One woman's insight into her daily life and some 'adventures'.............cooking, collecting, travels etc. With a lil' bit of this and that...........

Monday, October 26, 2009

Teacups and saucers and dessert plates.

Hi to everyone visiting 'Tea Thinngs Tuesdays' at http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/.

Thanks to Kim for hosting this and be sure to check out everyone and all their 'tea' treasures!

One day as I was driving around the block from my house I noticed a Yard Sale in the middle of the week, which was strange because we normally only have them on Saturday mornings here. Well I couldn't hold myself and stopped...... it was two nieces whose lil' old Great Aunt had passed on and they didn't care to keep anything of hers because it looked 'granny like' they said and they were not in the least interested. Well.........I came across this set all dusty in a worn old cardboard ripped box. I counted six cups, six saucers, six dessert plates and a matching cake plate. [I didn't take a picture of the cake plate as I don't know where it is in the house in my basemnet storage room. But it looks exactly like the dessert plates but bigger.]

They saw I was looking it over and they told me $2 and it's all yours. I said you mean a cup and saucer they said ......."no, the whole box" So I paid them and skipped to my car.

Hope you enjoy my tour..........

This was stamped on the bottom of the saucer.

............dessert plate.
Design in the middle of the dessert plate......beautiful cornflowers.

This is stamped on the bottom of the dessert plates.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to look at http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/ for other Tea Things and some fun!

Have a great "Tea Things Tuesday"!


  1. Oh my goodness! $2 for the whole box. I am SURE you skipped to the car. And probably floated all the way home. Great find! Those girls did not know what treasure they were giving away.


  2. You are s cool cucumber to be able to skip!! I would have made a dithering fool of myself while trying to skip!!! I just LOVE stories like that!!!

    m ^..^

  3. Wow!! Aren't you a lucky girl! Congratulations on your great treasures! I love the cornflower pattern, so pretty. Have a beautiful week and blessings to you! Vicki

  4. That is absolutely the best buy I've ever heard of...ever! I don't think I could even move, let alone skip! Did you laugh all the way home? I would have giggled til I wet my pants...fantasticly beautiful set, even if you'd paid top dollar for them...you are one lucky girl! When are we all coming over for tea?

    Enjoy your Tuesday!


  5. You lucky lucky girl what a bargain, they are so pretty and I love cornflowers and have them in my garden. I wish we had yard sales in England, enjoy your bargain they are lovely.
    I wil call again.

  6. The dishes are beautiful. Love the colors and pattern. It is so fun when you get such a good deal too. Lovely!

  7. What beautiful dishes and such a good find. I wouldn't know which to be happier to find a deal like yours, or a Singer Featherweight for a song. I probably will never discover either, but I am happy for you. I'll bet that their aunt was very happy to have her treasures in the hands of one who loves them too.

  8. I love vintage teacups and plates especially with roses on them! What a great find and thank you for finding my blog, I have enjoyed looking through yours too and I will be back!

  9. Oh what a great find! I'm glad you stopped. I like the colors and shape of the cup!

  10. Oh my goodness. I can't believe you got those beautiful teacups for so cheap. What a lucky lady you are. I would have skipped to my car with the box too, giggling like a fool the whole way. Isn't it funny the sorts of things some people think are trash or "too granny like". I'm glad they do though, because that means more lovely treasures for the rest of us to find :)

    Thanks for joining in today. Glad to have you participating!!