Monday, June 16, 2008

Fun on Saturday!

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My friend Nelson and I went to Santa Cruz on Saturday to hit the flea market and antique stores.  The weather was perfect as we headed over the hill towards the ocean in Nelson's convertible. It's only about a 30 minute drive from my home.  I found these dishes at an antique store at the end of the day.  The lace runner ($3) was found at a garage sale that we just happened upon.

I saw this chintz candy/nut dish in a glass cabinet but I knew it was out of my budget but I asked the price any way.  It was $35 but I was able to get it for $30 thanks to Nelson who is so good at haggling.  It has a very small chip on the edge otherwise this would have been a lot more expensive.  It's the same pattern (Du Barry) as the cup and saucer my mom gave me.  This will be added to my small but growing chintz collection
I found these plates at the end of the day and I couldn't be happier!  The pink plate above and the blue plate below were $7.00 minus 10% discount.    These will go in my bedroom on the wall.  The blue one didn't photograph very well but it's beautiful!  I love these hand-painted plates!  They had more and now I wish I would have bought them too!
I found another mirror (only $5) to add to the stairway.  This will be painted white soon.  I also found this silver tray or maybe it's a plate charger for $4.  Both of these came from the flea market.  I had never been to this flea market before.  It's held every weekend and I have a feeling I'm going to be going back soon!  
Two rolls of ribbon, 40 yards each for $3 and an old silver plated sugar scuttle also $3
I took a vacation day today so I could finish up the table and chairs.  I painted them yesterday so I hope I can sand them and distress them today! 

44 comments:

Diane said...

You made a haul. What beautiful things. Again - it's so wonderful when you can be focused. I'm kind of all over the place(but getting better). As a consequence my house is eclectic but I love it that way, too. Diane

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! Wow I really really need to start going to flea markets! I too am supposed to be painting but took a quick break to see what you had posted - it was worth the stop as usual! I am about to paint my black small desk white to go in my new battenburg/rose theme sewing room which was inspired by you and a beautiful rose pitcher my mother gave me a while back! Enjoy your day off painting - Jeannette

Anonymous said...

I love that sugar scuttle! I have some of the blue handpainted plates (mine are Nippon)hanging in my guest bedroom around an old antique mirror. I love the pink too!

Great buys!

tina

Janet said...

Cindy,

That sure sounds like a fun and productive weekend. I really love the shape of that mirror and it will look great in white.

Enjoy your vacation day. I thought of you last night when I watched "RMS".

Janet

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, you found some beautiful things, I can almost see how they will look in your home already:>) I love those handpainted plates. The colors are like candy.

Susan said...

Those hand painted plates are so gorgeous. They would fit right in at my house. You found some lovely things while you were out on Saturday. Way to go!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cindy, it sounds like you had a great day and found some wonderful treasures. Life is good.
Thank you for sharing
Bonnie

Adrienne said...

Great finds! You seem to have a knack for finding wonderful treasures. Can't wait to see the table and chairs. ~Adrienne~

Candy- A Pretty Home said...

HI Cindy
I love everything :)


Candy

The Feathered Nest said...

These plates are so very you!!! I love it when you find good stuff like this...xxoo, Dawn

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Nice finds, love chintz. Everything you got was nice.

Sounds like a fun day.

Ciao
Glenda

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love your beautiful plates!

Have a blessed and wonderful day.

smiles, kari & kijsa

Beverly said...

Those are some great pieces you found. I love going to new places and finding success.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I would have grabbed those plates up too. Beautiful.

I never get plates, bowls or whatever with chips on them but I see you do often. You now have me thinking about it. You get a better deal and if it's something that will just be for display then why not. I was always of the mind set that one should only get items in great condition.

Hugs,
Joanne

Virginia said...

I read your blog faithfuly every day, to see what you are up too. Can wait to see your dining room finish. Good luck with all your projects.

Sweetie said...

You have found some beautiful pieces and your taste is exquisite. I am new to the world of blogging. I have looked at many blogs but yours always draws me back. I watched RMS last evening. I can't wait to see you on TV - but don't want to wish the summer away - my favorite time of year!!!

a pink-bee said...

What pretty plates :) Love the little sliver tray.
Just posted a link to a bowl made of a lace doily you might like to see.
crystal :)

Mary said...

