April 5, 2010

Bargain Find - FINALLY!

Can I get a Hallelujah?

Why, you may ask? Well, I FINALLY found something at a thrift store!

I donate a lot of items to the thrift store at my church. The nuns are always so nice even if they marked my receipt April 26 when it was actually March.

As I turned to leave, I spotted this:
Now, some of you might be thinking, "So what. Big deal." I hear ya.

But, you don't understand! I never find ANYTHING! I read all of these blogs where people are finding incredible things at every turn. I never find anything. Until the other day when I found this cream-colored ceramic urn for $1.50.

I couldn't wait to get her home, wash her and add her to my collection.

Yeah for me.

I guess timing and patience are everything!

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

61 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's always the way, Carmie! You always find something when you aren't looking for anything! Hope you had a lovely weekend ~ the weather was fantastic, wasn't it.

Sheri said...

Yay! I know what you mean, I never find anything, at least not when I actually have money. Sigh.

Mom2fur said...

Score! It's really pretty and looks much 'pricier' than what you paid!

I'm also one who never finds 'anything.' I certainly don't find antiques or vintage stuff. I think it's because of where I live (Long Island)--people either hoard things in their attics or they want a bazillion dollars for granny's old chamberpot.

miss corner cape said...

i totally hear ya! everyone's goodwill seems to be this mecca, and mine is severly lacking in decor, and what is there is overpriced. bah!

Kaysi said...

Great fine, can't wait to see what you do with it!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great find and at a great price. It's always when you are not l;ooking that you find a treasure with a great price that has to come home with you.
Toni

CC said...

This was a wonderful find..and a great price, I love thrift shopping and sometimes,I happen upon something wonderful.

Lisa-Marie said...

I find things every now and again, but not often!

Sarah said...

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Mimi said...

Pretty, pretty urn!

Struggler said...

Agreed - great find.
I'm very much the same; I rarely find good stuff. But I've always assumed it's because I'm not patient enough to hunt daily!

Meg said...

Great find! I'm jealous. ;) What is the rest of your collection, I wonder??

I would love for you to check out my site for a spring block giveaway! Have a great day!
alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Awesome find! I don't find as many great deals as others. But I have found tons of stuff at the Goodwill store. Just this past weekend found looking new curtains and they are now hanging in my living room. $10 for 2 panels!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous find -- for me there is always something I find!

Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) said...

Very nice. Just remember too. It's all about the hunt. Good eye!

Lisa B. said...

Great find! At my thrift stores, now that spring is approaching and everyone is doing "spring" cleaning, the finds are getting better.

Wenderina said...

And I thought I was the only one. I keep looking at things I'm throwing away, donating, or freecycling and thinking - how does someone make a treasure from this trash? You found a treasure - good for you.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Lol! I love this post because I feel the same way sometimes. My Goodwill is okay but the prices are never as good as what some people post on here. Argh!

Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and a happy new follower!

Sandy said...

I understand! There are times when I can't find anything either, but then there are other days that make up for it. Keep looking!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

nice work! i'm not good at thrifting either...

Ericka said...

It seems that my thriftstore luck comes in spurts...that is a beautiful urn and at a great price too! You definitely have reason to celebrate!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the urn! Be blessed. Cindy

Cottage Dreamers said...

I know what you mean! I rarely find the great deals either. It's beautiful!
☺ Celeste

Michelle said...

Don't give up you got a great deal on a fabulous piece and there are sure to be many more. Just remember practice practice practice, keep trying and look past the obvious to the beauty underneath. Some times wit a little TLC you can take an ugly duckling and make it into a beautiful swan.

:) Michelle

Allison Shops said...

Nice find! I NEVER find anything either...even at yard sales. Of course, I'm not willing to be there at the crack of dawn either, so I just stopped going.

Be sure to visit AtticMag this week for our Giveaway!

Allison

Dreams of Perfection said...

Me and you need to go thrifting! I find too much stuff. It is sad. That urn would've been coming home with me too :o)

Susan said...

Your urn is awesome!! Congrats for you nice find!

{All Thingz Related} said...

This is a great find! :)
Thanks for linking up to our first Anything Related Party! Hope to see you back next week!
~Rebekah

Kim said...

