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Friday, February 18, 2011

My Ebay Score Just Arrived

I scored the neatest treasure on Ebay last week, and today it arrived.  I am so excited, I just love it.


Look, it's one of the coveted English Butter Slabs.  I know you guys have seen these, there is the round one like this one and then a square one.  I have drooled a million times over the square one that Sherry @ No Minimalist Here shows in her header.  However at $139.99 I am just too frugal to spend that much money.


This round one and the square one are available at Joanne Hudson. com.  The round one is 9" and sells for $109.99.  I did buy one as a gift at Christmas, however I wouldn't spend that much for me. 


But just look at this beauty I won on Ebay for $50.00  Yip-Skip!!!!


I keep my oils and my salt and pepper grinders by the stove and use them daily.  They are perfect sitting on the Butter Slab. (I need to make a trip to Trader Joe, I'm out of the course salt.)


Now doesn't it finish off this section of the counter just perfectly.

Ok, Ceekay, I know you are about to cry.  I will share.  Maybe we'll find another one on Ebay.

Thanks for stopping by, I just couldn't wait to show you my treasure.



67 comments:

  1. Great SCORE! Love the vignette. Cherry Kay

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  2. Yip Skip is right! That is such a cool find and a terrific price - go you! I think I want one now ;). Blessings, Kim

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  3. How wonderful!
    Yes, I do love it and I do love Trader Joe's!
    Oh, and I do love eBay (I sell there)!
    Maybe if I sell a few things, I can get one of these, too!
    Love,
    Leslie

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  4. Marty I WANT IT!! I love those and you see them all over blogland. You found the perfect home for it. Martina

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  5. Hi marty, I love it!! I crying!

    Kathy

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  6. What a great score. Love your vignette, as always.

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  7. Marty, I saw this on ebay and almost bid on it! You got a great buy. Thanks for the mention.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  8. Very cool Marty!! I've never seen one of these. It's bigger than I first thought. Love it!! Great score!

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  9. You lucky girl. I love those too. I didn't even think to look on ebay. The other prices are so high.

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  10. Really nice, glad you found one at that price...I love ebay and always look around and sometimes buy but mostly just look:)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Rondell

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  11. Congrats on the ebay score. What a deal. You have showcased it beautifully!

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  12. WONDERFUL SCORE!!!!! It's beautiful AND practical!!!

    ENJOY!!

    Hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  13. Great find...adds the perfect touch to that spot!!!

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  14. Great score. I have a couple of these too that I found on Ebay, although it's rare that you can find them there. Love how it looks on your counter with your oils and pepper grinder. I use mine the same way, next to my stove with vinegars and oils at the ready.

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  15. Oh Marty that is a score!! I've always loved Sherry's and Joni's! I always keep my eyes open for an old one that won't break the bank, but so far nada. You've found the perfect spot and use for that wonderful new treasure! Sometimes ebay comes thru, and this was definitely one of those! *winks* Vanna

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  16. Oh, you lucky lady! What a great find. I "need" one, too.
    ~Barb~

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  17. Yeah for you! Woohoo! It looks wonderful!

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  18. Wow! You surely scored, Marty! What a beauty!...Christine

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  19. Now that is one amazing piece!!!!

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  20. Omgosh Marty I have been dying for the Cheese slab, I can not believe you got this for $50, Score is right!!! Yay for Marty, Enjoy sweet lady, xo KS

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  21. It's perfect -- I am so glad that you found it!!! And what a deal!

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  22. What a great piece, Marty! I didn't realize it was that big until the last picture. Enjoy your great buy!

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  23. How wild would it have been if you and Sherry had been bidding against each other. It's a good thing that she decided not to bid on it.
    I love how you are using it and now I want one.
    Pretty things are contagious!!!!
    Rhonda

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  24. I love it!! And what an amazing buy.

    It looks beautiful in your kitchen.

    Have a great day!

    Pam

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  25. Okay, I'm going to put myself out there & hope I'm not the only one who has never heard of a butter slab. Could you please explain the history of these "treasures" to the uninformed? I really like it, and I think the way you are using yours is great.
    CAS

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  26. Okay, I'm going to put myself out there & hope I'm not the only one who has never heard of a butter slab. Could you please explain the history of these "treasures" to the uninformed? I really like it, and I think the way you are using yours is great.
    CAS

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  27. Well, since CAS said it, so will I am painfully ignorant about these. You should tell us the history of these....and what makes them so expensive! :) It sounds as if you got a good deal. Thanks for your visit--"Grandma" would be just fine with me. I'm so happy I won't care what he calls me!

