable with jeans? Anyway, the other tops in this picture were all found at the Bins. They need a little soak too but will be great after a little tlc.

I also got this sweet, not vintage, nightgown and cute little crinoline slip at the bins.

You would hate me if I told you how much I paid for all of the goodies I got that day, but believe me, it was a steal.

Here are a couple more white cuties.

Sweet vintage double doily.

This is a linen runner that I found at Monticello a couple weeks ago. It has this embroidered picture at both ends. It is unhemmed and my thought was to cut it in half and make two hand towels for my powder room, but now I'm thinking I might make one towel and one pillow. The embroidery on this is just lovely.

That's it for me. Wow! Three posts in one week. What has gotten into me? Hope you are having a fabulous Thursday and thanks for stopping by.


Sandi said...

WOW amazing finds and beautiful whites! I want to go with you to the Goodwill bins!! I guess I need to learn to DIG! :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I haven't been to that Goodwill in a long time sister is coming up from California in a week or so...think I will take her there! What wonderful goodies!

AuroraSuzette said...

Are you kidding! Did you really find that cake tin at the Goodwill? I want to go shopping with you. That's to go with my shopping from you!

Ticking and Toile said...

What great finds! I love that chippy metal cake box! wow ~ I can't believe you found that at a goodwill outlet! I have found things there too, but some days I just can't do it. Maybe I just need to put on gloves & go for it!

fabulous goodies! Which one do you go to? Vancouver? I live up there. It's always nice to connect w/ other people from the area.

Take care


Into Vintage said...

I am impressed - I never seem to find anything at the bins but I think I get overwhelmed when I walk in there.

All of those white tops are so cute too. Good stuff! -amy

Lori said...

what wonderful finds...i am just loving the sweet little crinoline is totally precious!!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Can't believe you found that chippy cake tin at the bins...I RARELY find anything there anymore! You had the luck today girl!

Rebecca said...

I think you hit the mother load! I do! What fabulous treasures. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. I am a tad bit envious! I've been working and not getting out much! Boo Hoo!

Love it when I'm able to stop by. So inspiring!

Love to you~


lulu said...

the first, and only time I took Geff to tacomas pound store he said it looked like in India with the rag pickers. I always think of that when I go there. I love the pound store. Some days I just don't have the energy for it, but you found some great things so maybe I'll give it a try next week and post what I find.

Hope to see you soon. Lulu/Linda

krys kirkpatrick said...

Looks like a great shopping venture. I am jealous. I have been in my studio creating away... a little shopping would be fun.

Barn House said...

Hi Lisa! Hope to see you soon...

J & J

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lisa, all such wonderful white finds. Worth the digging - you found really great stuff!

twinklescrapbooks@yes! that's my child screaming! said...

Cool stuff. Goodwill is a great place to find vintage stuff.

twinklescrapbooks@yes! that's my child screaming! said...

Cool vintage stuff. Goodwill is a great place to find great vintage looking things.

twinklescrapbooks@yes! that's my child screaming! said...

Great looking vintage stuff. Goodwill always has such good bargains.

Elyse said...

i am still swooning over the cake tin! what a fab find!!!


Amy'svintagecottage said...

Hi Lisa! Love that Cake tin!
Todays Country store

prashant said...

WOW amazing finds and beautiful whites!
Work from home India

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a fantastic selection of antique linens! I have more than I'll never need but that doesn't stop me adding to my collection!
Isabelle x

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...


Rochelle said...

Hi Lisa
I wish our Goodwill's in Canada had even a smidgen of what yours do! No such luck for me - I have better luck at the Bibles for Missions or MCC thrift stores. I love looking at the stuff you find - it makes me drool! lol

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

What gorgeous finds Lisa!! I always love all the pretty things over here. Hope you have a good week! xoxo

Timi said...

WOW!!! Fun stuff. I'm soooooooooooooo stealing that cake carrier when I visit you! Hide it if you know I'm visiting.

Halo Hill said...

OH my gosh, the cake tin!! To die for! What a score, Lisa! Thanks for all the fun today, and the yummy lunch, and for sharing your toys!


Red Riding said...

just found your blog,i am so envious of your finds!i am never lucky enough to score such pretty things


Stephenie said...

Wow!!!! You really did find some beautiful treasures.. I always find some amazing treasures at Goodwill..

Halo Hill said...

This cake box is still killing me, Lisa! Please let me know before you put it in one of your booths!