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nicole___
last month

Silver Plated Vintage Godinger 3-Tier Plate Stand $3 Hand painted plates $1.50ea

Taper candlestick holders $1.50ea

Large wood framed Botanical Print $20


Have YOU found any bargains or deals?

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  • 1929Spanish-GW
    last month

    I’m a little plump right now and the skirt isn't zipping, so it might be a minute.

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  • Allison0704
    last month
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    Chisue, cordless window shades still have cords.. This simply means you lift the shade with your hand to open, pull down to close. There is no cord that hangs down when the shade is open, and no cords to worry about children being injured or killed.

    When we had our natural woven shades installed two years ago, the owner told me they were changing the law to no corded shades by 2024. But I see here it is in appeal.

    ETA: After Google image searching the shade deegw purchased, they are on a roller (new to me) and work like this:



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  • Sueb20
    last month

    Lizbeth, no, I just cleaned it up a bit with some furniture polish. It has a vintage look but is in very good shape!

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  • Bumblebeez SC Zone 7
    last month

    Well, not the exactly right thread but a new item to me and I love them, is swedish dishcloths.

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  • Allison0704
    last month
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    The outfit is lovely, Spanish. Congrats on the long search finally ending, On to the next conquest!

    I have never heard of Too Good to Go.

    Those were great bargains, Nicole.

    I've purchased several things this week, and while a few things were on sale, nothing would qualify for a bargain. I was told about a great place to shop donated items, and hope to check it out soon. If it passes the test, I will start donating there.

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  • jb1586
    last month

    We used Too Good to Go a few times, when we were taking care of our son on Long Island. It isn’t available in many areas. For a small price, you can get unsold food, groceries, etc., at the end of a day. We got delicious pastries and wonderful bread from a Portugese bakery, a few times.

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  • deegw
    last month

    Target has the Dyson cordless V8 for $299 if you have one of their free rewards accounts. I purchased some things earlier this week and was able to apply multiple discounts to my cart so you might be able to reduce the price further.

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    last month

    I was just given a Dyson Cordless V6, the V8 stays charged longer....a better vacuum! You'll LOVE it deegw!

    @1929Spanish-GW...AMAZING outfit! WOW! Styling gurl!

    @jb1586...I have a go to bakery too. At the end of the day it's still pastries & fresh bread! Yum!

    @Allison0704....I hope you like the store reccomendation. We have a boutique Goodwill. It used to serve coffee, danish, cookies...free....and have a book reading area with tables(before covid). I purchased a few high end pieces there.

    @Bumblebeez SC Zone 7...They sound "hard to find". An online buy? Nice!

    @beesneeds ....Nice!

    @mathias_lang....I collect boxes...photo please? I have them ALL over the house....truth be told...

    @deegw.....Love those shades! Great buy!

    @Jupidupi...Yum!

    @mnzinnia.....So cute! The water color is a great find!

    eld, chloe, kath, Sue, Carol....You ALL got some great bargains! LOVE hearing and seeing what everyones finding out there.

  • chisue
    last month

    Allison -- Belated thanks for the shade information.

    I need to replace four roman shades in our BR. Most recent cord snap is the last straw. Ah, but where to go for this *expensive* improvement? The last time I looked, I think the estimate for same inside mounted fabric shades with blackout was $4K. But it must be done!

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    last month
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    @chisue....I purchased a custom fabric Roman Shade from JCP in 2016, for $47. It was 62" X 72" Even if the price has quadrupled since then...4 of them won't be $4k. Link to JCP or I ordered THIS in Sand I have a 35% off coupon if you need it?

  • chisue
    last month
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    Thanks Nicole. You always come to my rescue!

    I doubt I can do ready made. All four inside mounts are 70" long. Two shades are 20" wide, flanking a bay window with a shade 74" wide. The fourth window shade is 86" wide. I also need to replace/reupholster the matching padded King headboard. Now you see how the cost went up -- custom work. However, the biggie was always the fabric itself.

    I think ganging three shades for the wider windows would leak light, and I don't want to cover nice 4" window mouldings with outside mounts.

    I could scrap the idea of roman shades for these windows, but I like the cleaner look and the superior dust control over drapes.

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    last month
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    @chisue....Click to see the custom ones please I agree. Only one shade per window. The 62" wide one I had them make looks great. It's now 8 years old. Another link

    If you want a fancier fabric, they only have plain, then big money would solve that. :0)

  • chisue
    last month

    Thanks, Nicole. I did look again. Unfortunately, I think I need a patterned fabric. Light colors in these sizes could resemble blank movie screens, even with the folds. No mass producer is going to make money offering too many special choices. I'm pretty surprised that Penney does offer this many!

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  • palimpsest
    last month

    These things are always difficult for me, because I don't want to buy anything that I would not pay full price for. There is lots of things that I never buy because I can't afford them at full price, that's not what I mean, but I don't want to buy anything just because it is inexpensive. Of course one makes adjustments and allowances so it may be a little difficult to understand my exact process here. But things don't become more attractive to me at a lower price.

