Saturday, June 30, 2012

Got no power, go shopping.....

Not me, thankfully, I had no storm woes or worries after the second Friday in a row of strong winds and heavy rain....but my sister was without electricity so ...... we went shopping.   We went to a consignment store in Lancaster Co, PA.   In planning the day, I read they would have someone onsite to buy old jewelry and who doesn't have a busted chains or two and one earring of a set?   Cashed out with $170.  But before that, I went shopping through the booths and what goodies did I get. 

Look at this frog.
Isn't it perfect for holding the cover photo of my current stitch from Prairie Moon?
Awesome oval white will red enamelware pan.
This is the second egg basket I have purchased.   Not 100% sure what I am going to do with it.   Got some ideas for rearranging a few pieces of furniture and accessories and this is sure to play a part. 
Another piece of Lefton to add to my collection.   My first piece was a piece of my mom's and every now and then I add a piece that I fancy.   This one is just a nice shape and good sized cookie jar and the price was right.  
After I checked out, I cashed in my jewelry for $$$ and I saw this on the counter.   Curiosity got the best of me and I asked the price.  

$175 for the 10 piece set.   I didn't want to spend that much but I had never seen that many matching pieces.  After a bit of wheeling and dealing, I got it for $120.  It had come into the shop that morning and the shop owner was fretting over where and how he could arrange all the pieces.   He made a $10 profit for holding it for 4 hours and was thrilled....and so was I.  It may not be terribly old, it has no markings or name but using my rule for shopping - it doesn't have to be old, you just have to like it.   

It is going to be a great addition to my slow progression on my bedroom makeover. 

    Somehow, I managed to buy all these goodies, get rid of some junk in the bottom of the jewelry box and come home with more money then I started with.  Sounds like a good day to me!


Catherine said...

Wow! You did great!! Love it all, especially that egg basket!

Anne said...

Some marvelous finds you got! And at a great price! Love that 10 piece set!!