Score!

This might very well be the shortest, fastest post I have ever done.  I have about 15 minutes to crank this bad boy out and then I have to get ready to go buy flowers for an install today.  
So here is the deal.  Last weekend I went to some yard sales looking for a few things for my shelter room. 

I still needed a desk and chair and since I am getting low on funds I was thinking I might just get lucky.  And boy did I.   Found a desk for $20.00 and a great office chair for $12.00.  Awesome.  Done.  Now go home.

Yep...should have but didn't.  Nope I was high on finding my prey by then and couldn't stop.  I could feel the adrenaline running through my veins.  I was drinking coffee and praising myself for such good finds.  My ego was soaring.  Onward.

OK...so here are the first deals I got.

This table.  Baker.  Yep and for  $60.00.  Now that is a deal.

This Robert Abby lamp [circa: 1961] with the tags still on it.  $70.00.  Another steal.

And then.....the motherload.
We came upon this yard sale where the guy was selling everything in his home including the house.  I asked if his wife was out of town for the weekend and did she know what the HELL he was doing.  He corrected me...ex-wife.  OK...nuff said.

He had tons of rugs.  [He must have been in the inport/export business  at one time] I walked into this room and saw this rug...the only one that was not in jewel tones.  10 by 13.  My colors.  A little drool came out of the corner of my mouth.

He said all of these are $2000 each.  BAM...reality.  Stop...I am looking for shelter furniture.  That is so out of my price range I laughed.  But still loved on it none the less.  Start to walk away and he said "I can let you have it for $900.00".  That sounded like a deal...but I am no rug expert.  Nah...still ridiculously out of price range.  Shelter furniture....I keep repeating under my breath.  Stay focused.

Leaving to go down the stairs..."what about $450.00!"  Holy crap....AYKM?  10 x 13????  I start to pull off my engagement ring to trade :)

Come on.  I had to buy it.  I could sell it for probably twice that.  Of course not to anyone reading this blog now :)


Of course I cam home and did a little research on rugs.  And figured out he probably paid about $500.00 for it [and maybe it was worth $1500.00] but he had to container it and get it here.  All I had to do was drive about 3 miles down the road.
Oh yea...here was the price tag...like I was gonna believe that...
$8500.00.  He was smoking crack.  That number was code for "If you buy this then I have a condo in Florida I want to sell you"

I mean I had to buy it right??????
No spring shoes.......flip flops are nice.

Scott's.  Only pictures.  No shopping for me :)



24 comments

Rene said...

Sherry, I don't know what I love more - your side splitting delivery or your style. We must get together sometime! Doing cartwheels for you and your awesome finds!

eclecticrevisited said...

shelter? what shelter...these items are for moi...
call me selfish but I have a hard time parting with thrift finds even if I'm buying with the organizations money and it's for THEM not me..!!!
I will buy them new stuff just so I can keep the garage sale items..(I have a weird addiction to thrift finds..)....
maureen

lizziefitz said...

You Had to buy all those:))) I am with you , home finds over spring shoes! I am lusting after the table and floor lamp:))))

Cara said...

the lamp was a MAJOR score!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That lamp...I'm amazed. And the rug, seriously, you have some finds in that town of yours!!! Fun post. :) Janell

Kelly @ Bungalow Blue said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw that lamp (as well as what you paid for it!) Awesome finds!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Durn you found some great deals. I want the table and lamp!!

A Perfect Gray said...

I am NOT believing that...

Kacey @ shes.no.martha said...

God you have major shopping Mojo.
When are you coming to Ohio to score some for me?!

I could dance slowly with that lamp and rock it back and forth. I love it. $70?! That mother would cost $7.5 million at Restoration.

A Delightful Design said...

The lamp and rug are to die for. So jealous! I was laughing out loud at the vision of you trading your ring for the rug. ;-)

My Interior Life said...

Great finds!! That rug will be gorgeous anywhere. It had to come home with you. Treasure hunting is addictive, no?

The Sister Sophisticate said...

You are good! I would have had to stop after the first $32!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

My favorite is the lamp, but the rug price for size is not bad. I say why not.

Cathy Wall said...

Oh my! I concur with Rene, your delivery is as awesome as your eye for deals! Keep 'em coming!
Cathy

Sherri Cassara said...

I sure enjoyed your play by play - you always make me smile! What a deal!!!
Happy day.

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Wow great finds for sure and authentic rugs can be very expensive for sure, but I'd keep on searching too. Can't wait to see it all complete!

Sarah Bragg said...

Love the rug!! My colors, too. I'm looking for something like that for our family room.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I cannot believe the deals you find! Love them all.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sherry- The Robert Abby lamp is really stunning. What a fine patina, you can tell even from the picture. Great find!

Loretta

quintessence said...

Wow - what great finds!! And I can't imagine you'll ever be sorry you bought that rug for $450! And love the lamps!

Joyce said...

You crack me up even on your rug adventure! Great treasures you found. xo

Mona thompson said...

Sherry, Will you just go ahead and write my blog for me? You have such a way with words. I'm just so to the point and dull. Love, love all of your new finds and hewy who needs new flip flops anyway?

traci zeller designs said...

I'm drooling. Just drooling. Want it all!!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOL!!
LOVE the rug the table the lamp! Everything!!

Yeah, you HAD to buy it and yeah, he WAS smoking crack.....for sure...

Lou Cinda

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