Wednesday, July 30, 2008

  {Good Will Hunting}

I L-O-V-E Good Will, and I tend to find some really cool treasures on my shopping trips there! So over the last few months, I have collected some goodies that I wanted to share with you. Now, these are not ALL that I have, but I don't have a wide enough camera lens to get all of it in a picture! lol So I picked some of my favorite items to show you!

I picked up this floor lamp yesterday. Its just plain at the top, but I thought the bottom was worth showing off. It was only $6.00!

This is a little collection of some candle sticks (1.50 each), picture frames (1.50 each) and this cute little mosaic balls that I have a perfect bowl for (1.99 each). I also love these bottles with the veggies and stuff in them, I have them all over my kitchen! (1.99)

This clock I bought a while back, but I LOVE it!! It was $8.00, a little high, but I couldn't resist!

I also got these little paintings for the master bathroom. They are the perfect colors, so I think I will leave them alone and just hang them as is! (3.00 each)

Have you found any good deals lately while Good Will Hunting? Leave me a comment so I can come by and see them!!

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Deb said...

Nikki, thanks so much for kind words and your prayers. They are much appreciated. I love the things you found at the Goodwill. Yours has much better stuff than ours does. Those candle sticks are from Southern Living and were about $45 originally. I came close to getting them a few years ago, but knew my husband would have an attack. Awesome buys. Congrats!

Blissful Nikki said...

Hey Deb! Thanks for stopping by! I just KNEW those candle sticks looked familiar, thank you for telling me where they are I feel even better about them! hehe

Laura said...

I really need to start shopping at Goodwill, everyone posts the cutest stuff that they find there! I love your site, and now I am going back to look at your older posts! Thanks for stopping by mine!

Laura :)

Tausha said...

I love all the finds! Don't you just love thrift stores? Be still my heart. That clock is perfect. The fact that you got it at good will-even better. I love the art projects! What a great idea to use paint samples. Such warm, cozy olors. Looks like fall to me, I so want fall to come! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!!! I have a couple of my own now.

Anna said...

thanks for commenting on my blog (vacation pics) :-)
I will have to check out some more Goodwill and thrift type stores, you found some nice things! I just posted a few of my favorite bargain things on my blog.

Joy said...

Girl, you found some wonderful goodies! I haven't had a whole lot of luck in the thrift stores lately. Oh whoops, I guess I have. I was just thinking that I haven't found any decorative items lately. But, I picked up a beautiful armoire last week for $120. It needs a little TLC. I had to talk my husband into buying it, but now he's glad we did.

Blissful Nikki said...

Thanks so much girls! I didnt shop at goodwill until about a year ago, and now Im SOOO hooked! In fact, my sister never finds anything at hers, so she told me when she has extra money that she will give it to me to go shopping for her! LOL I think I must have the gift! HEHE!! :)

Anonymous said...

I am also hooked on Goodwill and I also discovered it only a year ago. Just think of all the money I could have saved all these years. Love your blog and that little pink dresser is delightful.


Darlene said...

Great finds...we have a Salvation Army store and I never find anything there. I especially LOVE the clock. Wow what a deal on the candlesticks from Southern Living!!

Nicole said...

Wow, those are some great finds. I tell ya, I need a lesson in thrift shopping because I never find anything.

HeathahLee said...

LOVE the clock! And the little picture frames, too

Thanks for your sweet comments lately on my blog!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I just was lurking around on your blog earlier today and what do you know, you post on my blog today! Did I leave some sort of digital footprint on your blog or something?

My Goodwill (30 minutes away!) never has anything good when I go there. St Vincent de Paul (35 minutes away) has much better stuff--that's where I found the cheese dome I posted about on my blog. Still, I never find the cutesy stuff that others post about. Maybe someday!!

~ Sarah

aj said...

Love your clock and I of course, LOVE Goodwill. I'll have to take my camera around the house and take pics of all my Goodwill finds. I just discovered a new thrift store by me today:) Exciting. Very exciting:)

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

I love yard sales as much as Good Will. :-) No point in ever buying retail!

