Monday, February 15, 2016


As many of you know we have been packing and
working on our home to get it ready to be put up for
sale.  We took a days break after my husband's arm
was really hurting.  We had carried a heavy computer 
desk to the garage - you know how this goes. 
 He had carried most of the weight.

We decided to go to a couple of antique malls
 in Denver "one last time" and relax and let my 
husband's arm take a rest.  These places were having
 annual sales.  Most booths were 10%-50%
off for the Valentines Day weekend. 
 I chatted in one booth with a lady name Fiona
 who was from England and had items in
 her booth that she brought back from there.  
I found some lovely linens (seen above) that
 she had gotten there and the prices were really inexpensive.

At the Hampden Street Market, I found
 this wonderful English chintz
 teapot by Lord Nelson Ware called "Briar Rose". (above)

  I also found a lovely red transferware sugar bowl by Meakin to the left below:

 At the Colorado Antique Gallery I found a wonderful Colough
Violet cup and saucer and an old "Alice In Wonderland Book". 

Would you believe I found a Sadler Valentine Teapot?  I never got to even get my Valentine things out this year because they were packed up.  I shall look forward to using this next year

Below are photos of two malls in Denver: the Colorado Antique Gallery on Broadway and the Hampden Street Market.  We also visited the Brass Armadillo which was absolutely packed because of a 20% off storewide sale.

I found one more treasure too.  For about a year I have been looking at some Taylor & Smith red transferware pieces in a booth at the Colorado Antique Gallery.  This is the pattern with the cream design with red transferware in the middle called "English Abbey".  It was made in the USA.  I already owned 1 large platter which I shared at Christmas.  I am not unpacking the pieces I found today but  I will share those later.  These were all 20% off an already good price for 51 pieces.  This is my February birthday gift.  The platter below in the top and bottom photo is one of the pieces in the set that  I am talking about.

I have been having trouble with some of the sizes of the letters being smaller on my posts.  I hope it doesn't happen today but if it does - I apologize.  I tried to fix it repeatedly but it still does it.

I hope you can join me today for my Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!  You can link here at the bottom and share anything about home, garden, tea, etc.  I hope you will include a link on your post to this one as well!
 This party will stay open until Friday, February 19 at 6:00 PM. On Saturday I will share the Special Features
 that are chosen from those who link!

I am also sharing at these parties:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
No Place Like Home
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Roses of Inspiration
Tea Cup Tuesday
Let's Talk Vintage
Vintage Charm
Home & Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup
The Charm of Home


Michele said...

WOW, B- your treasures are amazing!

The Valentine with double hearts teapot is perfect! And a vintage Alice in Wonderland book, wow, those are a rare find too. Every item is a great choice!

So when do you actually move? Be sure to give me your new address once you do!

Have a tea-lightful day! Hugs! ♥

Unknown said...

I am so in love with your beautiful blog.
Happy that i found you.
Nice greetings from austria your new follower

Margie said...

You found some wonderful items during your antiquing, Bernideen! I especially love the chintz teapot and Sadler Valentine teapot! Thank you for hosting and good luck with the rest of the packing!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am so in the mood to go find me some new old treasures.
I always drool over all your finds

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, Bernideen, you really scored on your finds! The linens are gorgeous and I am swooning over the Briar Rose chintz teapot! Of course red and white is always a favourite with me. I so wish we had antique malls here but I guess we just don't have the population for them. Hope your hubby's arm heals up quickly. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!

Antiques And Teacups said...

That's the kind of birthday shopping I like! I hope your Honey is feeling better...moving isn't for wimps!English Abbey is a favorite pattern of mine. What a great find! Sounds like a wonderful goodbye antiquing trip! Thanks for hosting, and for linking to Tueaday Cuppa Tea and have a wonderful...and healthy week!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, I enjoyed seeing all of your new found treasures, so pretty! We have a Brass Armadillo near KC, I have not been there for years though.
When is/was your birthday?
Happy Monday!

Vee said...

All beautiful! Will you be operating a tea shop in your new location? I can't imagine where you will put it all!

Susan said...

You've inspired me to go "linen" hunting when the weather turns warm! XOXO

Mrs.T said...

Oh, I love all the treasures you found, especially the chintz teapot, the Valentine teapot, and the violet teacup and saucer. Lovely! And thanks for hosting even in the midst of your busyness with the move.

relevanttealeaf said...

