A few years ago I was browsing through a new Goodwill near my old home in Virginia. As I snooped through the shelves, I spotted the usual thrift store garb – 1970′s dishes, floral vases, enormous brass lamps with dust-covered shades, you know what I’m talking about. I spotted a bin with some plastic fruit in it and thought I’d see if there were any realistic looking pears or lemons that would be worth buying. To my surprise, I saw this… …an entire collection of stone fruit. For those of you who aren’t familiar with stone fruit, they are hand painted pieces or fruit made out of marble. The are realistic and beautiful. The person pricing for Goodwill that day had no idea what they had. They mixed them in with some hideous plastic fruit for only $.68 a piece. These pieces sell on e-bay for crazy amounts…up to $60-70 for a rare piece.
I am posting this to Frugalicious Fridays over at Finding Fabulous.