Jul 7, 2011

Thanks Goodness for Rude People...

Or maybe...
I should say,  It pays to be nice....

(click photos to enlarge)

I stopped at a garage sale Saturday...

I see this pretty plate and pick it up...
there is a lady on the other side of the table,
she is grabbing pretty dishes off the table
and piling them into a box...

and I think to myself,
I should have gotten here sooner...

then the lady sees me carrying the plate around
and says..
" I have more dishes back here if you want to look"


you know that feeling,
when you are sure everyone wants what you want,
and you try to move slow,
not to draw attention to it... right?

when I get there she says
someone else was trying to get her to sell the teacups
"for a dollar a set" ...
and well,
to keep it brief, she is mad!

I say how much are they?
she says "depends"...

I decide to try to cut it short...
"how much for the box"
she says...... "ten dollars,  but don't tell the other lady"
(revenge sale)
who by the way has sent her husband back in
  to try to get the dishes...

too late... SOLD!

here are my new pretties...

Love this sweet cup...


spring green ruffles....


I have always wanted a bit of Chintz....


some mixy matchy lusterware....


I love finding pretty china mugs...


and this one is already a favorite,
with it's almost a match saucer...

there were good marks
and there were bad marks...

these two cups,
with their so similar rose pattern...

the top FTD,
  the bottom Royal Standard England...


when you look closely,
 the Royal Standard does shine,
with her
 oh so pretty bowl..


another had this mark...
it is either a really bad reproduction,
or a fantastic mistake!

Either way it's a lot of fun...


so all in all a pretty good group
of pairs...


and a whole pile of mix and match,
which I will completely enjoy!

the possibility of mix match pairing
 is endless...


Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for joining me today!

42 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great buy..and yes people can be so rude. Reminds me of when I was in paris once, stopped at one of the stalls on the Seine. A little old lady was selling postcards and she was selling them to me at a good price and I was piling them up. Someone came up and butted in, the old lady chased her away! i love it and bought about 100 french postcards from her at a great price!

dixiecajun said...

I AM SOOOOO JEALOUS. I got on ebay today and saw some very similar to these and the prices ranged $22.00 each. You were truly Blessed to get these ALL for only $10.00.

OurAzFamily said...

Awesome deal! It PAYS off to be polite! Being rude doesn't make you feel any better, so why do it? Don't get people like that. Last week, at an Estate sale I had a lady trying to look through the stuff that was SOLD that I bought. The Estate Sale people told her that is sold, its all run up and we are waiting for her husband with the car. Ten seconds later the lady, was starting to touch my purchases again... I told her that is sold. (It was pretty apparent it was almost behind the ring up table) She started to touch my things again! My husband, who had been crossing the room, saw the last confrontation with her said, I believe they told you those things are sold. She got all in a huff!!! I won't touch anything anymore, she said... Yes, lady that is the IDEA when something is SOLD. There is a whole house of unsold things. But those things in bags, on the end tables that are stacked because they say SOLD are off limits! Then she wanted the Estate sale worker to discount what she had in her hand... Nothing doing they Estate sale worker wouldn't budge. I think it was because she was RUDE... because I got some really good deals ;)

I was not to be messed with! After all the week before, at another sale, a lady stole one of my bags! I'm always polite, even when we corrected the woman this past week, I tried to do so nicely. :)

Love the dishes! Enjoy your find, politeness pays off :)

A Few Pennies said...

So pretty--just look at all those gorgeous flowers on your china. Great buy.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Woowza! What a deal. Those are lovely. I do know that feeling of someone watching you and deciding they need to have what you are holding. Always makes my heart beat faster and sometimes a little dizzy. Over from French Country Cottage.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh wow! Lucky you! Those are some sweet teacups you got!~Hugs, Patti

Red Gate Farm said...

Obviously it always pays to be nice! LOVE that first teacup... I've never seen one quite like that!

~Chris

Gayle said...

Oh my goodness, you hit the lottery!!! I would be SO EXCITED! Lovely blog, this is the first time I have visited you. Love the rose pattern sides. :)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

It was certainly your lucky day :) You scored some really pretty cups, and that plate with the lady is so lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

All of these are so beautiful and they found a fantastic new home!! Hurray for you, Bella!

