Every once in a while I get really excited about a deal or a bargain. Typically this is an internal excitement that I take from the store to the car or blab on to Alex about, but in this case I couldn't resist sharing my shopping win with you. 

Do you remember the two large brass trays we picked up at a local estate sale last year? If you don't recall the specific post, or you haven't been around these parts since last September, here's a photo to get you up to speed.

They weren't in great condition when I bought them, but for only $55.00, I took home both and felt like I could make them work. I was hoping they wouldn't look weird or out of place, and today my purchases were validated. As I was just doing a little browsing on One Kings Lane, I stumbled on something that looked very familiar. Check it out.

Yep, almost identical to one of the asian brass trays I scored last year. Did you catch the price? Here, let me help you see it.

That's right. $275.00 marked down from $450.00!!! That price seems pretty crazy, but it makes me feel pretty darn good about paying just $27.50 per tray. Pretty spectacular, don't you think? 

In case you're wondering how we used our trays, after a little polishing up, we chose to use one as a table top in our sun porch (the decorating in here is still in progress).

And the second hangs on the wall in our family room. 

Now when I look at them I can smile to myself, thinking of what a great deal they were. $27.50 instead of $275.00? Yes please! That's why I couldn't resist sharing my shopping triumph with you. We may be doing a little antique hunting this weekend so I hope this is an omen of good things to come. 

Do you have any great bargains that you've scored over the years? Amazing finds you've stumbled upon or stores that seem to always bring you luck? I'd love to hear all about your shopping adventures.

Comments 1


6/16/2012 at 11:29 AM
Congrats! There is a real sense of satisfaction to learn that something you love is also more expensive than what you paid for it. Love how you used them!
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