Oh my goodness... you found marvelous treasures! I love both of the teapots. I'm sure you're getting anxious to get moved and settled into your new home where you can once again display and enjoy all your beautiful things. Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

You really scored with some wonderful finds Bernideen! Beautiful. I never got my Valentine Day bin down this year, either.

Thelma said...

I love all the treasures you found Bernideen. The tea pots are so beautiful and the Alice In Wonderland book is adorable. Have a good week. xo

Daniela said...

What a fortune to have an Antique Gallery Maket so near you ... actually, for me it would probably be something like a tragedy {{ SMILES }} ... what a temptation !
As you can immagine I'm so in love with everything which is ancient and old .. your linen look so very precious and your red transfere, I'm in love with them and with you English chintz teapot ... how many goodies !!!!

Thank you for hosting me once more, my darling, this time with a post about gardening, talking about Hellebores, the star of the Winter.
I hope you'll enjoy it ...

With so much gratitude I wish you a most beautiful new week
sending love and hugs to you

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I am so excited for you! What wonderful treasures you found! I found a good deal on English Abby in the past too. I think my last years valentine post shows my teapot. Love your linens, book, and all the rest of your finds! Glad you could take a day off!

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Bernideen, You must have been thrilled to pieces to find all these wonderful treasures.
I adore the linens, they are beautiful and such a wonderful find.... and the Valentine's teapot is so very special.
I hope your husband is feeling a little better. Although moving is exciting, it is also a very tiring time.
Take good care of yourself.
Best Wishes

Betty said...

The teapot is so pretty, but I love the linens. I need to find me some when I go out this spring to yard sales and flea markets.

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, looks like you lucked out when you were antique shopping! I especially like the violet cup, since I love violets. I have started a small collection of violet china myself, but it is very hard to find here. I often feel that we don't have so great antique malls here in San Diego in comparison to other parts of the US.
Warm regards,

Karen said...

Oh My Bernideen,
I absolutely love that Lord Nelson Chintz teapot. It is just gorgeous - what a lucky find! Your wee valentine Sadler is so dear too! I also shared a little Sadler today. It sounds like so much work to move. I'm sure you must be just exhausted. My kids may have to clean out my house one day because I want to stay put. I really must stop buying pretty china because I am not sure if they will want to inherit it. Thank you so much for hosting BTTCG Blog Party. Such fun! Karen

Beth in NEPA said...

Wow, what a wonderful time you had at the antique malls. I love the idea of the Sadler valentine Teapot. And CHINTZ.... can't beat it for beauty.

Kim said...

Lovely, lovely treasures there Bernideen. I especially love the pretty chintz teapot. Fancy finding an old Alice in Wonderland the cover. I hope your husband's arm is better soon. There's nothing like shopping for treasures to take the pain away. =)

Annas Nadelbuch said...

Dear Bernideen,
You found so beatuful linen treasures, also love the Tea pots, with double heart is my favorit. Hope your husbands arm is getting better.
Thank you for hosting.
Greetings from Germany, Carmen

Janneke said...

That was good shopping at the antique malls, you were so lucky to find so many wonderful treasures. The linens, the red transferware and the book are great finds. I think it will be fun when you go to unpack all your treasures in you new home.

quakerhillfarm said...

Oh I do so especially love the Chintz and the linens! Luscious! Take good care and don't work too hard! Lynn

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness Bernideen, you found such lovely treasures in the antique stores! The transferware,the linens, the chintz teapot and the Sadler teapot are wonderful finds! I hope your hubby's arm is ok after some rest. Take care and don't work too hard. Thanks for hosting during all this and for sharing your posts with us.

Unknown said...

Happy B-day :) love the double heart teapot! Thanks for the party and may your week be full of love (and great tea).

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Congrats on your wonderful vintage finds! Your newly acquired linens are quite pretty. Because of you, I've had a renewed interest in seeking vintage tablecloths. I really admire their embroidery designs. Your Valentine Sadler teapot is an amazing find! I like its subtle heart design.
Hope your husband's arm is healing. Moving is such hard work. I don't want to move again. :)

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
You did find some lovely treasures love those linens and the chintz teapot.

You must be so busy packing up...hope your husband's arm heals soon

You must be excited to be planning a new garden and and home. I love the bridge idea you mentioned.

Don't work too hard!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It surprised me that you are still picking things up with moving after seeing both teapots on FB. Have to admit, they're both amazing and your hubby did need to rest his arm. And, you are going to have your own little tea room. :-)

Marilyn Miller said...

