Did You Hear Me Squeal?!

11.14.2010

Last weekend on our way back home from a weekend trip we made a stop at an antique store in Alabama called Apple Barrel Antiques. Mr. Savvy said he was going to wait in the car while I looked at junk. Yep, that is what he calls it. Well, I am on the hunt for antique silver trophies or loving cups, a pair of vintage sconces, ironstone and old leather books. I found none of the above at this store, but came across something else I love. When I first spotted this and read the price tag I gasped for air. Those of you familiar with these know they aren't cheap. Mr. Savvy had come in the store by this time and was looking through some old car license plates for his old cars. I told him to come here to see what I found. Of course he was not as excited as me.



Be still my heart! I found this wonderful old Turkish olive jar.


Just look at that wonderful patina.


It has nice worn chipped edges.


Glorious green color.


This jar is huge.


Love this side of it. It stands at 22 inches tall. 


Now it sets up on top of the bookcase in the great room with my vintage demijohns.





And how much you say? Now this may sound like a lot to some of you, but this ginormous wonderful jar was only $80!! I was doing the happy dance! My smaller one on top of the other bookcase was on sale from $150 down to $90.


This one is much smaller and obviously cleaner and it was on sale for $90. So I feel good about the  $80 tag on the huge very old looking one. This is up on top of the bookcase now so it won't get damaged. Oh, and they had one even larger than the one I bought for only $125. I liked the patina and size of the one I got better.

Oh, how I love the thrill of the hunt!


Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Y'all come back now,

KIM

55 comments:

  1. Wow! Fabulous find, Kim!

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  2. Oh Kim, I agree, it is stunning. It really is a great price. I have seen them for much higher prices. Love it. You found a beauty. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I'm learning as you go. I couldn't tell you what a demijohn or an olive jar looked like before. Beautiful!

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  4. ~swoon~ You found a REALLY beautiful jar! I love the patina and age of it. I love pieces that tell of their past like this does!
    What city in Alabama is that market? If you ever want to go hunt around my honey holes let me know!

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  5. Kim, that is gorgeous! Love the texture and the patina of it! It looks amazing with the others. I would have squealed, too.

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  6. I enjoy your finds. It is fun to see what you come across. I like that you know what you want and you collect what you love.

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  7. It's a lovely jar. You definitely have a great eye and decorate beautifully. But, in my opinion, most of your decorating is not done "on a budget". Not my kind of budget anyway. Most of us are out hitting Goodwill Stores, junk and/or thrift. Love your house, you have lovely things, but it doesn't look seem to me that money is an object. Which is a good thing, if you can afford it.

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  8. Wanda, thanks so much for your comment. If you have been following me long you would know that my house may look expensive, but believe me everything has been done at a low price. We built our home ourselves and saved a ton of money. Everything I have decorated with has either been greatly reduced in price since we only buy stuff on sale, or has been found at stores like Home Good, Hobby Lobby and flea markets and now even stores like Good Will and thrift stores. I am having so much fun hunting for nice treasures at great prices to make my home look the way I want. That is why I started blogging to share how you can have a home that looks expensive without being so!!

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  9. You are finding the most perfect items for your home! Wouldn't you love to know the history of this old jar! I love it! The colors are perfect! ♥ Happy Sunday to you, my friend! ♥

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  10. I wondered where that squeal was coming from! It looks perfect in your house. Lovin it!

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  11. Oh my, you might have just got me hooked on olive jars! YIKES! Now I'm squealing. :=)

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  12. I agree with Karen! I didn't know about these demijohns and olive jars either, so much fun to learn about them though! So happy for you it looks wonderful on top of your bookcase.
    I enjoyed looking at your fall pictures, so pretty, ours are completely gone now:(
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Rondell

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  13. That is beautiful Kim..looks great with your collection! You do have a good eye and I could here the donkey squeal from here!

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  14. Very pretty Kim! It looks like something straight out of the very olden days of history. I like how much smaller it is on the bottom, and it's color. It is always so enjoyable to see what interesting collectibles you find.

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  15. It fits right in. Excellent find... I guess it was meant to be!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  16. Kim I can tell you are very excited. I stopped in an Antique Mall off of 20 the other day and found a wonderful deal. It was called Apple Barrel, was it the same one??

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  17. very nice find i am not up on these so i'll take your word was a good price............everything you have ever shown has always looked as it belonged in your home.

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  18. Kim what a gorgeous and unique piece for your home. You are good at finding cool stuff. :)

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  19. Oh Kim I'm so doing the "Happy Dance" time for you girl...and what a GREAT price you got that for..as an antique collector I know what they sell for..Give yourself a pat on the back for that one girl..you stole it...Hugs and smiles to ya, Gl♥ria

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  20. Looks like a nice find Kim! I was thinking that I would have no idea what I was looking for if I set out to find something like that. Maybe someone in blogland should make a treasure hunt for dummies guide! lol Thanks for your help with my kitchen paint. As always, you are wonderful and I appreciate always knowing I can go to you. :)

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  21. Well I thought I heard a squeal all the way up here in Ohio! That is gorgeous. I love how the rim of it is a little chippy. And that is a great color for your living room.

