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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Great Little Find....


Isn't this heavy, metal twine holder so cute ?
I fell in love with it instantly...
it was sitting way in the back on a shelf...
 and there was only ONE.


I wondered about that little hook...
was it meant to hold a small pair of scissors...?
and...if so....where were they. ?

The young salesgirl didn't know anything about any scissors..
she just knew that it was their last one...
and she put a $16.95 price on it....and I almost tore up my purse, getting the money out.

When I got home, I googled "small scissors for twine holder"
 

 and THIS came up...

HEY...wait a minute...
this is the EXACT
same twine holder..!!
and there's SCISSORS....
AND....
THIS IS 
$74.23

YEP...
SEVENTY-FOUR DOLLARS...
thru SEARS.






$17.00 and NO scissors....

I'll take THAT deal any day of the week...



...and besides....
I have these little (ugly) scissors
that I hung on the hook......for now :>)


  I did find a few cute scissors on EBAY...
pretty pricy, tho....

I may and I may not buy scissors for this cute twine holder...

I just MAY use that money to buy something else CUTE....:>)

Ya know...there's cuteness every where you look.....:>)

 I've always believed
DON'T SWEAT THE LITTLE STUFF.........
and when I ask myself, "will it REALLY make a difference in my life if I buy pricy, vintage scissors?",

I think, awww, maybe I'll find some at a thrift shop sometime......for 3 or 4 bucks....not that important to me..

if these little brown handled scissors will cut that twine, I'm happy.




 ....in fact, now that I'm looking at it again...
I kinda like the little brown handled scissors hanging out with
my new BIRDIE TWINE HOLDER.


Another instance where it pays to shop around.
(altho...I wasn't really shopping for it...just happened on it.) 
I did find these for $29. on up at different places.

42 comments:

  1. I adore this! Practical and so cute too :-)

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  2. Nice buy, even without the scissors. You will probably find a vintage looking pair when not even looking for them.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  3. When it comes to finding neat things and making them so special, you are the best. Queen of deals!

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  4. BJ, You are the shopper of the day, no doubt. My gosh that is adorable and I would want one myself. Who cares about the scissors, you will find some one day. I can not believe how much you saved. Kudos. I laughed about how fast you got your money out. Love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  5. I love a good deal - this is so unique, too!

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  6. I think you have the " Black Belt" in bargain shopping,lovely twine holder, and your own scissors look just fine.

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  7. Who knew scissors were so expensive?

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  8. Great find, BJ. I say be patient and just the right scissors will find you. '-)

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  9. What a gorgeous piece B.J. !!!
    I don't think it needs scissors at all really - it's beautiful all on it's own !
    Lucky you ♥
    xoxo

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  10. That twine holder is amazing! And such a bargain. 'Don't sweat the small stuff' is fabulous philosophy.

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  11. I'm thinking save the money for another great fine or maybe you'll run upon the scissors that match, although your look fine.

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  12. Cute and your scissors looks great there, how lucky you are!

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  13. Now that is a pretty nice "find!" I would have paid the 17 too . . . I will be on the "lookout" for a vintage scissors fir you!

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  14. Should be FOR YOU not fir you!

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  15. How pretty! What a great find :)

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  16. What a great find! I love doing things like that. The scissors are perfect just as they are!

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  17. Cute! And I bet you will find some vintage scissors down the road when you are not even looking for them!

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  18. It looks like you found a great steal!!!! Super cute, and you're right, those scissors are just fine for now. :)

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  19. What a great find! Love it! Anything with a bird and I'm there!

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  20. Really cute! I found a twine holder in a thrift shop for $1 but it isn't as cute as yours!

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  21. You seem to always find the cutest things. The twine holder is very nice. Any scissors will do. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  22. What a fantastic deal and it is so cute looking. Great buy, thanks for sharing. Maybe I will get lucky one of these days with a good deal :)

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  23. What a fantastic deal and it is so cute looking. Great buy, thanks for sharing. Maybe I will get lucky one of these days with a good deal :)

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  24. What a great find, BJ! Heck, who needs scissors? Lol!

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  25. Oh how I love a good bargain and you really scored! I like it!

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  26. Oh, I love it!!!!!! Put a bird on anything and I'm dragging it home with me. :)

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  27. I love it! You're a smart shopper and have such style! Hugs, Diane

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  28. Ohhh bj, get the little ones you found on ebay. Are they THAT pricey? :) Talk about trying to run someone's life!! LOL

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  29. That is so cute, BJ, and very useful! I think your little scissors look just fine!

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  30. bj, I love it, and think the scissors match perfectly.

    A friend of mine is always finding great deals. She loves Stein Mart!

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  31. That's so cute! I don't think I've ever been to a Stein Mart. But it looks like a pretty good deal!

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  32. What a sweet deal! I love the twine holder and I think the brown handled scissors blend in with the piece quite well. I wouldn't sweat it either!

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  33. Don't you love it when you find out exactly how much a deal you got on something?! It certainly makes my day :) That twine holder is darling, scissors or not.

    xo

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  34. That is a great bargain and a really fun looking twine holder.

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  35. That is really cute and useful also. I haven't seen that string holder before.
    someone needs to send you a little vintage pair of scissors? I like those little scissors with the wide handles, and looking for myself a pair
    You always find adorable new old items

    Janice

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xo bj