Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wood Bucket & Cold Weather

I have a very large copper bucket I use for wood. It's oblong and I got it for a "STEAL" at one of those stores you discover that's all junky. You know the kind where the owners don't even realize what bargains they're offering. Yay!
I bought a lot of fabulous things there.
Then one day we walked in and everything was getting organized.

"Uh-oh," I mumbled, "this isn't looking good. It's getting too....well...cleaned up."  Sure enough with cleaner, more organized merchandise, came larger price tags and less bargains.
The store finally closed.
Do you have a fav store that's all junky, cheap and filled with treasures? Ya don't have to divulge the location. *wink*
By the way, this copper beauty is at Pottery Barn.


Dogwood said...

The fire wood looks great in that bucket. Love its rustic look. It is cool this morning. Not cold enough for a fire but looking forward to a hot cup of tea on the back deck.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Courtney said...

Our Salvation Army is like that these days. Instead of everything priced equally, they have a whole "vintage" section where few things are under $20, and the same goes for more popular modern brands. It takes some of the fun out of the thrift-treasure hunt.

koralee said...

Oh I do but don't like telling a lot of people about it because I can get such great bargins still. I don't want the same thing to happen to my treasured store as yours! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment...your blog is lovely!

Sue said...

You have a lovely blog....thanks so much for stopping by mine so I was able to find yours...I love how you ask questions to the reader...I'm too self absorbed in my own hijinxs to even think to do that...I look forward to coming back....and I can answer your question after visiting our local Goodwill today....Blogging ladies always find such bargains at the Goodwill that until I started blogging I would not be caught dead even in the parking lot...So I started dropping in every now and then....Well I don't know who prices this stuff but they are nuts...You can find cheaper new stuff at TJMaxx!! In the beginning I got some great deals on dishes and ceramics...alot from Pottery Barn...then they must have heard they are getting popular with bloggers and now they think they are Saks Fifth Ave....today I found this crappy model of the colliseum in Rome...I knew my husband could do something with it using his military figures....they actually wouldn't sell it to me because it didn't have a price on it......Crazy people..Sue @ Rue Mouffetard

Traci said...

Hi Janean. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have a store like that in Missouri that I go to when I am at our cabin. All kinds of neat treasures - cheap. I was just there last Thursday and noticed that the prices weren't as cheap. Oh well, I did get some great deals there.

Janean said...

Sue, thank you for stopping by. I know what you mean about Goodwill. A friend of mine wanted a dresser and asked if they would take fifty dollars off. The guy answered they COULD NOT take less. Excuse me? It was FREE! Sheesh. lol.

Jeanneoli said...

So sad. We have a local place with lots of treasures!!! I would be so sad if they closed.

Suz said...

I have that very same bucket filled with wood as I write. I used to thrift a lot...found many treasure...I think it's what you are looking for..when something gets "popular" they know. Some friends of mine have take what you want gatherings. We bring stuff we no longer want or need and you get to take something in return. It is a great way to treasure hunt. I think I'll have one myself in November.