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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover...


Or vintage planters!

I brought this old pot home from the auction last Friday.
I knew it was an old McCoy piece but it sure looked rough!
Nobody else wanted it, so I only paid $5



I was expecting to find a crack or chips and I really thought I'd
have to soak and scrub it several times to get it clean,
 if that was at all possible.





Most of the dirt washed off with dish soap and a rag.






And I was amazed when an SOS pad took off the rest very easily!




It's in perfect condition!
Several have sold on ebay recently for $65.

I think it will live with me, though.
It seems to compliment my kitchen very well!

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Don't forget your RAK this week!
We'll meet here Friday and share!



56 comments:

  1. I came over to see what kind of treasure you picked up.
    Oooo! Something green would make that look really special.
    :0)

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    1. Isn't it pretty? Can't believe it looks new.

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  3. Beautiful! If you put it in the shop, give me a heads up ;-)

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    1. Too late Suza. It's got my name on the bottom, cant you see it, "Keith McCoy" ?

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    2. But I mentioned it first! I see Keith and I are going to be battling over a few things... we seem to have the same taste. And I believe it says "Suzie McCoy" :-)

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  4. hey, that cleaned up nice...
    great find.

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    1. It really did...and I'm glad I didn't have to scrub it all day. ha.

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  5. It is a really perfect piece. I am jealous but I won't pay you 65 for it. I will have to out and find my own. I appreciate you patience with the traditional things and finding and then using them.

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    1. Old is just better! I say that the older I get. haha.

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  6. Brilliant ~ you sure have a knack of eyeing a bargain and spotting its real potential.
    It cleaned up beautifully and your reward was to restore it to its former glory and know it it's value is considerably more than you paid for it. . . :)
    It happens with people too ~ you always look for the better things in people and find them ~ bless you . . :)

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  7. You have a very good eye for a bargain, I must say! It's cleaned up beautifully.

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    1. I was shocked....who knew that was under all that crud!

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  8. That is beautiful! What a find!!!!!!!

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    1. I know...I'm quite excited about it! What a shock!

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  9. That life death and resurrection! It's absolutely beautiful and so "white". I thought maybe the rust color wouldn't come off. What a keeper!!

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    1. I really thought it would be damaged and that the finish would be worn down to a matte look. Can't believe it's so shiny...you'd never guess it was from the 30's.

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  10. I did the same thing today, more or less. I went into the Charity and shop saw an old Pernod glass from the time when they made them with the measuring rings on the glass (1960's?). One ring near the bottom to show how much Pernod to put in, and an upper ring to show the amount of water needed to make the perfect aperitif! I paid 10p for it, and when I checked on eBay one was selling for £10 (the highest bid so far today). Yes, I am a Pernod drinker, and I shall use it.

    I love your bargain Betsy, it's a little beauty. Just like it's new owner. . . . . What's an SOS pad? Wire wool?

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    1. Well, aren't you sweet. :) Yes...SOS is the brand name. They are steel wool pads with soap in them. I need to go google Pernod glass...be right back....

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    2. Ah...French! I should have known!

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    3. We call those pads "Brillo Pads" here. The modern Pernod/Pastis glasses are goblet shaped and dont have the measuring rings. Viva la France!

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    4. We have Brillo Pads, too....same thing, different brand!

      The glasses are quite nice...I like the shape and look of them.

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    5. Sorry, "Vive la France". Damn spelling checker!

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    6. Well, I didn't notice, of course. ha. You haven't taught me that phrase yet!

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  11. Scrubbed it clean
    You and the soap got mean
    Giving it a go
    Now it gives off a glow

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    1. Much better after a bath in the sink
      Now it looks better and doesn't stink!

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  12. What a fantastic find. Is that where the saying, the real McCoy came from?

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    1. I don't think so...I think that saying was way before McCoy pottery. I'll have to look it up!

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  13. Wow - you got a good one! It's a pretty piece.

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  14. It's so pretty. What a great find! I just saw the Misters favorite chocolate in the store and thought of you :) Do you have snow right now? Marla

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    1. Hi Marla! Yes, we have snow! It has lightly fallen all day and then has picked up this evening. Lovely big flakes! Very cold, though...about 1 degree right now!

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  15. I'd think of this as a payoff for your "RAK"--yes, I think the universe works like that! (and a lovely payoff it is!!!)

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    1. A little good karma coming my way? Yes, I do believe you get back what you give in one way or another. Thanks, Feathers. :)

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  16. It's a special piece, and worth a princely sum :)
    Enjoy it fits perfect in your new kitchen.
    ~Jo

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    1. Wow! What a great find. It sure is beautiful and I agree, it looks fab in your kitchen.

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    2. Jo, I think it does, too...the perfect glossy white with that vintage look. Love it!

      Laurie, doesn't it? So happy I got it for practically nothing. So much fun!

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  17. Yippee, the fun of the find. That is a gorgeous pot. Glad it found a good home where it will be so appreciated. Taria

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    1. Haha...I know...the thrill of the hunt is the best part!

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  18. Nice find! Don't forget to find out when American Pickers airs in Ohio...I think you would like the guys...they love crusty old stuff to restore too!

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    1. You're right...I keep forgetting! I'm making a note right now....that show sounds so fun!

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  19. What a pretty piece of pottery. I need to venture out to some estate sales. Great find. Heather

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  20. Girl, you hit the jackpot on that one!!! LOVE that planter! =) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I do, too....anything from that time period...Roseville, hull, redwing.....a very fun thing to collect!

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  22. It is beautiful, Betsy! It became a real Cinderella piece. :)

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