Sunday, January 6, 2013

Antique Acquisition

I attended the last day of a house contents sale recently when the pickings were slim. I walked around several times and found a few treasures and then I spotted this shelf. It was filled with junk for sale and when I asked the price, nobody knew. The boss lady conducting the sale said it was a 'prop' but if I wanted it she would sell it for $8.00. Needless to say, I was thrilled. Just remember, it always pays to ask!


Rachy said...

It's always a thrill to come away with a bargain! :) xo

tammy j said...

like when you found the little bookcase that fits perfectly up in the bedroom. mtb.
meant to be! lol.

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful shelf Rosemary. I would have gravitated to it immediately!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a charming shelf - so many possibilities.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Rosemary.
I'll never forget the day I sprang from my car at the sight of a makeshift curb-side sale where I spotted a child's easel with a blackboard on one side and a painting surface to hold pots of tempera on the other. When I asked the price, the lady put me on the spot by saying, "You tell me what it's worth to you." Now, it gets more interesting. When I apologetically replied with "Oh, I don't know. Would you take $10," she answered with "Oh, I was thinking only $2!" to which I said, "What will it be, then, $10 or $2?" Her answer was, "$2." You just never know.

Karen in CT said...

... good for you, charming ... I would have gone for the top trophy but it likely would have been out of reach.

Garden, Home and Party said...

I love the shelf and what a bargain. I also love your trophies.

JudyMac said...

Always remember .... one man's junk is another man's treasure. As you said, all you have to do is ask, and sometimes these treasures can be had for mere pennies. Great find!