Wednesday, 26 September 2012

sometimes patience pays off...





I love vintage trophies; they are so pretty and classic. They are subtle, yet confidant. Who wouldn't want a few of these hanging around the house?




Two Vintage Golf Loving Cup Trophies - nessguide
Antiques and Collectables @ suite 101
A Beautiful Mess Antiques

jaimee rose


Oh and so we are clear, my love of trophies does not stem from a life time of receiving them. If I wanted to display my own trophies, well, I couldn't. Being win-less in the trophy department doesn't stop me from wanting one (or several) though. I just have to go about getting them another way...

I will tell you this tale causally, but just know, that was not how it went down... You see, in my own defense, I have been wanting a little vintage treasure like this for a while now. I had been waiting patiently for the right one to cross my path. Telling myself, I just have to be patient.

I told myself this while cruising online seeing soooo many perfect ones, with a not as perfect price tag.

I told myself this while in Home Sense with my mom (after seeing some ceramic trophies for a pretty fair price...) "no, no wait it out" I said as I put my treasures back on the shelf...

Low and behold, the right one was out there. Just waiting for me.

I'm so glad that you didn't see my crazy-eyed, mad dash for it! It was, for lack of a better word, crazy.

I'm also glad you didn't witness the high fives and happy dance that I shared with the kids (who are way too young to be too cool for these things).

I'm even more glad that you weren't there to hear my 3 year old say: "oh mom, you make me crazy..."

Regrets? Nope, not when I paid $1.99 for my perfectly tarnished trophy! Well, maybe that happy dance was a little excessive...

Hooray for thrift stores: where other people's junk becomes my treasure!!!




Linking to:
http://www.primpjunktion.com/
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca/
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.commonground-do.com/
http://www.lizmarieblog.com/
http://shabbynest.blogspot.ca/
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
http://my1929charmer.com/

9 comments:

Atir Inspired Decor~AID said...

I found you on Savvy Southern Style where I linked up too. I am also doing a happy dance for you, but secretly I am jealous. Great Find! Stop on over & follow me too~
Thank you~

Deanne said...

waiting for the right one to come along makes the prize that much sweeter, doesn't it!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

$1.99 is a miracle! I've seen them in antique stores for $60 and up! Way to go!!!

lvroftiques said...

Oh how I love them too! And I'm doing a Happy Dance for you! What an amazing deal!.....I need to learn the "zen" for the wait as you have *winks* Vanna

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a bargain. I love old trophies, too and only have one.

Revi said...

AMAZING find! I'd have dashed for it, too. Good for you!
-Revi

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I can just imagine the happy dance and the high fives- love it when we find a new treasure!

Meg said...

I think your trophy is gorgeous!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great find, at a great price.

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