Saturday, September 11, 2010

Good Timing



Yesterday, on my way to pick up tickets for the Cal Game today, (vs. my Alma mater The University of Colorado) I stopped in at one of my favorite thrift stores.   As I entered I was informed that everything in the shop was $2 and anything less than $2 was 1/2 off!  






 Needless to say, it was pretty stripped except for the clothing.  But I managed to find myself a precious treasure and the perfect book to go with it! 

21 comments:

vignette design said...

Great little needlework and the book to go with. You always find the coolest stuff!

Everton Terrace said...

That's like a dream come true. I'm off to one of my little haunts this morning for the 50% sale. Looks like you found the perfect item for you!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What treasures. To think that it had the date & name on it makes it truly special. Just imagine the work that grandmothers hands did to create it? Have a great..great time in Berkeley @ the game Terri. I'll cheer for CO for you!

Hugs x deb

cityfarmer said...

stop it now ... girl ....
this is the year for you .... whew

Angie said...

Wish my local stores would have $2.00 dollar day!!! Great score!! ;)

Beach House Living said...

More boat motifs? Your too funny.

Cashon&Co said...

NO. WAY.
seriously? that is the bargain beyond bargains!! And what you walked away with is a winner. gorgeous, handmade needlework. and i love the boat. you are the queen of bargains. I always thought i was, but i'm demoted to princess of bargains, and now are queen. *sniff.
i'll get over it.
but i get to be queen again if I go into a thrift store where everything is $1 and everything under $1 is ½ off and i find a needlepoint like this, OK?

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Wow!
That is some savvy shopping, well done.
It goes to show that it's not how much money we pay for something that gives it it's worth but how much we value it.
x Felicity

Jacqueline said...

That is precious...what a find!

Hamptontoes said...

What a darling piece of needlework. I can just imagine a grandmother proudly making her art in the 1920's! What a great find!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Those fantastic sailboats just keep coming!

Tricia Rose said...

HOw DO you do it Terri?!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You always find such wonderful treasures. I'm so glad you have the needlework piece. Isn't it sad that something like that didn't stay in their family? I always have the same feelings when I see family photographs. I am so glad you have that nautical treasure! It needs your love.

Artist Pamela Hunt Lee said...

What a delightful treasure.

Copy Cat Chic said...

Hey Terri! I didn't do anything, just pointed Julia in the right direction :) You'll have to help me with the nursery design! I'm feeling better lately, so we def need to meet up, I'm pretty open this week :) xoxox, Reichel

nameisgrace said...

that is so beautiful!!! my brother in law went to university of colorado boulder too!

Kat said...

Love the needlepoint, you always find the best bargains! I didn't realize that you went to the University of Colorado. The amazing kicker that they had, Mason Crosby? (now playing for Green Bay) Cait went to high school with him. He was a Senior her freshman year - made attending the football games much more interesting! Small world, isn't it? Kat

Debby said...

Love finding a deal!! xo

Kathysue said...

I am beginning to think it is just like you say, they find YOU!! That is amazing I would have done the happy dance for sure!! xo kathysue

Giltwood Studios said...

Amazing........... $2 or less!

Nutbird said...

WHAT? I guess like the NY Lottery says, you have to be in it to win it. If you don't go to these places, you will never find treasures. I think I'd better go up to my attic and re-look at my aunt's LARGE embroidery of the Mayflower to see if it has improved since the 1940's. Are you going to sell this? A while back you showed a dining room with a big hunk of red coral in the middle of the table. Can you find me a hunk like that? They don't have much coral on the east coast. Thanks Ann Go Buffs! Do you collect buffaloes?