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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Garage Sales & Louis Vuitton


Since the weather has been so nice there have been a lot of garage sales.  I didn't make the rounds this weekend, however my neighbor across the street had one, so I had to venture over and see what I could use.



Of course I had to have this purse.  It is just like new.  She said it wasn't large enough and she didn't like carrying it and it didn't have a shoulder strap.  The price $30.  I thought she was kidding but that was the tag on it.  I immediately said sold.  Her sale started at 7 am and I didn't wander over until about 10 am, so what was the deal with all the other people that didn't buy it.  Since I have another LV and it has a shoulder strap that I can just add to this if I want to, I think it is perfect.






This small purse was inside.  Perfect to hold checkbook or anything you might want to have zipped up all the time. 



See the lamp on the chest against the wall, the one I use with my computer and see the shade.


Poor thing is paper and really worn.



 Really tacky.  I can't believe I havn't changed it before now.



Much better.  She had this shade for $2 and I love the oval shape.



Much better don't you think.




I also got this decanter with the woven jacket for $2.



Three small english ivy stems for $1 for all three.



Plus a brand new pack of raffia for $1.50.


I am thrilled with my treasures.  I think I made out like a bandit.

I am linking to the following parties

Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Treasures and Trinkets Thursday @ My Cottage Charm
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ Blue Creek Home
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

49 comments:

  1. You totally made out like a bandit. The LV is a pretty amazing find. Isn't it funny how one person's trash is another one's treasure. I think most would find this one as a treasure!! I'm loving the new lampshade as well.

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  2. Nice finds. Great deal on the LV purse, but I probably would have passed on it also, as would not have a shoulder strap to use with it. I have not been to any sales this Spring - Yet. I am on a shopping diet. :-D
    Enjoy your evening.

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  3. You better hide your Louis from Vanna Marty! You know how she loves those purses!! Vanna educated me on LV and it sounds like you got a fantastic deal on your purchase!

    Taking a much needed break from getting things ready for tomorrow- granola is in the oven and smelling good!

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  4. A bandit, yes, but a very sweet and deserving one. Can't believe the price on the LV. Love the new lamp shade - perfect with that lamp.
    ~CAS

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  5. Score, Marty!! You hit the JACKPOT! :) Love the purse and the lampshade.

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  6. You got great things. I especially think the lampshade was a lucky find! It looks perfect. Lucky you!

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  7. Wow, I'll say you made out like a bandit! Love the "new" lamp! That shade is perfect for it. I really like that decanter with the woven thingy on it. Cute!

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  8. Good heavens! YOU are amazing. Do you give classes? Could I sign up for lessons? :)

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  9. Oh my, Marty I'm drooling over these.. the LV steals the show.. wow $30 for a LV! and I love the decanter with the jacket cover and the lamp shade for $2... love love love how the light filters through the shade. Great finds. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love all your finds Marty! But me being ignorant on the value of purses would probably passed on a 30.00 purse! I am sure it is well worth it.
    I don't have a clue about what is a good designer etc. For me a 12.00 bag suits me. Not that there is anything wrong with paying 30.00. My daughter will often pay 500.00 for a purse~ I tell her she needs to set up a counseling appointment with me! LOL.
    But I would not hestitate to pay that for something I could use in my home.......so to each their own.

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  11. I can't believe you got an LV for $30. Great finds, Marty, as usual!...Christine

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  12. You definitely made out like a bandit! Great finds!

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  13. Marty dear, I seriously think I need the address of your neighbor. Does she do "on-line" garage sales? LOL!!! great goodies, LOVE the purse!!! xoxo Debra

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  14. I would say you picked up some great buys. Not many people would have known what the quality of the purse was, their loss, your gain. I do like the new shade, isn't it amazing what we see every day but just don't notice? That's one of the many reasons I like reading blogs, it makes me look at my own place with new eyes.
    AT

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  15. LOVE the purse!! What a deal!

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  16. I promise this is my last question about your curtain panels. :o) How did you get them to hang so perfectly sort of folded? I love the look...I'm not much of a go-with-the-flow kind of girl! There has to be some sort of trick you used...I'd love to know!
    ~Ann

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  17. Amazing finds! An LV handbag for $30.00 is a miracle! Enjoy it and thanks for showing it off at THT.
    Rhonda

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  18. You got a LV for $30? Wow! Love the new lamp shade, too!

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  19. Wow Marty, you bought home some really nice things! Amazing deal on the purse and love your new shade!