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  • 1929Spanish-GW
    last month

    I’m the opposite in that I like things that are typically outside my budget new. Not being into fakes, I hunt for used things that are within my budget.

    Or I’m buying for resale with a target customer who thinks like me.

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  • njmomma
    last month

    @1929Spanish-GW that outfit is to die for! Can’t wait to see you in it.

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  • palimpsest
    last month

    @1929Spanish -GW

    I am not really being clear with what I mean, I guess.

    Most durable things (like furniture) I like are outside my budget new, and I will only buy them if I can find them at a fraction of the price, which often takes a lot of work, means that they need to be redone and literally years may be added to the process. But whatever it is, I would have to be willing to pay full price for it, if I had the money, my attraction to it does not increase because it's cheaper. And I agree, I am not into fakes. If I can't afford the real thing, I would rather have a real version of something else.

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  • 1929Spanish-GW
    last month

    @palimpsest that makes sense. Now I’m following your train of thought!

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  • mtnrdredux_gw
    last month
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    For the third time, I have bought a rug on Etsy from an source in India that is a dupe of a pricier version (Anthro, Serena and Lily, and now Nordic Knots). Once again, very happy.

    Here is the original, which I needed in a custom size, I was quoted $1250 plus shipping, and 10-15 weeks lead time. Here is the descriptor and pic.

    • Hand loomed cut pile design. 12 mm thickness.
    • New Zealand wool, for softness and durability.
    • Designed in Stockholm, handmade in Bhadohi, India.



    Instead, I used an Etsy vendor. $279 total and eight weeks later.

    Tufted Rug 100% NewZealand Woolen Area Rug With Medium Thick Pile And Cotton Backing

    The seller kept calling it "yellow" and I was very worried about the color. It is a yellowy camel, just like the NordicKnots one.



    As far as quality, the original is hand loomed, this is tufted. I do not know much about these differences, but did read this:

    High quality hand-knotted rugs are still in use after 100 years. A typical hand-tufted rug will last 5 to 7 years, and top quality custom-made, hand tufted rugs will last 30 years or more. A typical hand-loomed rug will last 2 to 5 years.

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    last month

    mtn....OMG! Gorgeous rug! Great buy! THAT was a steal!

  • chisue
    last month

    Big difference between hand knotted and tufted. And a ton of variables beyond that.

    I wasn't willing to pay the cost of wool carpeting -- and don't like carpeting anyway -- but was willing to pay for medium grade, modern hand knotted area rugs.


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  • carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b
    last month

    Apologies for the swerve, but mtn's post reminded of a really interesting YouTube video I watched recently, about carpet makers in India, supplying handmade rugs to stores like Pottery Barn, etc. Perhaps some here might find it as interesting as I did...




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  • mtnrdredux_gw
    last month

    Big difference between hand knotted and tufted. And a ton of variables beyond that.


    Yes, of course, which is why I mentioned quality differences. But, as you see, the choice was between hand loomed, and tufted. The $1250 one was not knotted either.


    Have to look at the video. When we travelled to India, we visited a place where they dyed cloth in big clay vats. The merchant we met with kept showing us things and then rattling off high end brand names, Things like "Osborne & Little," which is kind of insider-y. I don't doubt it though...

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  • salonva
    23 days ago

    I have one-- I posted it in the what to wear thread but it belongs here as well.

    I read the Travel Fashion Girls FB page, and so many people were raving about the Kirkland Signature Ankle Pants being a duplicate for Athleta Brooklyn pants.

    The Costco version is $14.99. Someone did an in depth analysis and there was some difference, but really quite slight. I had previously ied the Brooklyn pants and liked them, but just wasnt sure, and at $89.99 I passed.

    I raced to Costco 2 days ago and bought the Kirkland pants in 2 sizes ( they are S- M- L XL not number sizes) ... They both fit nicely but I think the smaller size actually fits better so it's a keeper.

    They are especially great for travel. They are definitely above ankle but not much. ( I'm 5'4" give or take).




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  • Kswl
    23 days ago
    last modified: 23 days ago

    I found two cute J McLaughlin dresses on Poshmark in the Catalina cloth (nylon and spandex) I love so much. Both have horizontal stripes and fit perfectly! This is the more casual blue and white


    The taupe and black one is in the wash and is more fitted and detailed but fits the same way. Jewel neckline, just above the knee, three quarter sleeves… the golden trifecta! Together just under $100, and both in perfect condition. And did you notice I have blue and white striped flats to go with this one?? Yippeee!

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    23 days ago

    @Kswi....The shoes! OMG....super cute combo!

  • Kswl
    23 days ago

    Thank you! I am reslly impressed with the shopping prowess demonstrated on this thread, Nicole. Collectively we have saved THOUSANDS!

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    23 days ago

    Yep....Agreed! There are some designer names and high end bargains being acquired here!

