Thursday, October 28, 2010

Show and Tell Friday!

I feel like I've been a flaky blogger this week but I am busy working on some fun Christmassy projects that I will be sharing with you very soon!  In the meantime, I thought I would join in on the fun at My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday linky party with a few photos of some of my favorite found treasures! 
I found this lovely Bavarian tea set at an estate sale a few years ago.  It was so dirty that I didn't realize just how special it was until I brought it home and cleaned it up!  I actually had it appraised once at an event at the shop...just for fun and the appraiser dated it to the late 1800's and valued it at $300.  I paid $10!

I love this chintz teapot!  I bought it at yard sale from an older woman who said it was her grandmother's!  The spout has been repaired and for this reason the woman sold it to me for $2 !  If you know anything about chintz, you know that even with the repair, this piece is worth so much more than that!  I don't care that it's not usable...I enjoy having it in my curio to gaze at now and's just so pretty!

This is my favorite teacup!  It was my husband's grandmother's and the stamp on the bottom states that it was commissioned for the birth of Princess Margaret.

I have quite a collection of Johnson Brother's Rose Chintz china.  This set is so precious to me as it belonged to my grandmother and I have such wonderful memories of using it in her home during the holidays.  I miss her so much and I think that she would be really happy to know that her set of dishes continues to be enjoyed by her family.  In fact, I have a hutch and wall in our breakfast nook devoted to  these dishes along with my great grandmother's pink depression glass.

I purchased this little cherub bud vase in a pair almost 10 years ago.  This one was my wedding cake topper!  If I had more time this evening I would track down a picture of our wedding cake and scan it to add to this post.  Maybe at a later date! 

I could go on and on...but it's getting late and those boys seem to keep waking up earlier and earlier in the morning so I think I'd better get to bed!  Goodnight!

Thanks for stopping by!  Best wishes and God bless! -Amanda