Recent Finds

Today, I thought I would share with you some of my recent purchases. Last month, I co-chaired a tea at a Victorian Home in Melrose and the homeowner told me she had to clear out the house and sell all her belongings. She was moving to a much smaller home. I looked at all her beautiful china and wanted it all. I settled on this sugar and creamer. I don't have any blue and white china so I thought it would be nice to have a couple pieces. I got the little white coaster at a flea market in Malden.

I bought this vase at a yard sale in Reading for $3. I wanted something tall for the top of my CD rack.

The photo does not do this lamp justice. It really is quite beautiful. The base also lights up.
This also came from the Victorian home.

Another yard or rummage sale find. This time in Winchester. Yes, it is limoges. It's a chocolate pot and I got it for $10.

Aren't these sweet? They're ceramic and I got them at a store called Sweet Thoughts in Melrose.

I put white tulips in this turquoise Ball jar. I love this color. Last week when I was in Concord, I picked up three of these jars. I put one of them in the common area of the condo near the back door. Now there's something pretty back there. The other 3 unit owners are guys so usually there's snow shovels and rock salt back there. I feel it's my job to beautify the area and the guys don't seem to mind.
That's it for now. Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway. Leave a comment on the post if you haven't already.


How lucky you were to be in the right place at the right time. And I am not surprised that you chose the sugar and creamer. Is it Blue Willow? I have a set of 12 plates and haven't decided if I want to continue to collect. A good price can always motivate me though!!

I like the vase a lot and I am in amazement at what you paid for the chocolate pot!! The lamp is very pretty in the photo so I can only imagine what it must look like in your home. I also like your use of the Ball jars. I love to use all sorts of glass bottles as vases, even with a single stem in a small vase or a bunch of wheat in a wide mouth jar. So simple and charming.

Keep up the great work! It sounds like you are having fun!! :-)

Joanne said…
What beautiful pieces, especially that pretty lamp. It's amazing the things found at yard sales, they add such comfort to the decor. You've inspired me to make a few stops myself this spring to see what I can find! Enjoyed browsing here, esp liked Oscar's story!
Brenda Pruitt said…
I love your finds. Especially the sweet little teacup coasters (?) At least I think that's what they are. If you haven't already, sign up for mine! I've been writing them down all week and I've forgotten who's on it.
kayellen said…
Elaine!!Look at all your great treasures you bought!!!
How fun!

Feel like I went shopping but I didn't spend a dime! lol

That teapot is soooo pretty!
The blue and white is fab too:)

Off to bed..just had to leave a note!!!

Lady Katherine said…
Love the blue and white, I love that lamp what a great deal! Now, Please tell me about the chocolate pot! I have never heard of one. Do show a picture of the small table the lamp sits on. I think I may have one just like it!

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