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13 May, 2011

Frenchy Love...Favorite Goodwill Hunting Finds!

051 There they were…calling my name! I saw them across the Goodwill store as I came in the door! I couldn’t believe my eyes..a pair of beautiful frenchy urns! I practically ran over and scooped them up. Oh, my! Aren’t they lovely? And what I really like is that they aren’t identical. And best of all…there was a pair of them! My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest can tell you I have a thing for pairs!

page Look at the detail! Each of the little paintings on both of the urns is different! None of them are alike! Sooo…what do you think? Hand painted? Do I dare to believe that? And they were only $15 each…maybe a little more than I like to spend, but well worth it!

039 And that’s not my only great find! Just look at this little doggy clock! Isn’t it gorgeous?  Once again, fabulous details! And he was only $9.00! I think his original price was much more than that.

033 Look at him! Isn’t he cute? Now I know you are wondering what my staff must think…bringing home a dog

024 …and this should give you some idea of Baby Kitty’s opinion! lol

064 He is much too preoccupied with the flock of birds feeding on my front lawn to notice! Or perhaps he is feigning indifference!

054 Sooo…what to do with a wonderful doggy clock and two fabulous frenchy urns?

092 You put them on your mantel! I stacked the urns on some vintage books to give them some presence and centered the vignette around the wreath planter that I found a few weeks ago. My home is not formal and I like the contrast of the chippy white planter. I have also added my little frenchy boy that I have shown you before…another GW find at $3.00.

098In fact, the entire vignette is made up of thrifting finds! Not bad, huh? That’s my kitchen that you can see in the reflection. In fact, I need to head in that direction to find a few catnip treats. Maybe that will help me get back in Baby Kitty’s good graces!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my mantel!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures on Mondays
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring
Kara at Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voilà! French Inspiration on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

59 comments:

  1. Fantastic finds once again, Debbie! Not bad at all! I absolutely adore those urns. Stunning find. You are so good!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Would you mine my asking what kind of camera you have. I want my pictures to look more like YOURS. Great finds, love your blog.

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  3. Great finds... urns are just beautiful.. love your vignette on the mantel. Have a great weekend!

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  4. All your finds are great, Debbie. They are perfect on your mantel. Love the doggie clock. Your staff will get used to him eventually.

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  5. Love your 'finds' Debbie! The urns are really beautiful - I love pairs too :o) and your clock is fabulous! (I'm glad the 'staff' were too busy to notice the intruder!)
    Have a great weekend.
    Rose H

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  6. Debbie those urns are gorgeous and they look great on your mantel! Martina

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  7. Debbie I saw frenchy and Goodwill in the same sentence and I came runnin'! And I'm so glad I did! Your new urns are definitely hand painted and sooooo darling!! As is your wonderful clock!! What scores my friend! I'm green again! *winks* Vanna

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  8. Well Debbie, you win! What great finds and your mantle looks wonderful! You are one of a few that I know that always finds the best stuff!

    Nancy

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  9. Well, Debbie, those goodies look right at home chez toi! I love the way you worked them together. What a banner day we had! Linda

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  10. OK girl. I'm moving South, in with you. You have a knack for finding the greatest things at the greatest prices! I'm so in love with the clock. As always you inspire to get out more often and look for those great bargains.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  11. Those urns are wonderful and so you! I must admit that I love the doggy clock but Charlie might not appreciate it! Good finds my friend.

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  12. Oh WOW. Those urns would have been screaming my name too. My friend that goes garage sale shopping with me gives me a hard time because I'll scan the place and head straight for something. She always says she's going to lock me in the vehicle until she has a look. lol
    AT

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  13. Debbie, they are beautiful!! Can't believe your good luck, I think the 15 each is an awesome price! Doggie clock is precious.

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  14. That does it...I have got to take a vacation in Georgia to go shopping at GW! I can't believe the things you find, Debbie. Those urns are beautiful...I love the muted aqua. The little dog clock is adorable. Oh, and Baby Kitty is handsome, but you already knew that...

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  15. Wow Debbie, I love the urns and the clock. You found some fabulous treasures. I really like the way you have them all arranged on the mantel also. I think your GW has some of the neatest things. Gorgeous. I hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Debbie, here I go again, but honestly you find the BEST buys at your Goodwill. ;-) The urns were meant to find their way to your mantel, and the doggie clock is too cute for words. Every home (even those with cats) needs a doggie of some sorts. LOL
    It's always fun to see what treasures you find when out and about. You obviously have a great eye!
    Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

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  17. It looks like those urns were made for your mantel. All great finds.

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  18. Those are terrific finds...and if I can't go to Paris, I would settle for going thrifting with you :)

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  19. How lucky to get such great finds. I love how it all looks on the mantle. Hope Baby Kitty doesn't knock over the new doggie! Better stock up on treats.

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  20. Oh my goodness, you found such a beautiful deal......
    Love those urns, and your mantel is awesome! I like how you used all your GW finds (the adorable little french boy is perfect there) and mixed the shabby chic planter for the contrast. Great decorating!
    Hope your day is great......

    ~Emily

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  21. OMgosh Deb, you just find the best stuff. I don't know which one I like the best, the urns or the clock. I would have to say it is a draw. Love the mantel and how fun, all GW treasures, You are the best GWer!! xo Kathysue

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  22. How lucky, I would never find anything at my GW like that. Love everything.

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  23. Debbie,
    Lovely Frenchy urns, dear!!! I adore how our hearts leap when we spot such a "find" and then with all the composure we can muster...we race to swoop it up and put it into our carts!!! The urns look gorgeous with your mantle vignette! Thanks for sharing and. .. Happy Hunting!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Hm~m~m...like Baby Kitty...I'm not sure about that dog clock! HA!

