Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year, New Bag

This week began the start of my final semester of graduate school also known as the reason for my silence as of late. Before class started back up again, I made sure to hit the thrifts, since I might not get much of a chance to do so for a while.

On a visit to a Salvation Army, I spotted this gem while I was in line to check out. It was behind the jewelry counter and I am a bit ashamed to admit that I paid $30 at a thrift store for this needlepoint bag. I rationalized this purchase by convincing myself that I would have to pay this much or even more in a retail setting, so since it was just for me, it was worth it.

What do you all think? I agree that $30 for a purse at the Salvation Army is kinda steep, but at the same time, it is a really nice bag in perfect condition. Would you pay that much for a bag at a thrift store? Am I crazy? hehe!



Eartha Kitsch said...

Pretty! I say yes. If it is in beautiful shape - and it looks like it is - it's worth it. And you won't see everyone else with it. It's one of a kind. It is surprisingly high for a thrift store but if it were in an antique store, they might ask that. Or like you said a regular shop.

Charline said...

That's a crazy price for a Salvation army shop, but it looks so nice and in good shape (as Eartha said).
So, feel good. You have a very nice bag!

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Consider your purchase a "yea for you, you're almost done with grad school" gift! Congrats!

RuskinDays downunder said...

I would pay that much in an op shop/thrift store for something I love :) The bag is lovely and I can see why you bought it. Lovely find!

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