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Three Dollar Pot

January 17th, 2011 at 08:26 am

A few years ago we were browsing at one of these antique malls and I saw it. No, there wasn't a beam of light directing my view...it was actually sitting admist a bunch of other stuff. It was a covered enamel ware pot. It was light blue and that is really what caught my eye -- I like blue. It was a size I didn't have in a pot or pan -- not huge and not tiny. I was thinking, hey, wonder what this costs.

As you may have already gathered, it was $3. No chips, it was clean, nothing burned on it. Looked like it hadn't been used, in fact.

Well, it became mine. And I've decided I got a bargain. I have cooked green beans in it. I have made soups in it. And I use it to bake no knead bread.

It's not fancy and I'm sure most chefs would turn their nose up at it.

But, for $3, it has been a workhorse for me and I'm glad I found it. I truly feel I got a bargain.

7 Responses to “Three Dollar Pot”

  1. luvinmylife Says:

    i would love to see a picture. Smile

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Yes...picture! I have a favorite vase that cost $3- I got it at a thrift store....it is very tall and the opening is about 3 inches...holds my sunflowers PERFECTLY. Gotta love those cheap favorite finds!!!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    I've got a favourite vase too, I found it in a charity shop a few years ago. I can't use it till we get our own place though Frown

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I'd post a photo, but I cannot get one to attach...any suggestions?

    Maybe we should have our own page on three dollar finds.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Hey, I had a light blue enamel soup pot in my antiques booth. Did you buy it? Heh, heh, probably not, I know mine was not pristine -- and I don't think it was $3 either!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    CB, unless your booth is in Central Illinois, I doubt it, but wouldn't that be a hoot???!!!!

  7. Jerry Says:

    The most important thing is that YOU like it, and that YOU have a lot of uses for it... then the fact that it was $3 leads to a bonus on top of that! We have some Bulgarian pottery bowls that were not terribly expensive, but we use them a lot and we love them. It's not that they cost a lot or are fancy, but rather that you have some insurance that you will get a lot of use of them that matters.

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