Yea! That's pretty.

Kathleen said...

Yeah for you! I never find anything good either..
Out here the prices at the Thrift Shops are like paying for it new!
Where in NY are you?

raggygirlvintage said...

Very nice urn, tell us what you do with it!
Tracey

Veronica said...

What a great find. I like you never find those great finds. Here where I live, on California's Central Coast, even the thrift stores and Goodwill are expensive.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm sooooo jealous...that is one PRETTY urn! Thanks for coming to NTT...don't forget to link back to the party...thanks.

Blessings,
Linda

Rachel Lynn said...

I know what you mean! I'm always seeing bloggers with beautiful redos and I'm totally jealous. But, the one time I did see a little stand with drawers for $5, and couldn't convince myself to buy it because we're going to be moving this year and I didn't want to buy things I might not have a place for. I'm really kicking myself now. lol

Lanie Ree said...

Ugh, I never find anything either! This gives me hope...

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts

LV said...

You are not alone. I am a member of y our never find club. So many bloggers go and find great things, but not me. You did fine on your first find.

Coloradolady said...

This is beautiful! Great find, I know you are loving this piece! Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

I "never" find anything either, but I found a couple things this week! I'm probably lucky I don't find too much.

Miri said...

Great urn! and maybe now your luck has turned and you'll find things everywhere!

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations on scoring a great find! I would have picked that up too. Sometimes the quality of items at a thrift store all depends on the neighborhood of donors. You might want to check some different ones.

Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday!

Crystal said...

Now that you've gotten the bug for great finds you'll never want to quit! Great find and congrats!!1

Allison Shops said...

Back over, but from Inspired By this time. Be sure to check out what inspired me this week. If you didn't register for our giveaway at AtticMag, it closes Sat 5pm EST!

Allison

Nicole R.J. said...

Totally know what you mean! The thrift shops in my area just don't compare to some of those out in blogland!

Following you via FF a the Trendy Treehouse!

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Twee Poppets said...

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Congrats on your first thrift store find! Here's to many more to come! ;)

Sharon@keeninspirations said...

There's nothing like the thrill of a thrift store find, but Dollar Tree is a close second! lol
Great Find...urns are hard to come by!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Great find! I'm totally jealous! I never find anything either. Our Goodwill is AWFUL and all of our flea markets are EXPENSIVE! Anyway, your urn is gorgeous!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Go Carmie! I can never find any great things at my thrift stores. Everything is way overpriced or just junk.

I love that urn!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I am applauding you because I know what you mean! After reading about Goodwill treasures, I found one here on Long Island. I was so excited! Guess what I found there? Nothing! So, my exciting thrifting is done at TJ Maxx and Marshalls!
~Nancy

Kristi Flanagan said...

Woo hoo to the bargain hunter! I know how frustrating it is to hunt, hunt, hunt and not find anything! Great find! Thanks for planting your creative seed!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Lori said...

You go girl!!! Great find....

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

Kendall said...

Love that little urn. Goodwill is hit or miss for me. I either find a treasure trove or nothing at all. And $1.50?! Great price!

You need to come see me in Houston and we could go trash pickin together! Oh what fun we would have!

Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday and congratulations on your find!

Jerri said...

Another great bargain! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

TheSmithHotel said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for urns! That was a great find!

Jody

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful urn, great find-enjoy!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Yeah for you! Now the finds are just going to start piling up!

Anna said...

Great find, good luck finding more. I can totally relate, Long Island is not such a great place for finds.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, very pretty find!! Love it....good for you to finally grab a bargain! Have a great VTT!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great find! After finding a few things you will be hooked like the rest of us. I can hardly pass a thrift shop without it calling my name.Check out my last post. I reeled that find in in 10 mins. I'm hopeless when it comes to vintage!

Tara Beaulieu said...

I think it's lovely- and the price? Couldn't be better! I always have a hard time finding good bargains. Everyone around here thinks that every piece of "vintage" must be worth a million dollars just because it's old, lol! Happy VTT!

KatrinkaJane said...

Next time you find something, link up! :) http://katrinkajane.blogspot.com/search/label/Secondhand%20Scores

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