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  22. I did hear you squeal all the way up north here!! Really I did! Honest!!
    LOL :) Great find and it looks great where you put it! My husband wouldn't have been as thrilled as me either about something like this- he's usually confused as to why some things get me all charged up! How can one explain it! It's just right and we know it!

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  23. Yes, I do think I heard you squeal all the way up here in Missouri!! That is a huge jar. Love everything about it. Men, they just don't get it, do they???

    I have hung the beadboard wallpaper on all the cabinet sides and around the "island". I have most of the doors off one side. I will only have room for painting doors in the garage for one side at a time. I have also been cleaning out the cabinets now that the doors are off. Plus my SIL is here from CA so I had to spend some time with her, too! I will get it done, though!

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  24. I really can hear the excitement in your "voice"! I just love it when I find something perfect for me...and at a good price. It looks great with your other things!

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  25. good for you finding such a lovely piece at such a fair price.. and yes, I though I did hear a squeal lol...

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  26. Well I certainly get it! Yoo hoo for you! Jacqueline

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  27. Kim,
    I love this olive jar! I'm so glad that you got it at a great price. Looks so lovely in your home. It's you!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  28. Congratulations on such a successful 'Junk Hunt'. "Junk", btw, is a term of endearment around here ... so is "Crap" ... "Trash", otoh, is a bad thing.

    With three of these lovely jars now in your possession, you officially have a collection. They are lovely.
    Connie

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  29. oh my!! so lovely.. gorgeous.. I love the texture... and colour!

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  30. I wondered what that sound was! It was you squealing in delight! What a fabulous find! YOur jar has wonderful patina. I could see it filled with branches of fall leaves in your entry....!

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  31. The patina is amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. I heard the squeal in Illinois! LOL
    Don't you just love it when you find something that puts a huge grin on your face! Love the green!

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  33. Great find, Kim! Aren't you glad you were driving instead of flying. Like you, I love the thrill of the hunt.
    Happy Sunday. ~ Sarah

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  34. Congratulations Kim - as we'd say on the UK 'just your cup of tea'!

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  35. Wonderful find and it looks so nice up there with your wicker bottles. Perfect compliment!

    If you're anything like me, you will be going back for the other one really soon!! :)

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  36. Kim, What a wonderful old olive jar. I would have been squealing too! It's a good thing I wasn't with you because it would have been a race to see who gets there first. Great find, Kim!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  37. Hi Kim- what a fabulous jar! I can tell how very excited you are and you should be- it is gorgeous! Congrats on the fabulous find!!! :)

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  38. Well! When I heard that SQUEAL all the way up here in the Midwest I was pretty sure someone was after a pig to make BBQ with...and here it was you all along! LOL

    I love this piece---it is gorgeous! And, yes, while it may seem expensive to some, I think you make decisions to buy a few really fine pieces at good prices...and then thrift along with the other stuff. The thing of it is- even though it might be more than you would spend in a thrift store you could turn around and sell it and make a profit...if you chose to do so.

    Your MrSavvy and MyHero are a lot alike. He would just as soon scrub his bathroom sink as go to a "junk shop"...so, as you can figure-it's NOT ON his To Do list!

    The jug fits beautifully on top of that cabinet along with the other pieces you have up there. I think the bigger one might have been too much. Good job, Kim!! Hugs-Diana

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  39. love the look of this one, especially the coloration...great find!

    ~jermaine

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  40. Oh, Kim, it's spectacular!
    CAS

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  41. You always find the best items...I'm jealous! =) We don't have any great antique stores around here that I know of. :( I love where you placed it, very nice!

    Thanks for commenting on my early x-mas decorating! *blush* I love to have all my decorating done by Thanksgiving, so I can enjoy it for as long as possible! =)

    Enjoy the day! Xo ~Liz

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  42. Kim, this is perfectly you and those colors were meant for you!!! I wanted to say thank you for leaving your thoughts..It wasn't about you, I watch your every move(is that stalking?) and I know that you are busy with life and family(and that new party, congrats on how big it is!). So please know that I am always here:)

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  43. What a great find! Perfect addition to your collection.

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  44. Gorgeous! I think you got a great buy! Love the way the shelf looks too.

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  45. Wow I am learning through you teach I love that and now I know a bit more about them...and I could hear that squeal all the way up here! BTW the Hubs call it all junk too...he's way more traditional than me in decorating style

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  46. Hi Kim, that is gorgeous!! I love it.

    Kathy

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  47. That's always great when you find something you have wanted for awhile. It looks really nice on your cabinet.

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  48. Kim, I think I did hear a squeal, even all the way here to Oregon :) Great find. The PB knockoffs just don't do justice to the real thing.

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  49. I would have squealed out loud in delight too! You got an awesome deal!!!!! It looks fabulous perched on top of your bookcase with the others!!!!
    Kristen

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  50. You got a wonderful deal and did a fantastic job with the vignette!
    Sandy

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  51. You always find great treasures! You have the eye for it!!

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  52. Kim, I have one these from an old antique sale that I used attend in Virginia. Yours looks great there with the demi-johns.

    -Rene

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  53. That olive jar is AMAZING... the patina is to die for. You bought it for a steal. Well done, Kim!

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