Thursday, November 18, 2010

thrifty finds..some for the cottage and some for me

i went thrifting and look at what i found....
some will go to the shop...
am i the only one that fancies fine china made in japan?? these are the sweetest little pale pink and egg shell green dishes...*swoon* i love unusual vases, this has the prettiest rim, why would anyone give it away?
and some will stay with me...
talk about unusual rims! look at this hobnail milk glass vase. i am not %100 sure that it is true milk glass but i don't care! it is stunning...i am quickly running out of space in my china cabinet...
how about this darling piece of Carlton ware. it has some crazing but it is circa 1930's. other than that it is in perfect condition. the photos don't do its pink colour justice *double swoon*
and some i haven't made my mind up this 'swan Carlton' aluminium and Bakelite teapot..
sweet sweet sweet!!! the inside is a bit too grimy to use but perfect for displays or a mad hatter tea party stuffed with something whimsical.
and then there is this find... $24 for a 24 piece set of 'rose garden' china. i don't know or care what it is worth but i do know that the wow factor is high...4 cups, saucers and toast plates plus dinner plates and rather small soup bowls (someone might have a better idea of what they are) i haven't pictured it all here sorry how could i pass it up? i am thinking of having all of my sisters around for high tea when my sister returns from there are 4 of us it will make the perfect setting don't you think...
i think i will hold onto this set and not pop it out at the cottage, it will become something my girls can pass onto their girls one day...
apart from thrifting i have been curling bits of paper and popping into baubles and working on some gorgeous Christmas banners.
have you thrifted anything lately?? I'd love to know about it..


  1. Hi Rosey,
    Ohh, ahh, what lovely finds you have here!
    I remember Grannie having some of those dishes.
    Have a great weekend,

  2. OH my goodness....what a find, I love that teaset...yes best you don't take it to the cottage as I would buy it! Great finds Rosie and I hope I get to see the banner soon...that is if it doesn't sell tomorrow...have a wonderful day, speak to you soon,
    Kiss Noises Linda