Thursday, October 6, 2011

Some Thrift finds are just BETTER than others!

We love to get great buys! And we sometimes see things we’ve always wanted!

But did you ever walk into a store and see something at a distance that you just HAD to HAVE?

No matter what?

And before you even inspected it....

you were carrying it to the check out?

I felt that way when I saw THIS...


I propped my little NIKON camera on top to show you the size!


and then saw the price! (for the CASE ONLY!!!)


I did peek inside and saw this great lining!


I didn’t even look at the bottom until I got home!


It would be PERFECT to actually carry our cameras and all of our cords, batteries, chargers, etc. when we travel!


But for now I’ll just set it here in the lanai and admire it!


I’m linking to these fun parties!

I’m joining....Vintage Thingie Thursday

and Time Travel Thursday

and Club G.W. No. 15

and Thrifty Things Friday!

and Treasure Hunt Thursday!

I’m linking to Honey’s Potpourri Party, too!


Click HERE to enter!

Did you ever FALL in LOVE like this at the Thrift Store?

You can tell ME!

 sssshhhh...I’ll keep your secrets!


silvia said...

That case is FABULOUS!! What an increbible find at $1.00.

I feel in love with a Universal Studios Dracula Cookie jar at a trift store. I think I only paid $7.00 for it

DearHelenHartman said...

Well, I am jealous! My best thrift might be a piece of Briggle pottery that I paid $4 and is priced at multiple sites at $120 but it's too lovely to sell.

Vee said...

Wow. You do find the best things!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I know exactly what you mean! Pitter-patter! This belongs over at Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva. Hope to see you there!


Musings from Kim K. said...

$1!!! You are one lucky lucky lady.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, quite a find that you came across. Yes, I know the feeling well, something you must have at all costs. You got a great deal though. Enjoy.


The Bear's Blog said...

Miss Lavender Dreams,

Ah, finally - a little teddy bear in one of your pictures. Color me happy. (o:

Heaps of Hugs

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh that bag is so awesome and what a great deal!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great bag and the price tag makes in even better. Isn't it great to spot something right away?

The Bear's Blog said...

YIPPEEEEEEE, thank you Miss Lavender Dreams. Wow, and my name is on your sidebar.

WOW, oh, thank you, thank you, thank you. (o:

Heaps of Hugs

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

a perfect case and what a steal!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You know how to spot the great deals!!! That bag can carry your camera AND your new Zumba shoes! :) You'll be ready for anything!!!

Vicki said...

What a great find for $1

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

That is a great find! My camera bag is not nearly large enough. And I love that this appears hardsided. Great for keeping everything safe. Good for you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful camera bag! Only $1...score!

Anne said...

congrats! this is exactly why we treasure hunt...

Screaming Sardine said...

How gorgeous, Diane. It's in such great shape, and my word...the price!?! That is an amazing find. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Unknown said...

Thrift stores are awesome! And I love your find! :D


Cameron said...

It's in such great shape, too! Hard to beat for the price!!

Unknown said...

holy smokes one buck were meant to have it I guess ...who wouldn't have picked it up for that ? sweet ! I recently posted about a vintage purchase myself I'm happy about it too


Jan said...

Great finds Diane, and I love your little Halloween decoration and lites. You two always look like you are having such a good time. The weather always looks warm and inviting where ever you are.
I have never tried the Eco natural soap and would love to give it a go. The mosquito repellent looks like a good thing too.
I love skin balm and shea butter is one of my favorites. I didn't realize your having a giveaway but just noticed so I will head over the Eco Natural soap website and enter a comment there too.

Della said...

Wow! One Dollar! What a wonderful deal you got on that case!

I once found a wicker chair for $10 at the Salvation Army thrift store. What a sweet deal that was:)

Pamela said...

Wow! What a steal and grand treasure!

Dianne said...

Great find! Yes I've done that... more than once!

Honey at 2805 said...

I agree! You found a really thrifty find! Congrats!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

podso said...

