Wednesday, January 18, 2012

28 Cents

While on one of my frequent thrifting runs, I discovered one of the best treasures I've scored yet ... this old three-tier wire stand.

When I spotted it in the store, it was covered in fake 80s pink roses and faux greenery...but I could tell what was underneath.

{what I would give if there was not an outlet in the middle of my wall...}

When I took it to the register, there was no price marked. The lady kindly told me $2.48 would be a fine price. I agreed. I've seen similar ones go for upwards of $60, and more if they're antique.

It was a week or two later, looking over my receipts, that I discovered her mistake. Instead of typing 2.48, she had missed the 4, and instead charged me just 28 cents for my pretty wire stand. If it hadn't been so long afterwards I would have gone back and offered to pay the difference. I hope it doesn't make me a terrible person that I kept it. I guess the DAV will survive without my $2.20.

While we're admiring my wire stand, here are a few updated shots of our kitchen, taken with my new camera. It makes such a difference! However, I think I need a wider-angle lens to be able to get a better full-room shot like I was able to with my little point and shoot, but you can still get the idea.

It was fun having the shelves decked out for Christmas, but I'm loving simple, fresh white after the holiday overload.

Still one of my favorite kitchen items, a chippy pistachio green antique scale. An eBay score several years ago.

Antique Belgian pitch pots. Love them.

How about you...have you had any {guilty} thrift store scores lately? Do tell!

{live beautifully}

Linking to Farmhouse Fridays at Laurie Anna's


  1. Hi Courtney,

    Love the wire stand, and for 0.28? What a deal! :) Even $2.48 was a great price!!! Love the pics of your space - looks like you are going to have so much fun with your new camera! :)

    Anyway, take care and have wonderful rest of the week!!!


  2. Just found your blog and love it! I'm now a follower.

  3. I am crazy about the wire stand! I have wanted one for so long. Your vignette is gorgeous. I so love seeing pics of your home. ♥

  4. I love your stand. It is precious and worth every cent you paid for it! :)

  5. Anonymous1/18/2012

    Wow, what a deal!! Your like me, I would have gone back too if it wan't too late!
    Your shelves look fantastic all decked out with your white ironstone, one of my obsessions!!
    Hope you have a great day.

  6. Hi ~~ I just found your blog through Farmhouse Fridays and I love it. I am your newest follower. Hope you are having a great day
    Fresh Vanilla For C

  7. Love love love all our white ware! Happy Friday ~

  8. Loving your wire basket; your decor is so pretty--whites and taupes are my favorite.

  9. gorgeous fresh space - love your find (score!)


  10. Hi, just over from the your blog.
    Your wire basket is adorable, as is your shelves with your ironstone. It all looks great.
    I just became your newest follower...come see me when you can. :)
    xo bj


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