Many of you could not get over the bathroom makeover I did for less than $530.00. It’s true. I’m a great bargain shopper. Look at my latest fun finds:
As many of you know Phoenix is a mecca for the retired elderly. On a weekly basis I receive a few emails that list estate sales. Some look interesting enough for me to get in my car. At one such sale I found three circa 1960’s pure linen dishtowels that had never been used. Check out the price.
I knew the Fashionista would love the funky print of this vintage gem. I just sewed on a row of bright yellow pom poms.
The two sunflowers towels got the same treatment. I kept them for myself.
The thing about estate sales is that you never know what you are going to find. I often carry a list of things I am looking for, as well as their measurements, but you have to keep an open mind.
For example, on a recent hot August day was I looking for a vintage Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche velvet blazer lined in silk in perfect condition? Not at all. It’s not even something I was personally interested in. But I did know a certain daughter who had recently house sat for me who would love it. The price? $3.00. Let me write that again. Three dollars. Now go to ebay and check out what these gems are going for…I’ll wait.
Did you find anything less than $200. I bet not.
At the next sale I found a vintage cognac leather Coach purse. I hesitated over the $20 price tag but again I knew that daughter of mine would LOVE it and she had house sat for me for 2 weeks. So I bought it, then cleaned it up with a bit of shoe cream and it looked like a million bucks. Or at least $200
Because that is what the same exact clutch is going for on ebay right now.
Of course she loved both things.
Now, who wants to go shopping with me? I’m on the hunt for an end table.