Sunday, February 19, 2012

She's a Keeper

Would you double park in the middle of the street for her?  I'm not ashamed to say I did just that.  I spotted her on the lawn just as I was driving up to a yard sale on Saturday.  Cars were parked up and down both sides of the street and I just couldn't risk her being carried away in the time it took me to find a legal parking spot.

After a quick chat with her owner, I learned that she's a younger gal estimated to be in her mid 30's.

I'm thinking her blond legs and neck will look much better with a little color, and of course she needs some jewelry and something to wear.  Her asking price was much less than my mental estimate, so with these two cooper pots the deal was sealed.

Love the patina.

Oh no, not a broken neck.
I picked her up by the waist after our photo shoot and this is where my foot stopped her neck.  (I couldn't resist one more picture).  A few more inches and it would have rolled into the deep end of the pool.  Fortunately, a little glue will take care of this minor problem.

I'm partying with:
1929 Charmer for Sunday's Best,
Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds,
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,
Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

32 comments:

Full Circle Creations said...

Isn't she lovely!

Holly

Cheryl said...

Oh, how lucky you are to have found her. I probably would jump out of a moving vehicle to get one like her!! LOL
Have fun,
Cheryl

JunqueMagnet said...

Double park. Triple park. Hop out while car is still running. Yup, that would be me. Great score.

beckyp said...

they have one very similiar to this minus the neck at my favorite thrift store but they refuse to sell it. Im gonna beg the next time I'm in there. I truely need her

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Gotta do what you gotta do to get those treasures. :-D Glad the neck piece did not roll in the pool - to cold to go swimming. :-D.
Have a great day!

Kathy said...

True gorilla junking - you spotted your prey and let nothing stand in your way! Loved the story and congratulations on a great score.

outjunking said...

I knew you were a dedicated junker risking life and limb and even a parking ticket. Nothing shocks about a true junker anymore. She was worth risk.
Lisa

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Sweeeeet! Yes she is worthy of a double park anytime!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Good find! I am sure she will look wonderful modeling her jewelry and all fixed up.

xo,
Danielle

Pam said...

Oh, yeah. Would have jumped out of the car still running to grab her. I've been on the search for a girl, but can never find one in my cheapo price range.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yes! She was worth the double parking for sure! Lucky you, can't wait to see her all fixed up! hugs, Linda

Into Vintage said...

Excellent work! Sounds like many of us would have done the same thing :-) Crushing on those copper pots as well.

Susan said...

Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Ann said...

Lucky, lucky you!!!!! I really want to find one, but they are ususally way much than I can afford. She is a "gem" for sure.
Ann

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Please tell me someone took a video of this episode!!! :) Congrats on a great find!!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Waaaaaaahhhh! I'm so happy for you (sniff, sniff) really I am. I dream of the day when I "find" one of these ladies. You are too funny, what a go-getter you, double parking in the middle of the street! Congrats!

Heaven's Walk said...

Sure wish I had her waist....! lol!

xoxo laurie

Pam said...

She is a beauty. You are talented in finding such unique things are yard sales. Can't wait to see her with her redo.

Elisa said...

WOW LUCKY girl! I can't wait to see what you do with her - I have 3 very simiiar ladies that I am trying to make a decision about so will you please let me know what you do with her? I found you through My 1929 Charmer and you can find me at home sweet nest.
Thanks!
Elisa

Diane Writes said...

Hi Betsy! I cannot wait how you will you further prettify her! Great find and the effort to double park was indeed worth it :)

Happy Monday

Revi said...

Can't wait to see her all gussied up!
-Revi

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I am so happy for you!!! She has a whole year to get ready for the ball, sorry to hear she broke her neck>>>YIKKES LOL!

Carol

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ha ha, the things we will do when something catches our eye!!!!

You found one, another friend of mine found one, it's my turn!

xoxo

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I would of pulled into their yard to snatch this baby. I've have wanted one for the longest time. You pail is pretty cool too. Great finds. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great find, Betsy! She's certainly a good reason to park in the middle of the street :-). Have fun dressing her up!
Hugs,
Julia

Something Special said...

Score, wish I could find one just sitting around at a yard sale like that. Way to go!

Karen Bates said...

Nothing is more important than a good deal...park in the middle of the street...whatever it takes!

Stephanie said...

You are one lucky gal! I am so envious.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Fabulous find! Totally would have parked in the middle of the street, too! You are a lucky girl and I am a jealous one!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for a good laugh:) Since you parked in the middle of the road for her...glad you got her before she was gone.

Blessings,
Linda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great dress form! I would have bounded over cars for her!!
LOL!

Hugs,
Debbie

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Way to "go for it" :) Laurel