Thursday, November 09, 2006

My Cheap Vintage Finds

I bought 4 each of these small glasses for 99 cents each. Keeping them away in the cupboard, but we needed some sturdy glasses and the clear ones will suit a nice drop of Scotch whiskey...

This teapot was 9.99 and on the bottom says "Sudlow Burslem England" It will match perfectly!

I couldn`t resist this little picture for 1.99. Haven`t cleaned it up yet so you can see the smudges in the picture. It`s hand painted in England and has real flowers on it. I never even looked at the back but hubby noticed when I got home. It says... "Wildlife study of an original watercolour by Sharon Jervis. Real English flowers are added by hand to create an original design." from Village Country Crafts Ltd in Hallaton, Leicestershire, England. How cool is that to discover!

These are some other pictures I found also each for 1.99. The lady will go in the front room and the others on the big wall in the kitchen with some others I have already. I`m either going to paint the green frames white or brown stain. And the other floral maybe white in the middle of the frame if I stay white. Not sure yet. I want to have a floral theme of pictures all grouped somehow there.

The teapot is from China and will match perfectly also for 5.99 and looks nice above the cupboards with my other teapots. The silver plated candlesticks were 1.99 each...need a good polishing yet. The little ceramic pot with the pink flower, 99 cents, and looks cute on the sink shelf . Pale green tray candle holder, 99 cents. Little Spode saucer, 2.99. And last but not least an extrememly real looking sage plant in a clay pot. This one is new from Winnners for $7. I also did some Christmas shopping but couldn`t resist one more thing for the kitchen.

I also bought two long lace pieces for my china shelf but they need to be washed yet.
This old wicker tray was 1.99 and I`ve just finished staining it and will put a clear coat on top. It`s actually darker than this picture shows. It looks like milk chocolate here lol. Going to decopauge something in the middle at some point. I thought it would be pretty to carry drinks out to the back garden on.

Now I`m patiently waiting for some more plates that I bought from E-Bay. Some Spode Toile and some Red/Pink Transferware ones. Oh and then the floor next! But I`m having fun :) Still have to decide whether to have dark frames and dark china shelf or all white. The shelf is white at the moment. I`ll probably stick with white because it evens out the white cupboards, but we`ll see later.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

You found some great things! I would have bought all of them myself if I had seen them. The tea pots are beautiful! You must have had such fun finding all these bits and pieces.

snappy said...

You have been busy havnt you tea?I love the kingfisher/flower picture.I love those birds!is your house full of pretty things like those?

Anonymous said...

Cool finds. :)
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You certainly came across some wonderful finds! Sounds like you had yourself a great time.

Daisy Lupin said...

Tea, I don't know what on earth is going on with you me and blogger. I have your site bookmarked and when it comes up it is the entry from 24th July! I have tried to get on from a comment you made on another site but again up comes 24th July. It is only today, after days of trying now you have commented on my site I went through that and blogger has allowed me onto your site. It is so strange?
Love all the things you bought for your kitchen by the way.

cityfarmer said...

sorry I've been away...I'm back, however things are really busy with Chritstmas around the bend...I will update tomorrow morning concerning my cousin's husband Bud.

Anonymous said...

You have very good taste :-)

I'd hire you to decorate anytime!

Marc

Jeanne said...

Very lovely indeed.
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Great shopping trip you had Tea. I love teapots and the ones you picked up are super. Your kitchen will be a real English cottagey one when you are finished decorating.

rowena said...

I love your vintage finds! As I was reading down the post and saw Scotch whiskey, I told myself, "Now I'm onto a blog other than food." By any chance would that whiskey be Laphroaig? It's my favorite of scotch malts!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm curious about gardening (totally agree with your statement on gardening on a budget!), and hope that you'll have some posts on the topic in the future.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Snappy...
That`s the only picture I have like that. My house hous isn`t full of pretty things, but I`d sure like some more :)

Daisy...
This same thing happens to me with Carol`s Garden and Decorations as well as Tales From The Pantry: A Butler's Diary. At his I have to go to profile and click back to the blog from there to update.Carol`s sometimes I can never get to anywhere but a July date no matter what I try!

Rowena...Thanks for visiting my blog too :) My favorite Scotch Whiskey is The Glenlivet. Haven`t tried Laphroaig

tea
xo

Anonymous said...

those glasses would be great to put a little tea-light into. love all your treasures!

HORIZON said...

Oh boy, we must have similar taste because l love everything you got!! What brilliant buys and especially love that watercolour- the bird is called a KingFisher. Lovely
Would you mind if l added you to my blog links?
Bests for now
xx

FarmgirlCyn said...

LOVE the itty bitty glassware! We use ours for after dinner drinks...port, or Frangelica!

carolyn said...

What a brilliant haul, well done!

Zoey said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot! I love the tiny green glasses and the silver candlesticks.

Doesn't it feel good to come home with so many great finds?

Anonymous said...

You remind my of my wife, she goes crazy buying all kinds stuff on our yard sale outings on Saturdays. Do you collect teapots?

No_the_game said...

Wow lovely lady,

You definately have taste. I like everything you bought.

I would love to have english inspired house. There is two things I know for sure I do not know how to do: to put make-up on and decorate a house.

It must be awesome to be like you :)

Have a nice weekend,
Tired of Dating Games,
No_the_game

Naturegirl said...

OMG I am sure that little pink pot is *Fitz n Floyd*! I have a small collection. .Identified by the rose on front.I have several pieces..
..so romantic and girly!

UKBob said...

You have some nice things there Tea, I could do with the tea pot and whiskey glasses for the potting shed.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Horizon... I`d love you to add me to your list :) Thanks!

Naturegirl...there`s no marking of any kind on the little vase.

tea
xo

judypatooote said...

One of the things that I miss most in life, is going antiquing, and to flea markets with my hubby.... That was our favorite pastime... I collected tinwear back then and you could always find something with in price range....I just plain love junkin......lol

Jules said...

what an adorable blog love the bargains love the cats and the dog love it all,we too have two cats both female my husband is the light of their life me i am the mud beneath their feline feet,
Love all your things come visit me at my blog have loved my visit and will be back.