Thursday, July 22, 2010
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.
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.
~ SHOW OFF YOUR STUFF PARTY
~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY
~ FRUGAL FRIDAY
~ FRUGALICIOUS FRIDAY
~ FRIDAY FUN FINDS