Friday, June 04, 2010

Lucy & Ethel

You've met Lucy McGillicutty HERE. But you haven't met Ethel. SO, let me introduce you to Lucy's best friend Ethel May Potter. You see, before Ethel married Fred Mertz, she was Ethel May Potter. And before Lucy married Ricky Ricardo, she was Lucy McGillicuddy. (I know, I went and spelled my Lucy with t's) And as always, there's a story. So let me tell you all about Lucy & Ethel's miraculous reunion.


Just a week before my sister Ginny arrived Sunday from Wisconsin, I made a quick stop at Goodwill. Randy was still in South Carolina visiting his brother and I had a hankering for a RodeoBurger at Burger King. And Goodwill is next to Burger King. And it was half-off day at Goodwill. And it's 8 PM. So come on, what could possibly be worth checking out? Well, I had a feeling...


... and I walk in and there she was. A Fairloom vintage dress form from Sears Roebucks. I was stunned. And here's the kicker, she was priced at $14.99. So I paid $7.49! I KNOW! I later googled and found her to sell for no less than $200.00. And I must say that other than missing the top knob, she's in better condition than my Lucy. And I paid over $100.00 for her on eBay.


I was beyond thrilled because I have been telling my sister for years that she needed to get a vintage dress form like mine and I had just found her the perfect one! And because they were driving, they could take her back. Oh my gosh, it was so fun surprising her with Ethel. And Ginny loved that I named her Ethel!


But you can be sure that we took oodles of pictures of Lucy & Ethel before Ginny left with Ethel this morning. Ethel will be missed, as will my sister Ginny, because you can only imagine how much fun Ginny & I had these past 5 days together. I can't wait to tell you all about our adventures. So stay tuned.

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Lucy & Ethel's aprons were purchased for 98 cents each at my little thrift store~ Tiedemann's Family Thrift & Vintage Store~ my very favorite thrift store!

Oh my gosh, the Arizona Republic newspaper featured my little thrift store (of course it's not mine... I just call it that) in today's paper! (June 4th, 2010) Click the article below to enlarge and read for yourself!


Also check out these link parties for more thrifty stories like mine-
~ SHOW OFF YOUR STUFF PARTY
~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY
~ FRUGALICIOUS FRIDAY
~ FRUGAL FRIDAY

5 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Linda! Love those dress forms and the reference to Lucy and Ethel. I am new to your blog and I could not help but notice your adorable little camper!! What a gem. Stop by and visit me when you have a chance.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am trying to find that thrift store! What a wonderful gift for your sister! Cute, cute, cute!!

Lady Farmer said...

I have been looking for ages for a dress form that I could afford on Ebay. I guess I have been looking in the wrong place! :~P What.A.Steal! I will have to check out the Goodwill!
Thanks for the tip!

Russ said...

Thanks again Linda...great post!

debbie said...

HELLO LINDA,
THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR CHARMING BLOG.
I LOVE THE STORY OF LUCY AND ETHEL. HOW WONDERFUL YOU BOUGHT IT FOR YOUR SISTER GINNY.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE