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!

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

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

  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!

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

  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

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

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


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

    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.

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

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

  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


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


  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.