You ask how....well just take your shoes off and sit a spell.
We are talking major garage sale....the grand poo bah of delights. The kind that sets your heart racing and just lifts you a little higher off the ground.
A little background: Maybe I should have music to set the tone.
It is colder than as my husband would say "A well diggers butt" (sorry for the french)...but you have to admit, that is pretty stinking cold.
I am with my older friends....shaking in the back seat but we go to this one sale.
The owners of the sale are shaking in their boots, wishing they could go in side....( This gives us the advantage). You have to remember this is Texas and us Texans hate the cold....
...........................we are looking around and I see these.....
The light from Heaven shines down on me.
Of course, they only have a few items out but these were in two boxes.
You must remember me and my lid plus dish fettish....oh yes....gotta have them
I don't drink tea but who cares...it has a lid.
Besides as a little girl, I always dreamed of a tea set....now I have a tea service of eight....cocoa anyone?
I forget the original offer.
There are 10 large plates, 12 desert, 12 bowls....etc...
This is Noritke China - Harwood
You have any guesses what I paid for this?
So....we are still walking around and I am sooooo wanting this set.
I only have a twenty in my pocket.
So they give me an offer...and I just walk away...still can't for the life of me figure out what the original one was but my friend got them down.....
are you ready???? He got them down to 25 dollars....but I still have to walk away.
I am sitting in the car shivering and I tell my friend...to see if he can get them for 10 dollars (I told you I am a coward)...
oh yes my friend...ten dollars... I guess it was cold enough and they had enough of the day that I got this whole set and what ever else was in the boxes for ten bucks.
Talk about a total high, who needs drugs....I am floating all the way home. Dancing around like a crazed woman. To this day I still am amazed.
I went online and tried to price all of the items I had but stopped at 1,000 dollars.
This has been in storage for 3 years and I searched for two days for the tea pot...come to find out, I in my mind thought it was the larger ones and passed right over this, thinking it was a bowl....
Now for some quilty news.....
I got these fabrics from Lee, Quilts by Lee, she has a deal of the day and boy was this a deal. Service is so wonderful here in the US...not long to wait for things...
Just love these fabrics....so if you have time, check out her deals every day...they are awesome.