Monday, July 07, 2008

Flea Markets, Thrift Stores & Estate Sales OH MY!

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I haven't shared some of things I've found lately so I'm showing it all at once today! The blue hand painted plates and the cherub I found Saturday at the DeAnza Flea Market in Cupertino. I fell in love with these plates. The larger one was $5 and the smaller one was $4. The little cherub was only $5 and he is so adorable!
Above are some things I found on one of my visits to the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Each of these was only $5.50 each. The Spode plates are brand new. I see these at Marshalls sometimes but I think they are more than $5.50. I needed just a couple more blue transferware plates to complete the border around the ceiling in my kitchen. The little tiny teapot is from Germany.
I also found this silver platter at the Salvation Army. It's engraved: California Mixed Foursome Golf Championship, 1956 Class B Net Winner. I love that it has the date on it and that it's older than me! I got the little wine coaster for $1 at an estate sale. I've been looking for one of these for awhile. I also bought an electric knife sharpener there for $3. I had one just like it years ago and let someone borrow it and I never got it back. I found this adorable old cherub at the flea market on Saturday. He is so heavy and I lugged him around the whole flea market with me and broke out in a sweat doing it! He's not that big but he weighs a ton! Poor thing, it looks like he broke his neck at one time but I just loved him. He was $8
We are starting another heat wave here in Northern California. It's supposed to last all week. I sure hope it cools down next week because I'm taking a week off work!


Bettsi McComb said...

Oh what lovely finds! Our Goodwill does a 50% off sale every Independence Day- I wasn't going to go, but I just couldn't miss it! I'm glad I went- I found a 1920's vanity table for $9.50!!! I'm switching to a new blog and I will try to post it later today. It's so cute, Cindy! I can't wait for you to see it!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! You found some really great pieces! I love the..well I love it all! All those sweat drops were definitely worth it for that adorable cupid which will be perfect in your garden(room)! I got pretty lucky at the flew market this weekend too! Have a great week and stay cool! Jeannette

Susan said...

You found some really pretty things! Way to go!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Hi Cindi,

I hope you had a nice few days of relaxing and having fun while you were gone from us.

I love all your finds! Those hand painted plates are wonderful! You know me, I love the plates!

I'm dreading the heat wave coming our way! I can't take it when it's hot.

At least there is a/c though.


Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I just love all your treasures you've found. Those dishes are beautiful! Maybe you can find some more for a full set on ebay. Everything is so elegant in your home and these pieces will fit right in! Come see me tomorrow I'm having a tea party and you're invited!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

All your finds are so lovely, and perfect for you! I have a special affection for cherubs; and that one is especially sweet.
I shared my "find of the decade" on my blog today, if you get a chance to take a peek!!

Jan & Tom's Place said...

What beautiful Treasures!!! Love the china pieces, the silver, the angels/cherubs...well, EVERYTHING!!! LOL!!!

Later today, I will be posting my TREASURES from the weekend, stop in and take a peak!


Sallie said...

Those are such great pieces!! BEAUTIFUL!! Love them :-)

God bless,

Mom said...

Hi Cindy! I love your purchases - you are a very lucky lady - or a wizard! :-) I always love old silver. Our town has a Salvation Army and you've convinced me to become a customer.

Carolee in Kansas

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You found some wonderful treasures! I love your little cherub man. I hope you're able to find a way to stay cool. We're getting the heatwave down here too :0(.

Mom said...

Hi again Cindy,

Google just told me that my account is signed "Mom" and I'm trying to change that. I usually only comment on my daughter's blog. Hope I can get it changed. :-)
Carolee again.

Jean said...

Wow, you did "good" Great finds, cherub was worth lugging around. Of course I love your plates too. Don't you just love to find a bargain. Jean in Virginia

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love all your finds Cindy!! Its finally gotten a lil cooler here after our heatwave....try to stay cool!

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I am not looking forward to the heat.
As usual you have a great eye for just the right thing.
I like the cherub with the broken neck, there's a story behind that, did you happen to get the story ?

I like the hand painted plates, I have some that I like to display as well.


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

It's so much fun to see what kind of treasures people find! I think my favorites are your blue plates at the top and that darling cement cherub.


Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! Boy, I need to go shopping with you! You always find such great items at great prices too! Love the little Cherub with the broken neck..sweet little guy, and I loved the silver platter too! Thanks for sharing your finds ~ hugs ~ Joy

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Such pretties! Those first two blue plates are TDF! And one can never have too many cherubs...

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Those blue plates are just the them... just love them... I can't wait to see the plate border in your kitchen.... I am enjoying the "Rate my Space"....waiting to see your most beautiful home


Brenda Kula said...

