Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Show and Tell.......

Welcome to Show and Tell over at Kelli's.........




For quite awhile I wanted a pair of vintage floor candelabras....I priced them in antique stores and the cheapest I had found was two hundred dollars a pair. I'm a thrifter and refused to pay that much.

A year or so ago, I was in a favorite thrift store browsing around.....be still my heart.....in the distance I saw vintage, white candelabras......sprinting, dodging bodies in my way, I made my way to them.....I saw no price on them. Momentarily, I located the salesperson and while holding my breath, I asked the sixty-four thousand dollar question....." how much for the pair?" It seemed like an eternity before she answered, "fifteen dollars each." Before you can say, supercalalisticexpealodoshous (have no idea how to spell it) I had my money out of my purse and in my hand......

I've used them in weddings, communion, out in the back yard during a dinner party......they look great just standing around.....

35 comments:

Betty said...

What a bargain. Doesn't it make you feel great to get a steal like this? Way to go!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How pretty! And a great bargain! I know you must have fun decorating them for different occasions!

Katherine

Anita said...

Oh yes Betty, they are just daring! I can imagine how excited you were when you first saw them!

I envy you in America, those kind of thrift stores are not at all common here in Germany and it's quite difficult to find such bargains over here.... ;-((

Have a great Friday and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my pink items I am sharing today!

Best wishes, Anita

Susie said...

Fantastic find! The price was such a deal and you certainly have put them to so many good uses!
xo

Jewelgirl said...

They were meant for you Betty!,
look at all the wonderful occasions
you use them for. What a great
price too! You're a Super Shopper,
all the deals you find!

Pam said...

What a great blessing from the Father! They are very pretty. He cares even about our wants! Blessings!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness....you got these for $30?!!!! I gasp at the unbelievable bargain. I LOVE BARGAINS!!! And for right now, as in your photo, this is a perfect place. Color me green with envy...what I mean is, they'd look good in MY yard. But you beat me to it....I think I'm one that you shoved away in the thrift store to get to them first!!! rofl


Take care...hope you have a minute or two to drop by my show n tell!! I'd love to have you visit with me. Today I have something I received, from a special blogging friend!! Come join me?

Happy weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

A truly great find.
Susan

Heidi said...

I want to come have a dinner party in your backyard Betty! :) These are a pretty find at a great price.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. We will be busy here at home getting ready for my mother's arrival on Tuesday.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Judy said...

What a bargain. I've always loved those when I was a child and saw them at a wedding.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a fantastic deal! The are so beautiful! I can just imagine them all lit up on some lovely evening. Simply beautiful!

Blessings,

Gina

MyJourneyBack said...

Absolutley beautiful! I want to go to goodwill with you!
BTW I didn't do a show and tell worked on cleaning up my blog. I tried to do toile background like you but couldn't get it to work! How did you do it? Come and see me.

david santos said...

Really fantastic!
I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice day.

david santos said...

Really fantastic!
I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice day.

Hope said...

Hi Betty,
I'm here trying to catch up today. I just went back and read your post on Oprah and I'm very disturbed by that! What she might believe is one matter but look how many people have come to worship her and follow whatever she says...they are being led astray. It's scary! I had heard bits and pieces about this but not in detail like this video. Thank you for sharing that. Christians need to take a stand now more than ever and like the man in the video says..turn off the tube and get on our knees!!

Hugs,
Hope

Linda said...

Hi Betty, I love your candlebras..they are so pretty. I can just imagine how beautiful they are with candles. Great bargin too. Hugs, Linda

Paula said...

Ohhhhhh! What a GREAT buy. They're beautiful!

Ruthann said...

Hello sweet as a cupcake Betty! You are so adorable for making me an Honorary Southern Belle! Yahoooooooo! I accept! I think we need to get together and clink our glasses of Sweet Tea and say cheers! And while we are at it lets have some pie!
Have a blessed day, you sure blessed mine!
Hugs!
Ruthann
Warm Pie, Happy Home

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Well done Betty...... You certainly have an eye for spotting these lovely treasurers and a bargain too.... The candelabra is a beauty...... looking forward to seeing it in ‘person’ in just a few weeks time. Bless you dear friend and may you have an equally blessed weekend. Marion

Cathy said...

You just find the best bargains! I am going to have to start shopping around like you do. Your flower garden is lovely.

Charlotte said...

How gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Jillian said...

This is some amazing thrift store you have! Great stuff! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I'm having a giveway.

MammyT said...

Now that's a cool thing for a pastor's wife, or anyone else, to own. You can always say, "Here, you can use mine!"Nancy

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How beautiful! Congratulations on a great find!
~Amy

Wanita said...

I love your candelabras ~ and don't you just love thrift stores? Me too!

cookie sunshine said...

Betty, these are lovely. I especially like seeing them in your garden.

Cookie

Betty said...

I have something for you on my blog. You can take it and post it on your blog if you want to.

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful find!

Barbara said...

They do go well with your garden and what a bargain.

jennifer said...

Very pretty Mrs. Betty! Where there is a will (or a want) there is a way!

Be blessed.

Jen

Kathy said...

The candelabras are beautiful!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Mary said...

Betty,

Those candleabra are beautiful and they look right at home in your backyard. You got a real bargain there. I must get out to the thrift stores again. My last visit I came up empty-handed, but one never knows. Things change each day.

Enjoyed my visit, as always.
Blessings,
Mary

Cheryl said...

WOW. You scored big time on those! 30 bucks for the pair???? and you didn't even get hurt sprinting to them lol.... you go girl!

Kelli said...

Those are fabulous candleabras, Betty! They look wonderful in your garden!
Hugs,
Kelli

Nora Lee said...

How exciting to find just what you want at the perfect price! I just love it when that happens!!!