5/19/13

Beautiful Weather for Sailing

That be Yarrrr'd sailing me hearties! This past weekend, after a long-long walk down a humungous block sale that was rather disappointing... I made my way out to our local swap meet. I always find some do-dad I didn't know I needed until I've see it. We have built up quite a re-pore with some of the sellers out there... one guy who is quite a character sells to us regularly. This past weekend was no exception. We chatted while I walked over to a jewelry box he had on his table. He wanted $20 for the entire box, I got it for $10.... I really wanted it for $5.... *wink*
 
My husband spotted a metal pulley with chains laying on the ground. He was asking $20 for the pulley... I immediately wanted it, but he didn't need to know that. I told him we'd finish up the swap meet and come back later if we decided we wanted it.... that gets him every time! He offered to flip a coin right then and there and if it landed on what I called, I could get it for $10... if it didn't, I had to pay what he wanted ----$20. I was willing to pay him $20--- but he didn't need to know that either! I called heads--- it landed on heads! Eeeek! $10 and that baby is mine! Just look at this beauty!

It is a double pulley that is hoisted with a chain doubled back on itself. Its really cool... I've been searching online about any information I can find on it--- it does come up as an antique.... Everyone that I have seen online for sale is just the bottom pulley sold by itself with no chain for $50. I think I got a good deal and more importantly it looks super cute with all my other pirate stuff in my backyarrr'd~
big hugs,

7 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great deal on the box of jewelry - You did good!
Have a great week!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: congratulations on your good buy. You bought good and cheap. Keep in touch

Linda said...

Hi Cheryl,

Looks like ye got some grrrreat deals! Thanks for stopping by! I love your Pirate yard!! Have a wonderful week! Linda

Kadee Willow said...

Hi, Cheryl! Isn't that just the best fun? Going someplace familiar and always finding a treasure? You're right... those pulleys are far more expensive. Congrats on such a wonderful find!!

Leann said...

Woo hoo for you - I need some quality junquing time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the jewelry deal - congrats on all your new treasures!

Leann

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Cheryl,
Wow, those are some great bargains for sure! Love the flipping of the coin for stuff.

Diana Seal said...

Too cool, Cheryl! You definitely lucky! Congrats on winning the lucky coin flip and waking away with the sweet pulley!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Diana