Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Super Bowl

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I haven't done The Thrift Shop Tour for awhile, as I've been just a tad busy lately with long hours at work. But last weekend Tom and I went to one of our favorite stores -- Value World -- and I found something absolutely priceless: a generous serving bowl.

Now, this is not just any ol' bowl -- this was originally from Williams-Sonoma. Yes, indeedy, I found a bowl that would normally have cost about $100 just sitting on a shelf at the resale shop.

It admittedly has a very fine 2-3" crack along one side; both Tom and Jeremy pointed it out to me as though it were a fatal flaw ... men! They see damage, I see fabulous deal. Because you'll never guess what I paid for this bowl --

$20?

Nope.

$10?

Nope. Lower.

$8.50?

Uh uh. Lower.

$5???

Keep going.

I give up -- you couldn't possibly have gotten it for so little!

$2.87. That's right -- less than $3 for a huge, beautiful serving bowl! Just look how perfect it was when I made pasta a few nights later:

God, I love thrift shops!!!



13 comments:

BlackEyedDog said...

ok, I'm not that into bowls..I'm not a 'pro'^^...but if it's normally THAT pricy, then you really made an awesome bargain!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Sweet! The other week I bought me a Japanese-looking platter for $3 at my favorite thrift store. No chips or cracks. I'm thinking of turning it into a bird bath or feeder.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party with your "super bowl"...you got a great deal on this one!

Blessings,
Linda

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Dang girl!!!!! What a great deal!!!! Cracks give it character! ;)

Jenn said...

Awesome! There is nothing better then getting a screaming deal on something that nice. And with the pasta in it...BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Candace said...

Love to get a deal! I am sharing your excitement over it....and the pasta looks amazing!

Good for you, girl!
Candace

Meg O. said...

Beautiful bowl, beautiful food!

Robin said...

And that is what I like about you: You see the beauty when others see the flaw. Let me amend that. It is one of the things that I like about you:-)

Donald Michael Schwartz said...

You go girl!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

It's gorgeous...I'm jealous. I'd have paid the $100, that's why I'm a loser. :)

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, that certainly IS beautiful, and the pasta looks delicious! What a great find!

Cranberry Morning said...

...and just wanted to tell you, I came across the word 'yenta' in my crossword this morning and thought of you. :-)

Karen Harris said...

Oh my gosh, we really are sisters from another mother. I am a thrift store lover too! My husband calls me a "picker" which I kinda like. My newest find is a mid-century dining table and chairs that is probably worth around $700-$1000. I paid $42.00 for all of it. Gotta love that.

Thanks for the great comment on my blog. I appreciate your coolness and I'm sure Jeremy does too!

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