Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thrifty is Nifty

Time to celebrate fall with my October 1 Give Away!!! Click on my button on the right to get details and grab my button to share with others. No hoops or steps to qualify. Just become a follower and I'll do the same for you!

It's time to share vintage and thrifty finds with Suzanne at Colorado Lady and Leigh at Bloggeritaville. Kudos to both these ladies for being great hostesses. Go check out everyone's fun finds!

I'm fond of birds. Heck, I'm fond of a lot of critters and nature in general. Today I had seven birds by the front porch screeching at Kit Kat sitting inside at the window watching their every move. So it made me think of one of my recent coffee/tea set. I love it. I acquired it at an auction with  a variety of other teapots and sets. No one wanted teapots that day so I got a great deal. I think I spent about $10 for all of them. I sold all the sets except this one. I had to keep it with the little nests on one side and see below for the closeup of the other side. Ever see this pattern before? 

The tarnished silver cake stand (I like it that way) is from another auction that Tool Man went to. Bless his heart! He bought a box because it had a pillow with a garden theme on it that he thought I would like. The pillow was old and smelly. Um, oh, well...thank you??? So I asked what else was in the box. He didn't know. That's when I pulled the silver cake stand out from the bottom. Whoo-hoo!

Here is another cake stand/dish that I use all the time. It has a pretty etched design which is impossible to capture with the camera. My Grandma S gave this green vintage piece to me many years ago. It makes a great display for a variety of dishes and desserts. And Grandma S was known for her cooking and baking so this glassware always makes me think of her.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and sitting for a spell!

Living it up at Lakewood,

31 Blessed Comments:

Martha September 23, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

Great finds and I love the cake stand especially. Thanks for sharing and my best for a great day.

Maureen September 23, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

Nice find! I am certainly not an expert but it seems to me that black and white is pretty unusual. The nest design too.

Jane September 23, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

I love the tarnished silver cake can not have too much tarnished silver!! How fun to dig through the box and find that treasure. Our e-mail is up and running now....

marian September 24, 2009 at 3:08 AM  

what a delightful set!!..i love the green dish too :)

Ulla September 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM  

The tea set is cute with the nests. I love the green glass stand from your grandmother. Seeing her picture on your sidebar makes me see grandmothers in a new light. She looks so happy and young!

Miri September 24, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

Beautiful green glass!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations September 24, 2009 at 7:35 AM  

I love the black and white tea set. I also love the silver cake stand. I think this is the first time I have visited your blog. I will add you as a favorite, even without the give-away. Oct. 1 is my birthday, so it would be a great b-day present if I won.

Postcardy September 24, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

The tea set is cute and the glass cake stand looks both pretty and useful.

~~Carol~~ September 24, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

What a lovely tea set, and I would have had to keep that one too! And that silver cake stand is really great. It sure was nice of your hubby to think of you, even though the box included a stinky pillow!
Happy VTT!

xinex September 24, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

Lovely thrifty finds!...Christine

Coloradolady September 24, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

What great items...and how sweet your husband brought you a box of treasures! Love your green glass, that is so pretty, and I love the tarnished cake sweet. I have never seen a tea pot with that design, it is really sweet.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Happy Cottage Quilter September 24, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

Lovely cake stands! What a find. And how wonderful to have the one from your family. Happy VTT!


Lisa September 24, 2009 at 9:07 AM  

What a unique coffee service! I'm in love with the vintage green glass, too!

LV September 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

You made a haul with all your great finds. A very nice VTT post.

Nice and Easy Antiques September 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

We absolutely love the tea set...such a darling pattern!!! It will be adorable for a Spring tea...don't forget to invite us!!! LOL!!

Robin Ennis Willson September 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

Oh my, I wish I had found those dishes. I wouldn't part with them either.
I was in Paintsville Kentucky many years back, and I loved it there.
Thanks for stopping in at my blog :)

Tootsie September 24, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

I am a tarnished silver kinda girl adds to the piece I think! Your set is wonderful...I love the bird theme on them!

jennifer September 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

I am GREEN with envy over the green bowl. Is it depression glass? SO pretty.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Susie Q September 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

That coffee set is very charming...has a 60s feel to it from the shape/ fun to research.

Patti September 24, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

The green cake plate is's nice to have things that remind us of our ancestors, isn't it?

The Crazy Suburban Mom September 24, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

What a great VTT! And nope never seen that pattern...but its wonderful and I love birds too. sure wish I had someone bringing me home boxes of goodies :)

Roslyn September 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

Sweet coffee set, you didn't say of it had a brand? I had a lovely Noritake set from 1964 & gave it to DIL, I hadn't used it in decades & she liked it!

Elizabeth September 24, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

I've never seen that china pattern, it's really interesting and pretty.

Pat & Ron Harris September 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

I just found your blog and I love it! Thank you for stopping in at junkblossoms and leaving such a nice comment. I love the teapot set. It looks so delicate. Have never seen that pattern before.

Anonymous,  September 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

What a charming coffee set!Those nest cups are so very cute and so in these days with all the nest themes!

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Kathi Fly September 24, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

It's the thought that counts, huh? Nice post.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville September 24, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

How sweet! I love that teaset! Thanks for linking to Thirfty Thursday this week! I always enjoy making the rounds to see the treasures that you find! I appreciate your visits to Bloggeritaville, friend! Thanks for your participation!

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Jingle September 25, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

This is so neat! I really love the shape of the cups!

one gal's trash September 25, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

Thanks for stopping by! That tea set is so lovely, I have never seen one like it. Great shot of your smiling grandma!

Diann @ The thrifty groove September 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

What a great teapot and cup set! Very different. And what a great day at the auction for teapot and cups buying!!

Have a wonderful Weekend!

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farmlady September 26, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

What's with the "tarnished silver". Get the silver polish out girl. You don't have to take all the black off just shine it up a bit. It will look really beautiful with that great Coffee set. What a wonderful design this set has. Very Unique.
The green dish is just beautiful. It looks deep enough to make a small Trifle in. Yummy!

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