Today was one of those thrifting days that doesn't come very often! I had just entered my favorite shop when I spied something beautiful out of the corner of my eye. There was a lady with her cart only steps away from MY treasure. She hadn't noticed it yet. I quickly scooped it up into my cart and then proceeded to a different part of the store to examine my gorgeous find! I hadn't even looked at the price tag. My thrift store method is put it in my cart and THEN decide. I ditch many items after they have been in my cart. If something makes it to the cash register it has been thoroughly examined and deemed worthy to come home with me. Many days I don't purchase anything, but at least my curiosity has been satisfied. (for the moment) This is what I brought home with me. I had to photograph it for you.
It is an antique stoneware Dresden water pitcher. I'm sure it had a bowl to match when it first started life in the 1800's. It has been damaged and re-glued along the lip of the pitcher but I just love it and love the shabby chic quality of the cracks. It is very large over 12 inches tall. Isn't it beautiful? Now, for the drumroll.......the price tag was $3.00. SCORE! This beautiful pitcher found the best new home in town. No one could love it more than me! It will be featured on my china cabinet with my other stoneware pitchers! Don't you just love days like that?! You can purchase the "Paris Afternoon" ribbon in my etsy shop.