Sunday, February 8, 2009

Goodwill Hunting

I had to attend a funeral out of town yesterday for a distant great-aunt. I rode with my parents and one of my daughters and it was a road trip of sorts. We decided {well, I decided and outvoted my Dad} that if we saw a Goodwill, we would stop. It's one of my favorite things to do: visit thrift shops in other towns that I am not normally in. Much to my Dad's chagrin, we found one, big as life on the main road in Roseville. We stopped and as we were browsing through piles of true junk, a shiny metal object caught my eye. What could it be?


How about a vintage french champagne bucket, from Moet & Chandon, with Made in France stamped on the bottom? I grabbed it and announced to my Mom "These sell for $125 on Vintageweave.com!"
My beauty {unable to be photographed because of camera problems} is identical to the buckets in these photos, ring handles and all. It is authentic. And I paid........
drumroll please....................................................................................................................................
...........................................$2.99 for it!!!!!!!!
When I got home, I looked up these buckets on Vintageweave.com {a favorite resource for rustic french flea-market inspiration} and I was mistaken. They sell for $149. I called my Dad and told him and he was so proud of me. He said he was glad we stopped after all. I am too! It was the score of a lifetime. So thrilled.

17 comments:

Simplicity Cottage said...

What a wonderful treasure! Like you, I love junkin' in new territory. I've never veen so lucky to come up with such a wonderful find! You go girl!

donna

Tracy said...

That is a great find! Now I'm kicking myself for not stopping at the Goodwill I passed yesterday. You never know what you will find. Have a great week!

Nicole ~ said...

That is awesome!! I am excited for you. I live in a smaller town, and our Goodwill is really not so great. But, I did find a few cute things a couple of weeks ago, and ironically posted about them this morning.

By the way, I just discovered you. You have some great things. Have a great Sunday.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love it. In the summer I keep my champagne bucket on the front porch with an old bottle in it and people always come by and comment.

Renee

southerninspiration said...

Oh what a deal...and I love the title for your post! That sounds like a good blog theme party to me! Good job!

Suzanne

Kasey said...

now that is a find of the year!
good job Kari!!!
xo

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They are awesome - I'm off to look at Vintageweave.com!

Kasey said...

i forgot to ask you how many you found?

Reese & Marie said...

Kasey - just one!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Awesome!!!! You go girl - what an incredible find. I'm feeling an itch to go to Goodwill now. You just never know what treasures you will discover. Way to go!!

Hugs,
Kathleen

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh yeah! That is a great score! Congrats!!

Inspired Kara said...

What a GREAT find! I love this. Oh my word. Floral arrangements, entertaining, a cute gift basket. There are so many options!

Shabby Mama said...

OMG I am so jealous..my husband and i love Moet champagne and he would flip for this..what a fab VDAY gift this would make..you are GOOOD GIRL!

Jeanneoli said...

I think you are beginning to be a showoff with all your findings:-) That is amazing....glad you stopped and maybe you could start shopping for me!

Amber B. said...

That is AWESOME. What a great find!! Those are so pretty.

LuLu & Co. said...

That is a truly great find! So happy for you! they are just so cute and the price is so amazing...
LuLu

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Congrats!