Friday, July 20, 2012

Some Things Are Just Simply Worth It

I have made every effort, as of late, to refrain from purchasing items that will need further costs or work associated with them in order to make them usable or complete.
The ideas and thoughts of "Oh my, with a coat of paint, or a little sewing or a crocheted edge...."
 just don't stop. :-)

I have had to refrain because I end up with rooms full of unfinished "things" that eventually end up
 at one of our yard sales or Goodwill, which, in and of itself is not bad, 
it just does not fit in with my new mantra:

But some things are just simply worth it:
Do not let the price tag fool you...I took this dress to the manager and pointed out the broken zipper and she reduced the price to $9...yes $9!!!
(My cheap frugal side shows it's true colors.)

 Insert new zipper.
BTW - I paid someone to do this for me as I fear the sewing machine...
it cost more than the dress, haha.
In this respect, I have a lot of respect for time and do not exercise my cheap frugal side. 


Have a Frugal Weekend!!!



16 comments:

  1. Lekker sommerkjole? Vel verd det det kostet å få ny glidelås. Jeg er blitt flinkere til å la være å kjøpe ting det må gjøres noe med. Det samler seg fort opp uferdig arbeid. D

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    1. Boy, isn't that the truth! I know the word "lekker" as "super" or "lovely" but it was translated to "sexy", boy I sure hope that's the case! ;-)

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  2. Now I know we are soul sisters. I have reused so many things in my home rather than go out and spend bucks. I can sew so I could put that zipper in easily too. I'm happily crocheting granny roses here in the bright red, white and blue. It's going to be a cute pillow whenever I finish it. I don't think I will be able to put 50 stars on that little pillow though! LOL! I may just put one large one on the blue portion. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Dear S.S., I love your pillow! I know you'd do a good job with the zipper...I have a sewing machine but that does not mean I can sew...I also have golf clubs...same thing. :-)

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  3. Hahaha..What a fun read! The thought of crocheting something onto this, putting an edge here has often landed me in buying things which i am sure i dont need. But hey, any canvas for crocheting/sewing is a good enough excuse to buy right?? Have a lovely weekend !

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    1. Ah yes, there are so many possibilities and opportunities out there. :-)

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  4. Hello Astri,
    Est-ce que je vais pouvoir commenter cette fois ???
    Cette robe est exactement ce qu'il me faut pour le mariage de ma deuxième fille l'année prochaine ;-)
    A très bientôt !!

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    1. It can be mailed to you for your daughters wedding. It would be beautiful on you!

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  5. Bon, j'ai compris c'est mon navigateur Firefox qui bloque le commentaire, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ..........

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    1. See Mrs. M's comment below...but it sounds like it finally worked. :-)

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  6. Oooooh I do love a good bargain story!! Well done hon.
    Leah

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    1. Aw thanks Leah. Bargains give me a tingly happy feeling and I can't help but brag! :-)

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  7. That dress is absolutely worth it. It's stunning. And you can loan it to Créations Manuelles for her daughter's wedding! (By the way, if Firefox is giving her problems, she may wish to try le navigateur Comodo Dragon. Or Google Chrome.)

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    1. My thoughts exactly...and it would make a lovely dress for a wedding. It has that retro feel to it and that's a lot of fun. :-)

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    2. Merci pour le conseil Mesdames et bon weekend à vous ;-)

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  8. Hello Shari again...I have left you a little something on my blog...if you have a minute...go take a look!

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