Friday, July 24, 2009

My find of the Year!

I am so excited I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight - I am not kidding!!! I was in a shop today that is a crafter's consignment /antique booth shop. I saw this basket and of course had to look at the tag. I read the tag, rubbed my eyes, read the tag again and about screamed. I absolutely LOVE antique baskets, but can't afford many of them. I now have 4 wonderful antique baskets. The handle is very heavy and worn smooth from years of use, it feels wonderful in my hand. Are you ready for the price on this beauty?
$12.50! I just couldn't believe it. I have seen similar baskets for up to 20 times the amount I paid for it at antique shops and flea markets. My DH asked me when I was going to sell it to make that profit, I'm sure my look stopped him in his tracks. I don't think it's going to leave my sight for some time to come.
I was a little nervous that I'd have to fight off another shopper in my quest to own this basket. I kept glancing at it at the checkout table while I continued shopping. It was meant to be MINE. Thanks for letting me scream at all of you - I'm just so EXCITED!

Have a great weekend. ~Ann


15 comments:

  1. Good for you Ann! I was in a consignment/antique store today too and got some goodies:)
    Rondell

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  2. Wow! You were definitely at the right place at the right time! What a great find and a BEAUTIFUL basket! ~~Annie

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  3. What a beautiful find! Old baskets just have the prettiest patina, don't they?

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  4. What a great find. Why is it that the men always have profit on their minds? Scott would have asked me the same thing. Can't wait to see it!!
    ~Melissa~

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  5. Love the basket, Ann! What a great deal!

    Take care,
    ~Kris~

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  6. What a great find and it is so pretty!! I can see why you love it so much. ENJOY!!

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  7. What a fantasticly awesome price!!!!!!!
    Yes, I am screaming that too!
    THAT definately is the buy of the century!
    You lucky, lucky girl!

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  8. WOW! What a great deal! It is a beautiful specimen and looks to be in great condition. It definately was meant to be your's!
    I look forward to seeing how you display it. I know you will get so much enjoyment out of it. Bargains are so much fun!

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  9. Wow, what a great price, and what a beautiful basket! Talk about in the right place at the right time. Good for you!

    Prim Blessings,
    Kim

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  10. Ann,
    First of all I love, love that basket!
    Secondly, we were at a flea market last night and I bought a huge antique basket with the wooden skids on the bottom, it's shown some wear, and also was painted white at some point, but I bought it for $15.00. My husband doesn't get it either ~ I think cuz we weave they don't understand, but he also knows I love antiques.
    I'm happy you got that great old treasure.
    Pam

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  11. Ann - I'd say that you did find the bargain of the year!! Beautiful basket at a great price...can't go wrong there. My husband would have asked the same question. Congratulations on finding something you love so much!Linda/TheWoolCupboard

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  12. How wonderful! That is a great basket!!

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  13. That is awesome find at a fantastic price. You found a treasure! What a bargain!

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  14. Hi Ann, wow what a find....I know what you mean when you find something that has a GOOD price on it....maybe this person just didn't realize.
    Good for you for getting it!
    Karen

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  15. What an amazing find!!!! It's beautiful!!

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