Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sneaky Trip....

Today while at work I took a little break (snuck out) went to rent a van for our Saturday trip to Virginia (our last one I hope), went to the bank and since I was so close to my GW store of course I had to pop in...I mean come on it's discount Wednesday...more bang for your buck right! 

I'm going to share my finds from today at good ole GW.

There she is....isn't she AWESOME??  I went into the GW and walked right to the back where they keep all the in my opinion goodies.  I saw her sitting on the top shelf.  All gold and glittery...she's a big girl and heavy!  I picked her up, turned her around admiring all the little golden birds perched on her.  She was 8.00...should I pay that much?  I put her down and thought let me walk a bit.  I went into the next isle and saw the little ceramic bunny for a buck and snatched it up right away...then I decided to go back and get my golden treasure.  I walked to the end of the isle and thats when I saw her....in another lady's cart!  I sucked in my breath....deflated...beat down..heart broken.  How could I have left her on the shelf like that?
































Oh well...I guess it wasn't meant to be with a tear running down my cheek!  So I strolled down the next isle and found this wooden pineapple (any clues?)



It has little holes all over it.  I thought it was cute tho...probably will paint it and yes that is a snowman spoon rest...hasn't found it's way back into storage yet.....

So with my two finds and a hurting heart I walked around the next bend...and what is sitting on the floor but my golden beauty...smiling at me...calling to me to take her home...I snatched her right up and lugged her right up to the register.




I LOVE her!!
















I have no idea what I'm going to do with her.  Paint her yes....white? black?  Any suggestions?










While I was walking up to the register one of the workers said to me "Oh my...look at that...I'm going to open my register so I can look at that longer" (I thought that was a little goofy..but to each their own..right) One lady walked up to me while at the register and asked if I was going to buy her.  I kept my hand on my treasure.  Another lady came and admired my prize.  Mine, mine....all mine!!

So then my friendly cashier asked if I would be wanting a discount?  I qualified don't know how she even thought I was 55 or older (acutally won't be 55 until June) but I'll take it!  So my three treasures ended up being 8.00 and change!



Sweet bunny will get a gleaming coat of white paint.















What do you think...tooth pick holder?











I'm a very happy girl that I decided to take a little side trip on my lunch and find my lovely treasures.

So excited to be linking to Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville...check it out!
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9 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue,
What great finds...I am so glad that you ended up with your golden treasure! Can't wait to see what you do with it...
Cheryl

dogsmom said...

As cheap as I am even I would have swooped in for that at $8. And while I am a few seasons younger than you, depending upon the age of the cashier, if they look young enough to be my grandchild I ask for the senior discount. I spend enough that they get their share.
(and I donate back.) I believe your pineapple is used for toothpick appetizers during cocktail hour.

Betsy said...

Oh yes! Big score for you. I'll bet the person who picked that up and then left it all alone on the floor is kicking herself right now. What a great GW day.

Susan said...

What a great find your golden treasure!! I think oil rubbed bronze would be really pretty! Of course most people are going black or shabby chic white!! I can't wait to see what you choose to do with it.

A Few Pennies said...

I love it! And, yes, it is perfectly wonderful to lie about your age to get a discount. You are my hero!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Love love love the bird candleholder. It could be used for so many things. Great price too. ~~Sherry~~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW!! What great finds!1 I would probably paint it white. It is so lovely!!

And I love all the treasures in your hutch in the previous post!! So many pretty things!!

Hugs,
Debbie

skoots1mom said...

oooooorah!
score!
love em :)

Diann said...

Phew! So glad you got that golden beauty! It is wonderful!! I can't wait to see what you do with it. It really is and awesome piece! And the wooden pineapple and bunny are great little finds! Thank you for joining me for TTF! have a wonderful weekend!