Monday, October 25, 2010

Favorite Thrifty Find of the Year

Sophie at Her Library Adventures is having a blog party in which we all get to post about our favorite flea market (or thrift store...) find of the year.  That is a hard one, because I've found so many delightful things this year!  But, I've narrowed it down to one in a few different categories:

Most Surprising Find: a pillow cover made from antique cigarette silks, in perfect condition, priced at $1.49

Most Practical Find: this wonderful tea cup display rack

Something-I've-Always-Wanted: beautiful English red transferware pitcher

Most Delightful Find: antique glass trumpet ornaments

Most Lucrative Find: a railroad china plate that I bought at the flea market for $1.66 (or, $5 for three plates including this one) and sold on eBay this month for $177.50

To play along, visit Her Library Adventures!

16 comments :

sylviesgarden said...

I love the tea cup display rack, great find.
x

Something Special said...

I absolutely love transferware. I need to post some of my transferware dishes. I love the pitcher you found.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i LOVE all you finds!:)

Linda Pruitt said...

My fave is the tea cup display rack! Love that one! Also like the English pitcher. Thanks for sharing your finds!!!

Alyssa said...

Wow for the plate! And I absolutely adore the trumpet ornaments and pitcher. Lovely finds.

sue said...

Gobsmacked at your sale - amazing what collectors will pay! Lovely finds all but that cup rack is really special - your tea cups look great displayed thta way.

Angela said...

Guess which is my favorite... Yep, the Christmas ornaments! :o)

Christine said...

My favorite is the Christmas ornaments!!! Love them!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful finds! The transferware pitcher is Mason's Vista...I have my great aunt's set and love it!
Looking forward to meeting you at SB!
Take care, Laura

Handmade in Israel said...

Wow! You've really had some good finds. I like the teacup holder the best. It must be wonderful to see that lovely collection every day.
Thank you for your recent visits to my blog and for your lovely comments.

Rebecca said...

You have found some very interesting things! I don't even know what cigarette silks are! (off to google).
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Suz said...

in the midst of the craziness of getting ready for Silver Bella here. I need to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I am so glad you got to meet the other Bellas from Colorado! What a special treat! I love the pendant...your thrifty finds...and hope you sold some things. You have some cute things listed. Looks like you have lots going on...I get it! Hope you just love Silver Bella and hope I get a chance to meet you!
Suz

Pearl said...

Just love transferware...

Pearl

Charlene said...

Love the red and white transferware pitcher--and what a great profit on the china plate!

Melinda Cornish said...

my favorite is the pillow cover.......the price was awesome!!!!

Christy said...

All such great finds. The silks are amazing and the railroad plate.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit