Friday, May 31, 2013


Like many of you I love to hunt for vintage finds and charming bargains.  After Territory Days last weekend we closed our shop on Tuesday and headed out for the day.  We needed a break!

On my journey,  found this chocolate pot with a missing lid.  I have ordered a lid that I am pretty sure will work, but until then, some lilacs worked fine to use it as a vase.  It is hand painted with roses and violets and is from Germany and was just $6.00.

BYA:  No, the lilacs weren't from my yard - mine aren't nearly so lovely as these!

This sweet basket is one you see often in antique malls, etc.  I gave it a new coat of spray paint.  The runner fits perfect on my pink buffet with a soft pink rose on each end.   Another "smaller" sized  cake platter is perfect for displaying a teapot or cream and sugar.

The English Royal Stafford Cup and Saucer is the pattern Lyringa and I also found a darling 36" square topper of linen with roses printed on it.  All were very good prices.  This is my idea of a fun day!  Hope you have a great weekend.


Marilyn said...

LOVE days like this. Your chocolate pot is gorgeous even if you didn't have a lid. What a perfect vase. I have a pitcher that has a broken spout, but still works really well as a vase.

Shelia said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, lucky you! What lovely finds. The server is gorgeous and especially with those lovely lilacs! The little cup and saucer are so pretty and I just love the olden linens. Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Good finds indeed. I couldn't agree with you more, my concept of a fun day also resonates to vintage hunting.

Having a vase of lilac in my dining table is a dream come true. One day I would live to grow it.

Have a good weekend Bernideen.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely finds - and everything seems to go so well together.

janice15 said...

I love all your finds and I agree it's always a great day when you find something good.. love the lilacs very pretty.......Have a great weekend with love Janice

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love the chocolate pot with lilacs. I also have 2 pretty pitchers (that I now know are chocolate pots) with lids missing but I think they are still beautiful. You were lucky to find the lid. I would love to visit your shop after I retire this June. My husband and I are planning a road trip in September. I will check your business address and hopefully you are not too far away.
Take care,

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

The chocolate pot with the lilacs make a lovely display! I love lilacs anyway. Nice idea to paint the basket white to go with all your white things! Beautiful runner and teacup! Love your blog. Nancy

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Gorgeous! I hope that lid works. It sure is a pretty chocolate pot! I can just smell those beautiful lilacs!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, you and I have similar ideas!. Gorgeous chocolate pot as well as everything else.Those kinds of finds would make anyone's day..Happy Weekend..Judy

Lavender Cottage said...

You found some good treasures Bernideen.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Bernideen

Lilacs are one of the great joys of spring and yours are such a rich colour.


Angela McRae said...

Oh, that's my idea of a fun day as well! Lovely finds -- and I'm imagining the sweet fragrance of lilacs as I read!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

My goodness, how I love Lilacs - this garden tea is gorgeous - I am looking for a Lilac I can grow in the heat of the south - one that will have that lovely fragrance too. I hope you have a blessed week,