Friday, January 14, 2011

The Story of a Mink Coat

I spotted this beautiful vintage lady in a closet at an estate sale. I knew I couldn't afford it, but I asked the price anyway. I was told it $75, but that the owner may go for $50. Not bad I thought, but I wasn't going to spend $75. I decided to leave her in the closet for someone else to take her home. 

When got home, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I did some research on the label I saw: Emba- The American Mink. Turns out, this coat may be worth enough to make a profit on. I talked with my husband and he gave me the ok to buy it if I could get it for $50 and if it was still there. I was so anxious driving back to that house. I prepared myself not to be disappointed if the coat was gone. I walked in the house and into the room. There she was, hanging beautifully! I held my breath as I asked the lowest price he would take for it. $50!! Sold! 

I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm so happy it's Friday.  I leave you with a clip from one of my favorite shows: The Office. This clip always makes me laugh. I love Jim's face at the end.


  1. Can I say Oh MY GOODNESS to the ever so wonderful mink, beautiful, wonderful, classy, did I say Beautiful coat. WOW How lucky are you... I don't know if I could sell that one. Oh and the Office, brilliant! I love that show...

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous coat! I wouldn't be able to sell it...hehe. My grandma used to have a beautiful mink coat that I loved trying on as a kid. :o)

  3. HAHAHHAHAHAHA oh i love the office. That is a particularly awesome clip. And the coat... holy moly. great find!! Thanks for finding Temporary Nest! <3

  4. rock! Righteous score, lady...that is awesome! Good follow up work!! I heart The Office big time. If anyone deserved to make a good find like was sooo you...I love it when good things happen to really good people! Hearts, Janna Lynn

  5. What a find! Wow! I bet it's super soft.

  6. Wow you've been so lucky in terms of this coat. I am not very good at vintage shopping if you decide to unearth this gems and sell it in a web shop I would love to buy them.

    Look forward to hearing from you


    Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

  7. Mrs Bree!!!! I need to follow you to these estate Great finds :) & Cute blog <3
    I started @ the beginning, and can't wait to get to your most recent post. I hope I can blog again soon. Miss you lots.


I love hearing what you have to say! Thanks for taking the time to share!