Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How I'm spending my summer vacation...

When I was teaching I always had the students write about how they spent their summer vacation. I know you, as well as me, when I was the student, was sick to death of writing about "summer vacation... but it always gave me great insight to their lives, their interests, and their exposure to the world.

If I were writing about my summer today,  I would surely include this little find - I would title it,
My Ten Minute Find!

On my way home from running errands I decided to stop by the Goodwill. I only had 10 mins max and thought it probably a waste of my time. As soon as I opened the door I spotted it straight ahead... towards the back. I made a bee line to it and could not believe it was only $12.

I had been looking for a small wooden table to go on the deck at the beach condo. I could picture it already in my mind... cleaned up and painted white (of course). All things were made to be painted white.

I took it home and cleaned it up and  sat it in the kitchen... its' new temporary home until I can take it to the beach. 

 Now I'm thinking I kinda like it there. It matches perfectly although the green 90's wallpaper is coming down this fall the new color will be taupe..... it's just too hot to tackle anything like that now. Oops! That's Skippers checked placemat for his water bowl on the side. His presence always seems to make its' way into my pictures!
Glad you could stop by. Come again often


  1. Wow....that is a great find at Goodwill! I love is so hard to snag furniture here at our always goes so fast!! have a great VTT and thanks for linking in!!

  2. Love this may be interested in my garage salen party going on now....always fun and lots to see!!~

  3. That is so pretty and what a bargin. Blessings, Vicky

  4. You found this at Goodwill? Oh so excellent.

    My Show n Tell is 'showing off the flowers...". Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

    Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

  5. Cute table, what a good find!

  6. Thanks for linking up...hope you enjoy a few others...I am certain you will meet some cool ladies you will enjoy their blogs as well.

  7. What a great wine rack! And a real bargain, too. Some of the Good Wills around here tend to be priced ridiculously high, so you got a real steal! thanks for stopping by!

  8. That is a great find at a great price!! Good for you!!


  9. Stopping by from debbiedoos! LOVE this little table! Great find. I love Goodwill. We have about 5 in a 20 mile radius that I try to hit one of them at least every week! Welcome to the world of blogging! I just started a few months ago and LOVE it! You have a new follower!

  10. You did a wonderful job on redoing that table. It looks really nice the way you are using it.

  11. I always seem to get in the most trouble when I only have a few minutes for thrifting :) But you managed to snag a great find.

  12. Great find! I never find anything at Goodwill. I did however find a similar table to yours near someone's trash. I love it too!

  13. Great little table! We don't have Goodwill nearby us, only Salvation Army which is 95% old clothes. I have to hunt religiously to ever find anything this good! Happy VTT!

  14. I love goodwill and you sure made a great find with that table. The fruit motif makes it absolutely perfect...

    your newest follower
    Sonny~ Sonny DayDreams

  15. GW is a regular spot for me too. GREAT find!

  16. That is cute. Love your doggy's mat ;) Visiting from Show and Tell Friday~

  17. Goodwill is fabulous! I nearly always find something, and once in awhile I find a GREAT bargain.

    Love your little table -- it's a wine rack, I think -- very handy! It's adorable, and can hold 8 bottles, too!

    Love the dog's placemat. My dog is jealous; he doesn't have such a nifty placemat as Skipper's!
    Have a lovely weekend ... Cass

  18. Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

    Your table looks utterly charming!

  19. What a great find!! Love the table!

  20. Hi! I'm stopping in from DebbieDoos! I love going to Goodwill and I think your wine rack is precious! Great find.

  21. What a great little table that is! I love Goodwill too, it's so much fun finding treasures there:)

  22. Great find! I kinda like it the way it is now!

  23. Thrift store finds are always such a thrill. It's like being on a treasure hunt. You just never know what you'll find.

    Thanks for linking to my Time Travel party.

    Come join the fun each week for any or all three of my linky parties.

    Get the details here:

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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