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June 14, 2013

A Favorite Thing!

A couple of months ago, we were wandering the Antique Mall on a cool, rainy day, sipping warm hot chocolate, while searching for matching chests with drawers for beside our massive bed. Currently, we have mismatched white nightstands, while our bedroom furniture is a beautiful, warm walnut. We weren't successful that day but we did stumble across the cutest set of flowered grapevine wreaths hanging on a twig pole, with a metal scrolled handle. I loved the soft, green ribbons & had the perfect spot to hang it in our house already picked out as I held it in my hand. 

But in the end, I put it down. The very hefty $28 price tag just seemed a bit much & we really needed to stick to the task at hand that day. Walking away I was fine but was already scheming how down the road, when my studio is finished, I could make the same item at a price that I was sure would be under $28. I did snap a quick pic with my phone so I would remember how it looked. 

Imagine my surprise to be at the charity shop this week & finding this exact item, except it still had the store tag on it, without the original price. Brand new! I snapped it up, not quite believing my good fortune. And I'm so glad I put the one at the Antique Mall back that cool, rainy day, because on this day, the price for this coveted find was a mere .50 cents! Actually, it was a $1 but purple tags that day were 1/2 price. I would have happily paid $1 but hey, I like to follow the rules! If the sign says "purple tags 1/2 price today", I'll pay it. I'm not going to argue!! A sale is a sale & I'm happy to comply. 

This is my contribution to Claudia's "A Favorite Thing" for the week. Take a peek at what everyone else has decided is their favorite. 


Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Oh my ... I would love to be that lucky! And it's so adorable!

Diane said...

Amazing! Definitely meant to be!

Chy said...

Thank Dayle. We've had such good luck with our "treasure hunts" that I never worry anymore if I let an item go due to price or condition. Always seems to pop up down the road, if we're meant to have it.

P.S. Love your blog!!

Chy said...

It was Diane. Thank you!

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love your little hanger with three wreaths! And, how blessed you were to find it almost being given away!

Chy said...

Thank you Betty. Love peeking at your blog & discovering gardening journals. I see a new project in my future!!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Don't you love when things like that happen! I am now following your blog from MHC :-)

Claudia said...

Oh my goodness, Chy, what a great deal! I love when things like that happen - how wise you were to wait!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Chy said...

Thank you Vicki. I do when things like this happen. I love that our treasures always have a story behind the name. Definitely a different impact than just popping into a story and buying something!

Your blog is great. Might have to try the watermelon martini's!

Chy said...

Thanks Claudia. Yes, it was a wise move. I would have not enjoyed seeing the second price if I had bought the original one. Ouch!