Monday, December 28, 2015

CALLING MY NAME for BTTCG Blog Party

My husband and I have been goofing off lately.
 Is that against the law?
 We drove back to some indoor flea markets and an
 antique mall that we hadn't been to in a while with
 the idea that this might be our last opportunity.
 As I have shared, we will be moving to 
Columbia, Missouri
 in 2016.
 So did we find anything?




My husband found an old china cabinet in a booth that had some English Bone China cups and saucers in it for only $4.95 each.  One was a Shelley in perfect shape.  Later that day we found a few more other English Bone China ones for only $7.00 each.

This green one was the $4.95 Shelley (Duchess):





We had such a fun day and we always go somewhere 
nice for lunch or dinner and relax.
  Here is the pink and blue Rosina one:



These two featured Violets. 
 A Hammersley and a Royal Albert below:




And two more below, A Scottish thistle themed Royal Albert and a hand painted Adderly one with soft colors below:





Today is my Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party and you are invited to link anything related. 
REMEMBER THAT IT'S NOT JUST TEA RELATED- 
it could be knitting, baking, photography, garden, baking, 
 hobbies, crafts, DIY, etc!

I will also be sharing at these parties:
Mosaic Monday
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Let's Talk Vintage
Vintage Charm



37 comments:

Donna said...

Oh I adore all these tea cups so many flowers! Happy New Year!

Chere Mama said...

What a delight to ohhh and ahhh over your tea cups as I scrolled through. So lovely. This was like looking at my mom's China cabinet....what a fun post.

ellen b. said...

Lovely finds! Sounds like a fun outing!

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

I love seeing all the teacups you can find at flea markets. If I had tons of money and tons of space I would probably buy them all. You found some great ones and the price was RIGHT! Happy New Year.

Martha said...

Lovely tea cups all! And what bargain prices! Wow!

Belinda Riffenburg said...

Beautiful teacups! I have the first Shelley one. Have not seen the Scottish one. Very pretty! Lovely blog post! When do you move? Thanks for sharing!

Ruth W said...

What a great find! As I said on ATAA...saw the Shelley right away! Wonderful finds!
Ruth

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Such a tea'riffic collection of beautiful cups.

Karen said...

Oh Bernideen,
I had to chuckle because I love goofing off too. Aren't we lucky that our hubbies will take us to antique shops and treasure hunt? I can't believe your amazing finds! Such great deals on teacups. I must come to Colorado. I love the Hammersley and Shelley and all of them! I also love how you arranged your teacups in a circle on your header! Such beauty! Happy Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Day! And Have a Wonderful New Year too Dear Bernideen! Thank you for hosting! Karen

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

All your lovely tea cups were a such a great price...I would have grabbed up a few of them myself! H is originally from New York, he has been down here in New Mexico for 50 years. Anyway, we go thru Missouri often to visit family and I have to say it is one of the most beautiful states I have ever been in. I know you will love it there....Christmas hugs....

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Goofing of is the best thing to do! I love teacups and have some many sitting on a shelf downstairs, need a place to showcase. We love stopping at shops and anticipating what we may find too! Thanks for the party..

janice15 said...

Such great deals you found and such lovely teacups... Sure wish I could do that San Francisco doesn't seem to have the places like that anymore it is very rare to find a bargain indeed and the tea shops prices are any where from 22 to 28 a cup and saucer... Just lovely Bernideen. Have a wonderful day with love Janice

Margie said...

You found some fabulous treasures, Bernideen! My fave is the Shelley teacup. I hope that your new home will have some antique stores/flea markets nearby. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the final week of 2015!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow Bernideen, I'd say you found something! Good prices too! I like your header, it reminds me of a teacup "Fairy ring". I had never heard of a Fairy Ring until I watched Summer of the Monkeys, and I think one other movie too.
Looking forward to meeting you and your husband!
Happy Monday!
Gina

Keeper At The Homestead said...

