Monday, July 16, 2012

I Brake for Garage Sales


A few days ago on my way to run some errands, I almost passed up a garage sale.  Usually I just past them by as it's too late in the day and everything has already been picked over.
It screamed at me "Brake"!!  
Among a stack of odds and ends, was a pitcher.  Dark and dirty, it called my name.  I picked it up, knowing that underneath the corrosion, it was silver.   It had  pretty lines and a  real heft that I wasn't quite expecting.  
"How much?" I ask.   "A dollar" was the answer. 
 I almost did a jig as I left, clutching a new treasure.



After some polishing, and more polishing, she is the beauty I expected her to be!
Until next time, Honey

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60 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Glad you listened to that little voice ;-)

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  2. Oh my what a wonderful treasure you found!...Thank goodness for good brakes and the little voices telling you to STOP!....gorgeous!

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  3. It really is lovely. Sure hope you won't have to polish it too often to keep it this way.

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  4. Wow, what a deal! Gorgeous little pitcher.
    Mary Alice

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  5. So FUN! Love finding treasures like that - she's a beauty!

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  6. Now that is a deal! Beautiful too! Wow...I also listen to that voice that tells me to stop at a sale!! Hugs, Linda

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  7. Lucky you! What a beautiful piece and you know you stole this don't you? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. With the TLC that you did the pitcher is stunning, and the price was right.

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  9. Hi Honey...

    What a GRAND treasure find, my friend! Ooooh...you know that I love silver and your pitcher is gorgeous! Can't believe that you got that little beauty for just a dollar! So happy for you!!!

    Thanks for sharing it with us...it certainly does make a beautiful vignette!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  10. I almost never stop at yard sales and I just hate to think what I'm surely missing! You spiffed this darling pitcher up very nicely! So nice that you came by! I hope to pick up the party action in a few weeks. I have limited visiting time for now. Hope you're lovin' summer!

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  11. The pitcher is so pretty. You did a great job polishing it.

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  12. Oh yay. That is a beauty. We are garage sale freaks...we get up at 5:30 AM on Saturdays and go to them until about noon. It is tought but somebody has got to do it. xoxo, Olive

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  13. ALWAYS listen to that voice:) Your pitcher is fabulous! Lucky find. XO, Pinky

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  14. Gotta love garage sales--you wouldn't find that at dollar tree. You scored!

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  15. Oh my, this is gorgeous and for $1. Unreal. Love the style. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  16. This is what I would call "pretty with polish" he he
    Great find! Thanks for sharing!
    Leticia

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  17. What a pretty pitcher. It cleaned up really well! And for one dollar. What an awesome find.

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  18. OH MY GOSH!!!!

    You really really scored a treasure there! WOW!!!!

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  19. Great find!!We always brake for yard sales too!! Have a great day!!

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  20. Cute silver jug. How fortunate for you.

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  21. What a fabulous find and the price couldn't be any better. We always need to listen to that inner voice when it tells us to "brake" for a sale. I've had the exact same thing happen on more than one occasion.

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  22. a dollar for that gorgeous pitcher!? Great job! Aren't you glad you stopped?

    xo
    Myric

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  23. Good for you! I'm like you that I usually don't stop late in the day. Glad you did.

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  24. It's beautiful, Honey! Sometimes it's worth stopping for those end of the day garage sales!

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  25. Yes she is a beauty and a "beauty" of a price too.

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  26. Nice find, Honey. Love the shape of it.

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  27. Wow! What a wonderful find and for only $1.00!

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  28. What an unusual and pretty shape to your silver water jug! The price is right, too! ~ Maureen

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  29. Great find, she is a beauty:-) Thanks for stopping by, hugs Biljana

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  30. What a gorgeous shape! It's a good thing you listened to that little voice that said 'Brake!'

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  31. $1 just beautiful. What a lucky stop to find something so great.

    Cynthia

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  32. What a great find for one dollar. Very JIG worthy. LOL You brought her brillance back and it is a grgeous piece. You never know what you will find when stopping at a garage sale. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  33. What a great little pitcher. I would have been doing the garage sale happy dance too ~!

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  34. What a fabulous find!!! AND for a dollar!!! :) :) She's beautiful! Happy day to you! xo Holly

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  35. VERY good eye Honey -- a treasure for a buck :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  36. WOW! Honey she's a beaut!! How lucky for you that you braked.

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  37. $1 ?!?!?!?! WOW, what a steal of a deal ... it's beautiful all polished up. I need to be better about stopping at garage sales, for sure!

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  38. Oh Honey, lucky you! What a beautiful find!!

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  39. OH MY! She is pretty. Lucky you to find such a diamond in the rough.

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  40. A treasure, indeed, Honey. And isn't half the fun of thrifting doing the clean-up? I love bringing my new friends home and polishing them up - you did an excellent job!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

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  41. What a gorgeous deal!! Thanks for sharing her with us and I hope you have a wonderful night!

    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  42. She IS a beauty...you have to love garage sales...

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  43. Hi Honey,

    That is one amazing and beautiful score!!!

    Dee

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  44. If I braked for the sale here, it would be thin silver plate. What a great find!

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  45. Wow...it's amazing what some silver polish and little elbow grease will do! Great find!

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  46. This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. I too brake for yard sales! I found one very similar to this one at a yard sale last weekend for $4. You got a better deal! Nice work! It looks beautiful!

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  47. Not that is a treasure! I love silver... old, new, polished, tarnished. And a great buy like this makes it even more special!

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  48. What a beautiful find! And an awesome deal! It is so pretty!

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  50. Thanks for sharing your treasure with us at NTT...never pass up a sale:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  51. Sometimes I get whiplash, I brake so quickly if I spot a treasure! Great find!
    Kelly

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  52. Oh my gosh, it is beautiful! You lucky girl. Sometimes I have braked so fast I skid.
    Brenda

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  53. Great find and what a steal of a deal!

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