Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy!
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It seems when I post about my Goodwill finds, I always get several comments on others wishing their local Goodwill had the sort of finds I happen to run across. I have to admit...I spend more time in Goodwill(s) and thrift stores than I do a regular mall. Seriously. For many people, right after the holidays and into January starts a really large commitment to get rid of excess things in their homes. Many donate to Goodwill.....I have found that throughout the month of January and into February, there are great items to be found. Be consistant, stop in more than once in a while, take a quick spin through the store...that is when I find most of my "good" finds.... when I am in a hurry.
That being said, There are four major Goodwill stores I like to shop at. The most favorite is the one in a really not very good part of town....none the less....it offers the best goods of all of them....they know me by name at this store! This past week, I happened to be in this very store, and I mentioned that the store was not very busy...the little guy that always talks to me said that since the new store opened a few miles away, the customer count had slacked off.....hold on...did he say NEW store....oh, my heart started racing. Very politely, as quick as I could without rushing the poor dude, I paid and snatched my sack off the counter and nearly sprinted to the car to make a mad dash to this NEW store....I swear this is true.
Now, next week, I will have to share my finds from the NEW store...and yes....I did find some great things. One thing I was amazed at was the prices at this new location. I have found that more times than not, that things seem to be priced more than I would like to pay....but the new store....dirt cheap...I almost felt guilty....almost......
Today, I want to share two figurines I happened to find at Goodwill......they are the sweetest little things.....
Now, when I saw this sweet little lady, with a puppy, well, I could not put her in my cart fast enough. She is just so very sweet. The sugar on top to this find was the label.........
A Josef Original.....I searched and searched on line to try and find one like her, but I never found anything close to this little lady. She could be a Calendar girl, but I really have no idea...I will keep looking and see if she turns up in my search. None the less...a real bargain at $2.00.
Now this is just so sweet. When I spotted this last year, I had to have it. You see, these little bluebirds remind me of the bluebirds we have at our cabin in Colorado. They had to come home with me, there was no doubt. I think their faces are so very sweet. This is a mint condition piece.
Here is the label on the birds....Again, I did a search, and did not find any like them. I did find however that these types of things made by this maker, varied so much in price and value. On ebay, some were listed for a mere .99 and well...then all the way to over a hundred dollars. These cute little birds only cost me $3.00 and I was happy to pay it.
Now this cutie is not mine. This was the closest thing I found on ebay that was remotely close to my bird figurine above. It is absolutely the sweetest thing....but it is listed for $95.00......WOW.....I often wonder what the value would be on the treasures I find and drag home.....but maybe it is better that I don't know, because I doubt I could part with them. If I pick something up and put it in my basket, it is because I love it and plan on keeping it......that is why I need a bigger house....in the worse kind of way!
Have a great weekend and a very Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!
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