They say that when a woman has age lines on her face, it just makes her look old; consequently, when a man has age lines, it gives him character. That's just not fair!
What about vintage china? …. If a dinner plate or teacup gets cracked or chipped, does it fatally flaw the piece or just give it character? Perhaps if we knew the story behind the damage, we could more easily appreciate a few dings and chips.
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I recently bought this beautiful set of white luster canisters.
I’m not an expert, but my research leads me to believe that they were made in
in the early 20th century. I was attracted to the blue/white cameo-like scenes and the beautiful opalescent iridescence of the set. I’ve seen canisters like this in numerous antique malls and they are always priced well above $100. A complete set usually has 6 large canisters/lids and 6 smaller spice canisters/lids. Sometimes they even have matching oil and vinegar cruets. Czechoslovakia
This set was priced considerably less. Perhaps this next picture might help you understand the reason for the lower price. Notice that one lid has been broken and re-glued and another is missing its handle. There are indeed 6 canisters, but only 3 spice canisters. Four of the canisters have breaks or hairline cracks.
So I’m curious.
Would you have bought this set or would you have passed it up because of the damage and the missing spice canisters?
Would you have not considered repurposing one of the broken canisters for a bouquet of flowers?
Or maybe a holder for wooden utensils?
Would you have bought them?
How much would you have paid?
I’ll be linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Would You Buy It Wednesday at Junker Newbie