Monday, April 23, 2012

Don't Hate Me

Question:  When you score a guilt-inducing spankin-good deal at a flea market, is it proper etiquette to walk a good distance away before high-fiving your best friend?  I say yes.

The jury was still out on that when I spotted this pillow last weekend.


In my defense, I did not know that it was a Pottery Barn pillow when I asked the price.  It was the seller who said "Two dollars" and then as she picked it up to put it in the bag she said "Oh, it's Pottery Barn" (Sweet Lord the tags are still attached!!!).



What happened next was what any savvy shopper would have done - I grabbed the bag holding on for dear life, said a polite thank you and casually walked several feet away.  AND THEN I squeeled, jumped up and down, did cartwheels and a little "high to the five" and went on my merry way.


Then just a hop, skip and a jump away wouldja believe I found another PB deal??


A candlestick for $3 that I got for $2.50!



Now for those who think I should have offered to pay more, I have many, many good deeds filed away in my "This Cancels Out The Bad" file.  Not to mention I've overspent on way too many things in my lifetime.  At some point, there needs to be a counterbalance dontcha think?

Like this Ballard giclee I found on Craig's List.  I paid way less than it sells for in their catalog.  And I would tell you what I paid, but then I would have to kill you.  It's classified.  The end.


I will show where I put it in an upcoming post so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day.
xoxo,
Kim




20 comments:

Teresa Tomlin said...

Congrats on your AMAZING deals! I'm green with envy.

Kimberly said...

YOU ALWAYS find the best things! love the pillow and that picture......love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good!! Just sent you a "high five". :-D
Brings back memories of the time I got a vintage Steiff bear for $2. Did I feel guilt? Nope ! :D

OrangeHeroMama said...

oh my word!!! such steals!! i totally hate you! JUST KIDDING!! :)

Kristens Creations said...

My Goodness what awesome finds! Love the pillow...it reminds me of the ones I just added to my sofas. Great candle holders and pretty picture too! You did good!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, don't you just love finds like that? I felt that way about all the Williams-Sonoma stuff I found at Goodwill last fall! LOL! You scored!

Princess Kate said...

That would be a perfect weekend in my book. Love me some Pottery Barn stuff. Congrats on your findings.

Princess Kate said...

That would be a perfect weekend in my book. Love me some Pottery Barn stuff. Congrats on your findings.

Christina said...

I know where you live. You better keep your eyes on those pillows. teehee.

YAY for awesome finds!

Stacey said...

Keep it up girl!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You scored big time Kim!! LOVE that painting!

Gina said...

Great scores! Don't you love it when you find deals like that?

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great scores:) at terrific prices.

Calypso In The Country said...

Good job! I never get deals like that!
-Shelley

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Too funny! I know exactly how you feel. When I scored a PB Table runner last year at a yard sale for either $5.00 or $8.00 with the price tags still on it for around $45.00. I was like you...oh, it's PB, how nice, yeah, I guess I'll take it. LOL! That pillow really is very cute. Nice score!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lucky you. Those candlesticks are expensive. I wanted them at Christmas to decorate with, but they were too high for me.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

All is fair in love and flea markets...great steals...I mean deals..:-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am never that lucky, Kim. Nope, not ever....

Darlene said...

Hi Kim! Somehow I've been missing your blogs. I see you are still getting great deals! I'm trying hard not to hate you, but you make it very difficult! :)

Jemsmom said...

Why in the world should you offer to pay more?!? Are there people who actually think that???? Hey, if they are selling it, they should know what they have and price it correctly. I do think you were very polite by walking away and high fiving!!! You go girl! Those items are awesome!