Monday, June 20, 2011

How To Negotiate A Better Price...



Without even trying!

  
Several months ago while shopping at The Alameda Point I spied this plaque in a booth and inquired as to the price.


He told me it was $65.

  
I told him that she was my patron saint,


St. Therese of Lisieux,


The Little Flower,


and that I was named after her.

  
He looked at me and said...


OK,
 

$40


We all started laughing...



 The truth is that it is important for treasures to find the right home!  He told me that he had been hassled by a woman in his shop to sell it to her for a low price and the more she tried, the more he dug his heels in.  When I came along, he knew that I was the person who was meant to be the caretaker of this beautiful treasure.  My Mom is always trying to buy me St. Therese religious collectibles but I believe that patience pays off and it certainly did that day at The Point!






20 comments:

red ticking said...

L O V E.... truly special... xoxo

Aimee @ Wonderfully Domestic said...

I really love this post. I read so many blogs but I think this post is going to stay with me for a long time. I'm a firm believer that things happen the way they were meant to. :)

I just found you yesterday and considering I needed something to make me smile today, I think finding you was meant to be!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

It's beautiful and she certainly does belong with you! :)

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love this gorgeous piece and the story as well
wonderful post
xxoo
Pam

Al said...

Awesome little story, and even better, the terrific ending. You deserve this beautiful treasure. Hope you are feeling better, allergy wise. It has been a really tough season for that, I agree. Thanks for your sweet note. -Al

sharon said...

What a sweet story Terri, I must try this next time.!! By the way Lisieux is just down the road from us, so if you come this way one day you could pay a visit!
Hope all is well with you and your family
Sharon
xx

classic • casual • home said...

That is a beautiful story. I can imagine that you charm most sellers though into giving you better prices.

Tote said...

Some things are just meant to be.

Susan

cityfarmer said...

only you, my darling friend ...

meant to be!

wedding weekend over here ...

A Perfect Gray said...

the best story ever!

helen tilston said...

Congratulations on acquiring this beautiful plaque. I love St. Therese of Lisieux. About 10 yrs ago on a cold winter's night I was going by a church in Toronto and there was about 200 people lined up outside - I enquired and there was a relic of St. Therese de Lisieux being displayed. I took my place and made my pilgrim to the relic. It was well worth the wait.
You were meant to have this. Where will you display it?

Helen

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You were meant to have this beautiful plaque. Isn't it wonderful when such magical things happen and what is meant to be comes true? Beautiful story and beautiful plaque. I'm not up on my saints but isn't St. Therese the one with the roses? This story is absolutely wonderful. XO

Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Love that little angel at the top...

flowers delivery in mumbai said...

Congratulation on managing this master piece. This really seems historical.

The enchanted home said...

You are clever!! Love this story.....it is quite beautiful. You obviously struck a chord with the gentleman selling it and it was still a win win for you both. You got your namesake saint and he a sale!

pretty pink tulips said...

Two treasures here today. One is the beautiful St Therese piece...and the other is your beautiful story. I know that man had a good feeling about you...and knew you would take great care of this collectible.

Enjoy!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

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It looks like historical one. Seems to be a part of a museum.

Entrega Flores said...

Well interesting story, hope its true.

Therese Jacinto said...

Aww! Beautiful and precious find. St. Therese of Lisieux is my patron saint too! :)

Arreglos Florales said...

How beautiful story!