Thursday, March 21, 2013

Second-hand Delights

Boy, do I have some treasures to share with you today :)


I went to the thrifty store a couple of weeks ago
and when I walked through the door there were four tea cups sitting on a table.
I was so excited that I practically ran over to them.
Do you ever have those moments when you KNOW you should stop by the thrifty store?
Well, I had one of those moments and I knew I needed to go for a visit :)


 I chose two tea cups out of the four - the blue flowered cup and the yellow flowered cup.
Then while I was looking at other glassware and such 
I saw the butterfly tea cup all the way up on the top shelf  (so glad I'm tall)
tucked behind a bowl.

This blue flowered tea cup reminds me of my mother-in-law 
because of the pretty blue color.


ROYAL KENDALL
Fine Bone China
England


Just look at the uniqueness of this yellow flowered tea cup.
I haven't seen one with these colors and different handle shape.


 I absolutely LOVE the handle on this tea cup!


 DELPHINE BONE CHINA
Made in England


The butterfly tea cup is quite delightful 
with its pretty butterflies and strawberries.
The shape of the tea cup is very charming.


Old Foley
James Kent LTD
Made in England
"Strawberry"


What a lovely day at the thrifty store! 
I was able to purchase these tea cups (all made in England) for $15.00.
There was a big smile on my face when I walked out the door!

I also found a tea cup and saucer set the same day,
but I will save it for another time :)


Have a sweet and precious day!

P.S.
Remember the dress yesterday from eShakti?
Well here's a little "happy-happy" for you...
a 20% off coupon valid from now until April 10th.
Just enter TEROSE in the "Privilege Discount" box
and there is no minimum order value :)
It can be clubbed with another gift coupon or gift card.
So if you sign up for the first time at eShakti you will get $25.00 off,
and you can use that plus the discount when you checkout.
Isn't that great?!

Have fun :)

Linking up with:
Anything Blue Friday
Tea Time Tuesday

45 comments:

Sarah Louise said...

I love, love, love these! What a find! x :o)

Sylvia said...

oh my goodness,Stephanie,,, I love these teacups, you sure were lucky to follow your instincts that day! Yes, I do the same thing, I have an addiction, when I go to any store my eyes start looking for anything tea related, so you're not alone. Do you know if there's a cure for this addict?? LOL

Sherri B. said...

I used to collect teacups too and have quite a collection packed away. Your sweet finds make me want to get them out again. You sure got a great deal on them too, 4 @ $15.00..Wow! The yellow one and the butterfly one are very unique, I don't think I've ever seen either before.

I like your choice of books!

Thanks for the info on eShakti. xo

Vicky Hunt said...

Those are all just beautiful! I especially love the butterflies & strawberries and the handle on the yellow floral one! I just love a sweet find!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Niki O'Reilly said...

How pretty --- and what a great find! I just love the way you display things, by the way. Have a beautiful day.

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Beautiful tea cups!! Very elegant :)

Anne Payne said...

I might be a teensy weensy bit jealous of your thrift store haul ;) I went into three different ones yesterday and din't see anything worth purchasing. not.one.thing. I was so disappointed but here you go and brighten my day with these absolutely lovely and feminine tea cups! Thank you, ma'am :)

(had to delete previous comment due to major typo)

Elizabethd said...

English bone china is so lovely, and you had quite a find there!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What awesome finds! The cups are so lovely and your photographed them perfectly. Deanna at Snippets from Springdale collects cups like this. I know she would love this post. Go look her up!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a beautiful find and just in time for spring!! So fun! I love going to the thrift store...whether I walk out with anything or not, the possibility that I might is so fun!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

These are beautiful, and you did great in finding them! I remember once I was at Goodwill in Eugene and spotted a set of copper canisters. My heart was racing as I ran over to them, I was sure that somebody else in the store was going to get there before me, lol, but they were to be mine and are still on my counter.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me, Stephanie.

Kathy M.

NanaDiana said...

How beautiful, Stephanie. I used to have several teacups but have passed part of them along to my daughter. Yours are GORGEOUS- xo Diana

Hope said...

You hit the jackpot with these teacups and saucers! I keep looking for a good deal...one day I will find it.

:) Hope

Mary said...

Your teacups are delightful and oh so pretty too!!

Jazzmin said...

What lovely finds!! They are all so beautiful- Teacups are so fun and intricate and lovely. I especially love the set with butterflies and all the elegant gold trims.

Im glad you saw some things you loved that made you practically run to them! I can relate to that. It is such a good feeling, finding a treasure that must come home with you.

