Married to the Empire

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thrifting and Sale-ing

Friday I spent a very pleasant afternoon out shopping. I started with my favorite thrift store. I had no real goal in mind when I went; I just like to see what they have.

I wound up finding a bag full of Halloween straws and fringed garland for $1.19. I bought it for the garland because I have a project I've been planning to try that calls for making something that looks like it. I figured I'd save myself the cost of supplies and the time of making the fringe myself.

I petted a cute Schnauzer who was riding in her owner's cart, chatted with a woman from my bible study who was also browsing the store, and then... Oh my word, did I ever find the score of all scores!

Brand-new, as in never-been-used-still-had-all-the stickers-and-booklets-attached, Le Creuset. Le Creuset! It's the 2-quart, tomato-shaped casserole. And it was only $10.99. I think someone didn't know what they had.

I am super excited to have this now! Can't wait to cook something yummy in it!

Next I headed to the Talbot's Outlet. I love having a place where I can buy beautiful, high-quality clothing for very low prices. I wound up buying a gorgeous black linen dress with white trim. Original price: $159. My price: $37.49. I wore it to church Sunday, since we can wear linen in Texas until nearly November due to the temps, and received many compliments. It's pretty!

Also found a pair of slacks marked down to $6.25 from its original $68. And then there were these sandals.

I've mentioned before that I have a hard time with shoes because my feet are small and narrow. The Talbots Outlet is my best bet for finding shoes that fit at an affordable price. These are my replacements, for the time being, for my taupe Birkenstocks that are on their last legs. And the price was right at $20. (Way cheaper than a new pair of Birks!) I came home a very happy girl on Friday!


Becky said...

Awesome finds!!!!

Allison said...

I think your $10.99 brand new Le Creuset beats my $10 Kate Spade leather handbag. Good job!

Meredith said...

I will try not to covet your casserole! How fun for you!

Joanne Brown said...

I'm loving the bargains you found!! And that Le Creuset casserole!! What an awesome find!! My sister has Le Creuset saucepans that she got for wedding gifts in the same orange. She still uses them 17 years later and they are as good as new! I'm so pleased to see that someone else gets as excited at finding bargains as I do :) :)