Sunday, 24 April 2011

Thrifting Jackpot!

It was a busy Easter weekend that left little time for thrifting.  But I did managed to squeeze in one estate sale and a yard sale.

The estate sale was that of a designer who had moved and was downsizing.  I arrived 15 minutes after the sale started and there were already over a hundred people in the house!  I missed out on some great stuff but still managed to get a few of the things I wanted.

I've always hated the fireplace cover in our living room (gold with a sliding metal mesh screen) so I was really excited to see this in the preview pictures of the estate sale.  As soon as I got in the house, I searched through all the main rooms and the bedrooms but this was nowhere in sight.  I asked three employees before one said that it was in the upstairs bathroom.  I probably only got this because it was hidden away since a few people mentioned that they had wanted it when they saw me dragging it out afterwards.  This lady sure had a ton of fabrics.  I wished that I could have taken all of it home, but managed to control myself and only bought $10 worth. 

My BIGGEST SCORE EVER was found at a yard sale I popped by.  It was an hour after it had started and only a couple of people were milling around.  At first I didn't see much but then I spotted this:

I thought to myself "no, it couldn't be", but it was - a Le Creuset french oven!  I gingerly opened the lid (expecting to see all sorts of scratches and staining) but saw this:
I asked the guy how much he was asking for the pot and he held up one of his hands with fingers outstretched and said "5 bucks".  I was so surprised, I had to repeat the price back to him to get it confirmed.  I also kept looking back at the pot to make sure that the Le Creuset mark was still there.  I'm still in shock!  It is marked "26" inside the lid so I believe it is the 5 1/2 quart .

I also bought 10 small skeins of merino wool and cashmere yarn for $5.  Not sure if it's enough or the right weight for the birthday present I'm planning to knit for my mom but it was so soft and I couldn't pass it up for the price.

Still enjoying my Le Creuset high!  :)

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  1. That is an amazing score!! I've been lucky enough to come upon some vintage Le Creuset in my thrifting adventures but that is the best deal I've heard of. It's so lovely! Can't wait to read all about what you cook with it!

  2. I'm not much of a cook but I'm excited to use my Le Creuset to make something yummy...maybe a beef stew?

  3. I am green. Simply the greenest! Great find!!!

  4. That is pretty much one of the ultimate finds!! To think I was excited about finding a Temp-tations......but this is way better!

  5. YAY for the Le creuset. Awesome find!

  6. I'm jumping up and down over the Le Creuset! What a fantastic find and awesome price. I always think what you said when I lift the lid of any pot. It's going to look horrible inside and it usually does. This is an awesome thrift! It was a jackpot.

  7. Wow, what an amazing find! That's one of those things you can thrift for years for and never find. Congrats!

  8. Fantastic find, fantastic condition, fantastic price!!!