XO,
Jane

Terry said...

I am happy for you...I am envious...I am glad that you appreciate them more than a rude person would have. You deserve them. They are all so fun and pretty. Lucky girl.

Jeanne Selep said...

Oooo! What a great deal. LOL, I never thought of the concept of a revenge sale... ;)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very pretty tea cups and saucers and what a great price!
Deb

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a deal. WAY TO GO. Glad you got the good stuff. That chintz is sweet. xx

laurie said...

beautiful cups for sure,, lucky you!

Patricia said...

Enjoy those beauties. What a sweet find!

Ozma of Odds said...

...perhaps because you were NOT grabbing everything in sight, the owner desired her pretties to find their way to someone who enjoy them as she did ~ once upon a time
and that someone was YOU!

xo, Rosemary

Mary Ellen said...

woohoo!!! So glad for your fun box!!! I just love it when things like that happen- little kisses from Jesus is what I like to call them!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - what a sweet deal. & they definately went home with the right person....someone who will truly appreciate them! xoox, tracid

jeanetteann said...

what a treasure, lucky you,how pretty are they wow. x

Kim K. said...

Stopping by from Thrifty Things Friday. What gorgeous china. You lucky girl. Such beautiful treasurers.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I am so happy for you, that is a wonderful pile of treasure for a great price...The price of course is being polite and having good manners.

Have a wonderful weekend
Blessings Kelsie

Shore Girl said...

Oh wow - you hit the jackpot! Beautiful dishes!

Jo said...

Always pays to be nice!..love these!
Have a great weekend!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
A little bit of honey and good manners go a long way, don't they?
What an absolute great haul for only $10, enjoy your new goodies!
Hugs,
Judith

AshTreeCottage said...

I can't imagine you being anything but kind and sweet. I am happy that your good nature was rewarded! I would like this post to be published on the news because civility is sorely lacking these days. Enjoy your very pretty cups and saucers!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Lisa said...

What a fantastic deal! The other lady's bad behavior worked to your good. Enjoy the lovelies!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are beautiful and I love that you got them at a great price. I hate rude people and so obviously did they.

Bernideen said...

This is one of the funnest posts I've read lately! This was YOUR DAY for sure! We have all been in these situations (and worse when people steal from you at your yard sale) I am so glad it turned out this way!

kluless said...

Beautiful dishes and a great story as well!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh, what a deal you got! Amazing!

Deanna

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Bella, you lucky ducky!... those are gorgeous!... I am so happy YOU got them and not the rude woman!... I just simply cannot resist china with roses on it... xoxo Julie Marie

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Must pick jaw off of the floor!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so happy for you, these are just perfect and getting to "know" you thru reading your archived posts, it seems these cups were just destined to land with you as I am sure you will treasure them as you should!

NanaDiana said...

Didn't you want to stick your tongue out at that lady that was outside and go nanny-nanny-boo-boo-stick-your-head-in-doo-doo? Can you believe you got that whole flipping box for TEN $? OMGosh...You must have charmed her with your sweet self! I woulda sold 'em to you too! xo Diana

Marianne said...

Very lovely finds, Bella. It does pay to keep your cool. Enjoy them.

blessings,
Marianne

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, you got some really pretty dishes! It sure does pay to be polite!

Debbie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So fabulous Bella!! What a great deal you got on your pretty teacups! I am loving them and the backwards mark is fantastic! :) Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Aledia said...

I just love deals like that, and they are all so very pretty!! I am you newest follower :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

Susan said...

I am so loving all those beautiful china cups! What a deal!

Sherry said...

Bella,
What a sweet find! So glad those came home with you. I love great finds like this. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Diann said...

OMG Bella! What a wonderful box of beautiful treasures! I am so glad you were able to get them for such a great price. they are all lovely! thank you for joining TTF and ave a terrific day!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I really love this post, Bella. It sure does pay to be nice! :) Enjoy your oh so lovely teacups!!! P.S. I just joined in following your blog not too long ago, and I really do enjoy it! Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Jessie