Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Funny Story ~ The "Bird Bench"

Funny story...I wonder if any of my readers have ever experienced something similar?

In 2011 I found this kidney shaped bench at an Estate Sale run by family where everything was priced too high. (Something about emotional attachments I think)  I was able to talk the owner of this wobbly old bench down to $12.00 from $20.00. I just really wanted it I guess.  I brought it home and made it over.   You can see the original post here

It was so wobbly I wouldn't sit on it.  I took it apart and re-glued the legs and just tightened it up and then went on to refinish it like this.

Brought her to my booth and it sold, rather quickly if I remember right, for $28.00.

This past summer, while out treasure hunting guess what I found!  This little bird bench!  They were only asking $3.00 for it!   LOL!  They told me where they bought it -  at American Classics Marketplace.  I confessed to them that they actually bought it from me and gave her $5 and brought my little bird bench back home.  I cleaned her up, tightened her up again, and yup, put her back for sale in my booth for $30.00 (inflation you know!)   Once again she sold rather quickly!  I wonder if our journey is over or if I'll see her again somewhere?  

There was another table that I painted and stenciled and put up for sale in my booth ~ this one:

Again, while out treasure hunting, I happened upon it at another antique mall here in town, marked up just a little more than I had it.  I did not buy it back!  Just thought it was funny and I was honored that another vendor liked my stuff enough to do that.  Also learned to price my wares accordingly...I was still fairly new to this business!  

My booth, February 2013

Have you ever had this happen to you?  Please share your story in the comments or feel free to link your story so I can read about it. 

 I'm sharing this post at Share Your Cup with Jann Olson.


  1. That is too funny to see your sweet bench again for sale. I might have been a little hurt that they only put $3 on it but then you could buy it back, which I would do too! I was recently in a garage sale at our local Public Market and before we could even unload it a guy came along and wanted the drum set we had. He could only see one piece of it but handed over the money. A little while later, we see it sitting in his booth for sale! I thought that was so wrong. About mid-day I saw him walking around and asked him if he sold the drum set yet (knowing he hadn't!). He ended up taking it home!! Better him having to pack it than me!

    1. I was a little hurt that she only thought it was worth $3.00, but hey, the deal was mine! I've made money on it twice! Funny about the drums - or rude. Hope you made a few bucks on it though!

  2. Thanks for following me! I tried following you, several times, and I kept getting a FORBIDDEN notice. Not sure what that is!

    1. Thanks for telling me! I don't know what that's about so I better investigate. Was it Bloglovin or Blogger Followers?

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