The case is marvelous and such good shape! It reminds me of the vintage brief case my husband is selling at our garage sale this weekend. And a "need film" camera of my mother's --now will anyone buy that? !!!

Pamela said...

Thanx so much for coming to the party!:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I felt like that when I walked into a thrift store and saw an old dress form...I had to have it no matter the price! It was $50 YaHoo! I love the camera case, you never find hard sidded ones anymore. you asked about the santa salt shaker heads, I bet you could use Styrofoam or big wooden beads?


Jemm said...

The answer is...YES. Everytime I go ;) Cool find!

outjunking said...

That looks like a good carrying case. But your right all the stuff it takes to be on the go with a camera, you need a larger bag.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Diane, what a great find for only one dollar. My gosh, amazing!! It looks hardly used too.
I think your idea for using it to store and carry your cords and techno stuff is a great idea.
I also love great storage cases and you sure found a fabulous one.

Have a great evening.
Celestina Marie XOXO

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH, that is purely amazing, Diane!!! What a bargain!!!

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! I'm back after weeks of not logging in my account. ;-) I just noticed that you changed your header pic. In time for the halloween?

The bag was a GREAT FIND! Boy where you find a dollar for a versatile bag.

And that doll of yours, it made me wanted to acquire one too. cuteness!

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, Really!!! Only a dollar is amazing. The case is beautiful. A very lucky find. I know you will enjoy the convenience of having your camera things all together too.

Yes, I have seen things in a thrift store that have knocked me out. Some gorgeous sterling candlesticks for $10. last year.
Happy thrifting.
XO Jeanne

RURAL said...

Oh girl, you got a bargooooon.

Way to go.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow honey you know how to bargain hunt. I love your new carrier for your awesome camera.
I see your having a giveaway so naturally I am off to put my name in the hat

NightlySun said...

Excellent! :D

Betsy said...

Are you kidding? $1.00 for that cool vintage case? What a find!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This camera case is in such good condition! AS real find, Diane!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

It is a really cute case. $1, wow woman you got a deal! Yes, I have to admit, I have walked in and my eyes have just zeroed in on a certain item. Isn't it funny what attracts us sometimes?

Joanne said...

What a great find! You have really great thrift shops near you! I am dying to go shopping , I hope I can go soon.
Blessing, Joanne

Sonya Badgley said...

Wow, a $1! That's great-I need to find one like that!

Kathleen said...

That's a great bag! It will hold a lot!
Have a great weekend, LD!

Kathy said...

Perfect! And a bargain! I too have had something catch my eye!
Great find,
Hope you have a wonderful day,


I love the doll aand the camera bag! I too love the lining inside and yeah, you can carry the new cameras and other things, I just love the bag and for a $1!!! Thank you for coming lovely lady, I so appreciate your visit. Have a sweet weekend. FABBY

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Oh wow how I would love to have this treasure.
An amazing find.

Diann said...

Oh, that is an awesome case! And the price was fantastic! Great find! And yes, I have walked in to a thrift stre, immediately spotted something and just snatched it up! Thanks for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Just dropping by to say hello, my friend! It has been awhile since we've visited! I hope that my note is finding you and your family doing well!

Wowzer! What a great treasure find! Such a nice case and I think I would use it as you's big enough that you can carry all of your camera paraphanalia in it! I need something like that! Hehe! I see your darling little friend in the rocker...sooo adorable!

Warmest autumn wishes,

joyh82 said...

It's in great shape, what a bargain. Love the little doll in the chair.How cute. Have a great weekend!

Ellen said...

S C O R E in a big way. Usually when I walk in a see that special thing its usually out of my means. Good for you.

beachside cottage Linda said...

Hi - I love your Hallowe'en header - so cute and I love all things Hallowe'en!

The case not only is practical - but it's a great decor item and a one-of-a-kind! Enjoy!

(Did the bagels last long?!!!!)

beachside cottage

Gems said...

What finds! And I'm so glad I found your blog!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Fabulous case! Only $1 - WOW!

Karen G @ It's Still Life said...

Absolutely love it when you find something and your heart races as you snatch it up. What a wonderful find for $1.