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Monday, March 5, 2012

I Felt Like a Thief Today...

...when I found this amazing deal! But I must start at the beginning of the story.
Last summer, when I was on vacation at the beach, I went to a few antique stores. One had three old wicker bassinets on wheels. They were so pretty and seemed to me perfect to hold a pile of quilts, since our baby is a bit big for one now. They were priced from $125-250, so I decided to wait, but the idea stayed in the back of my mind. 

Today, I had to drop Rosie off at Religious Ed, then I ran to the grocery store for a few things. I had a few extra minutes, so I stopped at a new "junk" store near the church. I thought I might find some old patterns or books, but instead I spotted this gem.
\I asked the lady how much it was and she couldn't find a tag. The bassinet was drowning in stuffed animals and blankets. She emptied it out and found the tag. I was hoping it would be less than $50, though I thought it was worth more. 
 The tag said $75, but before I could be disappointed, she said, "this has been here awhile- how about $37?" Ummmm...OK. I felt a bit guilty getting it for that, but I think she was glad to get it out of the store (and so was I!). It is in great condition, quite large, very sturdy, and so pretty. It could use a new coat of white paint, but that will be fun to do. There is a lot of scope for decorating it, too. I also love the wooden wheels!
What do you think of my "steal"??


Donna said...

Love it! You have such success in your ventures, maybe you could start a business finding yard sale/thrift store steals for others :). This will be so pretty with a fresh coat of paint. It's fun seeing your treasures!

Jeannie B. said...

I love it!

Sewconsult said...

Great deal! Love the spaces, perfect for a wide ribbon or a band of fabric.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Elisabeth Rose said...

I thought you would like it. It will make a great prop for my blog photos, too! Beckie, I love your idea about the ribbon.

Janice said...

What a great find!!!! Lucky you. If you find another, will you call me?

victoriantailor said...

You got an awesome deal, the wooden wheels are unique and really make it special!