Monday, February 23, 2009

BREAKING NEWS!

BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!
WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS REGARDING A "BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE" POST, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED ON SATURDAY. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THAT POSTING, PLEASE SEE IT BELOW, FOLLOWING THIS BREAKING NEWS. THE FOLLOWING IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Laurie @ Bargain Hunting With Laurie not only has the best blog visitors, they are also the smartest blog visitors! Linda (Mom of a German Shorthair), who is a wonderful visitor to many blogs in Blogland, is also a very smart cyber detective. She found numerous Lazy Susan's very similar to the one Laurie coveted in Stephanie's home. At least one of the sites Linda found was offering a sale price on the Lazy Susan, and of course, Laurie loves a sale! Just as Laurie was close to ordering one of those (we suspect it would have been the one on sale), another of her blog readers, Tammy518, became a cyber detective and found THE Lazy Susan at Orvis.com! Our records show that this is only about the tenth time in almost 40 years that Laurie has bought anything (other than groceries) that wasn't on sale. She did contact Orvis to see if there was any kind of discount that could be offered to her brilliant blog readers, but Orvis declined to offer a discount, in spite of the fact that Laurie greatly exaggerated the number of readers of her blog!! Laurie will immediately be ordering the Lazy Susan @ http://www.orvis.com/store/productchoice.aspx?pf_id=35GT&dir_id=1034&group_id=1039&cat_id=5158
Laurie wishes to send a huge thanks to Linda and to Tammy for all of their brilliant detective work in this very worthwhile cause!

63 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations. I can't wait for the pictures.

Melissa Miller said...

~Wonderful Laurie!

What a deal. ;)

squawmama said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!!! I am so happy for you. I went right over there to check it out and yes it is just what you wanted... Lucky Girl! Sometimes you just have to pay full price... It will be worth it... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ann said...

Well,i'm so happy for you.I know how much you wanted it.Well,just look,you paid full price for it,ha.I'm tickled for you sweetie...Ann

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is the kind of breaking news I love to hear, Laurie!! Congratulations!

Happy To Be said...

YAHOO!!! Laurie...how much girl?? $$$ will you have to pay for it?? I need to check this out..I want that so bad and on top of my table it will give a new "Spin" to things..Thanks Mom/Linda and Tammy great work girl..the I spy team strikes BIG time...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be said...

Oh and ps it must be great for you to pay full price girl...now lay down and put a cold cloth on your head..

Belinda said...

Oh, that's so wonderful, Laurie...its really a beauty, so distinctive and both rustic and elegant at the same time...I love it, and I think you were wise to grab it, even though it wasn't on sale! lol Sometimes you've just got to go for it! :-)

Tammy518 said...

Awww, you're welcome, Laurie! I'm glad I was able to find it and pass along the info. Hope you enjoy it!

Diane said...

Whooo Hooo! Betcha didn't know you had so many fantastic bargain hunting detectives in your blogging family! I can hardly wait to see it! ♥

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So glad you found your lazy susan! Aren't blogging buddies just wonderful!
Can't wait to see where you put it and what goes on it! Knowing you it will look fab!

blessings
mary

LillyB said...

awwww! See? Thats what friends are for!! Good job girls!!

KBeau said...

You need to ask Susie how many times I've found things for her on eBay. I remember when her favorite camera died, and I found the same camera at good price on eBay, did the bidding and had it shipped to her. I just love detective work.

Linda said...

Laurie, I am so glad you got that lazy Susan. What would we do without computers to track down "needles in haystacks" like that,...or without sweet blogging friends. Looking forward to a tablescape featuring your new lazy Susan. Linda

Cathy said...

That's great!

Connie said...

Good for you, Laurie!

Helen said...

MOAGS & Tammy .... we need a new TV series!!!!

Stacey said...

Goodness that is pretty! Nobody would ever think that blogging would make you spend money...but sometimes it does! I'm glad you found just what you wanted.

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

***** Awwww, shucks, ma'am! Tweren't nuthin' you wouldn't do for US, if WE wanted something special & couldn't "find" it, huh TAMMY?!?!? (And I suspect we're both as thrilled to be ABLE to help, as YOU are to be able to order it!!!)~~~ Mannnny hugs, Linda (Of course we DO expect to see it in one of your numerous uber fab tablesettings, Sweet friend!!!)~~~

Ginger said...

