Friday, November 19, 2010

Please be seated

On the way home yesterday, after an appointment a few suburbs away with my 2 younger boys, I stopped in at a Salvos store. I have only recently discovered this store thanks to a friend and have since found some really great "stuff" there. I can't believe I have been going to fortnightly appointments around the corner from this store for 16 months and not known it was there!!!

Anyway, they had stacks of matching gorgeous retro style Italian chairs for sale at $10 each or 4 for $30, BUT it was 50% off day so that made the chairs 4 for $15. I pretty much fell in love with them and hurried to the counter to talk about delivery. Alas the sales lady said they don't deliver to my suburb. I was gutted. If I had had my thinking cap on I would have bought the lot anyway and booked a van to deliver them (I am on familiar terms with the guy who does Vinnie's deliveries by now and have his card) but my boys were being excessively feral in the stroller, SCREAMING, hair-pulling, scratching, it was like a cat-fight, I think I can safely say it was the worst behaviour I have EVER seen from my little angels so I fled the store in mortification and promptly caught the next bus home.

Later on I researched the lovely chairs online and saw that they retail at $159 each new! They are made in Italy and come in a variety of colours. Of course I started to obsess about missing out on $159 chairs for such a ridiculously fantastic price so I called Salvos this morning and after some wheeling and dealing I got them to agree to deliver them to me, I think they were glad to free up the floor space for more stock.

Anyway, the point of my long-winded post is that about an hour ago, 18 of these beauties arrived at my house for $90 including delivery - yep, that's $5 EACH!!!


I will take some photos of them when they are all cleaned-up and in situ. Did I mention I LOVE them?

14 comments:

kurrabikid said...

Wow!! What a find!! St Peters, right? Round the corner from my place.

Anna said...

Speechless...and I want to know what vinnies that is ; )

Sale-ing in Denver said...

wow, those are gorgeous! can't wait to see photos.

SixBalloons said...

Nice! What a fantastic price! I'm glad you rescued them and are giving them a good home. Can't wait to see the pics.

Missa said...

That's awesome, congrats! Looking forward to seeing pics of them in your lovely home :)

p.s. I don't know, is there such a thing as a half-step-mother-in-law? She's my husband's half-sister's step-mom, so I guess so, haha.

Emma said...

Another gem of a find! I swear you are blessed by some thrift fairy angel! Well done on convincing them to deliver to your suburb!

white cat vintage said...

Wowsers... your thrifting mojo is on fire at the moment isn't it, love it and I adore those chairs. Megan xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Did you say 18 of them? That's a lot of chairs! They're absolutely lovely though!

Mim said...

That's an amazing find! Was it the Salvos in St Peters? And is that the huge one on Princes Highway? I've been meaning to check that out... PS. I'm really enjoying your blog.

grunge-queen said...

Lovely! You have the thrifting Karma! Now what are you going to do with them? Keep us posted!

Kate said...

Wow - these are amazing.

Thanks for your consolations about the bureau - if you happen to see anything like it on the North Shore/Sydney area, let me know - I'll be there in a flash!! xx

Thrifted Treasure said...

Yep, 18 chairs! I kind of had to buy the lot to get them to deliver but at that price I didn't mind! They're stackable so we can keep a lot in the garage and use them when we have parties or BBQs.
Nope, not St. Peters although I like the sound of that Vinnie's, must check it out. I'm on the North Shore, the Vinnies and Salvos in Hornsby are goldmines, they're a bit of a trip from my suburb but definitely worth it!

Maria said...

can't wait to see photos...

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Van said...

Wow...find of the century! They look incredibly comfortable and cource...stylish! I can't wait to see the photos, either! =D