Damn My Thrift Store Excitement.

I have the WORST habit of overlooking flaws while I’m in the thrift store. The adrenaline blinds me, people! I spotted this bust while I was in line at the thrift store, had already paid, and got back in line to buy it.

I even had a lot of time to look it over in the line, yet I missed its flaws. Dude, I can even see the chip in the photo! How did I miss it in the store?

Look at it! It’s the size of the Grand Canyon!

I still love it, and I might have bought it anyway had I noticed the chip in the store. I’m just mad at myself that I’m still letting my eagerness overcome my attention to detail. Maybe I need to institute a rule where I have to look something over THREE TIMES before it goes in my basket.

March 5, 2010 - 9:27 pm

janie hightower Your mom can fix that for you so that you’ll never even notice it. I love that thing!! Will look good in your living room.

March 6, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Shannon I totally agree with your mom. That can easily be painted and will be hardly noticeable. It doesn’t look like that big of a chip in the first picture, but of course your eyes now zoom into it like the second picture and that is the only thing you now notice. Most people wouldn’t notice it. I think it’s a good find!

March 8, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Leilani Actually I think the chip gives it character, especially considering it’s supposed to be an ‘ancient’ bust… it makes sense that it would be kind of battered, right? 🙂 I do the same thing at estate sales… either I think something can be fixed or I don’t notice it in the dim light or get carried away by excitement!