Vintage Finds: January 9, 2010
I'm bringing back Vintage Finds if only for a record of my purchases. On Sunday, Krissy and I headed to the Alemany Flea market, a market that I'm quite conflicted about. There's a lot of smoking, rude older men and, frankly, junk. But every once in a while I'll get a few good things. I only got these nice things because of Krissy's perseverance in dragging me to Alemany. Almost everything in the above picture has some sad Krissy-tale associated with it, however.
Krissy found the adorable table cloth first and when the seller quoted $10, she for some reason didn't haggle and instead put it down. I then picked it up and said "would you take $7?" The seller ended up selling it to me for $8.
Next, Krissy picked up a vintage parasol (almost identical to the one pictured above). When another seller said "we have something similar to that one," I headed over and asked the price. Mine was $7 and Krissy's was $15. Then Krissy made the dreaded mistake of saying "well, the other seller is offering it for $7."
That's when the seller basically flipped out on Krissy.
Disgusted Seller: That's irrelevant!
Disgusted Seller: That's irrelevant! It doesn't matter how much she is offering! You never compare prices of vendors. It doesn't make any difference!
Disgusted Seller: I paid $10 for this! I'm not going to sell it for less than that!
After being yelled at, Krissy wasn't in the mood to buy the parasol on principle alone. However, it was cute and I told her that the vendor wouldn't care if she bought it or not. So there wasn't any reason to try to prove a point. So she bought it for $14 and will most likely associate that lady with the parasol.
The patterns were a $1 each (another Krissy find) and thankfully don't have a sad story associated with it, although I did give her grief about stealing the joy of finding the box myself.