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Saturday, January 16, 2010

What 10 cents gets ya these days...


One BIG ( 24" by 36"), heavy, altogether impressive vintage mirror!



Yep, there's your proof right there!


Found at a local thrift store today.
Heck, I even managed to impress myself with this find, and I'm a tough crowd to please!

I came home with an SUV loaded full of treasures, some headed to the booth, some headed to Etsy, some headed to Warrenton, and some destined for my next mixed-media art creation. I'll take some pics of it all once I get a little free time (hmmmm, what's that?).

Sooooooo.....what did YOU find on the junkin' trail this fine Saturday???



29 comments:

Chickens in the Basement said...

I am majorly impressed! Lovely mirror!

I overslept and missed the yard sales. So, I checked something off my list that has been there for quite a while.

My friend, Lisa, needed a tree cut down in her front yard. I grabbed my chainsaw and headed over. Her busy neighborhood came to a standstill when the engine revved. All neighbor's within earshot came out to watch and a real estate agent hosting an open house across the street was glad to see the tail lights of my trucks as I drove away with all the wood!

They acted like they had never seen a girl with a chainsaw before!

I would have rather been shopping with you!
Anna

Olivia and Me said...

geesh, talk about inflation eh? heehee.. awesome snag my dear!! well done.

with love,

Olivia

junkdreams said...

WHAT ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10cents? What an unbelievable find Anne...good one!!!
xojanis

stefanie said...

you did amazing...i went to the thrift store and everything was SO high, I couldn't believe it...I need to find new places to shop...can't wait to see all the other goodies you got

Nancy said...

What a score! That's one of the best deals I've heard of in a while! It's cool, too.

I'm hoping to do a little junkin on Monday.

Nancy

Vintage Junky said...

that is ridiculous and NOT FAIR! sooo jealous! Can't wait to see the rest of your finds

Michelle

Laura said...

Why bother with the dime? Great mirror...can't wait to see what you do with it..
Hmmm...I have NO idea what THAT could be!
:) Laura

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow! OMG!!! That's amazing. They should have paid you 10 cents to haul it away. Why on earth would it be sold for so little. I would have easily paid $10. That has to be the best thrifted bargain I think I've witnessed . . . ever!

C

Jane said...

Can't believe that mirror was only 10 cents!! That qualifies as the buy of the day! No shopping for me today. I spent the day sewing and putting the finishing touches on my guest room redo. It will hopefully be done soon!
Jane

David said...

STOP, THIEF! :-) Nice find!

KarenSue said...

That's funny! I like it.
My friend gave me her grandmothers old kitchen scale today. It's already on my blog.
I'm off to Renningers Extravaganza in Mt. Dora Florida tomorrow.

Theresa said...

I didn't shop at all today but come on... 10 cents, girl... you stole that mirror:) Love it and can't wait to hear what all was in that load of goodies! Have a restful evening!

Junk Exchange said...

hot dang!!

that is a true find! 10 cents! you mega scored! i think that is better than anything i have ever purchased - i have found stuff for free and i have been given stuff - but i seriously don't think i have ever bought anything that big for 10 cents - 10 cents for a piece of pottery sure - but a big ole lookin glass like that - i tip my hat to you - you have earned your junkin letter - a big J to ya!

troy

Dawn Farias said...

That's amazing!

jules said...

that puts my $12.00 amazing vintage mirror find to shame...I love it....good job. can't wait to see the other finds! jules

The Green Pea said...

Isn't that great! 10 cents you should make a few dollars on that mirror. Did you find anymore goodies there? sandi

north pal said...

i will tell you what i think of treasure, "you lucky stiff." tain't fair, only 10 cents. no,seriously, good for you. it wasn't a bargain, it was a steal. Bestest,Denise

Wizard of Was said...

Whaaaaaat!! You diffenntly have won the award for the best prize at the cheapest price!! Good going' girl and at a thrift shop no less, how'd they do that!? Wow! And to top it...it REALLY is a beauty! I need to tag along with you!Ha!
Gale

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, that's the deal of the year! Congratulations on that great find!

Hugs,
Julia

The Little Red Shop said...

Sweeet deal!!!

: )

Julie M.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Well, you certainly were in the right place at the right time! It's really cool. Glad you had a great day! Sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to see all the rest of the haul.
love ya,
Debra

Tracy Suzanne said...

You Go Girl!!!!! My first thought was why did they even charge you the 10 cents. I just can't grasp their point of selling it for 10 cents.

Wooooooo-hoooooooo!!!! What a great Saturday. I can't wait to see it all.

Thanks for coming by to visit. You have really been on my mind alot. I don't know why other then I just kept meaning to come by everyday.

Hugs Sweetie....Tracy :)

Claudia said...

OMG! 10 cents??? You are one lucky girl! That is a fabulous mirror!

xo
Claudia

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!!! What a treasure. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.. hugs ~lynne~

Miss Mustard Seed said...

10 cents?!? Why did they even bother? So funny, but good for you! That is a great find and I love the age spots at the bottom.

Bettie from Southern Thresholds said...

What a GREAT find! I've often wondered if thrift shop owners read blogs. If so, prices will slowly begin to soar. I love it when I luck up on a good item - better yet, a good priced item. Lucky you. Love the blog. I look forward to checking it every day.

Linda Q said...

One of the best deals of all time I think! Bravo, will be fun to use. I love mirrors.
Linda

sissie said...

Wow ten cents....getouttahere! It's a nice one too, can't wait to see what you do with it.
I did go to my very first auction today and got some great stuff for just $10. I think I am now hooked. It wasn't hard to bid at all, although the auctioneer got a little carried away at times.

I'll be back soon.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Dearest Anne, from the bottom of my heart, I want to extend my sincere thanks to you for your amazingly sweet comments this month.

I apologize if it sometimes takes me a wee bit of time to return the visit and enjoy the delightful beauty and inspiration of your sublime site. Please know that I truly appreciate your visits and the thoughts you share with me so very much!

Oodles of hugs & wishes of joy, inspiration and serenity to you always!
♥ Jessica

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