04 February 2012

Treasure Hunting

Hello and Welcome Spring

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? Ours is unseasonably mild, high-forties and sunny. No complaints from me, though I'm not foolish enough to think it will last....

Have you found any treasures lately? I had a ball out picking this past week and even ended up finding a few keepers.



The pretty cup and saucer is marked "Summer Glory" Royal Albert England. I couldn't resist it at $1.99. I'll grab a little bit of spring wherever I can find it....

The two small plates are Syracuse China (.49 cents each). I'm a sucker for restaurant supply dishes and have collected several sets in different patterns. I like the scalloped edge on the pink and white plate, but I rarely see this pattern in my travels; when I do it's either a lone saucer or badly scuffed.


I think I'm in love....this old bowl is so elegant and the towels are my favorite fabrics and colors. They have already found a home in my linen closet.

I spent about $30 and had some much needed fun. I picked up a few old and well-made antiques to resell on eBay and a few things to put away for the Etsy store I haven't yet opened. ;-)


Happy hunting!
Diane

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15 comments:

  1. I am a new follower. Stopping over from Honey's Happy Sunday.

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  2. I like your blog.
    Kiss of the Croatian.

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  3. I absolutely love your Royal Albert! A pattern I haven't seen before, and isn't it cheery! Perfect hopeful harbinger of spring! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  4. I love the Summer Glory. It is sooo pretty.

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  5. Hi Diane,
    those are pretty finds. I wish I could shop in such a store. The Summer Glory Cup is really adorable. How I wish it would be spring.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  6. You found some great treasures and I love the colours of the Royal Albert teacup.

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  7. What a sweet find in that teacup! Love the pattern and it definitely says Spring! Thank you for joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. So nice to meet you. I would be happy to find just one of your new treasures, and you found them all!

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    1. You know the old saying, "when it rains, it pours."

      In the past week I began seeing a lot of old stuff appear on the shelves in our local thrift shops. I suspected that at least one, possibly more, old estates had been donated. I kept going back as often as I could. It paid off.

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  9. Lovely finds~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  10. Charming finds! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I am following and hope you will too!

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  11. Honey I`m watching u for a while! I like your blog and I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other! tell me what do you think, kisses :X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  12. Long time no see ....hope all is well and just busy with life!

    x
    C

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  13. One of my favourite ways to spend a few hours, sifting through the local thrift and yard sales. Love the vintage linens. I'm now following along.

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