Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Vintage Thingie Thursday" -- This was a surprise!




My mother-in-law loved this planter. I think she felt like it reminded her of my father-in-law and her. I was never partial to it at all. In fact, if was my least favorite item that belonged to her. When we divided up my husband's parents' belongings when they both passed away, no one wanted this planter.
Even though I had never cared for it, I couldn't let it go into the "throw-away" pile.
It had sat on my mother-in-law's kitchen window sill forever.
I decided to take it.
Two years ago I was looking through an antiques book.
I'm sure you can figure out the rest of the story.
There it was. Valued at $200.
Thanks, Mom!



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13 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I knew it would be worth that and I thought even a bit more! I think it's way cute and the treasure is in how much she loved it! :D

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~quite the surprise~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I like it Karen and I'm glad you kept it~ I bet you could sell it on E-Bay in a flash!
HAGD,
Cindy

Theresa said...

Well, I think it is kinda cute:) It is sweet that you kept it to keep it out of the trash! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Carrie said...

It is surprising to find how much things are worth...a wonderful surprise. I have experienced this several times-- Gotta love it!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Karen! I have been looking through your blog, checking out your booth at the antique mall and all your cute finds. I love it! My mom has quite a few of these head vases, but I have never seen one with two people. It is sweet that you rescued it from the trash, but if you don't have any real emotional ties to it, I wouldn't hesitate to sell it. You could buy something you really love to remember your MIL by:>)

vintagesusie & wings said...

Hi Friend,
What a sweet & lovely blog you have! I look forward to following you through all of life's amazing adventures. Have a great weekend.
Smiles,
Susie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I think it is adorable!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How adorable it is! So glad you didn't get rid of it! I keep thinking one of my bargain treasures is going to turn out to be worth something, but no luck yet. laurie

Rita said...

Many treasures we have remind us of good times in the past. Those "treasures" may not be our taste, but they certainly keep us aware of the ones we loved. I have several things that I have kept because I loved the person to whom they belonged.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Trying to catch up some blog reading...Love your blog..
Hope you will stop by for a visit. I have a guest post from my son this weekend...Happy Sunday

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a darling planter!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

We inherited mostly items with memories too, and let the others fight for the "good" stuff. They sold everything, but ours are priceless.