Tuesday, August 18, 2009

~Tarnished Junk Bag, Tartersauce & Free Stuff ??~

I made one little stop this afternoon and look at this old Tarnished Silver Jewel encrusted bag I came home with.... I snapped this thing up fast like it was worth some $$$...actually it may be. I have to do a little research on it. It is OMG cute!! All the little jewels are intact and it has just the right amount of tarnish to the metal. If anyone knows anything about it's history let me know!!


Isn't she adorable??

Cute little metal latch on top and handle...
The inside smells old, it is tagged Bergdorf Goodman Italy, which I think is a dept store, on the other side it says Rodo?? I know this little thing has some history. Of course it will be on the market For Sale at The Sleepy Poet as soon as I get some history of it's value.
Well.... See this picture below??? I was out junking a few weeks back, yapping on the cell phone with my junk friend Beth when I passed this and what I thought was a sign that said Free Stuff.... I told her to hold on while I spun my car around to go back...I got all excited.....well when I got there I could have just died, turned in the drive and the sign said "Hay For Sale"! Now look at all that stuff you can see why I got all excited!! There might have even been a tomato or two for sale there also!!
I was just embarrased for myself... am I that bad that I am imagining free junk??? Free Stuff and Hay For Sale do no remotely have ANYTHING in common nor do they sound alike!!!! Not like my husband who argued the Taco Bell lady down at the drive thru that he did not need Tartersauce... See our Taco Bell is also Long John Silvers, so he was screaming out the window into the speaker that he did not get fish, he did not need tartersauce....I had to step up to the plate and tell him she was not saying tartersauce she was asking him if he wanted Hard or Soft?? (Tacos that is) see Hard or Soft, Tartersauce, kinda sound alike!!!! I will get a pic of him on my next post so you all can put a face together with the Tartersauce!!
Ok, now that I have embarrassed myself I am going to bed for the night!! Tootles, I knew I could not stay away from a mid week post!! Be careful at those Fast Food drive thru windows!!
Blessings & Hugs, Janna





30 comments:

Theresa said...

Well, you made me laugh soooo hard! It was funny that you were looking for free stuff and got hay for sale:) Funnier is your husband yelling about the tarter sauce and it was hard or soft:) I am still laughing! Thanks and good night!

The Texas Woman said...

I'm laughing WITH you, not AT you!!

larry7pokey said...

Love the little purse (how does one buy from you, anyway?) But, I really had to write in becuz ha, ha- this was so funny, I called my sweety in to hear it! Hey, we can totally identify! Thanks for the laughs!
: } pokey

birdsneststudio said...

I had a great guffaw! Thanks for that! Always fun to see what is on your blog!
Elise

Jennifer said...

Loving the tartersauce story..... my husband and I made the exact same mistake a couple months ago... the lady asked "hard or soft"
and we said "what",
"hard or soft"
"tartersauce??",
"NO, HARD or SOFT"

Why can't they just say crunchy or soft?

common ground said...

Hilarious! Glad you have the guts to tell the funnies on yourself. So, today I went to Walgreens and when I got home I realized MY PANTS WERE UNZIPPED. oh well...
Debra

donna baker said...

At least the Taco Bell person didn't tell you and your husband to ask for the discount next time. What discount I asked. The senior citizens discount he said. I nearly died. So rude.

The Cottage Shopgirl said...

Oh, you so crack me up girl!! Thanks, I needed a laugh today.
Sleep well,
Sandi

Angie said...

To funny! Btw, Bergdorf is a high end store- So i'm sure there is a fab story and $$ behind that cute little bag.

trash talk said...

Girl, I'm glad I read this tonight instead of in the morning...I'm afraid there would have been coffee spit all over everything! This is just too dadgum funny. Like I say, some things you just can't make up.
I totally see how you could get "free stuff" out of "hay for sale" especially when you were temporarily blinded by all that sweet junk gleaming in the sunlight!
Trash

trash talk said...

