Best Solid Find Or Bargain?
Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:51 PM
I thought it would be fun and interesting to hear stories about how we obtained some of our solids. Not on eBay, I mean at a garage sale or swap meet etc. I was in a thrift shop one day and found a fragrant shell hanging with a bunch of other necklaces with a price tag of 75 cents. I about fainted! Of course I bought it! It is not one of my favorite perfumes but I have to say it is my best bargain! Oh how I would love to find a collection at an estate sale etc. and luck upon some wanted solids for $20 or so but so far no luck. How about any of you? Has anyone lucked upon a great solid bargain?
Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:26 AM
However, I like your story and the topic. Am interested to hear about other people's exploits too!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:14 AM
Otherwise my best bargains insofar are a pair of shoes from 1820 bought for 20.00 USD and Schiaparellis perfume bottle Smoking bought for 10.00. I also was given two chairs from mid 1800 that the owners were going to throw away and no one else wanted (can you belive it?).
I am so looking forward to hear your bargain stories!!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 03:38 AM
That was a find and half! And to keep you 'looking' Karin, I have found other items too, but it is a long slog and alot of hunting but worth it in the end. Keep looking, that's all I can say as eventually you WILL find something but it might take a while!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:28 AM
I can just imagine how your heart was racing when you looked down and saw your treasure! How exciting!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:37 AM
This is a great topic, I love bargains but am not a great one for looking round flea markets and such - not too patient!!!
My best bargain was back in the middle eighties, I had been in Hong Kong for a while and had a beautiful scarlet ballgown made to measure.
Now that I was back in London I was finding it hard to get the right pair of shoes to match. Then it was Harrods sale!
I found a pair of red silk evening sandals with blue and red rhinestones reduced from £199 to £19
That was a real Cinderella outfit and I loved every second I wore it.
Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:46 AM
My best and unusal find was several years ago in the Ohio Amish country.
I had been collecting only powder compacts at this time.
Jerry, my husband and I had frequented an antique shop in Berlin, Ohio.
Jerry asked me if I wanted to go into their shop and look for compacts and I said they wouldn't have compacts, but we went in anyway. Took me less than ten minutes to find the Volupte paved diamond studded compact at $35.00 less 10%. The most funny thing was I didn't know how to open the compact and the Amish boy who was waiting on me opened it in a matter of seconds. Jerry and I laughed about it all the way home (an hour's drive).
So keep looking they turn up in the most usual places!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:10 AM
That Pave studded compact sounds beautiful Queenie. Have you a picture of it? It is only through looking at all the pictures in the books especially of Roselyn Gerson, that when you come across something out of the ordinairy, a bell goes off in the back of your head! Well, thats how it happens with me! Maybe that's why I am bonkers (for my English friends)!
WAITING for the next story!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:26 AM
It is in the Members Photo Gallery under "Vanity Drawer" and it's the one second from the bottom right corner. "Enjoy!"
Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:54 PM
Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:14 PM
I signed Jerry and myself up for an all-expense paid trip to Nascar Pepsi 400 in 2003 and Jerry won, so I have had my fill of luck. I also signed up for the Estee Lauder Designer handbag and I have my fingers crossed.
Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:22 PM
Meanwhile, don't forget you should have a couple of us entered in the E.L. Sweepstake! I know you will be honest about it!!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:34 PM
YOU BET I WOULD LIKE TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT ONE JUST SO ME........BLING BLING
Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:57 PM
ONE IS THE ROULETTE WHEEL AND ONE IS A PAIR OF DICE ( PAGE 300 AND 304 VINTAGE LADIES POWDER COMPACTS-ROSELYN GERSON) THERE WAS A SALE ON AT OUR LOCAL VILLAGE HALL AND I GOT THEM FOR ABOUT £10 OR $18.....I FLOATED ON AIR FOR ABOUT A WEEK.
I HAVE A SAYING, ( IF YOU DONT LOOK YOU DONT SEE ) I WILL GO THROUGH ANY BOX OF OLD RUBBISH OR ANY RACK OF SALE GOODS....I ONCE GOT A BLACK LEATHER PRADA BAG FOR £5 AND GAVE IT TO MY DAUGHTER IN LAW, SILLY ME
Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:22 PM
The deals I find are on ebay or department stores. Bought a MIB dragon on ebay for $100 BIN. I got a pair of Armani pants for $17 at NM outlet...the only one left and in my size. Got very lucky there. I'm so average it hurts...my shoe and clothing sizes seem to sell out 1st.
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