From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
barter – the direct exchange of goods or services without the use of money.
This just might be my new favorite word. That’s how I got this incredible, vintage, unbelievably beautiful enamelware pitcher.
I have wanted one FOREVER.
My friend, Mary Alice at Chateau Chic, has an Etsy shop where she sells all sorts of wonderful vintage items. I saw this coffee pot there one day and I just could not resist it. It was extremely affordable and I thought it might curb my desire for a pitcher.
Not so much.
But I love it and have placed it next to my blue enamelware pitcher for now. It will most likely move around until I find the absolute perfect place.
So…not long after that I got an email from Mary Alice asking if I could make her a grain sack table runner.
Oh my goodness. A million light bulbs when off in my head. They must have gone off in hers too because when I asked if she wanted to trade, or barter if you will, she jumped at the chance!
It ended up being the smoothest deal ever. The day before I was going to ship her runner, a big box arrived On Sutton Place.
Enclosed was my pitcher (adore it) and this darling little cup.
It was, I think, a deal made in heaven. We both got something vintage and one-of-a-kind, without any money changing hands.
Can’t ask for more than that.
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