I wish I could visit your thrift stores! I guess I need to go in more often. I love the transferware. Just my colors. And all so feminine and elegant! It will look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! You have amazing taste and ideas too.I think a lot of us enjoy coming here every day!
That concrete cherub is wonderful,I want one!

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

My fave is the cherub! He is just adorable, broken neck and all. In fact, the broken neck makes him special.

~Nan said...

Aren't flea market/thrift store finds the best?? Love your blog!

Liz said...

Hi Cindy,
I never buy the old silver with the personalized engraving like that. But that tray is so beautiful. What do you use for your silver polish? Every time you have it pictured it looks brand new.... Of course.. LOVE the plates, tea pot, and cupid!
A+ for Treasure Hunting!

Idaho Quilter said...

I just love checking in on your blog, you are an ispiration to me.

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
I have a cherub and his neck is broken too but hey his head sits on his body fine so what the heck....LOL!! I haven't been to a good flea market for awhile, am itching to attend one. I love those first plates you showed.


Monkey's Momma said...

Cindy, I love your blog! It is so interesting and unique. I love the little teapot. I have posted some of my yard sale finds on my blog too!

Connie said...

Aaaah, Cindy, I was out in Beaumont, Calif today and found the most fantastic store!!! I'll be posting the antique store photos tomorrow after I edit them. Squeeeeeeeealing with delight, sweet romantic chick!!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

gosh.. what a lovely stuff you got here.. I love the Spodes and the teapot.. you lucky girl! and I can't wait to see where you shall hang those plates.. btw I have nominate you for an award. Do come & visit my blog to see it. :-) Have a nice day!..

Garage sale gal said...

Hi Cindy,
Let's go your great goodies. I have the thrift bug real bad. Don't need a thing..just want that good deal that is waiting for me:) :) Warmly, Deb

Carousel222 said...

What great treasures you have found. I especially love the silver tray. If you don't want to see the engraving, you could place a decorative plate, mirror, or mosaic in the middle.

Joy said...

Those are lovely finds, Cindy. I love to buy from thrift stores. Salvation Army especially. Many of their items aren't priced as low as I would expect them to be, but it's nice to get that warm fuzzy by making a purchase from a worthy cause.

Sharla Rae said...

What a treat I stumbled on this evening!
I was on google searching local book stores for the latest issue of Romantic Homes and found the liknk to your lovely blog!
I'm in heaven! I don't really need the magazine now as I'm enjoying your site, as well as your links!

Yor cherub is darling!

Rosemary said...

Wow Cindy,
What great finds. They look perfect for your place.
I love that tray!!
Have a good week,

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You got some wonderful buys Cindy! I adore everything!

A Thing for Roses said...

Great finds! Sweet cherub, even with a broken neck. Have a fun week off. I hope it cools down a bit for you.



A Lovely Thing said...

Blue & white is timeless, isn't it? But I find myself drawn to red & white as well. I saw a set of dishes with red toile roosters -- I wish I had bought them then :)

The crystal candle sticks are lovely, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
your finds are so lovely. You lucky girl, you...It makes me smile seeing that you have bought a teapot made in Germany.
Many greeting from Germany!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cindy, You found some real treasures, thanks for sharing them with us. I hope you do have cooler weather for your time off.

Wagonwife Designs said...

What lovely items. The treasure hunt must have been fun.
Enjoy your week off.

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy, Cindy, the luckiest girl on the planet when it comes to Flea Market & Thrift store finds.Such beautiful treasures for you to enjoy and I see they fit your "Romatic decor" perfectly. I envy you!!!!



Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
I love all your finds, especially the hand painted plates. I have a cherub like the one you found and I've had it since the 80s. They don't make them like that anymore, so heavy and I just love the face. I can't believe you carried it around in the heat (but I would've too!). I used to go to the DeAnza flea market years ago and had forgotten about it. How lucky for you. All your finds are treasures!
It's super hot here too - I hear tomorrow and Thursday are going to be the worst 106! Keep cool (if you can). I'm going outside to do a rain dance.
Happy day!

Simply Me Art said...

Oh My is right Cindy, Great Finds.. You have the Knack at finding the Best Things. Jamie

Kim's Treasures said...

You found some great things! I love the heavy little cherub!

Happy treasure hunting!

Claire said...

Way to hunt down a bargain, or two or three...;) I've found a few great estate/yard sale items this year but haven't been to nearly as many as I'd like. I think I might venture out Saturday morning myself.


Jackie said...

I dont see any flaws, wonderful as always Cindy!!!!

Marlene said...

love the statue from the De Anza Flea market! isn't that the best flea market ! I used to go to it without fail for 7 yrs when I lived there.. I have alot of treasures from that flea market!
We have nothing like that here on the central coast!!! Great finds!
Marlene from Cambria