Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In the Right Place At the Right Time

While shopping for shoes and accessories for a prom my daughter was asked to attend (Let me take a moment and express my sadness, my precious baby girl is growing up) a few weeks back, we decided to go to the local Ross department store. My daughter asked to go into a new store in the shopping center and Pier 1 Imports was right next door. I decided to give in, what was a few more steps if it would make my daughter happy? Besides, I could "pop" in Pier 1... 


And then I saw the sign "Going Out of Business, Everything Must Go" I almost dropped the baby! 

I had one thing on my mind, more mini items from the Tasting Party line and I was not disappointed!!!  
The Tasting Spoons were in sets of 4, I paid 2.85 cents each for them... I could not believe my eyes at the register, they are white ceramic and were originally more than 7.00 each!

The Etched Cordial Glass Set was a mere 9.99 after being marked down from the original  24.99 price tag! 


The Mini Flares and the spoons were marked down to 14.99 from 29.95 I was so happy I clapped my hands and did a happy dance right in the store. 
A quick trip to Costco for our pantry needs proved a great mid week-treat, I got to put a Rachel Ray item in out cart! These vinegar and EVOO bottles were on sale for 12.99, my husband also decided to buy a new television that evening as well - he works hard so he deserves a little discount retail therapy too! 

Like my friend Katrina, I have been on the prowl for a vintage high chair that I can paint for my son's first birthday party similar to these:
 via

Helena Vintage High Chair
via {btw... this chair is retailing at 245.00}

 Much to my dismay, I had been unable to seek out the perfect chair and purchase in time before someone beat me to the punch. I had all but resolved to just get a cheap high chair from a local retailer and be done with it until a yard sale grabbed my attention. I had just come from a doctor's visit and was not feeling well at all until I saw these two beauties!!! I literally ran back to my car, jumped in and drove to the local grocery store fore an ATM machine-- all the while praying the chairs would be there when I returned. 

I am now the proud owner of TWO vintage high chairs - they both will be painted and used for parties I coordinate. I paid a whopping 20.00 for BOTH chairs! 



(please excuse the water hose, I am multi-tasking 99.9% of the time and today is no exception LOL!) 


I found all these deals and spent less than 70.00! 


Have you found any unbeatable bargains lately?

13 comments:

Brandi said...

I can't believe you found 2 vintage high chairs. That's wonderful, in addition to all the great bargains you found.

Mrs. Chic said...

I so happy you found those vintage highchairs!!! They are both amazing :) I love those RR EVVO and Vinegar holders very cute! And all the mini tasting sets are perfect for parties well done!

Towards the Horizon said...

OMG! I love those chairs! I so want one and I don’t even have a baby! LOL!

Our Delightful Home said...

Awesome finds! Love the high chairs.

Mrs .Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

You found some GREAT bargains! I love the little tasting spoons. :)

xo

Shades of Summer said...

Hi Brandi- I could not believe my good fortune. I thought of my Nana soo much while thrifting up North and shopping, she was my good luck charm. I found such good deals and when I saw these high chairs,I knew she would have been so very happy.

Shades of Summer said...

Thanks Katrina!

Shades of Summer said...

Angela- there is just something about those chairs that make you want one around all the time.

Shades of Summer said...

Thanks Mrs. Delightful! I cannot wait to paint them.

Shades of Summer said...

Shelly- Those tasting spoons are adorable, I'm sorry i didn't go back for more.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings......
Had a good laugh at your eagerness to shop and almost dropped baby.....
Its always delightful when one find a steal of a sale.

Stay blessed.
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Shades of Summer said...

Hello Rhapsody B.! Yes, finding a sale is such a joy! Thanks for dropping by, I enjoyed your blog and am now your newest follower.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings and thanks for the follow.
Enjoy the rest of your week.