Blessings and hugs to you!
Have a wonderful day,
Jazzmin

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

These are wonderful! I love tea cups - my mother collected them, and once I knocked the shelf and broke a bunch - my brother and I spent the next 10 years replenishing the collection. Now they are in storage, but I look forward to the day when I open the box and take them out and arrange them beautifully again.

Linda said...

What great finds Stephanie! I haven't found any treasures in the thrift store recently, but I am undeterred.

Mrs R said...

Hi Stephanie. You did find some wonderful treasures. My favorite is the butterfly teacup with the strawberries on them.

Have a lovely evening!

Ashley~ said...

I want to use the Strawberry one when I come visit you but can I have coffee instead of tea? Love your choice of books~

Debbie said...

They are all delightful! What a great find. The butterfly one is my absolute favorite though. Enjoy!

Karen said...

What sweet little treasures! A very lucky day! I do get that feeling sometimes when I just 'know' I should do something! A happy little Angel guiding my joy! I do love your little stack of sweet books, too. Thank you for the discount, too.

Enjoy your new tea cups and your day!

Hugs xoxo

Karen

Debbie said...

All so very dainty and beautiful! I must come for tea. So many memories as I see your beautiful stack of books.
I will check out the discount on some dresses, thank you!

Blessings!

Everyday Things said...

Stephanie, your thrift shop must be wonderful! ours is more like a junk store! I LOVE LOVE your stash that you got there! what pretty cups!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love all of your teacups. What a lucky find. You look so pretty in your new dress.
~Clara

acreativeharbor.com said...

Delightful and elegant post with great photos of divine bone china ~ Have a tea party! ~ Enjoy ^_^

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful!
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

Jessica White said...

What lovely finds, Stephanie! Now I need to run by my local thrift store. I love the way you displayed them on such treasures of books about beauty and being a woman of God. Wonderful photos and reminders!

Deanna said...

How lucky you were with this sweet find. Beautiful each and every one!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning dear Stephanie,
What lovely teacups you found! I love finding treasures like those when I'm out thrifting. You should share these pretties at my next tea party.
Thank you for your prayers, my friend. They are making a big difference.
Hope you're having a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pam said...

Great finds! They're all very pretty and I'd love to have a cup of tea with any of them!

Conniecrafter said...

such a wonderful find, I do enjoy looking through thrift stores to find those little gems!!

Debbie Borthwick said...

These are very pretty, Stephanie! I have my grandmother's collection of tea cups and saucers and I love them. I especially love using them for tea once in a while...but I have to admit, in the morning I prefer my huge mug. lol
Debbie :)

The Bashful Nest said...

What beautiful teacups. I had a friend who had a huge teacup and saucer collection. She was able to fill her entire kitchen walls with them, it really made a statement. Enjoy them.

xoxo. Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

Tea in Texas said...

How exciting to find all these lovelies! Your little voice was right to say go thrifting. The photos of the cups and saucers with the books, especially the How to be a Lady, are pretty. I can't even pick a favorite and glad you ran to the table!

Pam

Meeha Meeha said...

Wow, these are precious, indeed! Great finds, the butterfly cup is my absolute favorite!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your pretties at my tea party, Stephanie, and have a beautiful day, my friend.

Easter blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

All you teacup finds are wonderful, Stephanie, but I'm especially drawn to the strawberry one (sigh!). xo

Snap said...

My goodness. I'd say you cleaned up at the thrift store! All your *new* teacups are wonderful. I especially like Strawberry with the butterfly and great handle. Well done! Happy Tea Day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Good choices from the thrift store, I really like the one with the butterflies.

Martha said...

You have three lovely tea cups -- lucky you!

Beth said...

Great finds, Stephanie! My favorite is Strawberry, but they are all precious. Happy Tea Day!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Stephanie, that was a lucky day for you at the thrift store! I love it when that happens to me. The cup with the strawberries and butterfly is my favorite I think, although all three are lovely. Have a lovely day. :)

sandy said...

Love ALL your teacups but the handle on the one is so different and cute...my favorite! Have a wonderful week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lucky day! Wonderful! I love them all but especially the Delphine. I love the art deco designs. Enjoy your treasures!
Ruth

Wanda Lee said...


Hello there Stephanie,

Oh my... Strawberries, butterflies, flowers... No wonder the teacups and pretty dishware had to follow you home! Good for you. Great finds and so pretty.

Have a marvelous and blessed Easter.

Cheers, hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee

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