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  20. The purse was a steal! Great finds Marty!~Ames

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  21. What a great eye you have,
    I'm certain you made out like a bandit !
    Thanks for sharing tall the great finds Marty !

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  22. Marty, you are one of the best treasure finders ever! Once again you have managed to find some real goodies. Thanks for sharing your treasures!
    Tammy

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  23. Wow Marty, I want to come shop in your neighborhood! A LV purse like that would easily be $300. or more!!!! What a deal!

    Love all your great finds.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. Hey, Great finds. Love that new lamp shade. It is still too cold here in northern Utah for any garage sales. . . Can't wait to start going to them, and especially can't wait for warm weather. Thanks for sharing your great finds. Hugs, Karie

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  25. Marty,

    I just love the lamp shade. It's just beautiful. The purse and smaller one are adorable. You did make out like a bandit!!! Great finds.

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  26. You did well! The lamp does look so much better with the new shade!!! And what treasures you got!

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  27. HI!!
    THAT PURSE ALONE WAS A STEAL!!!I would have bought that in a NEW YORK MINUTE!!!!
    great buys!!Love the new lamp shade!!!I re did my lamp in our bedroom, similar shade!!!love it!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  28. Just think, you got all of those treasures and did not even use a drop of gasoline.....LOL....almost curbside shopping. You found some really neat things, and at such great prices, too. I am happy you had a good day of "finds".

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  29. WoW!! Awesome deals you got today! I love the purse and the lamp shade. Plus that ivy was a good deal too! Have a wonderful rest of your day!!

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  30. Hi Marty! Nice score on the bag! I really, really love the lampshade. I think it makes a big difference in the whole look of your space now. It has a great shape and contrast. I did a little yardsale shopping last weekend too but traveled all over and came home with just a few goodies. But you are right there are starting to be more sales up every weekend! Woohoo!

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  31. Ohhhh girl you did good!!!! Love all the treasures you got and that lamp shade is beautiful...love the shape of it..hope you are having a great week sweetie...Picket

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  32. Hey Marty! You really did make out like a bandit...that purse was a serious bargain! Wow! I need to go to garage sales in your town! lol :)
    Thanks for linking up your goodies, I enjoyed seeing them!
    Hugs
    Missy

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  33. You really made a huge score & to think, you only had to walk across the street!

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  34. Your lady neighbor had some great items for sale. Great score on the purse, lucky you!
    It has been so rainy here for weeks, the garage sales have really not started yet, soon I hope.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  35. You are the Queen of seeking out the great thrifty finds!

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  36. You scored big time! Love the lamp makeover. So much better!

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  37. Congratulations on your finds! LV is my favorite! I love a spectacular deal and boy did you get one! Doing the happy dance for you :)

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  38. Holy Cow! you got some great bargains! The LV purse is wonderfuland such a great price. I have 4 LV bags and all of them were thrited. Love that! I also have the same small LV bag that was inside yur bigger purse. What a wonderful find. Your new lampshade totally changes the look of that lamp. It is wonderful. I really like the style and color. The new decanter will look so nice in one of your kitchen vignettes and the ivy and raffia will always be perfect to tuck here and there. Really great finds Marty! Thanks ahead of time for joining TTF. The party will be up in just a couple of hours. I hope you are having a great day!

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  39. Wonderful purse!! Lucky girl!! xx

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  40. Wonderful purse!! Lucky girl!! xx

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  41. Who could pass up those deals! All of them are great finds. Love your new purse and the shade is striking.

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  42. Marty I saw LV and I came running!!
    Your purse is fake (LV never made that style and they don't ever use a font stamp like that) That's probably why nobody purchased it BUT....The pochette accessoires looks authentic to me (I'd have to see the font stamp to be sure. And there should be a small leather tab inside with a date code on it) Does it have that? If so it's worth $100+. So that alone would be a great deal!! Love the new lampshade too! Vanna

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  43. Me again!
    I checked Vuitton and found that the current price for the pochette accessoires is $360+ tax *winks* Thought you'd like that. Vanna

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  44. Yes, there is a date stamp and so that part is fine. Guess all the other shoppers were much smarter than me. Oh well, I will give it to my granddaughter and she will have fun with it. Thanks for the info. Hugs, Marty

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  45. I want to come to your neighborhood for the garage sale I go to!

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  46. I think we all came running when we saw the LV. WHAT A BARGAIN!!!!!!!!! you go girl!:)

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  47. The stitching on the fake LV looks so good...probably a high cost fake...great news that the little wallet is real--WOW.

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  48. Great garage sale finds. Love the purse. And the other items as well, I need to garage sale more often.

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