I just had to come back and tell you that I googled Rodo and yep girlie girl, you got yourself a treasure! To get a little back history on the designer go to www.wishshoes.com/Rodo.html then just go to Ebay and start looking. I am on pins and needles to see what you find out. I love a good treasure hunt!
Trash

misselaineous said...

Mrning coffee giggles...courtesy of Janna! Thanks lady!! Tartersauce...hard or soft...Yup i can hear where the confusion came from. Besides those fast food speakers always sound like "waawakawakkwa" to me anyway. I avoid them like the plague 'cept the burger place my best friend works! BG was a huge department store, up NOOArth...way before WallyWorld came into big box being. The purse is too cute, and very unique, i'd say. As far as HAY...FREE goes? same as seeing what you perceive to be a cool old chair on top of a "curbside shop"...slamming on the brakes, doin a U-ey, cornering on 2 wheels...only to find that the chair is an odd pile of rotted wood, aunties faded pink walmart curtains and a stuffed animal won at the fair years ago that smells like the dog for some reason. Not that this has ever happened to me...:o} *elaine*

Life is good! said...

love that purse! soooo cute.
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I Play Outside The Box said...

That is so stinkin' funny!!! lol

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

I always say that my husband is "drive thru speaker challenged"! I laughed my butt off...and that's ALOT of laughing...reading your tarter sauce story!

Thanks. I needed that!

Malisa

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

That story is too funny and it does kinda sound like tarter sauce. What a strange combination- Taco Bell and Long John Silvers! You sure do find some great stuff on your junkin- wish I could be so lucky

Junk Girl said...

O-M-G - THANKS for the laugh today! I'm not sure which story I like more, the HAY FOR SALE or the TARTERSAUCE...!!!! Man, life is GRAND, ain't it?!

p.s. the junk bag is TO DIE FOR, are you kidding me?!! Andrea

red.neck chic said...

I'm laughing so hard right now with you...thank you for the afternoon giggles!!! As for the bag...I don't know anything about it except...I have the perfect display spot for it! LOL

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I tried doing some research on your find, and all I could find was that Bergdorf Goodman Italy is a designer name. Wish I could find more.

chickie said...

I loved your story.I have had some days like that as well.You and i could have a whole lot of laughs Im sure of it.The purse is awesome!! Good score!!Fun Finds 2 U..Chickie

Junkin' Yaya said...

That is HYSTERICAL!!! I wish you could hear my Texan hubby at the drive thru windows....we all laugh our you know whats off, when he has to order. Glad to hear that he is not the only one!

love ya...xo...deb

Junque Couture said...

Thanks for the laugh. Made my husband pause his game to read it to him! I have had similar experiences!

bella shabby said...

Loved the tartarsauce story - my husband always has trouble understanding at those fast food places, too. Of course the Free Stuff sign was wishful thinkin'. Look at all that great junk! Sue

Rebecca said...

Great story...thanks for the giggle. I know the embarrassment...I hate it when I leave my garage door open and people start coming up the driveway thinking there must be a sale! I have done the same thing but the free stuff would be a marage around here
Blessings
Rebecca

UPON A HILL said...

You are not keeping that jewel of a purse???

Sweet Repose said...

We've just learned to have itchy trigger fingers, that's all...when you find stuff piled and a sign...you better take a chance...hay or not...too funny, can't wait to see the 'tartersauce man' what a hoot!

Carole said...

Love that bag!

Aimee said...

The purse is great!!!

If you get a chance stop by and say hi! I just put up a NEW POST!
Have a great night,
Aimee

Colleen Hickey said...

I love that bag! I don't care about provenance, I would totally use it! Please let me know what you want to sell it for :)

"The Antique Odyssey" said...

Hi Janna.. Sweet bag!! I could be wrong, but I think that "Rodo" was a high end line of purses from the 1950's by Italian designer Rodualdo Dori.. Not sure how long they were in production.. Anyway.. NICE SCORE!
Pam