Monday, November 17, 2014

turkey days

Several years ago, Dave & I were antiquing in Appleton, Wisconsin.
We have several favorite antique malls in that area, and are always thrilled to be there!
I was walking the mall in the opposite direction that I usually go, like to mix things up.  I 
rounded a corner, quickly scanning a booth I usually skip because there generally seems to be the same stuff in it every time I have been there.  And this turkey caught my eye.  
Could it be...a 1950's German Steiff mohair turkey with a $9.99 price tag?  
I believe I leaped into the booth, grabbing (with care) this prize!  
I wouldn't even risk leaving it at the front counter while I finished my shopping.  
I am always on the look out for vintage Steiff.....and have never seen a turkey.  
Easily the price should have been 10 times what I paid.  
It is now one of my favorite antiquing stories & finds -- a keeper!

How about you, what is your best find?


prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG!!! That is a wonderful find for sure!!!! My best find... well this week I found a 8 hole candle mold for $7.. that was a steal! OLM

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH my! That turkey must have been meant for you! A great find indeed!
My best find this week was approx 30 vintage ornaments...indents and printed, glittered and shapes...for $3!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Kari, Turkey jackpot I would say, how wonderful. My best buy was looking in a thrift store and came across a box of vintage glass pine cone Christmas ornaments, all for a $1.25, happy dance right in the store. Blessings Francine.

Simply Shelley said...

Great find indeed. Good for you....blessings

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