Good deal or not? You be the judge!
My friend, Nit, introduced me to Polish Pottery and my kitchen and dining life and pocket book have changed forever:-) She has since moved to Alaska and I miss her so much but my collection persists!
Anyway, someone contacted me by email (She saw my blog about my Polish Pottery collection). She said she is selling all her mother's Polish pottery and asked if I was interested. I told her I already have plenty but if I like them and they are reasonable, I will consider buying and for her to please send me photos. And so she sent me 4 pictures. One of those long folding table was full of them plus 2 cabinets.
I was attracted to a few items like a big square baker (which unfortunately arrived broken), the pie bowls, plates, rolling pin and trivet. She gave me a quote and after adding them plus shipping, it was already going to cost me over $200.
So, I made an offer to buy everything for $350, including shipping, she accepted the offer and we called it a deal. I figure I can sell whatever I do not want in my booth.
Below is everything I got from the deal. Unfortunately, 1/3 of the pieces were broken (pictures at the bottom) and we are still trying to claim for insurance.
After they packed everything in 4 big boxes, the seller emailed me and said the total weight is 187 lbs., which she did not realize would be that much and wondered if I would be nice enough to add another $50. And I know how heavy they really are so I sent her another $50.
Isn't the rolling pin cute? I was so happy to see it in one piece!
I love the dinner and salad plates. I am glad only 1 of each broke cause these are hard to come by. I hardly ever see them at TJ Maxx and even when I do, they are very expensive, like $19.99 for each plate. On Ebay, dinner plates average $30 for each one.
In spite of so many broken bowls, I still got a LOT of good ones. I had to stack them on top of each other or they would not all fit on the table.
The teapot top looks so lonely without the pot, which came broken. See it on the right by the dinner plates? But that's ok, I already own at least 5 of them.
I also like these 4 rectangular bread bakers. I use what I already have for serving food on the table also.
I love these pie bowls. There were 4 of them but 2 arrived broken but I am happy for these 2 that are ok.
I like this trivet too.
In the boxes below are all the broken pieces. All heart shaped bowls were broken plus a lot of round bowls, a teapot, lots of soup bowls, utensil holder, dinner plate, dessert plate, mugs and many others. I love Polish pottery and my heart sank everytime I opened and saw a broken one. Some pieces could not even be recognized because they were shattered into little pieces. They came wrapped in linens, which I got so many for free (napkins, bedsheets, pillow cases, tablecloth, towels) but these are very heavy and should probably have been individually bubble wrapped. The seller is very gracious and accomodating and I could not get mad at her. She even included 2 collectible Hummel plates with certificates of authenticities and a set of 6 expresso cups for free.
I am still happy with my purchase regardless of the broken ones.
What do you think? My husband thinks I still got a good deal and I do too, plus I am waiting for a refund from the insurance company for $100, which is what I claimed.
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