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Thursday, November 18, 2010

AWESOME THRIFT STORE FIND!!

Look at my new find!
(insert Happy Dance!!)
The basket was the first thing that caught my eye....
Then I realized there was a bike attached to it!
A Chippy White Vintage Bike!
(insert freak out here!)
Isn't she the cutest thing?
The tires were flat~but Mr. OTM had the day off yesterday and surprised me with new inner tubes ( just love him ) and now she is good to go!
I took her for a spin this morning.
The air was crisp..
The birds were chirping...
My lungs were on fire....
My legs were throbbing...

But I know this is going to be the BEST 40.00 bucks I ever spent!
Even if it does wind up as a giant planter (that basket is huge!!)
Just kiddin....
maybe
*wink*


22 comments:

Sharon Wengel said...

Good find Beth, I have been looking for one ever since I saw one in a garden in one of my decorating magazines . It was so cute and had been compleatly painted white with baskets on the front and back filled with over flowing flowers.
Sharon

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

How fantastic!!

MARY PERNULA said...

VERY DARN CUTE! HUGS MARY

michelle said...

Great find! I love bikes like that! Maybe some holiday greenery in the basket? :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Dance for sure, great find! A great deal for 40.00.~Enjoy Kim

The Tattered Cottage said...

She is stunning!! Great find! I would be doing athe happy dance too!
Toni

Amy said...

OH that is a wonderful find, I can't believe that it was at a thrift store
so rare these days.
Have fun riding!~
Amy

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Great find!!!! Love her!

Carmen and the Primcats

chickie said...

Fun Find !! You will have so much fun with your bike!
Enjoy the day...Chickie

katie said...

Awesome bicycle,enjoy riding it. Love the basket also. Have fun.

Destiny said...

SO CUTE! What a great find! I love that feeling you get when you hit the jackpot at the thrift store! You feel like people can look at you and hear you screaming on the inside LOL Congrats on your find!

The Whistle Stop said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! It is so darn cute! I've been looking but haven't found one that pulls at my heart strings. Glad she now has a good home and someone to love her!
Laurie

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Love it! I know where your shop is too, so I might just hop in my car and sneak up there and try to buy if offa ya. It's a great beach cruiser for sure!

acorn hollow said...

I am totally loving that bike. and 40.00 you stole it.
cathy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Great find, Beth! I haven't rode a bike in YEARS!!!
I think flowers would be awesome in the basket..that or a sweet puppy.
Warmly,
deb :)

Tammy said...

Wowzie!! She's a beauty!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

suzeeez said...

Great find, I wnat it !lol

A Cottage Muse said...

Holy Moly Beth...I am so jealous, what an awesome find!!

Primsue said...

Fabulous find! I'm sure it will look great not matter what you do with it.
Blessings,
Sue

freckled laundry said...

$40? Wow! These bikes in the crappiest of conditions (as in rust with wheels) go for AT LEAST that at auction. You lucky girl. She sure is pretty!

Hugs,
Jami

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

How awesome to decorate for the seasons. The white is perfect for Christmas - add some greens and ribbons and you're good to go. I spotted one of these a few years ago at at a yard sale and wanted to get it. But alas, my hubby was along and said 'no'. He didn't see the potential...

jeanne @ juNxtaposition said...

OMG,.I want this !!! love it as a decoration, but what fun it would be to ride it ! lucky lucky you.