Since the early 70's when Husband Jim gifted me with two Waterford water goblets one Christmas, I have had a love affair with Waterford crystal. Over the years, those two water goblets grew to 8, I added wine glasses, sherries and cordials, two brandy snifters are in the sunroom for a nightly nip if we want, six old fashioneds serve Whisky in style, a pitcher, a bowl, several decanters, and then there is the dressing table Waterford and with a ring holder, three perfume bottles and two powder jars, at times Linderhof does sparkle!!!
It's the old Waterford before they created the Marquis line -- all made in Ireland and all hand blown and hand cut.
Sometime, although I can't remember where, we bought a biscuit barrel. And for the last few years, it's lived in a corner of the Asian cabinet for I couldn't figure out where to put it!
Two weeks ago I wandered East to have lunch with Friend Shirley Ann. After lunch we stopped at the Flea Market west of town and among the treasures was a biscuit barrel. I thought it was Waterford -- a twin to the one that was in the back of the cabinet. And the price? $12.99.
Did I buy it -- no.
Why -- I'm not sure other than the one I already owned was in the back of the Asian cabinet!
Friday, Friend Shirley Ann and I agreed to get together once again for lunch and I decided that I would come east once again and buy that Waterford biscuit barrel.
To make sure what it was, I got out my biscuit barrel and brought it with me.
On the way over, I thought I wouldn't stop and get it, then I would, then I wouldn't . . .the one I had, after all, had lived in the back of the Asian cabinet for a while. What would I do with another!
But it was only $12.99 . . . .
And then I decided where to put it -- not only it but the one I already owned.
So then, when I stopped, my heart was pounding -- would it still be there?
And it was!!! For $12.99 I got a Waterford biscuit barrel. That's the good thing about Flea Markets -- every once in a while you find a true treasure!!!!
It is a twin -- or as much a twin as something that is handmade can be! The old one is on the left -- complete with dust (I didn't clean it up because I wanted to be able to tell them apart) while the new one is on the right! Can you tell a difference?
And where did I decide to put them? In the upstairs bath -- of course!!!!
On top of the cabinet -- in front of a mirror with cotton balls in one and potpourri in the other. They add a sparkle that the bathroom lacked!
What is really interesting is that the same booth had an Irish crystal vase which was nice but not on the quality of Waterford and it was priced almost 4 times what the biscuit barrel was priced at -- but that's flea markets. And that is the reason we go -- those of us who like old things -- for we thrive for bargains like that!
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Thursday -- mine is really a "chest" top but . . .