Treasure Hunting

One of my favorite activities is finding hidden treasures at Goodwill Stores. This may seem like a strange activity, but it is so much fun! I have found countless books to read, artwork, picture frames, and kitchen decor, just to name a few. It’s amazing the very inexpensive items you can find that are unique and can bring such new life to your home. And I love that these items were once important to someone else.

So today I’ll  share with you some of my favorite Goodwill purchases.

I found this 1960’s herb and spice cabinet at my local Goodwill a few weeks ago. Look how cool this is! When you open the cabinet door, the inside is brimming with descriptions of the herbs and what goes best with what dishes. For $4, I’d say this was quite the buried treasure.

I found this Betty Crocker’s Kitchen Gardens book at the Goodwill bookstore. It was truly made for my kitchen since the green of the 1950’s book matches with the green spice rack.

I wasn’t sure what I’d do with this colorful flower pot, but it called my name. And for 99-cents, I figured I could find a use. I think Sophie’s color pencils and markers make a wonderful addition to the color of the flower pot.

I have found that globes at traditional antique stores are quite expensive. But I found this one at Goodwill for the affordable price of $7. I love it!

One of my new projects is decorating the house with 8″ x 10″ photos I’ve taken. I like buying all different frames at Goodwill. These are a few of my recent finds. If you’re curious to see the actual photos, most of them are in the Project 365 page or can be found in the Autumn section of the Seasons and Holidays page.

I love this painted wood piece that (for now) is located above our photo towers.

So this one drew me to it because of my love of doors. It hangs on a hallway wall along with my door photographs from Santa Barbara.

Not the best photo, but this “Cafe” sign hangs above the kitchen window. And it was only $2!

Here’s another treasure that I’m not quite sure what to do with yet. But I was so intrigued by the intricate woodwork design of this little box.

And of course, my kitchen window mantel herb box (originally featured with the Goodwill Americana clock in the Scenes from Memorial Day Weekend post of 2010).

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