Saturday, March 10, 2012

Imagine finding HERMES




At the thrift store!



 
Well that's just what my mom did last Sunday while I was at The Alameda Point.


She was visiting my brother and on her way home stopped off at one of her favorite haunts.


She said she caught sight of an interesting pattern among a row of blouses and couldn't quite believe her eyes when she pulled it out to examine it and noticed the HERMES tag.


She could hardly contain her excitement as she pulled out her cell phone to call and tell me what she had found... not 1 but 2 HERMES blouses!


The most incredible part was the $20 price tag!


Unable to get in touch with me she took them up to the counter telling the woman, "you know these are very expensive blouses."


The woman responded by saying, "yes, we understand they are worth several hundred dollars but we don't think people here are familiar with that brand." 




She proceeded to say how happy she was that my mom was buying them and how lovely they must look on her.


Upon arriving home my mom called me to tell me about her score. I was incredulous and did not immediately believe her.


I made her bring them over straight away believing them to be fakes.


The minute she walked in with them I knew they were the real thing.

I have to take my hat off to her and dub her the  Queen of Thrifting!!


I'm so proud :)


Oh... and did I ever tell you about the time she found me a CHANEL blouse for $5 at the thrift store?







She's Good, that MOM of mine!



26 comments:

Lesli @ Beautifully Coastal Design Blog said...

How awesome! I've been lucky enough to find Jacque Penne' and Target' ... LOL :)

Seriously, what awesome finds!

Smiles,
Lesli @ BeautifullyCoastal.com

Kathysue said...

Omgosh, Alright Mary you are the Queen of thrifting, amazing. Terri, I am in love with your Chanel yellow blouse, what a perfect color!!! xo Kathysue

Adrienne Shubin said...

Oh my gosh. I think I would pass out if I came across these blouses at the thrift shop. Would your mother ming if I tag along with her next time she goes thrifting?

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Impressive! She's a pretty lady too!

Simple Daisy said...

oh my!! Now that is some serious thrifting!!!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Is your mom adopting? She can shop for me any time! :)

Al said...

What a huge score! Your Mom is the best. You're so lucky to have her as a scout for you. -Al

Acquired Objects said...

Your Mom has a great eye! She only paid $20 each? I'm so freaking jealous! Those blouses cost over $500 a piece retail, GREAT FIND!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
XX
DEbra~

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Ok, my flight is booked, tell your mother she is taking me shopping! What a score and she will have to get some pairs of those bright jans to wears with them. What fun! XO

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

What beautiful fabric! Your Mom must still be on cloud nine after that great find! Go Mom!

Vickie H. said...

Utterly AMAZING!!!! So far, my thrift store luck hasn't even come CLOSE!!! Good for you, MOM!!!

Karena said...

Wow Terri! I guess! Your Mother has the eye for these great finds. Hermes!! Plus I love your $5 Chanel blouse!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

{The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller said...

Beauuuuuuuuuuutiful! I love all of it!

Nutbird said...

Wow, this has got to be her best find, along with the striped linen sofa! Ann

larajanepark said...

You have GOT to tell me where she went to find them....*pretty please*!? I'm always looking for classy clothes and love when I find a priceless blouse or jacket or DKNY suit for less than a shirt at Target :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness!!! That mom of yours definitely has a fabulous eye! She is too much...along with being absolutely beautiful! What a spectacular find. You and your mom are the best treasure hunters.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. XO

Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Oh, your Mom!!! Great Kachina print besides being a good find no matter what. Also love your mom's necklace.

helen tilston said...

Your Mum has a keen eye. I suppose the size does not enter the equation when one finds such a trasure. Congratulations.
Have a beautiful week Terri as you sport your Hermes
Helenxx

5th and State said...

i am SPEECHLESS!!!

go mom is right!
xo
debra

Janice said...

Bravo!! Love stories like this! How fun to have a passion to share with your mom!! I drag my mom to flea markets with me and I think she goes just to spend time with me :-)

Lumo said...

Incredible finds!

Near my regular hotel in Paris there are two second had stores selling only vintage Hermes and Chanel. Prices start from abt. 200 EUR for some small items and go up to thousands...

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

oh what a find! the pattern is beautiful!

Curtains in My Tree said...

jealous is all I can say

Sarah said...

Great finds. I've long admired Hermes silk scarves.

KarenSue Farash said...

Score Mom!!

Katie Sue said...

Unbelievable!! Good for her.:)