Monday, September 16, 2013

My Thrift Store SPLURGE!

I fell in love with a box…

yes, you heard me right!

I fell in LOVE with this box!

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And I considered it a splurge because I paid $9 for it!

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(But a few days later, I felt a lot better about my purchase when I saw a wooden box for $69 at a store that starts with a K and rhymes with holes.)

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I also found this beautiful art that was custom framed ($1.75…which I considered a DEAL!!!) at the same thrift store, Hospice Thrift.

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When I find something I love, I don’t think very long about buying it when I know the money is going to a good cause….and I’m in love! heehee!

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I wasn’t sure where to display the box and the hinges are rusty, so I made a 'base’ to set it on.

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I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday and

Make it Pretty Monday 

and The Home Coming DIY’ers

 Amaze me Monday 

and Inspire me Tuesday!

And for those that love antiques...

there was a bonus!

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The original KEY was inside the box!

Doesn’t that make it even more special?

53 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

I love thrift store goodies and you got some great deals here. I adore that the key was in the box! You'll have to create a pretty ribbon, tassel etc. for your key! Wishes for a great Monday.

Jane and Chris said...

Love the box...I'd put it on a small stand and use it as a side table.
Jane x

Diane said...

I'm smitten too! And the original key-- wow! That's unusual!

Stacey said...

That box is amazing! Great find.

Laurie said...

what a great find!With the key, you scored big time!!!!!

Debbiedoos said...

Oh how neat! You find the coolest stuff, and have fun doing it too. Have a great Monday!

chris said...

what a find! love the box - especially the label!

Karen said...

Riverside in Agawam, Massachusetts is an old amusement park that is now called Sig Flags New England. I have been there with the kids many times, just an hour from this old house!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm glad you rescued that box. Your pedestal is the perfect touch and love that the key is still with it. Good for YOU!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

I have a weakness for trunks! That one is perfect!

Susan said...

That's a box I could fall in love with too! Great find, XOXO

Danice said...

What great buys! I just love thrift store shipping. The base you made for the trunk looks good. Thank you for sharing with us :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That box was a GREAT price at $9! I'm so glad you got it! It's quite perfect, love the vintage label! Have a nice day! Twyla

cucki said...

Wow the box is so so pretty..such a sweet find.
Hugs x

Donna Wilkes said...

A skate box! I remember putting my roller skates in my skate box and lugging it to the skating rink! Wish I still had it.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

$9 is a great deal. Love the original key

the cape on the corner said...

I love the stacked look of your new thrifty suitcase. and that key!!

Christine said...

Oh I am in love with your box also! It is beautiful and how special to find the key inside!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your skate box! What a deal! It would be put to use for storing cords or small items in my house. I never seem to have enough storage. Happy Monday to you!

TexWisGirl said...

i am a box nut. wooden ones in particular. doesn't matter - new or antique. love...

Art and Sand said...

I don't know what it is about wooden boxes, but I just love them.

You just inspired me to steal my father's wooden tool box back from my husband. I like the idea of a stack of wooden boxes like people do stacks of vintage suitcases. I have 2 of my dad's wooden boxes now. If I can find one more old wooden box, that would make a collection.

Thanks for giving me a reason to go hunting.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That box is a beauty and I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat!!

Stephanie said...

I can understand why you love the box - I love it too :) Great finds. Hugs to you!

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

I love boxes (and baskets) too -- such great little storage places! The skate label on yours just makes it more intriguing! Love the painting too -- it's a beauty!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Diane, I love this box you have found and was interested to read that it is a skate box. It really looks like a wooden suitcase and as Sarah mentioned, fabulous for storage. If that were me, I would be on the hunt for another two, to stand one on top of the other.
I love searching through charity shops and thrift shops as, like you, I find the most fabulous items.
Enjoy your new skate box.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Love that box. What a treasure!
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my burlap pumpkins....new follower!
aimee

kitty said...

I think the box is a treasure, dear Diane, and to have the key, too.. Wow!
Thank you for keeping me in your prayers, sweet friend. xo

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Well done on your find, I'd be the same and have it on a stand to show it off. To have the original key too is even more of a bargain. Beautiful and yes I'm in love too. xx

Vee said...

Great box! Great price! Some keys are sold for that price!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

And yours is the real deal for $9!! Love it and the art is great also.
Your Hospice Thrift is a great store it seems.

Linda

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Great thrifty purchases, and the box is wonderful ... and even better is the original key. I love old keys.

Olive said...

I think nine dollars is not bad at all. Finding the key is pretty awesome. I paid thirty dollars for a print once at a thrift store but it is hanging right now on my stone fireplace and I love it. xo, olive

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Such a great find! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

Kathy said...

That box is capital A-mazing!!!!

Jeanne said...

Having the key does make it that much more special. Not sure why?

koralee said...

Your box is really lovely...enjoy it along with that little treasure of a picture. Thanks for sharing.

Joy H said...

So cool, love it! I love going to thrift stores and estate sales. Lots of fun!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Just for the key alone, yes! :)

The key to your secret diary...

Nancy Drew needs to determine what the key goes to..

A secret key to unlock a secret kingdom...

It just makes me feel like a kid again :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a find and so clever of you to cover the box to put it on. That sweet key is a real bonus.

MarmePurl said...

I am in love with your box too.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a fun box. Do you think it had roller skates in it at one time?

simply bev said...

You've had excellent thrifting adventures and found some great treasures!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent finds ~ I believe they find you ~ enjoy ~ wonderful post and photos ~ carol, xo

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You are such a lucky thriftin' gal! Great score!!!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I totally understand falling in love with a box, and I think it was a steal too.

Jen

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Spurge no.....SCORE!!!!! Now that was the find of all time! Wouldn't you love to know the history!!

Carol

cynthia lee designs said...

What a great find!! How awesome that it had the key with it too.
I love it!!
hugs,
Cindy

Incipient Wings said...

Gorgeous amazing finds!!!
You got some beautiful treasures!
I love the picture!
Omg!!!
That key and the box are just awesome...

Lily Bets said...

I do love too the wooden chests! Greetings from Malta !

Gollywobbles said...

Those are super finds!!!

Linda Walker said...

I fell in love with that box too! That is no ordinary box! You have the best thrift stores nearby! I am always amazed at what you find as well as the prices!
Linda

Donna said...

You had to break the piggy bank for $9! What a steal for a lovely box. An application of matte polyurethane spray would seal up the rust for you, if you wanted to display it without a base.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous box and the picture is wonderful too. Super finds. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty