Friday, May 31, 2013


Like many of you I love to hunt for vintage finds and charming bargains.  After Territory Days last weekend we closed our shop on Tuesday and headed out for the day.  We needed a break!

On my journey,  found this chocolate pot with a missing lid.  I have ordered a lid that I am pretty sure will work, but until then, some lilacs worked fine to use it as a vase.  It is hand painted with roses and violets and is from Germany and was just $6.00.

BYA:  No, the lilacs weren't from my yard - mine aren't nearly so lovely as these!

This sweet basket is one you see often in antique malls, etc.  I gave it a new coat of spray paint.  The runner fits perfect on my pink buffet with a soft pink rose on each end.   Another "smaller" sized  cake platter is perfect for displaying a teapot or cream and sugar.

The English Royal Stafford Cup and Saucer is the pattern Lyringa and I also found a darling 36" square topper of linen with roses printed on it.  All were very good prices.  This is my idea of a fun day!  Hope you have a great weekend.


Marilyn Miller said...

LOVE days like this. Your chocolate pot is gorgeous even if you didn't have a lid. What a perfect vase. I have a pitcher that has a broken spout, but still works really well as a vase.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, lucky you! What lovely finds. The server is gorgeous and especially with those lovely lilacs! The little cup and saucer are so pretty and I just love the olden linens. Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Aida said...

Good finds indeed. I couldn't agree with you more, my concept of a fun day also resonates to vintage hunting.

Having a vase of lilac in my dining table is a dream come true. One day I would live to grow it.

Have a good weekend Bernideen.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely finds - and everything seems to go so well together.

janice15 said...

I love all your finds and I agree it's always a great day when you find something good.. love the lilacs very pretty.......Have a great weekend with love Janice

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love the chocolate pot with lilacs. I also have 2 pretty pitchers (that I now know are chocolate pots) with lids missing but I think they are still beautiful. You were lucky to find the lid. I would love to visit your shop after I retire this June. My husband and I are planning a road trip in September. I will check your business address and hopefully you are not too far away.
Take care,

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

The chocolate pot with the lilacs make a lovely display! I love lilacs anyway. Nice idea to paint the basket white to go with all your white things! Beautiful runner and teacup! Love your blog. Nancy

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Gorgeous! I hope that lid works. It sure is a pretty chocolate pot! I can just smell those beautiful lilacs!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, you and I have similar ideas!. Gorgeous chocolate pot as well as everything else.Those kinds of finds would make anyone's day..Happy Weekend..Judy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You found some good treasures Bernideen.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Bernideen

Lilacs are one of the great joys of spring and yours are such a rich colour.


Angela McRae said...

Oh, that's my idea of a fun day as well! Lovely finds -- and I'm imagining the sweet fragrance of lilacs as I read!

Kathy said...

My goodness, how I love Lilacs - this garden tea is gorgeous - I am looking for a Lilac I can grow in the heat of the south - one that will have that lovely fragrance too. I hope you have a blessed week,