Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Steals, deals and left behinds

Here is my recap of yesterdays antics. First of all, spending the day with my good friends Tina and Debbie was the highlight of the whole day. We laughed so hard at times, commisserated over work life and the stupid things people do. Over all, it was a fabulous day.

Here are the scores I made at the antique mall and the things I left behind.
I was determined to be the person who did not spend the most money because I am usually the one who finds a great piece of furniture or something on the pricey side and have to have it. Granted it has a purpose when I bring it home to fulfill but still I spend way more than the rest. Not yesterday. I spent the least. I looked, really, but the only things that had to come home with me were these 3 pieces of Fiesta ware.

I am trying to enlarge my small oval platter collection to be used for Mexican night or soup and sandwich lunches. I have 4 and am adding slowly to them. So, I first found a single orange platter in one booth for $17. and held onto it. I kept thinking that I already had an orange one, which I do, so I kept looking. I came across another booth that had loads of Fiesta ware and found the red and yellow platters for only $9.00 each. So it didn't take me long to figure out that I could have 2 platters for $1.00 more than the orange one. So back it went. The biggest score though was the little cinnabar colored cup for, drumroll please, $1.00. So my grand total for the 3 pieces was $20.28

These are some other great deals that I saw that got left behind. A china set that is very close to my daughter's china pattern. This set is very elegant and was definetely priced right. I hope someone finds it that can really appreciate it and would not be afraid to use it.

That's right, 177 pieces for $165.00. What an elegant set, it would be a great set to base a mix and match chabby chic look on. I wish I had the space for it.

The next great deal that I passed up were these oak end tables. They were in excellent shape and they were only $45.00 a piece. You couldn't buy the wood and make them for that. I guess the only reason they were so inexpensive was that oak is not a popular wood right now in home decor but it is in my house. What do you think?
I really hated leaving those babies behind but DH said we didn't need them. (He knows the quality of oak as he made all the kitchen cabinets out of oak when we remodeled the kitchen. So I listened to him.)

Another great deal, I didn't take a picture of it, sorry, was a walnut dresser. It had 4 drawers, opened and closed freely, beautiful condition. $95. What I steal. I wanted it too.
It's alright though. I have more than enough and I don't need to be greedy.

Over all our day was wonderful. Breaking bread together, shopping, more breaking bread, and more shopping. Lots of talking, sharing, laughing, and promising to keep up this yearly tradition for many years to come. It was a great day.

Thanks, Tina, Thanks, Debbie for a glorious day. You two make my heart sing. Thanks for the memories. The only thing I regret was not getting a picture of you with your finds.

Have a great day and be kind to someone who needs a helping hand and be grateful for the good friends you have in your life.

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