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  28. You did good. I have always admired them, but I don't have any more counter space to decorate.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  29. I "googled" butter slab and finally found a 1/2 buter slab....like yours, but only one-half. It said it was from England and dated about 1920. Were they used to form the shape of the butter? Neat find.....love it and it looks fantastic on your counter top.

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  30. It looks gorgeous!! I LOVE your kitchen and you accessorize it beautifully! XOXO ~Liz

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  31. Marty, what a terrific find. Good for you! I love these pieces. ~ Sarah

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  32. Wow Marty, that butter keeper is so great looking. I love how you are displaying it, it's wonderful and perfect for your kitchen.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  33. Score! It does finish up your counter space. It's so cool how one item can make such a big impact.

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  34. Dear Marty,
    Nice addition to your lovely kitchen! Keep up those great e~bay and bargain buys!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. Congrats on your eBay score!! Yay!
    It makes a wonderful addition to your counter space!

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  36. I want one.....love it....great buy

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  37. Marty, I just found a cheese platter...I think it might be old but I am unsure and need to do more research. This is so funny, but I think I made an offer on this very cheese dish! So funny. You got a great deal. They are over $100 at Joanne Hudson. It looks great!

    Nancy

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  38. IT LOOKS PERFECT AND COMPLETES THE LOOK!!!!
    GREAT BUY too!!!
    Well done!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  39. My wish list now has another item.
    GREAT find <;)

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

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  40. What a great deal and it looks so good on your counter!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  41. Great score is right, Marty. I have never seen one, but seeing the way you used it, I want one.LOL
    So happy for you.

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  42. Yeah...Score!!! You have the neatest things, and know how to make them stand out!

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  43. What a great find Marty! DH and I are hitting antique/junk stores today for photography props, I'm keeping my eyes peeled! Kat

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  44. gorgeous !
    lovely blog Marty!
    happy weekend :)
    Rosa

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  45. You are right....I am sniveling right now! I never looked on Ebay. It is gorgeous! I am happy for you - she says sweetly while inside her head she is jealous!!

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  46. You are right! I Love it. I haven't surfed Ebay in a while...Maybe I should start again...

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  47. Hi lovely lady.I have a fun time on EBAY also, just looking and buying Vintage tablecloths to china!for my tablescapes.I love your lovely buy from Ebay !!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Blog.Have a nice weekend sweet lady,
    xxoo
    Diane

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  48. Marty~what a great find! I've never seen these before. Love how you displayed it :)

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  49. I have wanted one of these ever since I saw Joni's. What a deal you got! I forget to look at Ebay. Should do that now and then.

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  50. Squealing for your great deal!! It looks wonderful on your kitchen counter!

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  51. Marty, Yes...you found the perfect spot! Loving it!

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  52. I love it Marty, I have always wanted a sq one but don't want to pay the price for it ha ha!!
    I have been doing EBay really heavy for about a month now and have gotten some great antiques...this looks wonderful in your kitchen girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  53. What a wonderful find. I especially love how you used it. Your rooster them is so pretty and welcoming, too. I love roosters!

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  54. Love it! It looks perfect in your kitchen :)

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  55. Love it! It does look perfect in your kitchen. And what a great deal!

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  56. Love it! Hmmm...my kitchen remodel might need one. lol You're entire kitchen is gorgeous, Marty!

    Roeshel

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  57. Hi Marty,
    I just stopped over from homeroad... your site could not be more beautiful. Your home is spectacular and I love the butter dish!
    I'm following.. Susan :)

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  58. I love those darn butter slabs, but I'm too cheap to buy one! Wish I could find a bargain like yours, though. Fantastic, Marty!
    hugs, Sue

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  59. Marty...
    That is take my breath away gorgeous! I love Trader Joe's too! It's the one grocery style store I can get Fly Guy to go into besides Sprouts. He has an aversion to all other types of Grocery stores!

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  60. Hi Marty, I'm wondering if you would share what you put in the selection box on EBAY for the English Butter Slab? I've been searching for eons and cannot locate one on there. I appreciate all your help. Hugs Lynne

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