I really love the look of pressed- and hobnail glass, and had been eying these tumblers from Pottery Barn for a while:
I lucked out and found a similarly-styled version at Goodwill:
Sure, they aren't exactly the same, but they feel heavier and of better quality than the PB option. I could only find four, but that amount will certainly suffice for a few mojitos or Pimm's Cups shared with friends on the sunporch this summer. And the best part? This set was only $8.
I also stumbled upon this set of pressed-glass serving bowls. Perfect for candy, nuts or relishes ($4):
My favorite find of the day might be these little candle holders. I can't wait to use them ($4):
In one trip to Goodwill I was able to practice the three Rs, and found three sets of new goodies for less than half of what I would have paid for the PB purchase.* Before you toss out old household items, think about donating or saving for a tag sale. If you are looking for a few new pieces to add to a collection, consider hitting up your local thrift shop. It's a fun way to encourage sustainable living!
*In my opinion, if you can't find a second-hand item that fits your needs or makes you happy, buy new. Don't feel guilty about it! If you are against thrifted items all together, consider purchasing new goods from companies that include social and environmental responsibility in their practices.