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  24. Gorgeous vignette, I love the urns and the clock and what they costed! My, they're great bargains, alright! Everything looks so elegant and classy for such few dollars! I love it! I'm also at this party and saw you and came by!
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  25. Love your new goodies. Richard at My Old Historic House.

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  26. Very pretty! I know it's hard to believe, but the mantel is one place I never move things around for some reason. Well, I know the reason. It's in my "husband's man cave" and I don't mess with his stuff.
    Brenda

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  27. Debbie,

    You find the best "stuff". Those urns are absolutely gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Carol

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  28. OMG, those urns are so beautiful, Debby! I cannot believe anybody will let them go...Christine

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  29. No you didn't!!! At Goodwill? You lucky thing. I adore your Frenchy urns and the little doggy clock. I might have arm "rassled" you for that one. :)
    The all look so perfect on your mantel with the wreath planter. Hope you have a great week.
    Babs

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  30. So pretty! I never find pretty things at my Goodwill! Those are quite a score.
    :)

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  31. Oh Debbie --- you are the best GW shopper ever! I love everything you find. Sometimes I'm tempted to send you a $20 bill with a note of "Find me a wonderful treasure!" I'm always impressed and amazed at what you find.

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  32. Oh my goodness Debbie. The urns are wonderful! Love the mantel and the new pup, too.:-)

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  33. Those are fantastic finds, Debbie! I would have got them for that price, too. They look great on your mantel with your chippy white planter.

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  34. Parlez vous jealous!!!!! Wonderful finds!!

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  35. "Parlez vous jealous" LOL LOL

    So true...we ALL wish we could shop along side of you. Stuff that I might foolishly walk right past seems to fit into your scheme beautifully! You have a great eye, Debbie, for style & charm.

    Pat the kitties for me, okay? I miss rubbing soft, fluffy fur babies.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  36. Wow -what a great find(s)! They look so nice - Jennifer

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  37. OMG Debbie! Fantastic finds! I love them and they look perfect on your mantle! They would have been such fun to find! thank you for joining TTF! Have a GREAT day!

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  38. Those urns look like they were made for your location, but I really covet that little dog clock!!!

    Pat

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  39. Gorgeous...but I adore the dog clock....you ever get tired of him, let me know!!

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  40. Hi Debbie! Oh, what wonderful finds! Those urns are gorgeous and the little doggy clock is adorable. Baby Kitty must be too interested in what's going on outside. If he decides he doesn't like your clock - he'll just hop up on your mantle and knock it off! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. Oh my gosh, when I saw your two pieces from Goodwill my jaw dropped! I have two pieces made just the same way on my mantle! They have the same kind of hand painted finish, with the crackled look. I won't tell you what I paid, but you got yourself one he.. of a deal! Check mine out..
    http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/2010/09/french-infusion.html

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  42. Beautiful! I have certainly never been in a Goodwill as nice as yours.I heart thatdog clock though!

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  43. You find the best things ever Debbie!
    Honestly, you must have the finest GW ever!
    And your mantel vignette is simply gorgeous!
    Happy Week to you,
    Cindy

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  44. Holy Cow! Those urns are fabulicious!! So jealous, but happy for you!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  45. Hi Debbie,
    Love your urns and your mantel looks just wonderful! The little doggy clock is adorable too. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous finds and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  46. Hi Debbie. Gosh those french urns are gorgeous, what a fantastic find!! Your doggy clock is cute BUT your cats are adorable!!! I absolutely love the way you represent them here :D
    Love your blog, Jannet

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  47. Those urns are really fabulous. What a great find. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  48. You are the thrifting queen Debbie! I feel like I often times find good things, but your finds are off the charts! Beautiful urns, and I too love your dog clock. Oh yes, I bring in a few dog things now and then. We actually have a dog, but it's cats I'm crazy about.

    How all is well with the new little baby. :)

    Donna

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  49. Magnifique!!!! Your GW must put stuff out when the store is closed. The one by my house put things out about 2 hours after the doors open and the poor people putting the stuff out almost get mobbed.

    Peace, Love & Decorate
    Theresa

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  50. Visiting from Shabby Chic Cottage and I spotted that circular topiary. I used to have one! Exactly the same but it had a few red berries on it from Target. I LOVED that thing! And I sold it a few years ago when I changed decor. I'm kicking myself now that I've gone back to the shabby chic/cottage look. Seeing this brought back memories. I bought it when I got married to decorate our house! Thanks for bringing back a happy memory! Your finds, your mantle looks beautiful!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  51. Tres elegant!

    I like the way you credit your parties as well.

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  52. Debbie, If I had been with you it would have been a foot race to see who grabbed the urns first. They are fabulous!! I love the clock and your mantel is gorgeous. Thanks for joining my party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  53. Your mantle is gorgeous! I love everything, but those urns are fantastic!!! Great finds!

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  54. The urns are gorgeous, love the colors! and that doggy clock looks very English Country. I hope that it stays safe. The kitties might all gang up on him and take revenge. LOL!! Thanks for linking up with VIF, I always love seeing what your staff is up to!
    xoxo Debra

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  55. Gorgeous Debbie! I love those pretty urns- so lovely with their flowers and your whole mantle looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at FNF- have a wonderful weekend!

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  56. Debbie,
    LOVE those urns...wow what a deal you got on them!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  57. Debbie,
    You have done a great job spotting the urns. They are fantastic! I also love the doggie clock. The mantel looks perfect with new thrifted finds on them. Thanks for linking this up!
    Sherry

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  58. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie