13 August 2006

five bucks well spent

See this innocent looking jug found at the op shop the other day?
clarice cliff right

Have a look underneath.
clarice cliff's bottom

If anyone rings, I'll be in Rio.
Sunning myself and drinking daiquiris.

13 comments:

Ash said...

You LUCKY devil! Amazing! No-one else noticed it? Can't believe you got it for 5 bucks! I once visited the home of the parents of a friend. They had all this priceless Clarice Cliff displayed everywhere. It was beautiful but at the same time nerve-wracking.

MsCellania said...

This has happened to me, too. I got something home, turned it over, peeled some gunk off the bottom and about fainted.

Enjoy your sweet little pitcher. It's a find!

capello said...

What an awesome find!

Lazy cow said...

Woo hoo. Even I know who that is :-)

Miss Eagle said...

Well, Suse, I am sure you can see the fluorescent neon green glow emanating from Upper Ferntree Gully over at your place. I guess it sat there waiting for you because it did not have the distinctive Clarice artwork to make it stand out from the crowd. Can you email me the name and address of the opp shop when you get back from Rio? Clearly, this is one opp shop that doesn't have its own experts vetting the stock.

Joke said...

My wife is glowing emerald with envy!

-J.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Well that is a total find! One of my finds was a book of Where the Red Fern Grows that I purchased for 25 cents. When I arrived home I discovered it was signed. I about fainted. That is so neat that you found an actual Clarice Cliff pitcher.

herhimnbryn said...

Isn't is wonderful when you look at 'bottoms'!

Surfing Free said...

Wow! You have a good eye :)

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

but of course, like all those lovely people on Antiques Roadshow, you're only interested in the value so you can insure it properly, right? I mean, you'd never DREAM of selling it! (chortle, chortle, chortle)

My op shop has never produced anything so valuable, but I've had three years of dressing three kids in mint condition Pumpkin Patch, Esprit and Osh Kosh - summer and winter - for an average of about $30 a year...

JaneBrocket said...

Did you look underneath in the shop? If so, I am impressed by the composure you must have maintained while paying. Obviously, you are the female version of the Talented Mr Ripley...

Gina said...

Love it!

Miss Dot said...

see, I would have been one of the people before you going "who, Clarie? what" and putting it back. So are you going to sell it on e-bay? :-)