I have shopped at that very antique mall on Broadway. It was wonderful. I found two large rolls of vintage fabrics and a wonderful ironstone white water pitcher. It was near where my in-laws once lived. The two teapots are wonderful and I love the linens too.

Lady Linda said...

Good evening Bernideen! I just linked up for you. I meant to do that after I posted my blog, but forgot. It was a long blog post , but one I really wanted to get "on the books". I hope your hubby can take a look at this.. Have a great week.

Angela McRae said...

What wonderful treasures you found! I love your Valentine's teapot and that chintz teapot especially -- awesome finds! (And I can't wait to see the new transferware in your new home!)

Lady Linda said...

Oh, I totally for got to thank you for posting my Tuesday finds post. Thanks so much. You are so sweet.

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Your two new teapots are gorgeous! I don't know which one I like more. Happy February birthday too! It's a great month :). I hope your hubby's arm is doing better.

Martha said...

I love old linens -- too much actually and the only thing that compares with English linens is Irish linens or French linen!

Lovely treasures!


Terri said...

Hello Bernideen, your post today is making me jealous! lol! We don't have any antique places like this in our area. You found some wonderful things! Yay! The tea pots, tea cup, tablecloth and everything is just lovely. You sure did well letting your husband's arm rest : )
I have had the small letter issue with my blog posts from time to time too and there is nothing I can do to fix it. It must be some kind of bug.
and thank you for hosting!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The linens are divine - and the teapots - sighhhh.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful teapots Bernideen.
How is the packing going - I don't envy you!
Thank you for hosting
Shane said...

I love all your tea time pretties! Good luck on your move!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I adore antique linens and teapots - you found some beauties! Glad to have found your blog!

Katarzyna Sobańska-Jóźwiak said...

The teapot is beautiful. I absolutely love English porcelain.
Nice greetings from Poland.

Szara Sowa said...

The Violet cup and saucer are my favorite! Have a nice week.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Bernideen for hosting. Your treasure are just wonderful. The Alice in Wonderland book is so special..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
I can imagine you have a lot of work now to pack and store everything for the new home. I hope all is going on well. What a pity that you have to leave the cute garden with all the critters there. They are going to miss you dearly. But in the new home you will find new friends. And you found such nice treasures. Really amazing. Thank you for sharing this sweet things and for hosting the party. Have a good time.
Best greetings, Johanna

xinex said...

Gorgeous linens! I have a thing for them too. My daughter said I am crazy when she saw all my table linens hanging in the guest room closet instead of clothes, lol. I would have really enjoyed shopping there. The teapots are lovely.....Christine

Art and Sand said...

I have a thing for linens. I just love the beautiful handwork. I don't find them often in local shops, but I guess I need to go out hunting more frequently.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful finds at SYC.

Unknown said...

That Chintz tea pot is stunning! Swoon

The Charm of Home said...

That Valentine teapot almost matches the mug I used for V-Day this year. What a perfect Valentine teapot! But, my favorite thing is that Alice in Wonderland book! What a fantastic cover! Thanks for hosting! I accidently deleted your comment this week. Sometimes I do that by accident. Clicking too quickly through things. I have been sick and my son has been sick and I was not with it. Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

Rosemary said...

What great treasures you found!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love looking at your treasures! Today I linked my orange vanilla butter cake that goes with the fresh strawberry frosting I linked last time. I do love orange, and your orange cream butterhorns are going straight to the top of my must-make list!

Lisa said...

OMG! You had me at "Vintage Linens" then I stubble across your blog party so I had to leave a link! I will have to add you to my Party List.
Vintage tea towels and table cloths are my weakness. I love going to vintage shops and estate sales on the weekends.
Come visit me sometime!

Stephanie said...

Oh Bernideen, what lovely treasures! My sister lives in Denver and I am only 2 hours away so I think next time I visit her we need to visit these antique stores you mentioned :)

It's always a JOY to have you at Roses of Inspiration. Have a delightful weekend. Hugs!

JES said...

Such beautiful goodies! Thank you for sharing with us! :)

Diana said...

Such lovely finds, Bernideen--nice memories of your "last" visits to some of your favorite shops. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm :)

My thrift store addiction said...

What beautiful finds! My daughters are in Denver--I will have to add those antique malls to browse on my next visit!