Score!

8.07.2011

I have been collecting vintage olive jars for the past year now and have been very lucky to find some really good deals on them. Last year I lucked up on a huge one at the Apple Barrel Antiques mall in Anniston, Al. for only $85. I grabbed it and practically ran to the register. They usually cost so much more. Last weekend on our brief trip we stopped at the same antique mall and I scored another deal on another vintage jar among some other good buys that I will share another time.



As you can see it is a big one. I never would have thought I would score another deal in the same store. I just happened to look under a small table and there it was.

I really was expecting the price to be above and beyond what I was willing to pay.

Love the unusual colors of this one and the chips just make it better.

See that little metal stamped tag?

It says 1891. 

I guess that is when it was made.

This one was marked $78. So I grabbed it and had Mr. Savvy run it up to the front for them to hold. I continued to look around while he fell asleep in a chair, silly man. When we checked out the guy said that he thought the booth I got the jar from was having a 20% off sale. SCORE! I got that jar for $62!

I love the thrill of the hunt!
Now I have five of these jars. Three big ones and two smaller ones.


Joining the following parties:
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
From my Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday



Leila says hi!
Many have asked how Leila did in the Gerber contest. We know she did not have enough votes for them to win the i pad. We are still waiting for the judges to pick the winner for the ad.
Thanks again to those of you who did take the time to vote for her.

39 comments:

  1. I love finding just the right thing for one of my collections. There is no better feeling, is there?

    Enjoyed visiting-

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  2. Km I love those jars. I've never been lucky enough to find one in my willing to pay range either. I have a pretty reproduction I got on mark down at Pottery Barn. You are getting a great collection of these going now. I like how the one is such a great color, love it next to the fireplace.
    Hey cut little bachelor at the pizza parlor, I have lots of darling nieces, if they come your way I'll tell them to stop in for pizza there..........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  3. What a great addition to your fabulous collections. Congrats on your amazing score!

    Paula

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  4. It always pays to look under every nook and cranny in those types of stores. It's a great looking piece too!

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  5. These jars are beautiful! I don't find them around here, I wonder if it's a regional thing? .....

    Your grand daughter is just adorable, the perfect gerber baby!...

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  6. Amazing jar. Sometimes the hunt can be as exciting as finding a perfect spot for a new treasure. So happy you were successful.

    I hope your Sunday is full of joy,
    Pamela

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  7. Yes that is a great score! I have three jars but all are reproductions. I'll have to start browsing around for the real thing as I just love them too. And that little Leila is adorable! I always love seeing a photo of her!

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  8. Wonderful find, Kim.

    J always finds a chair when we are out and about and always manages to catch a few zzzz's.

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  9. Hi back Leila! You're adorable and so happy :)

    Your jar is fab! The deal rocks and your hubby sounds enchanting!

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  10. Awesome! That was a great find and at 20% off!! You are so right...you need to look under tables at the antique booths...sometimes the best items are hidden!

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  11. Yes! The thrill of the hunt! It has so much good patina on it. I love the metal tag. That little Leila is ADORABLE.

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  12. Kim you really did score! Love that piece. Your granddaughter is so darn cute. Keep those pics coming of her

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  13. You are obviously living right because the deals you have found lately are incredible. LOVE the metal tag. Have a good Sunday...stay cool.

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  14. Another amazing jar! Love that tag on it. Oh that Leila is so cute! I voted and I'm sorry they didn't win the ipad but she should be the winner for the ad hands down!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  15. Wow you did score Kim! Those pieces look right at home in your decor. Great to tag team with hubster!

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  16. How amazing that it actually survived in such great condition. Beautiful and so is that baby girl!

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  17. I need three lives and at least 6 homes to do all the colors, collections and styles I love! Great find!!

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  18. she's a Gerber baby winner in my book!

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  19. It sounds like you had a great day! Isn't it fun when things fall into place like that?
    Leila is adorable and she should have won!

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  20. What a great score indeed! I have my one green glazed olive pot. What I really, truly want is a yellow glazed French confit pot - any size. But I don't want to pay $250 - $500 for it! Someday,,,
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  21. wow Kim that is a beauty!!!Your collection is gorgeous,and what a great price.

    Kathy

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  22. Beautiful jar!

    And Leila...she's pretty beautiful too!

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  23. Things like this are meant to be. That jar was just waiting for you to take it home. It's always a good feeling to find another piece to keep your collection growing. Sounds like you have a great mix now.
    Sending a sweet hello back to precious Leila. I'm betting the judges pick her photo. ;-) I know I would if I were judging!

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  24. Hi Kim, The jar is a great color and you got a deal on the price! It is perfect in your home.

    Leila is such a little doll!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  25. You are so lucky, I just bought a fake one for $42 and thought I got a good deal....Delores just posted about these and I think she is going to really be jelous, good job girl!

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  26. Great score! I haven't come across any on my adventures out. I went to a few shops yesterday and left empty handed.
    Leila is just beautiful!
    Michele

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  27. You go girl!!! You have found some major deals here lately!! Lelia is just to cute!

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  28. What a super find. Love the color, it is so pretty. The little tag is fantastic. Great find and price. Hugs, Marty

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  29. what a great find! Lucky you.

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  30. That is an awesome deal! Good find! She is so cute. I always entered Jemma in Baby Gap and parents and then got so upset when they didn't pick her out of 85,000 applicants!!! Miss Leila is so precious and getting so big!

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  31. Wow, that brings back memories. My family is from Spain and my mom had tons of those olive jars around the house - every size imaginable! Who knew they were collectible ? When she sold the old house I think they all went to the dump !!! Yours is just beautiful, glad you were able to save it.

    I'm having a STINKY Give Away on Lavender Hill... I'd love it if you'd pop over and check it out !

    gena

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  32. What a great find an a great deal. Do you think the date is for real? It's a beautiful piece of pottery.
    Beckie in Brentwood,TN

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  33. What great bargains Kim :o)
    Someone who doesn't have 'The collector gene' just wouldn't understand would they? LOL.
    Leila gets more beautiful by the day.

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  34. What a great find, Kim! Looks beautiful next to your fireplace, too! And, Leila is precious ... are those two bottom toofers I see coming through?

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  35. WOW, wow!!!1 You really DID score!!!! LOve the jar and it's coloration too! It looks great there. Sure wish I had a place for some, I would start collecting them. Beautiful. XO, Pinky

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  36. Score is right Kim! It looks perfect near your FP place. Look at cute little Leila. I hope she wins for the ad, she is soooo cute!

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  37. very unique and pretty jar

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  38. The olive jar is gorgeous. I love it! Leila is absolutely adorable!

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