Friday, February 4, 2011

Find of a Lifetime

*********WE ALL DREAM********
As we search at thrift stores, garage sales and estate sales, we are always on the look out for that hidden treasure. I ran across this story on yahoo headline. So thrifters all I can say is never give up the search as you never know when you may find a real treasure on one of those outing. Check out the article about this Ming Vase.

It's the dream of any antique collector: You impulsively spend a few bucks on a trinket at an estate sale or an antiques store, and later discover that it's worth more than what you paid for it. Much more.
And that's pretty much the dream that came true for a 79-year-old British retired worker from the Cadbury chocolate factory, who recently walked into an auction house with a near-perfect Ming vase in a cardboard box.

Wow, I am thinking a major shopping trip and definitely a large dish room storage. I can only wish for a find like this.

I have officially been in this house for for 168 hours. The rest of my family have ventured out to the mailbox and trash can, but I have not set a foot out of this house. I am having shoppers with drawl. We now have about 4 inch of snow on top of ice guess I will be here a few more hours (days).

Stay warm and continue to dream.

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  1. Wow, that's an amazing story! Wouldn't that be nice!

  2. I read that story...amazing. I'm the one that would put something of value that I had no clue that it had value in a garage sale for a quarter. HA HA!!! :) We have cabin fever here too, getting out today but....well....with three teenage girlies that have to go dress shopping. :/ I'm hoping they'll let me get in a little thrift time. Stay warm I'm hoping we thaw out a little today.

  3. If only I could be so lucky! Thanks for sharing such an amazing story.

    Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day,

  4. Wow, that would be lucky to make such an amazing find. Me, I just look for things that catch my eye and usually have no more value than to provide me with enjoyment. I can live with that.

  5. Wow! What a great story! Thanks for sharing...Christine


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