Thursday, May 31, 2012

So Glad I Stopped!!

The neighborhood Goodwill is walking distance from the Xavier Ct. House, but I don't go there too often. But....tonight on the way home from work I decided to stop......not sure why, but I did.

Locked in the "special" cabinet I noticed a bookend. Only one, not two. But definitely worth asking to have the cabinet opened.

A chalkware bookend!  With a darling Asian man leaning toward where the books would be.
A few little chips, and nicks, to be expected....but to me the most amazing thing is his ponytail is just perfect!

I love the shoes!

There was one more thing that I brought home today from the Goodwill....

a little demitasse cup and saucer!
A little stained on the inside, but a good soaking I think might help.

Total for the Goodwill today......$8.00......$6.00 for the bookend and $2.00 for the demitasse cup and saucer.

The demitasse cup and saucer......sweet... but the bookend priceless!!



  1. Your little bookend is cute! Congrat's on the blogging award. Nice new cushions for your outdoor seating.
    Happy weekend.
    deb :)

  2. Bookend would have come home with me too. Love that ponytail and how he is perched on his toes....great find!

  3. I use a paste of soda with a little water and that gets stains out of tea cups. You might want to try that. Hop Sing is pretty darn cute! I got a three color Chinese planter last week, two Coolies carrying a basket. Fun to put silverware in when I entertain on the deck!


  4. Your bookend is adorable! It's amazing that his ponytail is still intact.

  5. It is amazing that his tiny little ponytail never got broken! A little bit of bleach-water-mix should take the stains right out of your teacup. And then wash with soap and water like usual.

  6. What a fun bookend!! Pretty teacup, too!! Such a good deal!! So glad you stopped! Have a wonderful Friday!! xo Heather

  7. I'm so glad that you found a couple treasures! Yes, he is a very cute little bookend! Got to love the Goodwill!
    Erica :)

  8. sweet stuff. I love that little asian man book end.. cute!
    happy friday and have a great weekend

  9. Wonderful treasures! Amazing that the ponytail or braid(?) hadn't been broken off!

    Just noticed a post from Shabby Blogs about having been hacked, so the "warnings" the other night were real!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    xoxo Jane

  10. Fun finds!! It's amazing his braid survived!

  11. How fun ! great stuff Chris !


  12. OMGosh those bookends are wonderful!!!! Sometimes you find the best treasures when the trip to the thrift shop is an unexpected one!!! Great finds. XO Helena