Monday, March 18, 2013

WEEKEND TREASURES



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.



22 comments:

PinkGranny said...

What nice treasures. I particularly like the soft green teacup and saucer. The detail is very nice and I like the shape of the saucer!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your English tea cups are my favorite too, so many different patterns go so well together...they always look fresh and romantic...

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen!
Your china and teacups are gorgeous. I agree with you..the English teacups seem to be a favorite of mine also. You found a lot of lovely treasures.
~Clara

Martha said...

Looks like you had a fun time and I do adore your teacups!

Rosemary said...

Lovely new additions to your collection!

Snap said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and found some lovely treasures -- especially the lovely Tuscan teacup. Happy Tea Day!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Bernideen, you scored big with your finds. I LOVE the Tuscan teacup too. It's truly lovely! All your teacups are so pretty and make a lovely sight. Sounds like your outing was lots of fun. Thank you for sharing and coming to my Spring Tea. Happy Spring, my friend!

Blesisngs,
Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Some good finds Bernideen; both my butter dishes are from antique stores.
Funny comment about likely finding some of your own things you sold at garage sales years ago. I've had the same thought looking at things for sale that I may have sold in the past.
Judith

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bernideen- your post is gorgeous!

What wonderful treasures you found - I too love that Tuscan cup set, wow!

Your post is so light and springy and pretty - need it today, it is cold and grey and rainy and horrible out there....nice to see such loveliness!

La Tea Dah said...

Just lovely! I love your teacups and saucers! I have one that matches one of your new ones. I wish we could get our teacups together sometime to share tea out of!!!

Lovely post! Thank you, Bernideen!

Nellie said...

What a wonderful excursion you had! Lovely cups and saucers!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love teacups and china. You found some really pretty ones and have a nice collection now. I like the white wire rack as well as it makes a nice display for them. Happy spring to you! Pamela

Chenille Cottage said...

Every one of your beautiful china pieces speaks of Spring.
They are all so lovely, my friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Dear Friend, such lovely, lovely pieces - the colors and patterns are gorgeous - I have a few of those glass pieces tucked away, awaiting a place to display - so much fun in the hunt! I do appreciate you sharing with
A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great teacups! The Tuscan chintz is gorgeous! I see a Royal Albert Old English Rose there too. How nice you have such a large wonderful place not too far away! Wonderful! I think that's funny about the glass pieces. A friend has an antique shop called...I Used To Have That!
Ruth

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful teacups and what a fun way to spend a day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your new treasures are! I love how they all look together. Thanks for your very sweet visit too.

kitty said...

I love all your purchase, Bernideen. I especially love how you've arranged them. Isn't it something how we've gotten rid of things and then want them again?!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my Bernideen, each one is so beautiful!! I love your collection. I too love to seek out the cups and saucers made in England. They are so fine and delicate. I also love your white wire basket.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

What fun finds! I remember perusing a few antique malls in the Denver area some years ago. I still have a couple bolts of really nice vintage fabrics from a mall in Englewood. Nice teacups and basket vase.

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
you have got some more treeasures and they are all beautiful. The Tuscan tea cup is really elegant and look like new. Your are absolutely right to collect those tea cups. They look really great. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this nice tea event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen, that's a wonderful grouping of soft, spring lovelies and it sounds like you had a great day treasure hunting. :)