Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ironstone~Old Lace~Wedding Cake Toppers!

With all the vintage ironstone I have been finding lately, I decided to rearrange a vintage cupboard in my diningroom to make room for it all! ~Sometimes with lack of space, you just have to sacrifice with which things you love the most, and what pieces can be put away for another display on down the road! I decided to put away my vintage aqua trimmed 8 piece place setting,  and rose printed homer laughlin dishes, as seen in the last photo, and make room for my vintage white ironstone.  Here are some before and after pictures! Ironstone is one of my favorites...I especially love the large pitchers, soup tureens, platters, and creamers. In with the ironstone,  I love displaying some of my collection of vintage wedding cake toppers, with it's old millnery flowers and combination of white and cream colors, it all comes together with lots of vintage lace! A while back, I found a huge box of gorgeous antique lace placemats, rolls of lace, runners, crocheted tablecloths etc..for only 10.00!  Finally, I put them to use in redecorating this old white cupboard and other areas of my diningroom! You can never have enough antique lace or old crocheted tablecloths! I just love this new look...who says white is not a color, there are so many different shades of white, I just love them all.....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Estate Sale Finds

Just thought I would share with you my estate sale finds for this past weekend. This particular sale(which was held on a thursday) was for an elderly lady, that was being held by her 3 granddaughter's. This lady had wonderful taste, and had held onto a lot of nice things! The best part was wanting to keep everything that I had bought, the somewhat difficult decision was to figure out where I wanted to display everything! There were all kinds of beautiful nippon, bavarian china, ironstone, vintage jewelry, vintage lamps, silver, linens, you name it! The best part, I only had to pay 80.00 for everything! It was so much fun! Then on friday and saturday I did find a few things, but not as much as I did at the first sale. I did however find these two gorgeous 1940's beaded tops for only 10.00 each. I haven't decided, just yet, how I want to display these....any ideas? I just hung them for now, on this candelabra with some of my vintage hats. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear your ideas!  Hope you all have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chippy White Paint~Tarnished Silverplate~Favorites

Today I thought I would share with you one of my favorite combinations....Chippy white paint and tarnished silverplate! Everytime I find a piece of silverplate I am always asked, Are you going to clean it, and the answer is always, No, I like it just the way it is! Don't you agree? Only time and the natural elements can create such beauty! I love to display pieces with anything that has chippy favorite is this old chippy white mantle top that is in my estate sale find for only 50.oo! I love to collect silverplated teapots, trophys, trays and vases. Every weekend that is the one thing that I look for and know I will find at yard sales. Very affordable and fun to collect! 

 Happy Junking for your favorite treasures!~Have a wonderful day!~