Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teacups Part 1, A Yard Sale Find, Writing On My Old Blog Site

First, I will put the title all out of order.  I'm writing this on my old blog addy because frankly, it's easier.  I posted a lot more frequently here.  Honestly it's too tedious getting to my blog page through the host server on the other site.  I could spend time and learn some short cuts but I don't have time and in the end it's not really offering what I wanted.  So perhaps I will be coming back this addy for keeps.

Now let's move on to the first Teacup.  I wrote about unpacking teacups in my last post over here.


I decided I was going to pack some of them back up and rotate them out for different decorating themes.  My Granny was quite the traveler after my Pawpaw passed away.  Some of the cups are my only way of knowing where she went.

This teacup and saucer are from Estes Park, Colorado.  I didn't know she went there.  In fact, I bought my first collectible teacup in Estes Park 10 years ago.  Ha!  What are the odds?

There's nothing else particularly special about the cup.  No markings.  I never thought about buying a teacup and saucer with the location as a souvenir.


You see the elevation?  It's 7,547 feet...whenever the teacup was bought.  If you look up the elevation now it will tell you it's 7,522 feet.  So, Estes Park has sunk 25 feet.


I went to several yard sales last weekend.  I bought a microwave.  Right, we did not have a microwave.  We haven't had one for about 5 years.  The husband decided we should really get another one for reheating left overs.  I refused to pay the $70 I see a lot of them costing.  The yard sale I stopped by was given by a lady from a different congregation but within our same meeting hall.  Hence, she can be trusted.  The microwave was essentially new and works fine.  I paid $20.

One steal I got at another sale was a set, or most of a set, of Homer Laughlin china.  The shape, not the pattern, is Village Rose.  Trying to find the name of the pattern is not easy.  I've only found mislabeled pictures that don't match up with Replacements.com.  It is not Moss Rose or Fluffy Rose.  This set was produced over several years from December 1960-1962.  I considered it a good deal for $15 as I was looking for a nice set of dishes to use for dinner.






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9 comments:

  1. Thank you so very much for linking up to my very first link-up party! I will try to do a link up every week, so please come back. I love your dishes!! They are so beautiful! I have yard sale finds on my blog too. Most everything in my Shabby Chic room is from Goodwill or yard sales.
    God Bless,
    Chris

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I really like your blog and I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  2. I love great deals like that. I could really use a set of nice dishes and what a great price. It is lovely.
    Janice

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    1. And now I'm happily scouring Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy to find additional pieces. Hmm, this could become expensive.

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  3. I am so eager to get out this summer and visit some sales, wah great finds, love the china pattern, very pretty! :)

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    1. I find it a little addicting. I'm sure that's a good thing, right?

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  4. Thanks for linking up to the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Your post has been featured this week here ~ http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/2014/06/prepare-breakfast-tea-tray-link-up-love.html Have a wonderful week~ JES

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    1. Thank you Jes! I'm honored you have chosen my post. Please have a great weekend.

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  5. Beautiful- I enjoy china. :)

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