Friday, October 1, 2010

Thrift store finds...

I've made numerous trips to my local Goodwill -
donating, not shopping. 
 I like donating there...
you drive up and they unload everything!

 I won't shop there - because I don't want to see my stuff!

I do have a secret little thrift shop thatI like shopping at,
so I won't donate to them ~ but I do make purchases!

Just a few things I recently acquired~

I found a 'chippy' shutter,
 black dress form,
a white Rosary
and this round black marble piece that is laser etched with the
 Blessed Virgin Mary

I was very intrigued by this, and not sure why someone would donate this or what it's purpose was.
The manager at the store said it came from
a headstone maker and this was a sample of what he etches on the headstones...
I had to have it then!

I found the Rosary too, I've never seen Rosaries in a thrift store,
these items seemed to be some sort of a sign from above!

The metal crown was rust colored and of course - i sprayed it white!

They all seemed to fit together like they were meant to be!

Tomorrow is the Kane County Flea Market and I can't wait!
I hope to find some new treasures ~  things that are meant to be!

I linking up today with
 Debbiedoos and her Garage Salen Party!


  1. It was so meant to be. What beautiful pieces and meaning!~ They look great as a vignette together, enjoy! And thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoy a few others Marcy, they will be sure to visit you in return. Debbie

  2. Great finds!I love the metal crown. Have fun shopping tomorrow!

  3. What great finds! I love all of it and they look perfect together. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  4. What great finds, Marcy! Makes a charming vignette! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog~ I've enjoyed my visit to yours too... I am a new follower!

  5. Great finds, love the black and white together:)

  6. I know what you mean about not shopping at the thrift place you donate to! I cannot do that either, so I go out of my way to donate my stuff to a place I never shop at. Husband thinks I'm nuts. Great finds - that headstone thingie is awesome.

  7. I can see why you were drawn to the Blessed Virgin. Very cool find! You need to let me in on where the 'secret' thrift store is :-)