I didn’t really need a mirror.
But, when I spotted a beaded silver beauty at Tuesday Morning, I knew it would be the perfect thing for my entry. That was until I saw the price. At $125 I just couldn’t bring myself to do it knowing I already had a mirror there that was just fine. So, I walked away from it.
Months went by. And every single time I stopped into Tuesday Morning (it’s right next to Trader Joe’s which is oh so wrong and yet oh so right) it was still there. And every single time I would peek at it to see if perhaps, just maybe, the price had been marked down.
It never was.
Finally, almost a year after I had first spotted it, I asked the saleslady when she thought it might go on sale. She scanned the price tag and informed me that it actually was on sale but only 30% off.
I hemmed and hawed and held it in my hands and envisioned it in the space and checked out how my hair was looking that day before putting it back on the shelf (behind a bunch of other mirrors of course).
Why, you ask?
Well, I still just couldn’t bring myself to buy yet another mirror knowing we have them all over the house AND a couple stashed away in the attic.
Fast forward a few weeks and there I was popping into Tuesday Morning once more, this time looking for a piece of furniture for a friend who is redecorating her home when…there it was!
The mirror was still there!!!
Once again, I marched it up to the counter and once again the price tag was scanned. Only THIS time, I was informed that the price had been marked down to…wait for it…$25!!! That’s right folks, from $125 to $25.
I’m pretty sure it’s officially my best deal ever and I deserve some kind of a “patience is a virtue” award.
I couldn’t wait to get it home and place the beaded beauty right in the entry where she belongs. I’m especially enjoying seeing how she looks against our new wall color! Remember how we said goodbye to the yellow?
Well this is your little sneak peek at the new color. I promise I’ll have the full reveal soon!
In the meantime, here are some more amazingly thrifty finds and ideas from my friends on the Thrifty Style Team.
What thrifty deals have you found lately? I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for meeting me at the fence today,
Love this story Vanessa, your patience definitely paid off!!
Mary Beth says
Patience is definitely a virtue! Such a beautiful mirror and I’m glad you got it for such a wonderful price. Have a lovely autumn, sweet friend!
Great story! So satisfying when that happens!
Can you please tell us the artist of the vintage bird prints on your wall?
I love the satisfaction of this kind of purchase – the best!
Can you please let us know the artist of your bird prints?
Thanks in advance
She shoots, she scores! Patience paid off my friend!
Meegan Fast says
I love when those things happen! Definitely worth waiting for. That price! Your mirror is lovely and perfect for your home.
You have to be kidding!!! That is awesome. Good things come to those who wait. It looks great against the paint. I recently said goodbye to yellow too.
Kristi Haight says
Wow, what an awesome find Vanessa! I think it was always meant to be in your home and it looks gorgeous in your entry.
Great deal! You have much more patience than me!
Kristi Dominguez says
First of all, your new wall color is truly FAB! And wow…your patience DID pay off, big time. I love how we share a love for Tuesday Morning, too…so fun!! Your mirror looks gorgeous in your space.
Oh yes, you DID need a mirror!!!
Carol Reddin says
It’s very pretty and perfect for the entry. Congratulations on a great deal!
Whooo Hoooooo – love love love it when that happens!
Well done – it looks -and that fabulous new color on your walls- absolutely fabulous!
Marilyn Bowers says
WOW! Good for you! Very lucky that it waited so long for you to take home to love on!