Do you ever get so excited when you see that perfect retro item at the thrift store that maybe you don't examine it as carefully as you should? This has happened to me twice in the last month and both times it involved pitchers. My sister has been away on a trip for a few weeks buying lots of great new items we will be listing soon....well any way I decided to visit her favorite thrift store to see what bargains I might fine. I couldn't grab this small pitcher off the shelf fast enough! I was thinking how lucky I was to make such a great find for only three dollars. It never occurred to me that there was a reason it was so inexpensive. I carried it around for awhile as I search for other items, but couldn't wait to call and brag to my sister about my great deal. As I described the pitchers black and gold antelopes running across the glass, she stopped me and finished the description for me. She in fact had almost purchased the same pitcher a few weeks before, but had noticed a crack along the handle and had returned it to the shelf. How could I have made the same mistake again, not checking for a crack along or on the handle? Well I was just so taken with my find that I didn't want there to be anything wrong with it. Then I thought why not find a different purpose for this item. I think it makes a great marker container, and the crack really isn't that noticeable. I know my sister thinks she's a better thrift shopper then me...and every once in awhile she's right.....geez....I hate when that happens!........................Jolene
Sisters team-up to sell and blog about all things vintage. Irene, is an extreme bargain hunter and collector. Jolene is an interior designer that loves decorating with retro items and wears vintage everyday!