Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Giving in to ironstone temptation...

Each spring and fall I try to do a purge and decluttering.
 I recently let go of a large tote full of decor items, selling some and donating others.

Then temptation came knocking in the form of the Monticello Antiques Fall Show.
I told myself I was just going to look.
I have seen and admired this large ironstone bowl every time I've popped into Monticello over the past year or so.
At the fall show the price was slashed way, way down.
I usually hem and haw and waver and even leave something and come back later if I change my mind, 
but this time I snatched it up without a second thought since I've had my eye on it for so long.

It fits right in with the other ironstone bowls on my knockoff Restoration Hardware shelves.

(I found the antique wooden dumbbells quite some time ago at the Goodwill,
for a fraction of the price I've seen them in antique stores.)

I could conclude this post in several ways, like:
There's no such thing as "just window shopping" when it comes to temptation.
What about...
Patience is a virtue, wait long enough and they'll reduce the price.
Declutter, that way you'll have room for new junk!

And, for the sake of full disclosure,
I also bought this ironstone soap dish that day.
It, too, was a bargain price.
And aren't those the words that always reel me in?
"Bargain prices"
"50% off"

Anyone else out there succumbed to the lure of a good sale lately?

still following,


TidyMomShabby Art Boutique


  1. They are very pretty and can be sued for so many things.

  2. You and I are very similar. I wait and hem and haw, and then if the price gets dropped, I know it's the right purchase. Plus, I love to declutter and make space for new things. Love the new bowl and the dumbbells! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. Oh, I have a hard time resisting ironstone! Your finds are great-I can see why you 'succumbed'! :)


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