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


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

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

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

  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!!

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

    Take care,

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

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

  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!

  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,

  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.

  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

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

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

  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!

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


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