Thursday, February 26, 2009

Goodwill Finds, A New (Different) Computer & Shelley's Giveaway

Tuesday night while Joy was in dance class, I stopped in Goodwill. I have a regular route through there, scanning the tops of the shelves, usually ending in the books. This time, believe it or not, I didn't find any books. That's very rare. But here's what I did find for a total of $7.00.

I will add the rolling pin to my collection in a crock in my kitchen. I'm not quite sure what I will do with the little Americana basket. I can picture it for sure being used in the summer for get-togethers with silverware tucked inside. But I'll find a place for it's everyday use probably somewhere in my Prim/Americana living room or foyer. I can never pass up a cutting board. This one was a little smaller and just the size to hang in a little wall space between my kitchen countertops and the cabinets. Of course, it will be painted and primmed. And the last thing I picked up there was this little wooden box. I passed it up last week and wished that I had gotten it after I came home. I picture it painted and primmed and on the back of the toilet in the bathroom with prims toiletries tucked inside. I'm brainstorming on that one! But I was tickled to find it still there from last week. It was only 99 cents.

Then I had a few more minutes before the antique gallery/flea market closed, so I made a quick run through there. I found this old wooden bowl for $5. The fruit painted inside has definitely got to go. I hope to have a great prim bowl when I'm finished with it! I was excited to find this because I love wooden bowls. Although I'd love to have true antique bowls, I really can't swing the price tag for them, so I'm fine with reproductions or makeovers!

Second of all I thought I'd update you all on my computer woes! First let me say, I am still a fan of Dell Computers, as every other computer in our home is a Dell...Jason's work computer, Colt's new one, Joy's (Colt's old one), and our desktop. However, that being said, my red Studio 17 Dell had a hard drive problem with in a week after I had it. We took it back to the Geek Squad. They gave us a new one. The second red Studio 17 did the same thing...hard drive problem within a couple of weeks. At this point, I was getting a little skiddish about getting another one. While Jason was waiting in line again at the Geek Squad, another person was in line with the same problem, returning their's also. So, this time, he brought home an HP.

Although I really did love my red computer, I do love this one. It is a 16" screen, instead of 17" and it is black. It is a little easier to cart around and is very sturdy. So far, no problems. Wish me luck. I'm beginning to get a complex about me and computers! :)

And last of all today, I wanted to let you know about Shelley's giveaway. You have until February 28th to sign up. You have a few options about what you'd like to choose....all from her new nature photography site. Be sure to click over and check it out!


Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on Our Love Story. I loved sharing it and loved hearing Jason's side too! A girl can never hear it enough, right? :)

Come back on my next post as I answer the questions I received on Homeschool Open House Day.

Have a great Thursday! :)


CozyCoops Corner said...

Great finds Tammy ! I love the wooden container and the bowl:-) Wish I could find some bowls. That's what I'm always looking for.Can't wait to see them redone ! Have a good day Tammy !

Shellmo said...

I'm really loving these wooden bowls of yours and thinking I should add some to the cabin! Your computer looks simliar to my HP - mine is silver. Do you have the HP Pavillion Entertainment Notebook PC? I love mine so far! Thank you for mentioning my giveaway and you will have 3 entries!

Janene said...

Tammy~ Your finds are wonderful!
My fave is the wooden box that you intend to put use in your bathroom! So many uses and for $.99 you practically stole it!
I love seeing what others are finding...makes me want to look that much more...Can that actually be possible?

Lisa said...

I love all of your "finds"....I never seem to not spend a ton of $$ when I go into the TS but OH how I LOVE to go! I think I just buy everything! Thanks for sharing.

Country Acres Primitives said...

Great finds, I can't wait to see them finished. Had to comment on your love stories too. Very sweet to read, thanks for sharing them!

Susan said...

You found some great things. Looking forward to seeing what you do to them. Hope you have a great day!

The Whites said...

Love your finds! Darrell "builds" our computers from parts that he can get good deals on. I'm not even sure we have a brand!

I'm looking forward to your homeschool post - we are having some curriculum issues at the moment!


Debbi said...

I have that same Americana basket, I use it to hold my hair dryer and brushes.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

WTG Tammy, great finds!! Good deal on that bowl!

Susan said...

Great finds and I appreciate the way you tell us your plans for each item, both in restoring them and then using them.

Bobbi Jo said...

Great finds. I can't wait to see the ones that you are going to paint when they are done.
I too love wooden bowls but they are pricey. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

wrcdgc said...

Hi Tammy,

Great finds. The basket hmmm my first thought was a recipe basket but I'm not sure it will match the kitchen. My second thought was in the foyer to hold your keys. We have a basket for that and the whole family loves it. We never lose our keys anymore. I love the cutting board. I need to find one to put the candle mat on that I won. I love the bowl. My wish list includes a bowl rack like Jason made you, a table stool, and new bathroom decor. All in time I guess. It's amamzing how so many people are finding so many similar items at the TS and GW. Who is throwing out these great items. :)


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the wooden bowl I know you will do a great job at primming it up:) I love cutting boards too and always pick them up when I see them:)
Have a great day!

Denise said...

Great finds! I can't wait to see the bowl when it's finished.

I'm having computer problems too. Comcast will be over this afternoon to do their magic(I hope).

Have a great day, Denise

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey Tammy! You got some great finds! I can't wait to see them all primmed up!
Wow, that is scary about the Dell computers. I have only ever had HPs and have never had problems like that. My "new" one is almost a year old and I love it. This one has 3 times the memory, etc as my old one. I hope you will have good luck with your HP. I have never had a laptop, though, so they may be totally different.
Have a great day!

Wendi said...

Great finds! I especially like the cutting board. Those are on my list of things I want at the moment.

Have a great day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tammy, You did well at the Goodwill store. Wish there was one closer to us. Sigh!

My son has always had Dell's with no problems --so I cannot imagine what happened to yours. Maybe it just doesn't like that RED color... Ha...

Hope the new one works better.


Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

I have an HP laptop and LOVE it!!! It's similar to yours but mine is white. I love having the 17" monitor. best of favor with your new toy.

miss mary said...

hi there. I love all your finds at the goodwill. thanks for sharing with us. Also I have an HP and its great for me. i haven't had any problems with it yet. Hope you have good luck with this one.
Have a wonderful day, drop by anytime. Hugs

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Tammy; I love the big wooden bowl you have to show us when you redo it. You really found some great things for such a great price.


Blessed Beyond said...

Hi Tammy,

Great finds. I love the American Basket. And I think primming up the box for the back of the toilet will be really great!

I hope you continue to love your new lap top. Sounds great! I have heard a few having a lil trouble with the Dell Laptops... I used mine and loved it, without trouble. But I have heard several with trouble on some of the new ones.

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Hugs and Blessings,

UPON A HILL said...

You found some really great finds. I like the bowl. The wood box will look really great in your bathroom.

Karen said...

Hi Tammy,
Just me Karen (KM Primitives)
I love your finds from Goodwill. I saw a basket there the other day very similar to the Patriotic on you have there.
Your bowl is way tooo cool....I actually love it the way it is. It has that warm, loved look to it.
I think that's something like from the late 40's-50's isn't it? The fruit motif on housewares was quite popular then along with the white tablecloths with fruit on them.

Zaroga said...

What lovely finds. I love old bowls too. My collection contains two :-)

Sorry about the computer woes. So far my... oops our HP is working great.