Tuesday, February 23, 2010

“Why thrift?”, you ask?

Ethan Allen Special $419

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Crate and Barrel $299.00

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Target (!!)  $359.0041pAobkLf6L__AA260_

Salvation Army  $15.00

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 I feel like I should say something, but I’ll let the price tag speak for itself.

62 comments:

ERIN said...

shut up! you lucky girl!

Jenglamgirl said...

Ha, this is great... the only thing missing from this post was.... "PRICELESS" at the end of your post! WAY TO GO!!! ;) JGG

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Shut.Up.

Whhhyyyyyy are my thrift store so overpriced???

~ Sarah

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Amazing!! Indeed, the price tag speaks for itself! Way to go on an awesome find!!!

Erin
http://homeswheremyheartis.blogspot.com

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow!

Lisa said...

SCORE!

Lady Rink said...

Duuuuude no way. That's all I can think to say!

The Little Red Shop said...

Answer to your post question: Because I am.

Response to your post: Say wahuht???

: )

Julie M.

ps My verification word is, "chmkbopp." That's pretty funny.

laura @ so alaurable said...

Shut the door! Lucky!

Amy Kinser said...

That's a hallelujah moment!! Great find!!!

Janiece said...

Oh my goodness!
What an amazing find!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer said...

WOW! Can you come goodwill/thrift shopping with me for luck?

Great find!

sissie said...

Here, Here! Great Find.

Sissie

Mel said...

Jackpot!
I have several reasons why I thrift, but getting an amazing deal such as yours is the number one reason. What a thrill!

Carol said...

That's it. I am headed to the Goodwill this morning. Wish me luck on finding something just as incredible!

Melanie said...

I think that you hit the jackpot. WOW!

Danielle and Clint said...

Ok, I need these thrift stores around me! Every time I go into the Thrift Stores in my area, there is nothing at all! You luck out!!

Anonymous said...

wow, Wow, WOW!!!!!

~Jennifer S.

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Love it!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I am a thrifter, whole heartedly! Great find :)

Sanna said...

So true!

Irene said...

Really? Is $300-400 the going rate for that simple table? Ridunkulous.

Richella said...

What a great post. I'm so glad you took the time to assemble these photos. What a great reminder!

Stacey said...

I am never this lucky! Whenever I look they have absolutely nothing.

Country Dreaming said...

And because the "thrill of the hunt" is worth it in the end!
That's why I love garage sales too.

Melinda

Andrea said...

I love thrifting. I think you have inspired to visit a little favorite shop of mine.

Jules said...

I am so on your page. Love it! Great job.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Yesturday I was asking "Why Thrift?" I went to two different thrift stores and found absolutely nothing! I vowed to never go back.
Now you find this and have to pass it on. It almost makes me want to go back, maybe!
Brooke

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like your find better than the most expensive one you show!

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Awesome! I can't wait for the transformation that is to come of this table.
-Desiree

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

Fantastic!!!

christy said...

Great find! I love thrifting!

I bought a Ethan Allen dining table, W/2 leaves from a local furniture consignment store for $200, retail would have been $1500+. It needed some refinishing, but nothing I couldn't tackle. It has proudly served in my DR for 7 years & I constantly get positive comments on it. My fav purchase!

Blarney said...

I'd like to know why our thrift stores seem to only carry clothes lately ... where's the good stuff people!

The Thriftress said...

That is a great score!

rebekah said...

i just love thrift shopping!! its all in the looking! it takes time but its totally worth when you find that 1 amazing thing your looking for!

Lynn said...

It helps to have something in mind. My sisters decided on a specific type of furniture or decor, and then spend months at yard sales and thrift shops until they find it. They say the hunt is half the fun!

**** April **** said...

OH MY GOSH!!! wow...

shannon said...

I got one just like that at the goodwill for $5.

Robin said...

WHAT!

A steal! Can't wait to see where you use it.

Lovely Little Nest said...

WOW...wow wow wow! Great find! Luckyyy :)

Miss Obara said...

NO WAY!!!
great find! So jealous!!!!

Jerri-Lea said...

Umm, Ethan Allen for $419? Yikes!
Great find! I so wish we could spend the day together hitting thrift shops, crafting and baking up a great batch of cookies or cupcakes!!

Carrie said...

I am so jealous! Lucky you.

Cottage Dreamers said...

Wow!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

You certainly don't have to convince ME, ya know?! That's a great thrifty find.

AND, your mom's kitchen painted white really looks great, she did do good.

Sarah Sarniak said...

I could not agree with you more! Thrift store shopping rocks.

Red Door Home said...

Just found your wonderful blog. I plan on coming back for feature friday!

Heidi Parson said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!! Decorating is my passion!! Thanks so much for your amazing ideas!

nikihas3 said...

Our thrift stores are overpriced as well. I have found the wonder of Craigslist! I just scored a wonderful coffee table for $7! I know exactly how you feel.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am a Goodwill shopper. I love a bargain! It's so much fun to see what kind of treasures I can find each time I go to shop. Love & blessings from NC!

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

Great Steal!!!

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Pam @ Becolorful said...

Shut up. I want to go shopping with you.

Whimsical Creations said...

What an awesome find!

Aura said...

I had the best thrift store day, yesterday! Oh how I love them. Ps, I like your table better than any of these.

Ruth said...

Great find!!!

I do not seem to find such great deals at our local thrift stores. :( Things are always higher priced and not so great.

Ruth

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! And how dare Target for that high price!

Kristen said...

Fabulous...I'll have to now think of a better name for you other than TwitaDUM. :) You are one smart cookie to get a deal like that!

Julie said...

Your post inspired me to make a trip to SA yesterday afternoon - luckily it was a super rainy day here in the Boston area, so the store was dead. I found tons of great little things, plus five Disney books and a Sesame Street DVD for my little ones, and walk out having spent $17.

My favorite find was a candle holder similar to this Pottery Barn one: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/multi-votive-display/?pkey=ccandleholders
But mine cost $2.99 and I actually like it better than the PB one!

I love it! Thanks for the inspiration to go.

Gina said...

Score.

Daisy said...

love your site, love your postings...YOU ROCK and you inspire me. :) I need to find some good thrift stores in Plano, TX - any thoughts? :)

BTW - My 3 yr old is trying to win the Old Navy SuperModelquin...check out the link. If you think she's cute, please vote and spread the word!
http://bit.ly/9nYGMM
Thank you bunches- today 2/25 is the last day to vote!! :)

Dee said...

SCORE! I love it!! You must have been wearing your lucky jeans!

Dorothy said...

Chris, you're a girl after my own experienced designer's heart. I love your blog and your attitude toward DIY and thrift. You could go one step further if time and energy permitted and check out yard sales, too.

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