5/19/14

First Place WINNER

This past weekend at the swap meet I came across some horse ribbons in a box. It was love at first sight!
 
I picked up one out of the box and swooned... saying how beautiful I thought they were. I asked how much the box of ribbons were.... and I was told, "Put it back in the box." 

Then he put the lid on the box of ribbons, and said, "How about a buck?" *gasp* I couldn't get the dollar out fast enough! So now I am the proud owner of a box full of vintage horse show ribbons from 1946 -1947! Sixty eight year old horse show ribbons! There are first place ribbons...
 Second place ribbons...

third place ribbons...
 
fourth place ribbons..
 
fifth place ribbons...

and a special red, white and blue ribbon and a director ribbon as well.
Had I not been so giddy with the offer to purchase all of these for only a dollar I would have counter offered him the sum of .50¢.... this is a guy we buy from regularly and he would have gotten a big kick out of me doing that. Most of the time he does this big production of flipping a coin to either go with the price he has set, or the price I want to pay. Either way, I always end up with the best deals. *wink*
big hugs,

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Fun! Amazing how this kind of stuff just turns up after all these years. What will you do with them? Tammy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds and looks like you got a great deal. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
Have a great week.

Jeanie said...

You'll definitely have fun with these!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Aren't these fun?!

vivian said...

great deal!! cant wait to see what you do with them!
xoxo
vivian

Japolina said...

Those are cool. IF you don't use them for a project list them on ebay. Do a completed search for "vintage horse show ribbons" Some lots sell for over a hundred bucks!

Jane said...

You were the winner for sure!

Linda said...

you are always so lucky Cheryl!! Have fun with them, can't wait to see what you create!! Linda

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh Cheryl, what a great buy ! love the name of your blog too :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That guy never knew what hit him, the $1 came out so fast! -lol- Seriously, that box of ribbons is an incredible find and you should be ashamed. You stole them... legally, but you stole them.
Kidding! I'm visiting via...gosh, now my mind has vacated...anyway, cheering you on to find more goodies. I am envious, well done!