Worth the wait


Ages ago late home and garden(ish) retailer Smith & Hawken put out a reproduction of an old sort of accordian-pleated galvanized planter, and I wanted one.  The problem was by the time I saw one somewhere Smith & Hawken had folded and was in the process of liquidating their stock.  Stefan was even kind enough to swing by the DC store to see if by chance they had any left, but they were all gone.

Fast forward to the first weekend in August when we started selling our vintage goodness at Bottoms Up.  While out and about looking for a bit of air conditioning I stopped by Liberty Belle,  And what stopped me in my tracks but a pair of the planter I loved.  Real, live, vintage ones, gorgeously displayed at either end of a big console table.

Of course the good stuff always costs more, especially in pairs, so I had to pass.

This past weekend we were back at it, and while the crowd was pretty good, sales were pretty bad.  It happens.  So I took a walk Saturday afternoon and stopped in Liberty Belle as I always do.  And I'll be damned if the pair had turned into a single and the price had come down to something I had no qualms about paying.  I love it when patience pays off.

5 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

yah!! that is good news and home with papa :-)

ChrisToronto said...

. . . and they all lived happily ever after.
A lovely story, thanks for sharing.

Raina Cox said...

That's a handsome vessel.

Zane Wooder said...

Things usually drop in price although not always. You most feel good that you had the self control to wait.

zane

Allan Murray said...

Looks like an antique vase and can be good for garden or indoor decor beside
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