Those candle holders and the clock are my favorites. Such cheerful things!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Nikki, I love your treasure you found at Goodwill! I went to ours today and found a few things! I got a large starfish for $1.09. The kids and I went to the local zoo afterwards and they had one identical to mine, in the gift shop, for $6! I love a bargain! :) ~Rhonda

ko said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! :) Can I just say, " I have never been on your blog, and I might just be hooked now! :) YOU ARE AWESOME! :) I found the Snow globe in Canton actually! It was $50 and I got it for $35! I was proud. I have been blessed enough to see the broadway hit, but the rest of my family has not! They have only seen the newest movie, that is FANTASTIC.. So if you dont mind I am going to link you to my blog..your just awesome!

Miss G said...

Hi Nikki, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. It's nice to "meet" you. How did you find me? Are you moving soon? One more day for me! Kelly

Mary said...

Hi Nikki,
Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment. I love all the terrific things you found at your Good Will. I am definitely a thrift store shopper! I hope to visit you again soon. :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE all your finds. The candlesticks are great and I love the little bally thingys. Very pretty. And the clock is fab, too.

You have seen all of my thrifty goodies. I have not been since that trip. Once school is back in, I will be there a couple times a week. I promise, it is therapy for me. -- Brandi

Shannon said...

I love our local thrift store too. I've never found that much stuff though! :)

mollyandmarshal said...

You found some awesome treasures! You have a knack for it, I can never find anything that good!

Nikki said...

I wouldn't hesitate to spend $8 n that clock! Its awesome!

Christina said...


Thanks for stopping by our blog. It is great fun to see others deals. Looks like you got some great ones.

I *love* the pink armoire.

Look forward to reading your blog further.


Melissa Lee said...


I am so sorry, but I just don't think you and I can be friends.

Look at how creative you are.
And talented you are.

I mean - you create the most beautiful things out of absolutely nothing. You bargain shop. AND you buy fish for 99cents and make a perfect meal out of it.

How can I compete with that?

I can't. So just send me that Toscana dress as a peace offering and we'll call it even.

You are a doll,
Melissa at Stretch Marks

PS. And no, I wasn't kidding about that Toscana dress. :0

Tina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog- yours is too cute! You are so talented in so many ways- I want to be you when I grow up!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Nikki,

Great finds from Goodwill! I think I have that same lamp base. You have so many great ideas on your blog.

Brandee :-)

Blissful Nikki said...

Hey Girls! you are all so sweet! You have all just made my day by stopping in! :)
Melissa, your so sweet! I LOVE reading your blog, it brings me so much inspiration. I would love to send you a toscana dress, but I dont have any more of the fabrics in it! hehe (that and they take me 2 weeks to patchwork! HEHE)

Love you all!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I have those same candle sticks from Southern Living at Home! Love the it a thrifty find too? I don't think 8 dollars is too much for the clock if you really liked's cute!

I am going to have a post tomorrow of some stuff I painted from yard sales.

Blissful Nikki said...

Hey Dianne,

I acutally got the rug at Kirklands on Black Friday about 3 or 4 years ago. It was like $30 or something, really good for a cute little rug. And it had leopard print in it, which I CAN NOT resist! :)

Kitty Scraps said...

Great finds! You hit the jack pot there. My GW completely stinks I tell you, lol

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I actually live in Austin too!

Man, I've checked out several Goodwill stores since we moved here and I've never been able to find the treasures you did! You must have found the crown jewel of Austin Goodwill stores. :) I definitely know there are a LOT of them to check out!

I love the artwork you created with the paint chips! It looks so clean and colorful. Back in college, I used the paint chip squares to create a border on a flat wooden picture frame and decoupaged them on. It was a really fun project and I made them for friends as Christmas gifts in their favorite colors. I wouldn't have thought of using them for a larger scale piece of art though! Love the idea!

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