~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Saturday, November 21, 2009

~Hitting GW Alot Lately~

Hi everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying your Saturday, I work today 5 to 10:30 so I decided to start painting the things I've found at GW so I can finish them tomorrow or Monday because I'm off both days:)

Here's is a pineapple welcome plaque I found at GW for .99 I don't know if I should paint around the edges black or not, what would you do? I don't want to ruin it. I also found this pewter candle holder it's a nice size and I don't think some people that work there no what somethings are worth because this was priced at .99... but better for me:) I bought the battery operated candle at The Country Store for $3.00... it barn red and no herbs on it, she was telling me that some people were complaining that the herbs on the bottom from turning it off and on were coming off and ladies were liking these better. They look great for Christmas:)
I found these two jars with wooden lids for .99 a piece, now before I would have past these up because of the painted tulips on the front of them but since reading Sarah's blog All Roads Lead Home, I grabbed them up and took off the tulips with fingernail polish remover. As you can see the left one I had already started on then remembered to take a picture for you to see! The paint came off easily and so did the price tags, sometimes you had to rub a little more but all in all very easy to do. I'm going to use them for Buster's dog treats, right now they are in a plastic containers on the counter...not very pleasing to a prim girl like me:) So these will work out far better, the wooden lids are drying now as I type this. Thanks for the tip Sarah!

I also found this set of wooden bowls all four 1.25 I'm giving them a coat of black paint then paint them in colonial colors, I need more of them for, as I call them "fillers":) Also bought some frames for my stitchery's that I'm working on, at the bottom of the picture are the wooden lids to the jars.

I needed a candle sconce for my bedroom so I found this one for 1.99 and it had a candle gripper already down in it which I was pleased about.

I've been going to GW more lately because I am on the look out for a chandelier to paint black and hang in my diningroom, the one I have isn't throwing alot of light with the new light bulbs I bought from The Country Store, there are only three lights on the chandelier I have now and I need more.
I'll post how everything turned out in a later post okay?
Have a great day no matter what you are up to today!!!


  1. Wow Rondell,
    You found some wonderful goodies!!
    Lucky girl!!

  2. You find the best darn goodies! Lucky you - just wish I had time to go to GW! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and don't work too hard, Dawn

  3. Great finds, Rondell! I recently found a candle holder very similar to yours. Great idea to put an electric candle in it. Can't wait to see how everything turns out and what you decide to do with your welcome pineapple -- like it that way, but think it would also look good with the black trim! Decisions, decisions! LOL! ~~Annie

  4. You got some greta finds there, I have a pewter candlestick like that also. Great price that you paid. Re Pineapple: Black around the edge would make it more defining.

  5. What a good GW shopper you are!
    You have many items to work on...I love when I have a lot of things to work on.
    As for the Pineapple plaque (which I love, by the way!) How about rubbing it with stain and wipping it off...to give it a really aged look?!
    Have a great evening!

  6. Hi Rondell! You found some great things at GW. What a deal on the pewter candleholder! I just love it when I can get a good bargain. Can't wait to see your finishes! Have a great weekend.

  7. YOU BOOGER!...That's why I can't find anything there lately...you were there first!

    Guess I am going to have to camp out like a kid waiting for concert tickets to a hot rock concert!....bahahahahahahahaha

  8. I haven't been to the GW in awhile. I love when I can buy something for nothing and turn into something new just for me. I love the pineapple sign.


  9. I love your new goodies and they will be great in your home. It is fun to find things and give them a new life.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  10. Love that pewter candle holder! The folks at our Goodwill definitely know what they have because pewter is a little pricey there.

  11. Hi Rondell!....thank you for responding to my quest for advice....he is 19 though just to clarify.

    Love the goodies you got!

    Thanks again!

  12. Rondell, You lucky gal. Great finds at the GW. Our GW saves back the things for certain crafters in the area so they can buy them and then do them up and sell them. It makes me so upset. I go but never find anything. My friends niece saves things for her and gives them to her so they never make it to the GW customers. I don't donate to GW anymore because of this fact.

  13. You found some great items, Rondell! I think black around the pineapple frame would really look good and make it pop! Everything you do always looks great so go for it girl!
    Thanks for sharing your GW finds and makeovers.
    Hugs~ Birgit

  14. Great finds, Rondell! I did the same thing with paint remover on a jar lamp last year. Turned out great, like it was never there.
    Have a great week!

  15. You do realize that it is spelled tomato, right?

  16. Yep...it finally took over a year for someone to realize that I misspelled the word tomato.LOL My son pointed it out to me and we both had a good laugh over it, I tried to change it but when I did no one could get on my blog so I keep it there to remind me that no one is perfect only God!

  17. I have a bunch of those wooden bowls, but I don't know what to do with them. What do you put in them? Thanks! :)


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