I probably shop at Goodwill a little bit less than I used to, but I do still pop in and browse around when I have a little bit of extra time to spare.
A lot of times, I don’t see anything awesome, but then again, there are fabulous things to be had sometimes. So, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the latter.
In the last few years, I’ve really become a huge fan of white serving dishes, both for actually serving for good and ALSO for photographic purposes.
(Ok, maybe the main reason is for photographic purposes. But white serving dishes DO make your table look instantly awesome.)
So when I found this three-piece set of Pier One dishes some months back, I snapped them up.
They make great serving dishes, and I love that they nest, because they take up less cabinet storage that way.
I also found this lovely rectangular white serving dish. I lurve the simple lines of it and I use it allll the time, for bread, cheese, crackers, cold cuts, and more.
Another thing I’m a big fan of of: stainless steel.
It’s not plastic, it’s super durable, and it looks beautiful too.
So when I saw this pitcher for $6.99, I snapped it up.
When I was washing it, I noticed that it had a brand name (Walco) on the bottom, so I googled it and apparently this is a $100+ pitcher.
The fact that it’s a $100 pitcher doesn’t make any practical difference to me (it’s not like I was going to sell it!), but it IS kind of satisfying to pay $6.99 for something that usually costs far more.
Next up: a Goodwill-procured stainless steel bento type lunch box, which is pretty cool.
It’s not in perfect shape by any means, mostly because it’s scratched. But the scratches don’t affect the function at all, and besides, if I bought a new one, guess what?
It would look just like this in a short while.
Sometimes it’s nice to get pre-weathered items, because then you don’t worry about it when you weather it further.
This came in super handy for picnics this summer, especially because glass is a little heavy to lug along on a picnic.
Have you found anything awesome at Goodwill of late? Do share!
P.S. The Amani Ya Juu $50 giveaway will be open thru 11:59 PM EST tonight, so go throw your name in the hat over there if you haven’t already.