Lovely finds!!!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Holy Smokes, B- you two have outdone yourself - these teacups are INCREDIBLE - what a great "steal deal" you got! WOW!!!! Well done, ma'am!!

I wish you the very best in the coming new year - with your health, move and all you hold most dear. Hugs. ♥♥♥

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

As I'm excitedly looking at your new acquisitions Bernideen I'm hoping your new house is not a smaller one and will have room for your collections. I couldn't believe all the teacups Robin from ATAA got for Christmas - wow!
Thanks for participating in Mosaic Monday this year, all the best for 2016.

Crochet Hooks said...

lovely patterns! the violets are my fav!! Thanks for hosting us :) enjoy your week!

Martha's Favorites said...

I can't pick a cup I like best! I am so happy you got to spend some time just having fun with your hubby. We all need to do that more. Have a wonderful New Year's my dear friend. Hugs, Martha

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my Bernideen, you truly came across some amazing treasures. The Shelley tea cup is gorgeous. And what a steal. So happy for you. Enjoy your new found beauties.

Thank so much for your supportive and inspiring words. I am
forever grateful.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. May you have a happy and blessed New Year. I look forward to all your lovely parties.

Hugs,

Janet

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The teacups are wonderful - such treasures. I especially love - oh, all of them.

Angela McRae said...

My goodness, you certainly got some wonderful and lovely bargains!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Lovely photos, and what a wonderful collection you have.

doodles n daydreams said...

What a wonderful selection of teacups, I particularly like the Shelley Duchess and the Scottish Royal Albert, but they are all lovely.

Diana
http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/12/christmas-tea-cup.html

Aida said...

Hi Bernideen, hope you and your family had a good Christmas. So you are moving to Missouri? What about your beautiful garden?
I hope the move will go well as you planned.
Your vintage finds are beautfiful , you and hubby sounded like had fun. I love vintaging as well. I must share some of my finds on this tea party soon.

Hope you had a good week.

Blessings,
Aida

Snap said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! The teacups are all lovely. Happy Tea Day! Happy New Year!

[email protected] Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I don't have anything to share today, my friend, but wanted to stop for a visit. Your new teacup finds are such bargains and treasures. I love to see what others find while shopping at thrift and antique shops. Happy New Year to you and your hubby, Bernideen. I look forward to all that's in store for you with your move.

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, congratulations to your wonderful finds! Tea cups like this for $7.00 or even $4.95 would be unthinkable in our area, at least I have never come across them in an antique mall here. But besides that you got a great deal maybe most importantly is that you and your husband has tons off fun together!
I absolutely love the violet tea cup from Hammersley, sigh...
Warm regards,
Christina

podso said...

That's a great find for your final time at the store! I have a couple of those teacups. In a way it seems sad to me that teacups have come down in price so much, which I think means they aren't as valued as they were a few years ago. Happy new year!

Marilyn Miller said...

What happy finds. I particularly was drawn to the green one. Swoon! How lovely to now have time to goof off. Enjoy!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I love hearing about your treasure hunts, Bernideen. I'm not a good shopper; need to go with you!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you, Bernideen, for including me in the party. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all your new finds are just beautiful..Happy New Year..Judy

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Oh my! You found some real beauties...The Royal Albert's are my favorites. The Scottish themed one with the Thistle and castle is gorgeous and the one with the dainty little Violets is spectacular and I'm also quite taken with the Hammersley, just beautiful. Thanks for hosting...enjoyed what everyone was sharing! Mickie

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I see a couple tea cups that I have too! You have such a beautiful collection and great finds! xox

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful teacup find. Wow. You have big plans for the New Year! Blessings and a safe move. xoxo Su

Liz said...

I love your finds - especially the cup with the Scottish thistle theme - gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful teacup finds - you better take your hubby with you on shopping jaunts all the time. That Shelley was a steal, as were the others. So happy for you! Lovely blog post!