Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Talk about timing...!

Habitat for Humanities ReStore. I've heard about it a lot but had never been to one. I was excited to find out that there is one here in Mesa and decided to check it out with the Hubs.

So, we made the trek across town, (we live on the opposite end of Mesa, about 20+ miles) for a stroll through. I was expecting some spectacular store filled with lots of goodies. I was looking for a pretty chandy and maybe an old paneled window. When we got there, it seemed pretty much your typical scrap and find store, but I was hopeful.

After perusing around for a while, I became pretty disappointed... I wasn't really seeing anything that caught my eye. *insert sad face here* So, off to the exit we went. Right before reaching the doors, I looked over and saw this sitting in a cart in front of the register:
I looked her over. She was missing all her crystals, but still a beauty all the same.

So, I ask the GAR (Guy At the Register):

Me: Does this cart belong to anyone?

GAR: No, they just brought that stuff in about a minute ago.

Me: Can I purchase this chandelier, or do you test them first?

GAR: No, you can purchase it now.

Me: About how much?

GAR: 10 bucks. Do you want it?

Me: *little girly giggles* Uh, yes please!!!!

On the drive home though, I came to a horrifying realization. I'm becoming my mother!!! She has always loved crystal chandeliers and has owned SEVERAL in the past. In fact she has one this same style with 10 arms hanging in her dining room, just dripping in crystals. Then it hit me: My mother has saved all the crystals from chandeliers past. Whooooo! I found these shoved in the bottom of her china cabinet, shoved in the very back:
♫♪♫♪♫♪ ***Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!***♫♪♫♪♫♪

So there you have it. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!!! I have been looking for a pretty chandelier that didn't cost a fortune for about 2 years now.

I'm thrilled! 10 bucks!!! You can't beat that! Now I just have to paint it. I was thinking black or white. (I'm pretty simple.)

What color do you guys think?

Show and Tell Green Photobucket


  1. lucky girl, that is some find! i have a party going on if you'd like to share this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

  2. What a great find, Clarissa. Definitely worth the drive across town, and your mom even had spare crystals! I'm picturing it white, but seriously you can't go wrong no matter what color you choose.

  3. Awesome find!!!! I'm thinking white, but then again white is like my all time favorite color!

  4. YIPPEE! You scored! Don't you love inheriting things from your mom that you can use and think of her when you see them ... I know I do! I live within walking distance from a Habitat Store ... I think I better get walking 'cause I've never been! Signing on to follow you first, though! Jules

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  6. My boyfriend's mom is looking to get rid of hers soon... I'm trying to drop enough hints to make sure I get it! lol I love sweet finds like this! Way to be in the right place at the right time!

  7. Beautiful chandelier! Like mother, like daughter as the saying goes and it just is so much truer as you get older. What a great find

  8. superb find, can't wait to see it painted up and dripping in all its glory. My vote is white too.

  9. Clarissa Emily! what a pretty name! Cute blog layout, love the blog name. Sorry, sometimes I get stuck critiquing blogs!
    So glad you found the RE-Store! I love mine. That's a great price on the chandy, but the MAJOR find is all those crystals! wooohooo!
    black or white? hmmm I still love heirloom white for chandy's. It's about the only think I would paint heirloom white right now.
    good luck!
    thanks for sharing @ ccc
    ps I "caught" you this week!
    pps I highly recommend that you turn off word verification.


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