Not only do you have great friends that let you show their homes, you have great blogging buddies that shop for you. Love it!!!

Tammy518 said...

You're so right, Linda! What a great bunch of ladies on all these blogs who share their resources and such. I've become an expert "Googler." LOL! When I'm looking for something, I won't stop til I find it!

marty39 said...

How wonderful to have found one and it is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it in your home. Congratulations on the great find. Hugs, Marty

Tammy518 said...

Holy cow, ladies! I just got a Tuesday Morning flyer in the mail and they've got - you guessed it - a wine barrel top Lazy Susan in the ad! It's only $60, but I don't like it quite as well as the Orvis one, which is exactly like Laurie's friend's. Just thought I'd put this out here in case anyone wants one for a cheaper price.

Bo said...

Hi Laurie...how great to find something you really, really want!And to have bloggy detectives on the prowl for you is very special.
That looks like the neatest thing to have...Enjoy! ;-) Bo

prof en retraite said...

Woooooooooo hoooooooooo! doncha just love it when you get something you really want!! Congrats! And good detective work to your readers!! Have a great week! ...hugs...Debbie

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Wellllll, girlfriend, YOU are a "TRENDSETTER" ~~~ "and THAT's all I'm gonna say about THAT", as Lily Tomlin used to say!!! Oh yeah, and BTW, please don't be "upset" if you get "hate mail" from my Sweetheart hubby!!!!!!!!! (Figure it out yet? Ha!)~~~ XOXO Me

mbkatc230 said...

That's great news Laurie. Who knew there were so many great detectives here in blogland? Did it hurt terribly to order something not on sale lol! Just don't make a habit of it. Can't wait to see it. Hugs, Kathy

Cynthia said...

How cool is that, great blogging buddies! Cindy

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Deep breaths, Laurie....

If you paid full price, that means you *really* wanted it. Congratulations!

xinex said...

Congrats, Lauri! Glad you found it, now you have to share the pic with us when you get it....Christine

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

That lazy susan is really neat! So glad you were able to locate one! :) Your friend's home is beautiful, so glad you shared a tour of it! She has some great pieces of furniture!

Loved your Oscar tablescape also! It was so cute and creative! You have a great eye for details! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

tardevil said...

What great friends! Who doesn't love a sale?

LisaLisa said...

Hi,I'm a friend of the wonderful Muse and I have just posted a blog about her..please drop by and show her your support and love. Thanks and yes I will be back what a Wonderful blog :)))

lvroftiques said...

Dats a cool one girlfriend! I did check and you can get 3%+ $5 if your join www.ebates.com I buy through them all the time so I can assure you they're safe. It isn't much ....but hey it'll buy ya a couple of lattes! Vanna

Sherri S said...

Oh too CUTE of a post! And what wonderful ladies are to be found in blogging!!! Now everyone will WANT one! It will be the new 'in' item for all of us home decor/decorating/bargain hunting bloggers! CONGRATS, can't wait to see it in YOUR home. Photos as soon as it arrives!!! K?

Shelia said...

Woo Hooness!! I'm so glad you'll have your lazy susan! Can't wait to see it! Woo Hooness for Laurieness!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Great Laurie, I just love the lazy susan! Can't wait to see what you do with it! I know there will be great things on it.

JudyBug said...

Just too funny the lengths we will go to when shopping...online or "in person"!

Thanks for visiting today!

JudyBug

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, what a great lazy susan! Glad you're going to get it. Thanks for praying for my tooth, I really appreciate it. Kristen

Gollum said...

Yay!! I can't wait for you to get it.

artis1111 said...

So good to get a bargin when we want an item!.Kathy

xashee's corner said...

oh how COOL!!! i am soo happy and thank you for sharing that link also!! :) i was going to ask my DH to make one out of a wine case but you found the wine barrel ones!!! YAYYY!!! lol
And thank you so VERY much for your visits and WONDERFUL comments too!! LOVE IT!!
Have an AWESOME day! :)

Tomarie said...

Yeeeaaaaa for You!! :-) L~

Mrs. B. Silly said...

That's wonderful news. It is such a pretty lazy susan too. It would look smashing on my table if you ever want to lend yours out. lol

Dixie said...

