This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

A quick thrift...............

Last night I went out with friend Edna. We went to eat at a small place near here. It was Polish night but I had lasagna. It wasn't that good and today I have heartburn. Ack!!!
So on the way home we stopped at my fav thrift shop. I had to show it to Edna. Well, they had cups and saucers. Edna is a fan of English china. She got the best one too.
I just had to show my finds.
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That set is actually a beige/cream colour. The one Edna got was black with Anemone inside in reds and purples. It was beautiful. Still I am also happy with mine and I found one with Violets on too.
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They all need a good wash.
Then, and oh I just had to get it.......glass. I found another fruit bowl. Really heavy so I assume its cut glass. I am not sure how to tell for sure. Well this is the bowl.It actually looks like moulded glass. I will try to find out. Its not as sparkly as the others I found before but is very heavy.
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The next piece once probably had a lid. I didn't care that it was missing because I wanted it as a plant holder. It too is really heavy.
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I found this little tea pot. It's not usable. Thats fine, I want it for a planter as well. I think it would look nice with an ivy in it. Someone hand painted it, a small clay tea pot that was probably very plain.
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Then this small tea pot to add to my Oriental collection. I have no idea why I am collecting them except that they are so delicate. I may end up giving them all to my son Jason.
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In the picture above is the small tea pot that I found and the dish that I already had. Here are some more that I have found over time at garage sales.
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The above are all Japanese, the next is made in China
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The next I have no idea but it is so unusual.
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This last thing I found last night is for the garden in some way or other.

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So as you see it was a rather productive stop. I have not been in there for awhile. Last week Edna and I had gone in some Thrift shops and Antique shops but had not found anything worth showing. I did buy the crochet runner that I have displayed these items on, but that was it. I have a whole basket of linens that need to be ironed and starched. I should get to that.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! The cups are beautiful!

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  2. The little glass jar looks like a jelly/jam jar and is so pretty.

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  3. Amazing finds!! Love everything!!!

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