Monday, June 11, 2012

Thrifting and Shopping In Northern California

During my visit to Northern California, deciding on where to go shopping and trying to fit in all the places we love to look for deals became a focal point of interest for Katrina and I after Avery's adorable 1st Birthday party. We decided to pop in Goodwill (Sunday) and we were not disappointed. Katrina found some long sought after Pyrex bowls and I found a piece I have wanted for ages.... a classic Soup Tureen.

Here are some images of pieces I have checked pricing on but could never commit to purchase-

Wedgwood Nantucket Basket China - 88-oz. Soup Tureen

$180 via

Wedgwood Nantucket Basket China - 88-oz. Soup Tureen

Footed Soup Tureen $39.95 via

Here is what I found at Goodwill for a mere 14.99! I couldn't believe my good fortune! This is just like a tureen I saw in House Beautiful that I could not afford!! I love the scalloped detail and the delicate presentation of the tureen.
(please excuse the dusty secretary, I am pleased to say I have worked up the nerve to paint it and will be done soon)

A trip to Crate and Barrel was worth the wait (Katrina and I attempted to shop there on Saturday evening and arrived as they were closing) as I lucked up on this ceramic ladle for 6.95 to compliment my new piece!

I was so thrilled to find both pieces, I literally squealed when I saw the tureen sitting on the shelf, Katrina and I both found long sought after items for our collections. 

I saw these precious little gems almost right beside my tureen while in Goodwill. These will be a cute compliment to my buffet when I have my brunch. 

At 99 cents each, they were a very good deal!

A trip to Target not far from Katrina's house proved very beneficial for my bedroom which is currently under remodel. 

 Katrina and I were browsing the wares in Pottery Barn on Saturday evening, I shared 
with her my longing for a petite classic globe and to my delight, there were two different styles in a price mark down section! Well... Katrina talked me out of one of the globes, the price was still a little high, boy am I glad she did. In the 50% off home decor section at Target, I found this lovely piece and the price was over 10.00 less than the one I admired just the night before.

These lanterns will make a lovely compliment to the bedroom, I picked up one for each nightstand, they were less than 7.00 each! One of the first things I did after coming home from my trip, was unwrap my lanterns and put candles in them.

I think I did pretty well shopping and the best part was sharing the fun with a great friend. 

Have you found any steals on items you've wanted lately?


Mrs. Chic said...

I'm glad we had a chance to go shopping together!! I love the shop tureen you bought, its huge!! And the ladle you found at C&B for it perfection....

Ahh how I love white dinnerware lol. So many good deals!

Anonymous said...

WOW, you found some good buys! I want a globe for our office. I need to see if my local Target has anything on sale.

Comeca Jones said...

Great finds! I love that globe I saw it and like you had to pass hope I find a good sale soon.

Towards the Horizon said...

I love everything! The tureen is especially gorgeous!!!

Shades of Summer said...

Thank you so much Angela! I adore the tureen... I keep staring at it!

Shades of Summer said...

Hi Comeca- I certainly had a lucky shopping weekend while in Northern California. I hope you can find a lovely globe on sale for your home.

Shades of Summer said...

Shelly - the trip to Target is worth it, I love stopping in and a 50% off discount makes me giddy! I hope you can score a globe as well, keep me informed.

Shades of Summer said...

Katrina - So am I , I loved the shopping and the finds we managed to scoop up... sensational! I am so glad we both had a chance to really put our dollars to good use together.

Our Delightful Home said...

Awesome finds! It is just something about those Lanterns :). They are so perfect!

Mrs. Delightful

Brandi said...

You found some really nice things. So glad you and Katrina enjoyed your time together.

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Delightful - Those lanterns are going to be a perfect compliment to my room, I cannot wait to get the room finished to share with you ladies.

Shades of Summer said...

Hi Brandi - Thank you, I had a ball shopping, and even though all my items were clearance or thrift store finds... I feel like I spent full price which is the best part.