Monday, October 26, 2015

FINDING TREASURES for "Friends Sharing Tea"

I can hardly believe October is almost over!  Where does time go?  And friends, I can hardly believe I am telling you this but we are still waiting to get the replacement windows put in at our house.   Hopefully they will be put in later this week.  Last week it was raining on the day scheduled.  Life requires patience.  

This morning I am sharing a few treasures we found yesterday while out antiquing.  It was a beautiful day so we drove up to Denver.  I was looking for one last old wind up alarm clock for my mantle display I will be doing for a New Year's mantle/2016.  I looked back at Jann's blog "Have A Daily Cup of Mrs Olson" so I could show you her idea last year which I plan to copy for a whimsical mantle.  Isn't she clever.  Whimsy isn't for everyone but I think it will be fun!

I also found this very old Victorian compote and in my mind I see cookies in it at Christmas on the buffet or mounded with whipped cream or trifle or ?????

And since this is after all a tea related blog party - how do you like this old cup and saucer I found yesterday?

During the winter months I plan to sew in the basement.  I wonder if you know how things have changed in terms of the cost of fabric and really the unavailability of 100% wool.  Back in the day when I sewed a lot it was everywhere but now what you see is blends and cotton.  If you do find wool it is incredibly expensive.  I have found you can find these old Pendleton throws and others from Scotland and Ireland inexpensively and they are 100% WOOL!  Besides using them as throws for warmth you can cut them up and use them in sewing projects!!!  If a throw has holes you can pick it up cheap and I mark the holes with large safety pins and cut around them.

The quality of this fabric below is incredible!

My last treasure is the beautiful white LACE vintage tablecloth!

I hope you have enjoyed my treasures and you can now join in the fun of this blog party below and of course I am joining others:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Return to Loveliness

I would like to invite everyone to come LIKE my face book page called


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You certainly found some fabulous treasures, Bernideen. The compote is a beauty, the clock will be such fun, the teacup is lovely, and oh my, I'm sighing over the lace tablecloth!! What a great idea to cut up worn wool throws for other projects, too. I'd love to find some. Thanks for hosting, my friend, and I hope the Windows come this week.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...that was a successful trip! Love the teacup and the compote is gorgeous! Looking forward to your clock mantle! I love wool throws, and didn't realize wool had gotten so expensive...I don't sew anymore. Thanks so much for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your treasures are wonderful, Bernideen. I love the compote! A trifle would look very pretty in that. I am going to have to make a trifle one of these days as I haven't made one in a while. It must be lovely to be able to sew. I have so many ideas but I don't sew, so...That is a pretty teacup and I love your lace tablecloth! Hope your windows get put in this week. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today.

Autumn blessings,

Michele said...

Wow - you found some wonderful treasures, Bernideen! I loved that mantle of Jann's - glad you are doing one as well - imitation is a very sincere form of flattery to be sure.

Thank you for hosting your party - always a pleasure to be part of the fun.

I am truly sorry about your windows. It's a pain, but will soooo be worth it.
Remember how long it took ours back when? I blogged and moaned about it = but now I just sigh in happiness....beautiful and so comfortable, worth the wait even though it's easy to say it now, haha. Keeping my fingers cross it goes well and soon for you. Big hugs. ♥

quakerhillfarm said...

Thank you for hosting this sweet Tea Time! Always look forward to Mondays and linking to your party. Have a great week, Lynn

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh, you have found such nice treasures! Love the compote! I bet it will be used for the holidays! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Well of course I love the clock! I can hardly wait to see what you do in '2016'. Thanks so much sweet friend for the shout out! I appreciate it so much! Gosh, who knew that about Pendletons. I wanted a fall plaid throw so badly and while on vacation in OR we slipped into WA and visited the outlet. Still set me back $65 and it was one of the cheapest ones. The price of wool is sky high that's for sure! Love all of your finds and I'm linking up today. Was going to last week, but thought the party started on Weds. Hopped over on Thurs. and decided to wait for this week. Thanks again!

Margie said...

I always enjoy seeing your treasure hunt finds, Bernideen. I'm a huge fan of whimsical designs so I look forward to seeing your New Year's mantle. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the weather will co-operate this week so you'll finally get your new windows installed. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

Anonymous said...

October is one of my favorites months and it always goes fast. Pretty new finds. Thanks for the tip about Pendleton wool as I also plan to sew this winter. However, I moved my machine up from the basement. I rearranged a corner in a not-often used guest room so that I could sew near a window with natural light.

NanaDiana said...

You find THE best things!!! OM MY GOSH--That COMPOTE! Can you believe it? I bet that is one heavy piece, too. I can see that all dressed up for the holidays. Your cup and saucer are adorable and love the lacy tablecloth. Looks like you scored again!!! xo Diana

The Charm of Home said...

Your finds are great. Such a pretty teacup and I love those old alarm clocks.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Always so much fun to see your antique store finds! I also see a trifle in your new compote. How perfect for the upcoming holidays. Sending good wishes for your window installation..

Tea in the Library said...

I'm swooning and pinning all over this post. That is a great tip about wool for projects. I love the items you found. They are being added to a couple of my Pinterest boards so I can ogle at will. The plaid - sigh! The compote yes, I can imagine how fun it will be building a vignette around it. Super post, Bernideen. I feel raring to go thrifting now! Thanks for hosting. Tea with Friends always lifts my spirits.I am reminded that there are nice people out there, who share interests in common with me. It's a very nice feeling.

Marilyn Miller said...

I love those Pendleton throws, not sure I could cut them. Maybe the damaged ones I could, but I would have to hold my breathe. Thanks for hosting each week. Finally I have adjusted to having tea time posts to coincide.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
What fun you must have had treasure hunting and not thinking about selling your pretty finds in your shop. It's so hard to part with lovely thinngs. Or are you thinking of selling on e-bay? I just started and am not having much luck - the expensive postage is my problem I believe. I do love the old teacup, lace, compote and plaid wool that you found. Glad your hubby enjoys the hunt too! Thankfully my hubby does! Happy Tea Day Dear Bernideen! Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea each and every week! Karen

Phyllis M Vasquez said...

So beautiful!

Carolyn said...

Great finds.....especially love the plaid throws and the white tablecloth.

Hope you get your windows soon.

Thank you for hosting!


I love your crystal compote with pedestal, it's simply gorgeous!
Everything is beautiful, your throws, your linens, and a sweet hubby, like mine...thank goodness! Thanks for hosting and
hope you had a great Tea Day sweet Bernideen.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Your glass compote is so beautiful! What a gorgeous find! The throws look so cozy...I love a light throw right when fall arrives!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Some fabulous finds: the stand is "outstanding", the teacup adorable, but my favourite is the plaid throw!

Mrs.T said...

What beautiful treasures you found! I love the glass compote the best, I think. And what a great tip about wool throws to use in making projects! Lately I have also seen some neat projects sewed from flannel shirts.

xinex said...

Great finds, Bernideen! They are really pretty...Christine

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love everything you found! I have a small collection of wool throws, aren't they great!

Aida said...

Hi Bernideen, thank you for hosting. Well your trip to Denver was a success, you found some real treasures there I love the wool throw and the tea cup. The compote is so perfect for the upcoming festive season.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love your finds. I need to go shopping with you! I don't get in the mood to sew very often these days, but last time I did I was shocked at the dearth of 100% wool. Back in the days when I made lots of clothes, it was my favorite fabric.

Deborah Montgomery said...

You found some great things, Bernideen. I especially like that compote. Very versatile, too. I recently found an old wind-up alarm clock that I love using. And that's a great way to get good wool at a reasonable price. I'm allergic to wool, sadly.