Uh Oh

7.02.2012

I ordered a nice large vintage Homer Lauglin ironstone pitcher a few weeks ago on ebay. It was such a bargain that I just couldn't pass it up. It took about a week to arrive and I was so excited. Until.....

I opened up the box. I knew when I picked it up off the front porch that I heard the sound of broken rattling pieces inside. Oh, no. Not the pitcher! I could not believe this nice large pitcher was in pieces. This side doesn't look too bad with just one nice big break, but underneath were pieces.

Mr. Savvy finally got around to putting it back together the best he could.

This is the glue we bought to use and it worked great.

There are still some missing pieces, but he did the best he could with what was salvageable.

This is the inside.

There is this long crack on the outside.

And here it is in its rightful spot in the china cabinet. So glad the other side is the side that is so messed up. This side looks pretty good. No one will ever know. 
Oops, well I guess y'all do know.


This pitcher was only $17 and it is over 9 inches tall. Such a nice size for a low price. I was refunded in full since it was poorly packaged.  It was going in the trash until the mister said he could try to glue it together.

Thanks, dear.

Have a super week and stay cool!

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58 comments:

  1. The power of glue, duct tape, and string can fix anything!

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  2. good for Mr. Savvy, so glad you could salvage this! It's so pretty, you're right no one should ever know, and we won't tell!!

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  3. My heart sank for you. So glad you were able to get it put back together again.
    Have a great day.
    Tammy

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  4. Darn:( At least you got your money back, but that doesn't fix the piece. So nice of Hubby to give it a go of fixing it.

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  5. I know that feeling when the package arrives ... and you're so excited ... and then fail. Your mister is a true keeper and it looks great (I won't tell). And I'm a fan of the Loctite brand too ...

    :)

    Linda

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  6. Your pitcher is so adorable. So glad that you were able to mend it and still display it. I won't tell anyone about it, hah!

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  7. Ugh...I hate when that happens. So glad you got a refund, and that the Mister was able to put it back together. It is a really pretty piece.

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  8. oh such a shame, but it looks great, I'm so glad they refunded you!!

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  9. Hey.....ours posts are similar. How bout that? I'm so glad that you were able to fix that pitcher good enough for display. I know you were so upset when it came that way. It looks very good amongst your collection of other white pieces.

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  10. You can't tell from here, Happy you were able to fix it.

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  11. Hi Kim: 99% of the things I have are broken in one place or another. A good gluer and featuring the best side takes care of alot of problems. It really looks as good as new and so pretty in with your other beautiful pieces..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  12. Oh I so hate it when things come poor packaged and arrives in pieces! It always makes me cry, to think something could last so many years. yet in today's world not enough care to package properly - all about the buck.

    Mr. did a fabulous job and no one will ever know. So sorry this happened to you!!!

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  13. poorly packaged, my grammar was MIA - and my typing too fast.

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  14. Bummer, Kim! However, I'm glad that the seller refunded you and impressed (yet, not surprised) that Mr. Savvy repaired it. It looks great!

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  15. Kim,
    I once bought a cake pedestal on ebay.It was not packed at all.Just put in a box.It arrived in pieces.I don't know what that seller was thinking.I did get a refund too.But there was no gluing mine.Glad you could still fix it.But a shame that is arrived that way.
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  16. Oh no, what a disappointment!
    Mary Alice

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  17. So sad when something lovely like that gets broken! I am so glad the Mr was able to glue it back together and it does look great in the cabinet! I'll try that glue! hugs, Linda

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  18. I use loctite epoxy to rebuild lamps and such and sell them. Their products are wonderful. I am glad you received a refund.

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  19. I hope you give that seller a poor rating. Do you know my sil ordered a piece from a seller and it came in 5 large pieces and there was a whole big piece missing-it was NOT in the box...AND it was poorly wrapped. My sil reported it-I guess there are people out there that do that to get the money and then the insurance pays off the other end. I hate that people think to do things like that-

    Love the pitcher-even if it is a little sad on the backside....there's a lot of us that look like that- xo Diana

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  20. Oh no! I always worry when I hear too much movement inside a box. I'm glad your hubby was able to glue it together and you'd never know it broke from the way you have it displayed.

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  21. So glad Mr. was able to fix it for you! he done good. It is so pretty Kim!

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  22. OH bummer, that's exactly why I don't sell glassware online, such a disappointment for both parties when it arrives damaged....Well, If you hadn't told me I would not have been able to tell...Good job by the Mr.!

    Carol

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  23. Kim, It is so frustrating to open something that is broken due to poor wrapping. I am glad you got a refund and Mr Savvy was able to repair it.

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  24. My heart dropped as I read about your little pitcher. So happy that your Mr. was able to get standing again ... the power of glue. It does look great on shelf ...and we won't tell anyone about the other side.. :) ..xo HHL

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  25. A great save by Mr. Savvy!

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  26. Mr. Savvy is a keeper!! Looks great in there! And, nope, never heard of okralope until today! blessings ~ tanna

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  27. Oh no, glad you were able to salvage it and to put it where no one will notice the damage! It looks lovely in your cabinet!

    Kat

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  28. Oh, so sad, Kim. This happens sometimes with e-bay stuff for me. Looks like hubby salvaged it just fine. Have a great week ahead!

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  29. Well, now it's a pitcher with a story behind it. A sad story with a happy ending.

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  30. I love a happy ending. You would never know it's repaired. Mr. Savvy saves the day again!

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  31. He is a keeper! Mr. Savvy I mean and the pitcher too!!!

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  32. When read "I knew it when I picked it up" my heart sank:( but my experience has been the opposite. I found this old blue and white cup and admired it so after the purchase I had to unwrap it and hold it. Yeah...I was so excited to get it inside the house that I dropped it! And unfortunately super glue wouldn't have help. But sounds like your husband is as crafty as mine!:)

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  33. Kim, your husband did a great job mending the lovely pitcher. You both are more patient than I...it would have been tossed in the garbage with a very sad face. I had this happen to a wonderful antique yelloware bowl one time. ...so disappointed.

    Love your collections against the blue background!

    :)

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  34. What a disappointment that must have been, but your husband came to the rescue! The pitcher looks lovely and you'd never know it had a problem.

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  35. So glad you were able to salvage it, but it always breaks my heart when a beautiful old piece gets broken.

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  36. Hi Kim, Mr. Savvy did a great job on the repair! I love your pitcher, and it looks so pretty with the rest of your collection.

    Kathy

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  37. Really not too bad in the end. A refund and it still gets to adorn your shelf even with it's imperfections. Mr. Savvy got the ironstone first aid kit out and set the broken bones nicely.

    ~Bliss~

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  38. Even though it is not perfect, it still looks wonderful!!...How great that Mr. Savvy came to the rescue!! He did a great job!

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  39. Sorry it was broken but Mr. did a gret job putting it back together. It may not be perfect but it is still pretty.

    Cynthia

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  40. glad it is back together...and that you got your money back!

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  41. I have to confess that several of my pieces have the chips facing the back of the cupboard. I do it especially if it has an awesome color shape or size that looks just right but has a "little bump or bruise" on it. Your pitcher does look lovely among the other collections!

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  42. Receiving a broken piece is always upsetting when one knows it could have been packed more carefully. I learned a long time ago that open/hollow pieces such as pitchers need to be filled inside the open space, including the opening of the handle area. That absorbs the vibration of being tossed around. Sorry this happened to this lovely pitcher, and three cheers for the mister for the repair. ;-)

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  43. Ouch! Hate it when that happens, but it looks great on your shelf. Hats off to Mr Savvy for saving it!

    Jan

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  44. Hate it when that happens! He did a great job putting it back together....and yes, it looks lovely with the rest of your collection!!
    Nancy

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  45. I always glue! you can toss later when it doesn't matter that much..until then...glue and face the other way!

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  46. Wow what patience he has to glue all that back together! Now I have a question, there is no insurance on Ebay? So, once you buy something and it is shipped, it is yours no matter what condition it arrives in?

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  47. Wow you could never tell just by looking at it. Way to go Mr. Savvy.

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  48. Oh Kim! I am so glad that you fixed it....and got a refund! It really is a pretty picture!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  49. I promise not to tell a single soul.

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  50. Glad you were able to salvage it for decor purposes and get a refund too! It looks great on display. ;)

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  51. Yep, glue, duck tape, string and Irish Mocha Chocolate Latte can just about perform miracles.
    Your Mr. did GOOD. It looks great.

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  52. Kim, so sorry your pitcher arrived broken but thanks for sharing your story and the glue your husband used. Just this morning I opened a package of four Bordallo Pinheiro plates and one was broken. I was just sick, but remembered reading your post so I quickly got back on your post and checked out the name of the glue. I'm going to give it a try.Thanks.

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  53. That is such a bummer! Glad your hubby was able to salvage it enough for display.

    It's always sad to see a nice vintage piece broken. :-(

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    xo-Lisa

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  54. Mr Savvy saved the day! So glad you were able to put it back together. It looks nice in you hutch with your other pieces.

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  55. The same exact thing happened to me, only I bought 3 ironstone pitchers on ebay, and all three were broken when they arrived. I got my money back, and just gave the pieces to a friend who may have glued them together or tossed them.

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  56. What a shame....I ended up with a broken pitcher coming home from Paris....now I'm kicking myself for just throwing the pieces away! I should have glued it back together!! He's a patient guy...or he loves challenges!

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  57. So glad the Mr. was able to put them together. You can't even tell! Looks wonderful with the rest of your ironstone.

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