Laurie... you are one loveable goof-ball... ;) thanks for sharing the "News"... LOL

Dixie

Coloradolady said...

Oh gosh...now I want one!

Erin said...

Hey I just found your place and I love it!

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

I'm so sorry that I'm so late in getting over to your place...yesterday was a bit hectic with no computer time...boohoo! Hehe!!! I'm so glad that you stopped by and took a peek at some of the progress in my little frenchy studio/office! Thank you so much for all of your sweet, sweet compliments!!! You're the best, my friend!

Well Dearheart...I followed the link to your wine barrel lazy suzy...it's fabulous and will look so pretty at your place!!! Ohhh...the fact that it will be very useful is a plus too...wink! I can't wait to see it...of course, you'll post about it, won't you?

Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday, Dearheart...
Love ya,
Chari

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

How exciting! I bet you are still pinching yourself...and to think you didn't have to embarrass yourself by trying to sneak Stephanie's out of her house! Stephanie's house was really a fun tour, btw. There were many things that I really, really enjoyed seeing. Please thank her for allowing us to tour her home.

Donna

Nicole ~ said...

Alright, I am so excited for you. I cannot wait to see what you do with it. I am really hungry right now, so I am visualizing it with all sorts of cheeses, fruit & crackers….

puddin07 said...

Wow Laurie! I went and looked at it, and it is the very same one! I thought it was an antique, and you'd never find it! I love it, and I can't wait to see a blog about how you are using it! I am so happy for you, it will look fab in your home! Love Ya! Connie

Judi said...

Isn't it great to have such great blogging friends? Wow.
I'll have to check it out also.
have a lovely evening and thank you for sharing!
Judi

marty39 said...

Laurie, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my Starfruit. Yes they do sell them at the grocery stores. Usually at more of a specialty store that carries all the yuppy stuff, you know the kind I mean. They are sort of expensive in most stores, but you really do have to try one. The plate you saw was only 1 1/2 fruit, so they go a long way. Give it a try, you will really like it. Hugs, Marty

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Thank so much for your kind words and prayers. I so appreciate it!

How fun that you found that Lazy Susan you wanted! It's great to have friends that keep a shopping eye out for us isn't it! Have a Blessed week!

~CC Catherine said...

Precious Laurie, Got your note on my blog., what a sweet thing you wrote. You ARE a talented writer, YES you are! ;) And...I wanted to tell you to come back and see my Wordless Wed., again. I awoke near 1am., and just couldn't use clipart for my post afterall. I took some pics, went to work and did some cool graphic art. Come check it out and let me know what you think. Happy Ash Wednesday! ~CC Catherine

~CC Catherine said...

Laurie, forgot to tell you.. Got a flyer for Tuesday Morning specials starting on March 3 in GA., Atlanta area., guess what is for sale, THIS VERY THING! Yes, and it's only $59.99 or something like it. Just wanted to let you know, I couldn't believe it when I seen it. THIS VERY WINE BARREL LAZY SUSAN! Yep! ~CC Catherine

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Loved this!! LOL

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! OH, I got the Tuesday Morning flyer yesterday and there was a lazy susan like the one you're coveting!
I'm so glad you're able to confess you're a dishaholic too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda said...

When I'm contemplating a purchase, because I think the price is too high, DH always tells me that I have two choices. Either pay what they are asking or leave it alone.

The effect of his statement is to make me decide how badly I desire the thing in question. Sometimes you just have to pay full price. I look for bargains everywhere and on everything I can, so when something comes along that I just can't live without, I don't feel bad about the purchase. You shouldn't feel bad about the lazy susan. You have saved so much on your overall thriftiness, you deserve it.

Tomarie said...

Laurie~~ You made me cry too! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart with everything you said about my post! It's a little scary to open yourself up like that but I'm glad I did...you are just the bestest friend Laurie!!!! I love ya! L~

Helen said...

Looky, looky ... I did an enlarged photo on my post today! I can't thank you enough for helping me ..

Chandy said...

Yay! I'm glad you found them. My lazy Susan is made from Mango wood, from the Philippines and I just love it. I am Filipino after all, so it's a piece of home...

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes
http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

that is just too fun, Laurie. Isn't blog land great. I chuckled at this. :)