Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yesterday's Goodwill Find!

After my mom's Dr. appointment yesterday, we stopped in Goodwill. I found a few more frames for stitcheries, but I found something that really surprised me.



A bedspread...It says Colonial Traditions (which confirmed why I liked it so) on the tag and it was just the size to use on either our bed or the guest bed. I put it on my bed just to take the picture so you could see it all spread out. Remember you can click on the pictures to see them up closer.



I don't know which bedroom will get a makeover first, but I could just envision it on either bed with a coverlet lying at the foot of the bed, and long homespun pillow shams at the top.



It is in mint condition. I mean there's not a pull, run, spot, or anything. It looks like it was never used. Even the cashier at Goodwill commented on what a lucky find it was and about the excellent condition of it.

Does anyone know anything about this design or pattern? It is hard to see in the pictures, but it has a big medallion in the middle. Along the border are flowers that sort of remind me of penny rug shaped flowers and tree shapes. Whatever it is, I'm excited that I happened to stroll through the linen section and spot it and for only $8.99!



So don't you think it's fair to tell Jason that it's time for a bedroom makeover? :) I'll tell him you said so! (I better not push my luck too much after the recent bathroom redo...that I'm still decorating by the way).

Have a great Thursday everyone! :)

37 comments:

Raggedy Angel said...

I love it...looks wonderful! Beth

Michele said...

Oh Tammy, it's gorgeous! And I think it's definitely time for a make-over...but I'm saying that because it's time for one in my bedroom...WAY past time!!!

Hugz,
Michele

Dawn said...

Tammy, it is in great shape! My parents had a bedspread like that as we were growing up. I remember it to this day. What a great find and price. Have a great summer Thurs.

CHER said...

very beautiful!WHat a great find, I will try not to be jealous!! Ha Ha!!
God Bless You, cher

Sharon said...

Tammy that is a beautiful find.
I remember my mom had one like that on her bed.
Hope your mom's appt went well.
God bless

CozyCoops Corner said...

Wow, what a great find Tammy! It's so pretty, I would have snatched that up too! Have a wonderful day today!:-)
Janae

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

My mom bought me one in the 70's...you brought back some memories for me:) I also love how you described how it will look after the redo! I'm still waiting for my lr and dr to be painted so I guess it's in thier time not ours:)
Rondell

Susan said...

Oh what a lovely find, Tammy. I've just gotten to know Jason....so I think I'll refrain from telling him it's time for another make-over/re-do!!!!
Susan

green gables girl said...

What a great deal!
LL

Michelle said...

Great find!! It's amazing some of things you can find at Goodwill.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I too had one of those for our old queen bed. I think it is called a Martha Washington spread but I am not sure. Your vision sounds perfect for it!!

hugs, Linda

UPON A HILL said...

Wow that is a great blessing!!!

Mad Red Hare said...

Oh my gosh, what a bargain! It is so beautiful.

adsgram said...

WHAT A FIND! The GW in my area never has deals like that...good for you-- it is gorgeous! I am sure hubs will agree to a make-over since you are so thrifty...he-he!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Its official! All Good Will stores are not created equal! *laughing* What a great find. I vote you should have your bedroom makeover. Sorry Jason. :)

Enjoy your day,
Debbie

Lydia said...

Tammy you were definitely lucky there! Looks wonderful on that bed.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Tammy, wow what a wonderful find. I just found a Goodwill about 45 min. away and I was thrilled because I knew you always find great stuff there. It's been years since I have been to one. I think the bedspread looks great. How about a 1 thing a week makeover...add one thing and take out one thing a week...in 5-6 weeks he'll see the change but maybe it won't be painful!!!1 Hahaha
Blessings,
Debbie

Kris said...

What a great find, Tammy! Very nice!!

~Kris~

At Home With Amy said...

Tammy I hope your mom had a good checkup at the doctors. Is that bedspread Chenille? I think it looks great and I would definitely add a coverlet to the bottom of the bed. You got a great deal on it. Unless I miss my guess, I think Jason will be fine with you suggesting a bedroom makeover. He sounds so sweet. Go for it. It can't hurt to try.
Hugs,
AMY

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tammy, that looks like the bedspread on my bed when I was a little girl... I bought a similar one a few years ago to use on our king bed in summer. It's on the bed now---but it's not nearly as pretty as the one you just got at Goodwill. Congrats!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Janene said...

I absolutely L O V E it!
I have never been lucky with finding too many textiles!
You definately hit the jackpot!

WoolenSails said...

What a great find. It will be perfect to add other prim items with, a throw quilt and pillows. Always fun to redo.

Debbie

Nancy M. said...

It's beautiful! It reminds me of a bedspread my mom had a long time ago. Great find at an awesome price!

Julie said...

SCORE!! It looks great and yes and makeover should be in the makings!! Can't wait to see what you do!! Julie

Linda said...

I love colonial chenille. I have one that I use in summer but since we have a dog sleeping with us, it is in the guest room. Don't you just love Goodwill?

Kath said...

Hi Tammy,
Seems like forever since I've been over here to "see" ya!
I love your spread! Wonderful find!

I will have to look below and see if you posted about your bath...is it done?? I have missed so much lately...


Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

hugs to you!

-Kath

wrcdgc said...

I love the bedspread. Great find! I have one similar but it was my Nanny's and not in as great condition as yours. :)

I can't wait to see the bathroom.

Donna

country gal said...

Mommy,

Duh duh duh duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUH DUH!!!!!!!

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

GW knows how to make a country girl/mom to 2 kids who likes prim happy!!!!!!

8!

Love, Joy =D

Walking on Sunshine... said...

My mother had a bedspread just like this for YEARS. I mean, years! She just recently got a new comforter set. A great find!!! Enjoy your day!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Tammy- that was an awesome find! And what a bargain!
It looks so pretty and cozy on that beautiful bed!

Amber said...

It looks really pretty!
Amber

The Whites said...

Awesome find, Tammny! It's just beautiful.

Mandy

Kindra said...

What a bargain! I know it's hard to not get the urge to move on to the next room while doing home projects...I emailed ya!

Branderella said...

Oooo I love it! Cute bed rame by the way! she got rid of her old oe, and missed blogging so now hers is citygirlcountryhearts.blogspot.com

Kim said...

It looks like a Chenille bedspread and if it is you stole that one. Great buy. Love the look of you house.
Kim in OK

Shari said...

FABULOUS FIND!! It's beautiful!!

Shari

ghomeschool said...

I love those kinds of spreads. They are kind of a work of art to me. Great buy.