Monday, March 18, 2013
Yesterday afternoon we were off to Denver because the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall (huge) was having a sale. We went several other places as well and scouted out a new mall we had never been to before which is where I found the glass vase basket below.. It was a fun afternoon with dinner on the way home. I found some cups and saucers to sell at my shop and three to keep bringing my English total of one of a kinds to nine.
Recently, I have been "refining my style in collecting" so to speak and deciding I like the English cups and saucers best - especially the maybe 10 - 20 year old ones that people never really used which sat on their shelf and to me seem to have prettier composition of the decals. They are more interesting and less expected and familiar looking.
I love - love this soft pink "Tuscan" one with rosebuds and gold leaves painted (I think) all over it. I thought it was lovely. A keeper!
Yesterday, I was also looking for some glass pieces such as a "new something old" for a butter dish since accidents seem to happen in my kitchen and we have destroyed several butter dishes i n the journey. I also wanted a couple relish dishes for olives, pickles, etc. I remember I had these when I was first married for when you have company. In fact, I probably just bought the ones I yard saled 40 years ago! There are whole booths just of these glass pieces in the larger malls and oh my - so many ranges in prices and available items. These were in the 4 to 5 $ range which was great! I usually walk past these types of booths but I was definitely perusing yesterday.
The pattern on the center one in the back above is American Beauty by Royal Albert and the one to the right is a Aynsley pattern.