Friday, June 13, 2008

Favorite Friday - Second Hand Treasures

Sydney and I have been hitting the local garage sales on Fridays. It's fun and something to look forward to at the end of the week. She is crazy about them! I'm creating a monster, I can tell - but it's just so fun! Anyway, this has been our greatest find so far this summer...

A small vintage Le Creuset pot with lid in a most fabulous shade of turquoise. This was one of those snatch it up-hold to your chest-make sure no one is around to steal it kind of finds. We spent the rest of the day rubbing the "magic pot" before each sale stop, but it didn't seem to bring much more luck.


For some reason, which I'm sure I will regret someday, I think I am going to sell it. As much as I would love to have a Le Creuset pot I would really rather have a large stock pot instead of this smaller saucepan size. So, I figure I could sell it and start saving for the big one I would really use. I'm sure ebay is the right place for something like this, but I've never used it before (I know, I must be the last one on the planet). I'm thinking I might list it on etsy first and just see what happens. Your thoughts?
And as if you couldn't tell, it is really hard to take a good picture of a pot!

12 comments:

ismoyo said...

Gasping for breath - a turqoise blue Le Creuset! It looks wonderful. Would you really part with it? I understand that you want a larger one, but this one looks so precious. Hope you'll find a buyer that will love and cherish it! (and that you will get your large stock pot!)

Kristin said...

That pot is lovely!! I can't blame you for wanting a big stock pot though. its so hard to find a nice one!!

Kristin
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Katherine said...

I love the colour on this pot! Sorry, I don't have any tips for ebay or for etsy... I have no experience with either.
I'm sure you'll find a buyer though, so go for it and start saving for the stockpot, Roxanne!

Stephanie said...

I bet shipping would be a beast (or is it not heavy?).

I think its lovely!!

i am very mary said...

Really? Are you sure? Can't you just, I don't know, HOARD IT?!

Laura said...

I have one and LOVE it I don't think I could part with it. Make a pot of soup before you decide.

amandajean said...

is it large enough to make no knead bread in it? I may be interested in it, if you are really going to sell it.

I haven't bought or sold anything on ebay or etsy. so your aren't the last. :)

Rebecca said...

What a find! I guess Ebay is the way to go though I had a bad experience with a crazy buyer that sort of turned me off but most people were very nice. This will cost a fortune to ship, I can imagine how heavy it is!

Of course, if it were me, I would keep it. It gorgeous!

Vallen said...

I'm with Mary Ann - this could be your small start on a big collection. I would love to have an array of le creuset - every shape and size. Keep it!!!

Em said...

it's Gorgeous... I couldn't part with it if I found it... wow... I'm sure you COULD sell it for a pretty penny on ebay, on etsy you'd have to SET a price though... Anyway - I love it... it's my favorite color!

craftychica said...

OOOOH, great pot!

Kerry and Rachel said...

Love the pot, love the color! What a find. Sell it? Really? It's so cute!