Thursday, May 27, 2010

Show & Tell and Pink Saturday

Its been a while since I've joined Show and Tell and Pink Saturday. So I'm really looking forward to participating and looking at and enjoying everyone elses posts!
Last Saturday CC and I went to Homestead Handcraft's sidewalk sale. They usually have really great sales, interesting items and great antiques. I got there a little late and it seemed like the good things were gone.I wasn't really looking for anything in particular. But I knew if it was there, whatever it was, would grab my eye. And, I did manage to snag a couple if great things.
The first item I picked up was the cute canister.


I love the red and of course the rooster!



The floral designs are very pretty too!


I'm not sure what I would put in it because the lid isn't exactly tight.


Handpainted in Greece. Pretty interesting!


The best part (aside from how cute it is) is that it only cost $5.00!
We walked around a bit, looked over some tables a few times. I was desperate to find good deals like I had done in the past but it just didn't seem to be happening. Then I saw it! I didn't see it the first time I passed by the table it was on and I didn't see it the second time either. Third time MUST be the charm.


This is just the cutest little pitcher ever. I love it!


I love the soft pink floral design and the clay around the top portion of the pitcher. The lip of it has such an unusual shape. I just love it!!


The back side is not painted. And that's just fine with me.


But the bottom revealed more to me. It was handmade at Emerson Creek Pottery in Virginia. Now I did research it some and found that all the pieces are handmade by artisans in Virginia and there are many different styles and pottery that can be bought from the website. And none of it is very expensive. I didn't find this exact pitcher online but ones similar to it sell for around $18 new. Not bad. I only paid...... Ready? I paid a total of $3.00 for it!! I knew it was mine when I first saw it, then I saw the price and was even happier. I'm not sure what I will put in it. Maybe it will be just fir decoration, like my canister, but I think fresh roses from my bushes will be the main occupant.




My two items cost a total of $8.68. Not bad at all!!

The girls wanted to look at my boxed up tea sets that now live in my room. I hadn't opened these boxes since we moved into this house six or seven years ago!!! I had totally forgotten how very pretty some of them are. But that's a post for another day. However, I did find this small little box full of newspaper. The girls wanted so badly to open it, so we did.


Inside was this cute dainty bowl/cup thingy.



And then I remembered it!



It was the very first purchase I ever made on eBay!!


The scene depicts a lovely Victorian lady and gentleman in a garden setting.


I love the gold artwork on the bottom side of the bowl.


And there are even hearts on the stand.... Upside down hearts but still hearts!



The inside is this pretty irridescent color. It's just beautiful...the swirls and soft pastel colors. I tried to capture it as good as possible. Again, where will I put it? Who knows! What will I put inside.. Probably just the old newspaper and pit it back in the box. My sweet CC said she bets it's worth a couple hundred dollars because it's so pretty. I didn't have the heart to tell her I don't think I paid mire than $15 for it. But it's pretty and I like it and that's all that matters!

Thank you so much to our hostesses, Cindy and Beverly.... And....Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog! I can't wait to sit down and visit everyone elses blogs. I hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend! I plan on doing NOTHING but staying home, cleaning and watching TV .... It's been a loooooong time coming, believe me!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


16 comments:

Diane

OMGosh, I love all those pieces.

I found you via Show and Tell. Stop by and see me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

bj

I love every one of the pieces you are showing. Just beautiful....

Regarding my quilt...Girl, I would have my fingers sewn into the quilt if I did it by hand. Nooo, everything is done by machine. My mom did her's by hand but I am wouldn't know the first thing about doing that! Not that talented.
Good luck on yours..:)

I just became your newest follower!
xo bj

Pat

Hey, that red rooster would look really great in my kitchen!

kayellen

Happy Pink Saturday!
Love your Rooster Jar:)

Kay Ellen

~*~Patty Szymkowicz

You are a VERY good treasure hunter, such lovely things to see!
Happy Pink Saturday to you!

She'sSewPretty

Those are so pretty!! I love that little pitcher! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

black eyed susans kitchen

I just love that hand painted pottery. Hope you are enjoying your day.

Suzie Button

REally great buys! I like that you posted from your iphone! I don't have one but that's a great feature! Happy Pink SAturday! Suzie

A Write Life

Lovely post. So beautiful. Hope you had a great Pink Saturday!

FRENCH LAUNDRY

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi.

All the best,
Judy

Esther

Happy Pink Saturday!! Love your pics! Hope to see you at my blog sometime! XX

Maggie

These are such pretty pieces- I'm a sucker for pretty dishes!

Sorry for the late PS visit- so many pinks, so little time this long holiday weekend!

Happy belated PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do These Shoes Match This Purse?"

someplace in thyme

Those pieces are gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday and please forgive my tardiness this week. Lots of pinkies out there, Char

SPLENDEROSA

Thank you for coming to visit my Pink Saturday post. The cast of characters continues each Saturday and those ladies are totally waaaaaay over the top. Glad to meet another Texan. You blog and family is precious. xx's Marsha

Shirl

Hello, I'm still making my Happy Birthday Pink Saturday visits. Thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Adorable pink post!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beverly

Happy Pink Saturday, April. We have been pinking together for a while now, and I want to thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special. I am so glad you decide to participate.

Thank you for sharing your pretty things with us today.

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