  • Bumblebeez SC Zone 7
    23 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    I bought this Nanette Laporte dress from thred up, My first purchase there. New with tags, and I have the same dress in a different pattern color and I love it. I've had it for several years so I'm thrilled with this one.


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  • salonva
    23 days ago

    That striped dress really suits you and just looks adorable on you K! And then to have those shoes......omgoodness. That is too much. As we say- meant to be.


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  • Kswl
    23 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    Oh Bumble that is a gorgeous dress, the colors are so striking!


    Yes, Salonvan a, when Irealized I had matching shoes it was like a sign from the almighty Herself.

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    13 days ago
    last modified: 13 days ago

    I keep forgetting to buy a NEW BBQ grill that hooks-up-to natural gas. I found one FREE on CL. A Commercial Charbroil Infrared with a side griddle/burner. I found wild-caught salmon on sale for $5.59lb and picked up 12lbs & put it in the freezer. It was sold frozen. I'll be grilling it over the course of the Summer.

    $800 on Wayfair site

  • Kswl
    13 days ago

    So many cute things have been on sale … my new fave shoes, denim Mary Janes, half off from Nordstrom’s.

    (When they couned the term ”matchy-matchy” they were talking about me 😎


    Also was influenced into buying two striped cardigans (black and latte stripes and blue and white stripes) from Amazement and so glad I did, they are soft and comfy worn as tops and look far, far nicer than their $35 price tag. The buttons are awful but I’ve replaced one set already and looking for the right ones for the darker sweater, which is going to Scotland.

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  • mtnrdredux_gw
    13 days ago

    Love that color combo.

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  • salonva
    12 days ago

    I am not ordering this, but it does seem to be a very good price.

    Staub 4 piece bake set. $49.99 from the everchanging priced Wayfair.


    Just thought it was worth sharing if anyone is interested

    .here you go

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  • Kswl
    12 days ago
    last modified: 12 days ago

    That is a fantastic deal Salon! It is available in blue and also in white, which would make a very nice kitchen shower or wedding gift also. I have a set of Le Creuset bakers in various sizes and they are great for going from oven to buffet, just a little nicer than pyrex type baking dishes. I hope someone orders these!

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  • Allison0704
    12 days ago

    My sister is here at her house for a month, so last Saturday we ventured a few cities over to a couple of antique stores I discovered when taking my car for service. I had not planned on purchasing a vintage Thomasville Allegro faux bamboo dresser, but it was only $395. I saw the price and told my sister to stand guard. It slipped off one of the two dollies when they were taking to my car (left fret broken a bit) but I've already repaired.



    We purchased the little house next door to ours and will keep it a STR. New HVAC installed yesterday (guys took dresser to MBR for me) and a new roof going on mid-June. Then we will close the calendar in late Oct/early Nov to remodel. Already have LPV selected, a few accessories and art purchaesd, along with a pair of MCM rattan chairs.

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  • salonva
    11 days ago

    What a beauty that is Allison!

    What is STR?

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  • Kswl
    11 days ago

    STR= Short term rental.


    What a fun project, Allison!

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  • salonva
    11 days ago

    thanks. I got the R but couldn't quite get the ST. :)

    Maybe I need more coffee.

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  • Allison0704
    11 days ago

    Thanks! Yes, short term rental for the win!

  • Kswl
    10 days ago

    Brooklinen is (or was) having a pretty good sale. It was time to replace our bed pillows and DH is tired of down and feathers, so this seemed like a good time to try out a down alternative. They came today and are almost unbelievably light and fluffy and soft. Also bought more linen pillowcases, not on sale but not absurdly pricey.

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    10 days ago

    I've been purchasing outdoor plants. 4 Goldfinger Potentillas, 2 Barberry bushes, 1 Snow Mound Spirea. Regular price was $10ea, I paid $4ea.


  • njmomma
    3 days ago

    Where? Great buy!

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  • njmomma
    3 days ago

    Okay, I am in the process of replacing my mattress. Queen size. I need firm, my back and hips are starting to ache. Any recommendations? Any and all advice welcome. I believe there will be sales starting next week.

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  • nicole___
    Original Author
    3 days ago
    last modified: 3 days ago

    @njmomma.... Click on this Link This Firm Sealy Posturpedic mattress was $1300, NOW it's on closeout + a coupon for $399. I'd want to go into the store and try it out first....but ....that's a GIVE AWAY price!

    The plants I purchased from Lowes, in Colorado. Sale prices vary.

  • njmomma
    3 days ago

    I will check that out! Thanks so much!!!!

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  • njmomma
    3 days ago

    Just took a Quick Look at the description. It’s not for me, but thank you so much for looking.

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  • Bumblebeez SC Zone 7
    2 days ago


    I bought these two heavy crystal bowls for a total of $11 and they will make nice bowls for flowers on the dining table.

  • njmomma
    2 days ago

    Did anyone buy linen sheets from Quince? If you did please post your honest review. Thanks!