Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thrift Store Find

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I've been pretty good about cutting down on my spending but sometimes I just have to stop by the thrift store. It usually happens after I'm reading about all the great things other bloggers are finding. That's when I found this. I think it's a chocolate pot? right? It was more than I usually spend at a thrift store, $19.99 but I think it's worth more than that. It' s really beautiful, these pictures do not show the detail as much as I would like.
Awhile back, I ordered a book from the book club I belong to (Home Style Books) and this journal came with it. I've been using it to keep track of all my thrift store purchases. Someday I may start selling on eBay or maybe at the flea market and if I decide to sell some of my things, I'll know how much I paid for them.


21 comments:

Grace said...

Oh Cindy, what a wonderful find! Chocolate pots are not that common of a find - I think your $19.99 was well worth paying for it. So beautiful!

I'm a member of the Home Style Book Club too, and have the same adorable journal. I love teacups, but it's so pretty that I've not decided what kind of journal to use it for.

I am a multiple journal sort of girl. I have different themes for each one. LOL Kind of silly I guess, but I also like to coordinate the cover to my theme.

Lulu said...

thats so beautiful, what a great find...

Rosemary said...

Cindy,
I actually said aloud, "how cute"
It was worth it. Keeping track of your purchases is a good idea, for future resale.
Have a great day!
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone... a gorgeous piece. I belong to Home style Book Club too, have for awhile, but I never got the journal. Great idea recording your purchase.

Cottage Magpie said...

So pretty! I keep wanting to start a china collection, but I'm frustrated by how long it will take to get enough to actually use! Patience, patience, I know! Not my strong suit. Gorgeous photos! ~A :-)

Kim said...

You found that at a thrift shop??? Wow!!!

the feathered nest said...

It's just beautiful! It looks like a chocolate pot. I'm sure you've looked at ebay to see what they're going for. That's a great idea to keep track of your thrift store purchases.

Thank you for the info on where to look for an applique for my headboard - there's so much to choose from!

Manuela

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

Hi Cindy!
What a great find! It looks stunning! And $19.99 is a really good deal. Believe me, here in Holland you would pay a lot more!

Judy said...

How do you find such lovely items? I think I need lessons. The chocolate pot is beautiful. I love the journal and I'm checking out the Home Style Book Club too. I've never heard of it.

Southern Heart said...

Beautiful find! You are smart to keep a list of your purchases, too...you would do very well selling. You have a great eye!

lady macleod said...

I love coming over here. It's so PRETTY!

Lizzie said...

I have two haviland chocolate pots and treasure both of them dearly- your finding one for 19.99 was a great success at the thrift store. Its lovely, too. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

It's a good idea to keep track of what you've paid for things. I haven't done that and wish I had.

How can you tell that what you bought is a chocolate pot? Is it by the shape?

WOW, I can't believe this went through! I've been having a hard time posting on your blog.

Elaine

The Decorated House said...

Now how could you pass it up! It looks like it belongs with you. Really pretty.
Donna

Gypsy Purple said...

Stunning things!!!
Love the journal and I think it is a great idea to write it down....so many times that I wished I`ve done that with different things

Betty Jo said...

Cindy your chocolate pot is gorgeous! I would have bought it too. I think you got a bargain. I love the journal and your use for it. xoxo

Lallee said...

That is a definite score! The chocolate pot is going to look beautiful in your home.

cityfarmer said...

A chocolat pot it is....sold many of those in the last 10 years....what a steal...is there a mark on the bottom?
I could have never left it behind!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Cindy, thank you so much for your sweet comment about my birds! Believe me, you did very well on your chocolate pot at the thrifty ~ in our store they would sell for 60.00 each or more! Just look on ebay, wow! What a great idea to log in your purchase prices, too...thanks for visiting, xxoo, Dawn

cammyk said...

What a beautiful find. You lucky girl!!

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Yep, it's definitely a chocolate pot, and at the $19.99 you did very well. Also given the pattern, you will likely have a very good chance of finding similarly patterned cups over time. There's just nothing like hearing about other people's treasures.