Sunday, June 26, 2011

Smalls ONLY For the Rest of the Trip!

Yesterday we returned home from a lovely trip to the Jersey Shore.
Most of the trip was accompanied by the sounds of "clink, clink, clink" from the back.
No, not the clink of wine glasses but rather, the gentle reminder that I found this at a thrift store on our way to the shore hotel...
Not sure yet what it is yet?
Let's shed a little "light" on it shall we? (OH, I am SO very funny.  No, really I am!)

Isn't she grand?  Not missing ONE SINGLE prism!
I won't even tell you what it cost because I don't want to upset you.  She was just waiting at the counter as I went to check out.  I had seen an even larger one at the back of the store earlier and was already a bit grumpy over the fact that I knew it wouldn't fit in the car.  And then she appeared.  I flipped over her price tag and felt certain a trip to the ER was going to be necessary.
A quick glance over at my husband and a whispered, "Can we get it in the car?"  He rolled his eyes.  I heard him sigh and then he mumbled that he thought so.  For a few moments I thought about leaving her and then I knew I would spend the rest of the trip, the rest of the year, the REST OF MY LIFE kicking myself so when the clerk rang me up I practically shouted, "And I'd like the chandelier as well".

A quick count puts the prisms at over 100.  So even if I gut this for parts and sell the prisms for a ridiculously low price of $2 each this is a $200 piece and will net me an extraordinary profit.  Yippee!!! 
For now she's getting a cleaning and a listing on Craigs List.  Although she would be quite the stunner at the top of our stairs or the most amazing centerpiece of my September Springfield booth...
The rest of the trip was spent with the following mantra to guide my shopping adventures - SMALLS ONLY.  Remember, smalls only! No more room for large pieces!
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6 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, it's spectacular, and definitely looks like something that would haunt you forever if you didn't get it!

tammylovesdishes said...

You are too funny! Yes, she is spectacular. I'm so glad you listened to your instinct and brought her home with you! Great find!!

NowSoLA Vintage said...

What an amazing find! Congrats you lucky duck!
Cheers ~ Lara

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Nice! At least you have somewhere to offload it if necessary. I buy things and then have to store them under the bed!

Ninny said...

Oh Honey, some junque you just gotta keep for yourself! What a beauty! Paint that lovely white or soft pink and make it shabby CHIC!

Pam said...

That is a beauty! You could have held it out the window all the way home if you had to.