So my first trip to a thrift with my new little baby was a bit of adventure... A great one that is! I suppose it was actually his three month birthday, and to be honest, I hadn't really figured things out yet. Like how to bring him into a store.
I was visiting the optometrist and doo doo dooooo, just happened to find a parking spot right in front of the Salvation Army. I had to pop inside. I foisted the little guy on one shoulder and took a quick stroll around.
He started screaming... Then, I spotted this vintage white Le Creuset saucepot with wooden handle.
I have actually owned this before - see my Vintage Le Creuset #16 saucepot post. This pot, however, was marked $7.99, much better than the $30 I paid for my other one.
I settled my little guy down, and my eyes scanned the rest of the shelves. I cannot believe that this beautiful blue #24 Le Creuset dutch oven was sitting right there next to the white one. Luckily for me, I believe they were still there because the staff had placed the two pieces on the floor under the shelves. I guess they were too heavy!
The interior of the pot was in pretty decent condition considering that it was... $9.99!!! I quickly and calmly picked up a wheely shopping basket and placed my goodies safely inside.
So just for comparison purposes, the photo above shows my wedding-gift #26 Cobalt Blue dutch oven on the left. I believe that rang in at about $320 in our local store (Thanks Auntie Helen!) while my thrifted Le Creuset was a Salvation Army score at $10.
A super nice lady in the line up behind me said, "Le Creuset, good work, girl!" Haha. She also must have noticed my frazzled state and I was so relieved when she offerred to help me bring these heavy pieces to my car with me!
I like the look of this receipt with my $18 total. =) I'm also happy to report that I now know how to use our stroller, so I am now slightly less frazzled!
I'm linking up to Flea Market Finds and Thrift Share Monday!
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