Friday, September 18, 2009

I Ask You



Back in August, when my favorite thrift store had a one-day summer sale, I spied a silver-plated carving set that was made in Germany. I looked at it for a few minutes, and ultimately put it back. The store closed for the rest of August, and the carving set was pushed to the back of my mind.




The store opened again this fall, and I stayed away for a few weeks. But then, I caved. I took a ride out to the store on Tuesday, and lo and behold my carving set was still there. :)




My friend, Robin, will be chuckling when she reads this. She was with me in August, when I drooled over the set and then decided not to purchase them. But seriously, look at the decorative carving on this set. Is it not beautiful? Could you resist this?

I ask you.

46 comments:

  1. Well it was just meant for you and refused to be sold to anyone else! Such an elegant set. Have a great weekend. x

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  2. I agree, it was meant to be!! You say thrift shop sale, does that mean that it was a very good price for such a beautiful set!! Have a great weekend and probably like us in the UK, you need to keep warm!Jackie.

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  3. That is a beautiful set. And because it was there it was meant to be for you.

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  4. So you bought it? It is delightful - I would have certainly caved so it is good you got there first! :) xxx

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  5. Obviously it was hiding itself away just waiting for you to come back for it!!
    Alison

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  6. nope...I couldn't have resisted!!Beautiful!!..thanks for sharing..lacy

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  7. I am so glad it waited for you. I am sure it is exactly where it should be right now.

    Lovely photos.

    Becky K.

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  8. What a beautiful set! It was meant to be, they were clearly waiting to come home with you :>)

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  9. It was just resting - waiting for you to give it a home! A beautiful carving set, Mary!

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  10. It is beautiful...and waiting for you. It knew where it wanted to make it's home.

    http://minivanlife.wordpress.com

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  11. Love the set! I adore nice carving sets!

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  12. I've learned over the years that when something pulls at my heart strings like that - don't resist the temptation! Otherwise, you're left with buyers regret! See, it was meant for you to have them!! Love the intricate details!

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  13. lovely set...the grape vines and bird...awesome depiction on it. happy it was awaiting your return :)

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  14. These are absolutely gorgeous! And no, I definitely could not have resisted either. Additionally, the blue transferware plate they're sitting on is also beautiful!

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  15. One of my favorite sayings, "if it's meant to be it will happen, if not it won't", so I guess it was just waiting for you to take ownership! Very pretty, seems you can get lots of mileage out of anticipation sometimes too!

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  16. You held out as long as any silver lovin' woman possibly could.:)

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  17. It is just stunning. NO wonder you fell in love with it. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I would have bought them in August;) Beautiful....

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  19. Hi Mary! Congratulations for letting your dishaholism take control! This carving set is beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  20. Well, yes, I did resist too back in August at the thrift shop --- I'm glad you got it, so it went to a good home. It is so lovely!

    Some things just "call our names" too loudly to be ignored.

    VNA sale -- two weeks!
    Cass

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  21. how can you indeed - i wish my thift shops had things like this instead of 1980's junk

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  22. I am dying...did you buy themm...they are truely beautiful....I would've bought them..but I love german things...I have many from my travels there..

    buy them

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  23. Hi,
    Well did you? Please tell me you did! How could you not when they had spent all summer just sitting there, waiting for you to come back.
    a bientot
    Maggie

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  24. I don't blame you in the least. Some things are just meant to be, aren't they? What a beautiful set. Love it on the plate, too.

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  25. Well I for one think you were very brave to just walk away from it to begin with! And see - it was destined for them to belong to you because they were still there!
    AWESOME! and they are just gorgeous!

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  26. You did well to go back and buy this beautiful set!!!!!
    They are beautiful.
    You'll enjoy using these.
    God bless,
    d

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  27. Heck NO!

    What a beautiful find, Mary ~ lucky you! Thank you for sharing the eye-candy with us. :)


    I hope you have a delightful weekend. xo ~m

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  28. I don't blame you Mary. It's a lovely set. I bet your out taking pictures on this beautiful day!
    Enjoy! I have to get out to that thrift shop. Haven't been there in quite a while.

    Debbie

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  29. I't was just ment to be. It had to go home with you. It is a beautifull set.
    Have a nice weekend, Annemieke

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  31. Hi Mary

    After a summer off from blogging I stop here to see you ans see you are still following your thrifting heart! Good for you! Why not make yourself happy? Those pieces were just waiting for you at your fave store for you to take them home--so glad you did! Tara

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  32. Hi Mary; OH what a gorgeous carving set.. I guess it was just meant for you to have.. I excited you must have been to see it still there,, waiting for you to take them home..... have a great weekend.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  33. I am glad you found it there. It is painful to see something, and then not get it, and then think about it all the time.

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  34. Good for you gal. You were meant to have them.
    QMM

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  35. See, it was meant to be! You were meant to have it or it would be gone!
    Enjoy it, it is lovely!

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  36. You always find the most wonderful treasures at your thrift store. My cache of thrift stores never have things of this caliber. Lucky you!!!! How nice that you were able to rethink your earlier decision.......the carving set is lovely.

    Best Wishes,
    Kay

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  37. It just goes to show that they were meant for you :-) The carvings are beautiful.

    Li

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  38. I love silver ware. Gorgeous carvings.

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  39. So glad you went back, found it, and bought it...so many times simple pleasures are missed out on and when you go back...gone!

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  40. Mary, please buy it if you haven't already. It's beautiful.

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  41. But of COURSE she bought it...any of your doubters out there...OF course she did! :):)

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  42. Oh yes, Mary, I wouldn't have been able to resist that either! What a beautiful set. laurie

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  43. Georgeous Mary...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  44. That's not cutlery, that's art.

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  45. I'd have caved, too! It's beautiful!

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