Thursday, April 12, 2012

Some ‘Mountain’ thrifting!

You all KNOW I’m going to do a little thrifting while I’m here! (I didn’t BUY this clock of course, it’s where we bought gas and I thought it looked neat!)

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I went to Goodwill...NADA! Across the street...nothing! (I know this photo has lines in it but I thought the church steeple would look familiar)

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And then to my favorite consignment shop, Lulu’s! They have a lot of name brand items and it is always named the Best Consignment shop in Asheville every year! I found this really cute Vera Bradley handbag....I know I MAKE handbags....but oh, how I love to BUY them, too! Would you believe it was only $7? Well...not exactly...but that’s what I paid! I had left a few items on consignment last Fall so I had her check and see if I had any credit and I DID! I only owed $7.

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OK....with that in mind, what else could I find for $7?

Hubby had an errand to run and I tagged along to go to another consignment shop.

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Don’t you love it when they wrap things and put them in a beautiful bag with pretty tissue paper and ribbon? I found 2 things on the clearance rack...super marked down!

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This IZOD shirt that is a pale green (it was hard to get it to look pale green in the photo)

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and this Talbots sweater ‘twin set’ in my favorite color, blue!

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$7 for BOTH...everything in the BAG!

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You can see the consignment prices had originally totaled $61.93 (and I NEEDED the sweater)! lol

I’m joining Diann at The Thrifty Groove !

Do you ever notice that you spend the same amount sometimes when you shop? I was obviously having a $7 day! I should have kept going! lol

35 comments:

Vee said...

These kinds of things never happen to me. I guess that I'll just be happy that they happen to you! What a great day for shopping!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Don't you love a bargain!!
You found some pretty tops.
Hugs,
Susan

sissie said...

You made out like a bandit!!! Love your pretty handbag and your new clothes. I love great shopping days!!!

hugs
Sissie

Debby said...

Don't you love a bargain. I haven't seen that VB pattern. It's really cute.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

7 is a lucky number. The pretty bag and wrapping probably cost more:-) Hope you're having a fun time. I haven't been to Asheville in years, and never did get to the thrift shops. Enjoy!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Loved it all, but REALLY LOVED the bag labeled "Elite Repeats." Adorable.

Just checking on you!

Sharon

NanaDiana said...

Great finds! I think you should have kept your streak going and gone to a car lot! xo Diana ps. I won a beautiful Vera Bradley at a little shop last year. I love her stuff.

Della said...

I would be shocked if you didn't go thrifting! You sure found some great bargains, and great items, too!

Kim K. said...

Good for you! You definitely found some lovely bargains. I agree about pretty wrapping. It's that added touch that makes shopping even more fun!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love vera bradley!! You always find the best bargains.

Ginger Zuck said...

I think someone needs to play the lottery!! 7's all the way! great 7's finds. You may never have a$7 day again!!! tee hee!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Diane, Great finds and only $7, lucky gal. Have a great day.

laurie said...

wow, great buys and that sweater set will look beautiful on you, good color for you!

Anne said...

Hello again, my sweet pal! Love this post, and seeing what your treasure hunts have uncovered! Looking forward to getting caught up with you and enjoying your summer posts.

Ames said...

I can read the excitement in your words! I too love a good deal. Sounds like my kind of Thrifting!~Ames

nancy huggins said...

Can't wait to go to Chicago and visit lots of shops with Nellie. Hope I can do as good as you did :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You made a haul with very little money. Good for you! I am not spending a dime this month except for groceries and *needed* toiletries. So far, so good!

xo,
RJ

EllenaElizabeth said...

Some good bargains. You must have had a great day.

Freckled Hen said...

Lucky you! Looks like you found some pretty things just in time for spring!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Beautiful FUN Bargains!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your new blue&white sweater set! I would have had THAT SET in my basket too! It has such a gorgeous print...
I (((LOVE)))consignment stores. My VERY, VERY, VERY favorite places. I've ALWAYS shopped them, EVER since I was in high school(MANY,MANY Moon ago)... Yes I "DO" love the way they make our purchases look SO PRETTY wrapped up in colorful tissue in PRETTY shopping bags, then tied with PRETTY bows. I think the whole atmosphere of the consignment shops is like GOING BACK IN TIME to the way the Ladies felt special in the little shops of DOWNTOWN.
Thank you for sharing your treasure hunt!
Big Hugs,
Donna

Trace4J said...

Oh I love thriftin!
Very good deals.
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Melody said...

OOOOOOOOOOO Thrifting in Ashville!!!! Heck with the deals..I am green...the mountains....fresh air.....scenery...
did I mention, THE MOUNTAINS! sob, sniff, sob....OOPs, did I type that out loud? Sorry for the outburst pardon the mountain withdral.
Lovely finds.

bluebirdsandbutterflies.typepad.com said...

Hi there,
I visited the Salvation Army in my town yesterday. My sister ALWAYS finds great things at the Thrift Shops. I am not as good at spotting things but am inspired by some of the fabulous jewelry she has found at some thifts and am trying to visit them from time to time. Yesterday, I found a Tommy Bahama black and white dress with a halter top. Perfect for my upcoming trip to the beach! It was BRAND NEW! Tags still on! The price tag said $125 and I got it for $14. I was a little afraid to buys it even at $14.00 because I was not sure it would fit but.....bought it, got home and tried it on and it fits beautifully! I was excited! You did some great shopping on your excursion!!! Have a great weekend. I am busy today packing for Florida and my dress will be the first to go in there! xoxo Kim

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Love your 7 dollar day!

ImSoVintage said...

Love $7 days. You really made some great purchases and it sounds like you are having so much fun on your trip.
Hugs,
Laura

Maple Lane said...

Love your VB purse and sweater set - what great bargains! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Just as a matter of interest. By law, here in Wales the shops aren't allowed to put things in bags. You either have to bring your own or buy them. I begrudge paying for a bag......
Joan

DearHelenHartman said...

The Vera Bradley bag is adorable. Love your luck 7 story on this Fri and th 13th.

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Aww, Diane, this is so cute! And such a good deal! Well done! I love to spent less than $10 on my clothes too. Have a great weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like you had a good day! I had so much fun with Sherry junkin! I'll post sometime next week. I'm heading for Houston on Sat. Hugs, Linda

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's very clever of them to make it feel like the item is new...you get the thrill of shopping, and a discount.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Diann said...

Oh what great finds! Love the VW purse! The fabrics are fun! And the tops were really nice finds. Way to thrift! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a wonderful day!

LANA said...

It seems so much more thrilling to pick up a deal at a thrift or consignment shop than at the most exclusive boutique, don't you think?

BECKY said...

Oh my gosh, Diane! You have such a marvelous store to shop in! I LOVE the Talbot's set. It is gorgeous!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Don't you just love finding a good deal? And yes, numbers that are the same at just about every store. You have to wonder why that is? At least I do!!! lol
Lois