Monday, August 10, 2015

Garage Sale Finds!

Wonderful Hubby and I are really enjoying retirement!  We've taken several trips this summer and blogging has taken a backseat but I hope to get my groove back soon.
A few weeks ago, a teacher friend of mine held an estate garage sale for her in-laws.  The items were very good quality.  I found several things that had to come home with me and I'm featuring two of them in this post.
The first is this pretty old enameled coffee pot. 
It was perfectly 'aged' from previous wear. 
I've enjoyed filling it with flowers for our kitchen table. 
The other treasure I'm featuring is one of these small blue plates. 
 About a year ago, I found one just like it in a thrift store along with another smaller plate that was similar.  I've used them both in a vignette with some other items in our office area.  When I saw this plate at the sale, I knew it was an exact match and had to bring it home!  I'm not sure if they are real dinnerware but I thought I'd reunite them for a pretty breakfast setting.

Here are the markings on the back.  I'm not sure what they mean. 
If anyone knows, I'd appreciate learning about them.
I'm also featuring some vintage dishes from my stash - some pink depression glass and two lusterware coffee cups and saucers.
I found these lusterware cups and saucers on a little trip near Hannibal, MO several years ago.  There was also a creamer but no sugar bowl.  I'm still on the lookout for one!  Isn't that the fun part...the search?!

These three pink serving pieces, perfect for pastries and fruit,
are from different places. 

This one was my mother's.  It's so dainty!
I found this little bowl myself,
and this one was Wonderful Hubby's grandmother's. 
Dear Mother-in-Law gifted it to me. 
I love how she labeled it for us.  This is such a good idea! 
Vintage silver and glassware complete the setting. 
Thanks for letting me share my new little treasure! 

I'm joining these fun parties so stop by and see what others
are sharing this week!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

I like your enameled coffee pot and your pinks. The colors of everything look so nice together on your table.
Thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog and for letting me know you stopped by.
Happy Monday,

Oliva Ohlson said...

Love your found treasures! I especially love the the little blue plate from Japan.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What great finds and I especially love your pink depression glass!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am so looking forward to Fall!!


Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Looks like you found some great treasures yourself! Love the enamel coffee pot. Your pink depression glass is so pretty too! thanks for stopping by letting me know you like my junkin treasures too1

Donna Wilkes said...

The enamelware coffee pot is so lovely with the flowers. My favorite is the small blue dish.

Donna Wilkes said...

The enamelware coffee pot is so lovely with the flowers. My favorite is the small blue dish.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a great table full of new old treasures and family ones too! I like that old enamelware coffee pot- that's a keeper! It's greatbthatbyoure enjoying retirement- that's how it should be!


Oh my, all your dishes are gorgeous! Love the pink depression glass and the blue and white Japanese dish. Pretty treasures my friend.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous little blue plates! Perfect with your Mom's depression glassware and such an unusual combination.

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

Glad that you are having such a fun time! My hubby is thinking of retiring next year. I love enamelware so of course I adore your coffeepot! Your pretty pink depression glass bring out the pink in your lovely plates. Thanks for sharing with SYC.