Sunday, August 22, 2010

Collect On!

When I first saw this buffet from a distance at a garage sale I figured it would be more than I wanted to spend.

Ignoring the pounding of my excited heart, I slowly meandered towards it.

I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw a yellow tape that said Antique Firewood - 1.00. I thought for sure it meant $100, so I quietly asked what the price said. $1.00 he said.
Oh my,
Oh my,
Oh my,
....don't show how excited you are Lisa!!!

Acting rather nonchalant I started opening doors and pushing down on it to see if it was solid, and by golly it was! All it needs is a little love and a spot that's already waiting for it in my front entry.
The gentlemen that was having the sale figured he'd chop it up and burn it if it didn't sell.
(Music screeches to a halt on record player sound effect)
Needless to say, it was mine, among several other pieces he had there.
On my second trip back to his house with my husband in tow and the truck, I braved the question, "So where did you get all of this stuff?"
"Oh here and there, my Dad was a collector of things and I'm a recovered collector."
Recovered collector.
My husband jumped on that one, "yeah, she doesn't have a problem with collecting either." (rather smirkishly)
"I don't have a p.r.o.b.l.e.m. with collecting!" (me quite defensively)
"Yes, well I suppose you could stop whenever you wanted to, couldn't you?" (Recovered collector man)

Hmmm, I'm still pondering that one. Could I? Nah...there's always tomorrow, or better yet, next year.

Here she is, in all her glory. I'm going to refinish it instead of painting it. Good thing I didn't stop collecting a few weeks ago or this baby would've been fire starter.
Collect on!!! Lisa ;-)


Florence said...

What a score. I think of myself as investing in my children's inheritance when we are gone. I guess that might be a good excuse. Hugs Florence

Andy's Attic said...

ONE DOLLAR????? Wow, I think that wins some sort of prize. Who wants to recover from collecting?

Greatma said...

Wow!! What a wonderful buy!!! I have one that looks quite similar, but with two drawers. Would love to see it after you have refinished it. Antique Rose

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

One dollar????

This surely qualifies as the buy of the millenium, wow!

Treasure Hunter said...

WOW! What a great treasure. BTW, my sister refers to all her "collections" as her 401K!

Lisa Hilderbrand said...

I am so glad you saved her life! Imagine going as firewood...Yikes. Thank you from all of us 'collectors' out there....
Lisa of Lisa's Little House

Maureen said...

Good going! It's awesome! (Silly hubby!)

Karen said...

Wow! What a great find! That is amazing! Can't wait to see you, SOON! Kristin and I seriously need to get away w/o kids and have some girl time!

My Shabby Passion said...

WOW!!!! Now, that is amazing! I'm thinking you may have me beat! Are you sure you don't want to paint it? It would be so pretty painted a creamy white! Jusr saying....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You must be the luckiest girl in the world....$1.oo I need to shop with you!

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