Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The art of negotiations...

I picked up this cutie at the Raleigh Flea Market.  At first I thought about passing it up since the price was a little high.  However, my sister flashed her cute dimples and batted her eyes at the dealer and he was smitten.  She bought a table at half the asking price, another table at an unbelieveable price and this little piece for a flirty fee!

It was painted black and now it's heirloom white...

And to think I was the one who told her to never accept the first price and to make a counter offer or ask what is their best price.
She caught on quickly.....I love it!
"the dimpled negotiator!"

This little garden chair is going to Miss Minnie's!

There is still more to come, so stay tuned.



Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Adorable chair Sissie! I'm sure you two are quite the tag-team while out shopping together:@)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

What a lovely piece! Good negotiating skills too...that's the way to do it...and don't forget to not ask too low of a price so as not to insult the dealer. That's the worst!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous chair, love it painted white. Your sister is adorable, no wonder he was smitten. Hugs, Marty

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That little chair is adorable! Your sister is cute--I bet she has a way with men. :)

NanaDiana said...

What a cute, cute little piece...just like your sister...NOT that your sister is a piece of work but you know what I mean. You gals are both just pretty ladies! xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, now that she's retired maybe you should bring her along on all your shopping trips, Sissie!

Marydon said...

Oh, Sissie, this is wonderful! What a great find & so lush in white. Your sister is gorgeous!

Have a beautiful day

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a sweet little chair!! You and your sis are such pretty ladies!

Kathysue said...

She is pretty cute, pretty girls in your family!! Love the sweet little iron piece. It is so SISSY! xo Kathysue

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think its so cute~and so are you and your sister!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yep, batting eyes will usually work.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It is so cute, just like you and your sister! Nothing wrong with pulling out the big guns during a negotiation..."dimples"!~Hugs, Patti

Julie said...

What a cute chair. Way to go on the negotiating.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Ha ha, always always ask... all they can say is no, and dimples don't hurt either. Very pretty.

Donna said...

What a pretty chair, Sissie! Is this the same sister that ended up with melted chocolate covered peanuts on her white pants?! I still remember you telling us that story quite some time ago!

Sharing Shadymont said...


I love that seat! So pretty in white. You find the best things.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Cripes, wish i was cut and had dimples!!


Sares said...

You should take her with you everywhere! Sometimes you just have to be in the mood to negotiate. I know I have days where I don't want to wheel and deal and so will just walk away if I don't like a price. Cute piece!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You and your sister and both beautiful! I can see why he was smitten! Adorable little seat. And so pretty all painted white!

Bente said...

Oh, what a fantastic chair. I just love it.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

ha-ha! She is a cute negotiator. I hate bargaining. That's why hubby comes along. And when he starts, I walk away and let him do his thing. Cute little chair. Have a great day. Tammy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just darling! You did the right thing. Fun to see you with your Sis!

sabrymagic said...

La trovo stupenda,qui non si trovano tutte queste belle cose!!
Bravissima tua sorella!!
E complimenti a te per questo favoloso acquisto!!
Baci dall'Italia

Jacqui said...

What a lovely little chair, I love it!! How great that you and your sister get along so well!!

Dorthe said...

Oh is it pretty, dear Sissie, LOVE it, I could not have sold it :-) so lovely in white.
Hugs and love Dorthe

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Sissie, I love your art but I really like the little wrought iron chair! I need your sister to go with me next month to Canton Texas to First Monday Trade days. I may need her to bat those pretty eyes! lol Thanks for coming by and commenting on my lil table have a good week end.

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