Sunday, June 12, 2011

Flea Market Junque

Our laptop inexplicably died this weekend.  I was feeling rather irritated over the whole fiasco until I met this beauty at the flea market today...
Oh you rusty, crusty, chippy charmer you!
I actually had a slightly girl off her rocker moment as I initially walked away from this gorgeous slice of heaven.  I was talking to myself (out loud mind you) wondering if I should get it.  Could I lift it?  Would it sell well?  Could I make a profit? My son informed me that I'm quite strange to get this worked up over an old stove.
And then I had the brilliant idea of how to use it in my home.
Turn around and head back to the booth.  Turn around...
Then I had a panic attack wondering if my husband was going to like it because he has this crazy idea that he should have a say in what goes in the house where he resides.  Preposterous!  This was going to be a problem. Having handed over my money I was attached.  I knew that selling this was going to be physically painful for me.  I am seriously in love here and my mind is actually spinning with the ideas for how to use it.
Nail biting all the way home plotting planning my strategy to make him see how absolutely necessary this is to my very existence!
Into the driveway I pulled where he sat watching the young Princess ride her bike.  Delaying the moment of truth I unloaded everything else (you didn't imagine I only purchased this did you?!).  The cool street sign, the metal AV cart which will soon be a bedside table for young Dr. Jones, the groovy baskets with buckles straps and then our young soccer star decided to tell Dad that the best item of all was waiting to come out.
AND HE LOVED IT!  Right away.  No persuasion or haggling necessary.  He just got it.  Saw the potential and knew it was destined for us.
Oh I am such a lucky girl!! 
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13 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

Wow - so much potential. Great find.

BeckyKay said...

Love those moments when the husband and I are in thrift-sync.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Cool piece!

Danielle

Bohemian said...

I agree that this was a great 'score'... you can't walk away from something like that, whenever would you find one again?! *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Marigene said...

Wow, could you possibly make it into a gas barbecue some way? It is so cool!

Pam said...

That is a once in a lifetime find. You would have been kicking yourself if you would have left it there. Amazing that hubby love it too. I'm sitting here waiting for my husband to walk into the garage and notice what I bought today - lol!

SixBalloons said...

That is an amazing piece!! It looks like the tag on the front says Griswold?

I wonder if it is the same company as the Erie, PA one that produced the antique collectible cast iron pans! I wrote about one find from the company here http://sixballoons.blogspot.com/2011/01/griswold-cast-iron-skillet-2-rare.html

Deana said...

Oh I like it too! I would be trying to figure out how to rig it up on the patio for a "country girl's outdoor kitchen" lol

Laurel said...

YAY...what a lovely story with a happy ending :) So glad it came home with you...my head is spinning with ideas for it too...lucky you!!! Laurel

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

What a GREAT find! I'm glad your husband loves it too! That is always a big moment when the husband "gets it" in our house too! Congrats!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Love it! What are you going to do with it?

Thanks for linking up to my party!


http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Spectacular! I love it--but that might be the piece that sent my husband over the edge! He does NOT get the whole thrifting/antiquing deal! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jane said...

I'm glad your hubby liked it...it's a great old piece. You sound like me when I come home with something that I think my hubby won't like! Sometimes they surprise us!!
Jane