Wow, what fun! I love that chintz dish, and the sugar scuttle. Will you please show us everything when you get them hung on the wall? Hope you enjoyed your day off!
xoxo,
Mary

Judy said...

Wow Cindy you did good!!! The plates are so beautiful. I know you will display them beautiful. Don't you hate it when you get home and wish you had bought something you left behind. I know I do.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
I love those dishes! So pretty. It sounds like you had a fun day ,flea markets antique stores and a convertible, how perfect!
Hugs, Kelly

Counting Your Blessings said...

There's nothing like a good day of junking! Blessings... Polly

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Me again, I'm sure if you got the faux fireplace you would find somewhere to put it, I seem to always find somewhere new for it to go. If we lived closer I'd have my husband make one for you, he made mine for me, although knowing you, you could make your own! I do the same thing, I go on the blogs for motivation, but I never end up getting anything done, except looking at blogs. LOL
Hugs, Kelly

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Love the chinz dish!

Picket said...

Hello girl...ohhhh I am so thrilled you came by the blog today..I come over here all the time..I never comment cause I feel like you are a celebrity! lol I have long loved and admired you and your beautiful home ever since I first saw it on RMS ( I even have it saved in my favs) I know you have such a huge following so I would just come by and ohhh and ahhhh for the day and leave with a smile! lol lol I am always amazed at your talent to take a simply find and turn it into a million dollar looking treasure....I love your latest treasures...that blue platter just calls me! Thanks so much for coming by....that was such a treat...hope you have a great evening!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Beautiful finds Cindy, sounds like you had a wonderful day. Aren't we easily pleased, take us to a Flea Market and we're happy!

Anonymous said...

All of your finds are beautiful..I too, love the handpainted plates. I have just HAD to stop buying dishes....I just ran out of room..no place left to put them and I HATE storing them where they are never used or enjoyed...
Can't wait to see your new table....

Anonymous said...

the above...
bj

Cote de Texas said...

I just adore chintz ware!!!! love it!!!!! what a pretty blog you have - thanks for the comment!!

Joni

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Just catching up with all you have been doing. I love those plates and I have never seen a sugar thingy :) The fabric you chose for your chairs is so garden romantic. As always, enjoyed my visit!

Melissa Lester said...

I am crazy about china, so love your latest finds! And that mirror was a steal. You photographed it beautifully; I love seeing the blooms in the reflection.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Wow Cindy! You found some great items! Love the chintz china...wink wink...you know what I'd do to it if I got my grubby hands on it!! LOL Please come visit me...I finished my white painted jewelry box project...you might like it :) We watched Rate My Space last night on HG...could not help but think of you and how I am looking forward to seeing you on tv!!! Have a good evening! xoxo ~ Joy

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Nice finds Cindy! Btw...I emailed you...just in case it went into your junk folder again.

Kelli

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Great finds! These will all look wonderful in your sweet home, Cindy.
xo Lidy

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What great finds. I just love going to flea markets and garage sales.

Irma :)

Jen r. said...

Great stuff. I can't wait to see the whole set done! jen R

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh how I love those handpainted blue & pink plates! Just gorgeous!

I'm having a giveaway Friday on my blog ~ so hop over!!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Elzie said...

So many lovely things, as usual. Your blog is really wonderful.
Hope your week is good.
Love Elzie

Mary said...

Cindy, I'm sure you will be back to that flea market often. Great treasures you found that are perfect for your home! Love the chintz and those pretty, pretty plates. Mary

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I adore that sugar scuttle! I have been searching for one to no avail...LOVE all your finds!
hugs,
Robin

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi Cindy,

Wow, you found some great things! A convertable, flea markets, and antique shops is a perfect day!
sounds like you had lots of fun!
I wish there were more flea markets around here.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

you got some beautiful plates & other goodies Cindy. Can't wait to see the dining set.

martha said...

Isn't anyone curious about "Nelson"???? Is there anything you'd like to share here, Cindy? :)

Michele said...

You always find the BEST stuff!!! You are definitely a SUPER flea market gal!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful treasures! I love that blue plate you found!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

salpetitt said...

Hi Cindy,
I came by for the Garden Tour, and got hooked on the rest of your blog! LOVE the flea market finds. I, and a fellow blogger friend will be spending a week in Santa Cruz later this month. Can you tell us where the flea market and any other good junkin' places are? salpetitt@yahoo.com