Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FINDING TREASURES AND KEEPING LIDS



As I have shared before....like so many of you,  I love going through an antique mall,  flea market,  or garage sale scouting for teatime goodies and linens.   I do have a basic "rule" because I have enough clutter:  If I bring something home I look around and take something I don't like as well to sell or give away. 

I also wanted to share a floral I made yesterday to go by the front door:



Ruth from Antiques and Teacups Blog left me a comment that she often recognizes some of my cups and saucers as ones she sells. I am sure many of you recognize things on other blogs that you own too!    I found the teapot (below on the cake stand) recently and I can't remember where I have seen it but definitely on another blog!  It is English by Price Kennington.






 The cup and saucer with Pansies is Roslyn from England.  I also found that darling English Sadler with the pink roses.  I paid $1.95 for it because it had no lid.  I found a lid that would fit.  You should always keep lids - never throw them away.






 I hope you will join me tomorrow for
 my "Open House" Blog Party!





Today I am linking to friends at:  
HOME with Sandi
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday

16 comments:

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

So many prettys!!!! Lovely front door decoration, pretty tea pot! I love looking at them. When I go to our thrift store here I never seem to find tea cups and tea pots much. Maybe I need to go more often! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the soft pastels and the reason for this Easter season.
Blessings to you,
Carolynn xo

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your new teapot is a pretty one. I never throw away lids either. One never knows how they might come in handy. Thanks for linking to my HOME and have a Happy Easter, Bernideen.

Blessings,
Sandi

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the tea dishes all mixed up with different designs, it looks so fresh and fun when all the different flowers are represented...

NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful images, Bernideen! I love the whole Spring theme here- xo Diana

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your tea pot is gorgeous!! And a very good suggestion about keeping lids. Or buying them when you find them for a thrifty price.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

ellen b. said...

Lovely pots! I need to enforce the take something out when you bring something in rule... :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Bernideen- you really found some true treasures, there, lady!

It's a great idea to "bring one, lose one" so you don't get overwhelmed...I do the same thing, or at least TRYING to do so!

Hugs.

Debra @ Homespun said...

these are all so lovely :)

Chenille Cottage said...

So many beautiful tea pots...It's wonderful that you have been able to find lids. I just purchased a solid white tea pot for 50 cents at TJMaxx. The reason for the price was it had no lid. I'll have to start looking, too.
Happy Easter, my friend.
Carolynn xo

Leah Rose said...

Your teapots are lovely! I enjoy all things roses!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful teapots. I do agree about keeping lids and pots with missing parts. One time I have a black teapot without a lid and found a yellow lid that fit; so I painted yellow polka dots on the black. Have a good day.

Jann Olson said...

Well Bernideen, I just passed up a teapot because it had no lid. lol! Really it was only $1.50 and I thought it would be cute to display fresh flowers in. But then I said to myself, Oh I don't need it and it has no lid. I save lids to my glass bottles if one breaks. Never know when one might come in handy. You have such a stunning collection. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

teatimewithtrina said...

O' you have some delightful little treasures and your displays are simply stunning. Talk about a breath of fresh Spring time. Great tip about the lids, thanks for sharing.

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh Bernideen, those are two of the prettiest teapots I have even seen! I would always buy a teapot without a lid if I liked it. Could always use it for a floral centerpiece.
You did a lovely job with your new floral piece.
Happy Easter!!! Ruthie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, we do recognize things and get inspired by all the beauty shared! Your teapots are gorgeous - wonderful finds! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy