Thursday, July 22, 2010

Longaberger purse

Let me set up the story.
Years ago my Mom bought my sister Ginny the Longaberger purse for her birthday, back in the 80's. And it has bugged me ever since.
Ok, I'm kidding.
Well, sorta.
Anyway, I have wanted one ever since. Finding my Kate Spade basket purse at a yard sale for $5.00 helped a little. Probably my best deal to date. You can read the story HERE. But that was short lived. I was still on the look-out for a Longaberger purse.

So a couple weeks ago I stumble, and I mean literally stumble upon the purse of my dreams at my other favorite thrift/junk store, the ARC in Tempe. It's 1 PM on Sat. half-off day and there it is, in the middle of the isle. Are you kidding me! Why is this discontinued 1990 Longaberger purse STILL in the store, ON THE FLOOR!! Well I know... and you know. It was waiting for ME!
I paid $4.00 and was out the door... before someone could tap me on the shoulder and explain that they had set the basket on the floor while retrieving their wild kids that were running all over the store.
I'm just saying... I mean it could have happened.

But there's more to the story. Isn't there always?
So I knew I wanted a protector so I could actually use it and not risk damaging the basket. I google and find one on eBay. THE actual Longaberger protector for this very basket for $8.00. Brand new. YEH!
End of story.

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Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congrats....God blessed you with that purse, just for you!!

Lori said...

Way too funny, the sister comment. I always look for recycled Longaberger baskets, the new ones are so expensive.

raggygirlvintage said...

So satisfying to find something on your wish list!
I found my crystal doorknobs this week, just happy to keep looking at them!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Excellent!!! I'm always looking for bargains and you found one super item for such a good price.

For your convenience: My Show n Tell Bargain Link. Hope you can visit.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You got a wonderful deal. Don't you feel just like running when you find something that great. Thinking there has got to be some catch to this being so cheap.

Ava said...

There is nothing like getting Longaberger at a deal!

I found a Longaberger candy corn crock for .50 cents at a garage sale once.

Victoria said...

Wow, you really got a bargain there! I remember going to a party for these baskets years ago and I choked at the prices of them!!!

Kim said...

I'm a girl who can always appreciate a good Longaberger story!

Denise Marie said...

you spoiled lil blessed basket purse sweetie! lol

What a blessing!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very nice. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very nice. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by.

NanAZ said...

Hey Linda, I like the new banner! And great find on the basket.