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Friday, December 30, 2011
Antique Day From Hell
Hi everyone.Hope everyone had a nice friday and is ready for New Years.I know I am ready for the New Year and hope it is alot better than this year.Especially financially and for me and my husband to get our shit together and live together permanently in the same house and country.He has been here since the end of October and goes back to England Jan 12th.Trying not to think about us being seperated again. Anyway the main post is my some what un lucky antique shopping day.I got payed today from all that hard work from my second job and had been planning on getting my cowgirl boots I found the other day and planned going today to get them.But when I woke up I looked at my vanity *rose* and thought nope going to go see if her sister the dresser that went with her was still at the shop.So when hubby was finally ready we headed out.We got to the shop and I was super excited they were open.I emediatley rushed to find the ice bucket that matches my glass set and didn't see it so thought I will look after I see if the dresser is still up stairs.I turned around and saw Roses sister being wheeled out the door into this couples van.All I saw was the beautiful detail like rose has going out the door.I said to my husband "she's going out the door".Shes's going out the door."My heart sunk so bad that I was to late.I immediatly started to cry.It was embarrassing to say..I know it's silly but I have been after this set for months but couldn't afford both at the same time so I had to keep checking on it.I had to move into another section of the store so no one could see me upset and crying. I don't think I would have been upset like that if I had gone upstairs and it was already gone.But I had just got there with the money and to see it leave right in front of me is a whole different thing.I know this happens with antiquing but it sucked.I felt like when that nasty Ebay thief steals your item in the last second of bidding.I didn't even want to be there anymore.The couple that bought her looked like they weren't even collectors.They looked like people who needed a dresser for a spare room and I hope they realise they have a 1920's beauty and it better not land in some childs room where they climb all over it and destroy it. So once I got myself together I looked for the ice bucket and apparently someone nabbed it.Then my little cup set someone bought the damn cremer to it so I said F**ck that.don't want that now.lol.So told my husband lets go upstairs.I saw a cabinet in the place where the dresser was and felt sick.Yes i'm still sulking.lol. Anyway there was a 1950's tin canister set that were apples that I had wanted so at least it wasn't a total loss but I just couldn't numb the heartbreak of losing that dresser.lol.I guess I just have to let it go that this happened and I am sure I will find a dresser to match rose the lovely vanity.I am very greatful that I was able to get her when I did.Would have been great to have her and her sister.So to make this post a little happier This is what got from there today.
My Apple canisters.So cute.$40.00Inside the big apple.lol.Close up of the big apple.I think this will be the cookie jar.lol.
I got this vase for $16.00 normally when I find these they are 70 and up.so felt lucky.
Her hair is so cute.Thats not a chip on her head.It's a peice of sticker.lol.need to clean her up.
Hubby and I spent the day out by ourselves for his belated birthday.We did alot of shopping.Well I did.lol.I will post my mall shopping spree tomorrow.But late in the day I went to my other favorite antique store just for this 1950's platter I have had my eyes on for weeks,When I first got there I couldn't find it and was like " Oh no not again."But I finally found it."phew".So here it is.
The stars are painted a gold sparkly paint but most of it has worn off but thats ok.And it even has crystals in the stars you can see them slightly.
Happy New years everyone and hope everyone has a lovely one and here's to a new year of Antiquing fun.