Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Thrift Find

Oh My Gosh! I am thoroughly enjoying this weather today! There was rain last eve and behind it, a cold from from the north. High winds from the north west and a temp of 51 degrees, are the makings for some great weather today!
  My Mom called me this morning and said she was cold! I had to go and help her with her heaters. She never use the central unit, because she says when it goes off, she's freezing cold. So, we installed those natural gas heaters (the safe ones on the walls and she's satisfied with them).

Today, I thought I'd share a thrift find with you that I purchased well over 25 years ago, and still using it in my bunny bedroom with throws and pillows. The thrift store was the first in our little town, and of course, I was curious and went in to investigate. I remember the older woman there, aloof  but, watched my every move!

  I started to walk out when I spotted the rocker. There wasn't a tag on it so, I asked the price. She said in a reedy voice, "$50 dollars". I said ok and walked around looking at other things. She came up to me and said, "$40". I didn't respond. We kept this up until she said $20, and I turned and said, "Sold". That was my first buy and first of getting my feet wet at haggling!
  The old woman finally admitted she didn't have anyone coming in, I was her first customer! Then I knew why I got that great buy! Of course, I saw other things I wanted and continued to shop there. We became good friends, and she would think of me when she went out to buy.

I keep the wood polished to keep it from cracking. It is still in very good shape. Since I love to rock, I use it quite a bit. Ashley is always there with me. I tried to get a shot of him and he ran away. He doesn't lik the camera.
  Do you remember your first thrift purchase? Do you still own it? We would like to hear about your 1st purchase!

We hope you are having a great day and we hope your week is just as nice. Thanks for all your comments and most of all, our giveaway is coming soon, so keep visiting!
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  1. No, haven't a clue what my first thrift store find was but it's been more than 35 years! I've found lovely things, over the years, and cherish each one.
    that's a beautiful rocking chair and a GREAT price.

  2. A great deal! I don't remember my first purchase, but way back when I was in college I bought an old secretary's desk for $40. It weighed a ton and was a pain to move everytime we moved, but we still have it!

  3. I think my first one that I can recall~ is a heart shaped candlestick. I still have it too! LOL! That was about 8 years ago I guess.
    I love your rocking chair! Beautiful!
    Have a great night.

  4. What a great find! So beautiful and very sturdy.

  5. First time out and the deal you got?......I'd say you are a natually gifted thrifter!

  6. Fabulous rocker. Thanks for sharing your first bargaining experience. Sounds like she made it very easy for you:-) I think my first thrifty purchase was probably at a weekly flea market in San Jose way back in the 70's. It was an empty vintage radio cabinet for $10. It had all the knobs and was about 4 feet tall. Wish I still had it.

  7. A great find Loretta! The polish you use on the rocker sure gives it a super shine. I can't recall my first thrift buy, but I've snagged some good deals since that time.

  8. Don't remember what mine was, but I love the rocker! It's beautiful and so cozy looking...inviting!

  9. Lovely story Loretta! My best Charity Shop (UK thrift store!)find was a earthenware casserole dish with a lid - just the right size for two and cost 50p. (less than US$1) It cooks slowly and perfectly every time! Nancy


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