Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Thrifts and White Porcelain

On the way home from visiting Country Mouse the other weekend, I passed by an estate sale and had to quick turn around and make a stop. And boy am I glad I did! It was Sunday so everything was 50% off, great deals were to be found! I scored a bunch of doilies, lace and teacups with saucers. I love the floral designs on the doilies and the little plates! I think they would look so pretty arranged together on the wall. I've come across some inspiring arrangements from my friends on flickr and pinterest with pretty plates, I hope to try something out on my walls soon! The other super cool thing about the estate sale was the house. I'm guessing it was built in 1950's - 1960's and still had the original pink oven set in the brick wall and cooktop, they were adorable! If I were buying the house, I would for sure keep those items.  I wish I had taken a picture, but I was too busy scoping out all the good finds.

I also ordered the white porcelain bunny and scissors from Zgallerie. I was so sad when the shipment arrived, the items had been broken in transit :(  I called customer service right away and they shipped another set to me with no hassle at all and it arrived very quickly. I am so happy when a company has great customer service.

I have to laugh now when I am looking at these pictures. It looks like I am setting up for a tea party with my bunny! Reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland! Must be all the party planning I am doing right now (one for a good friend who is turning the big 3-0 and one that is a surprise). 

By the way...the new bunny's name is Lavender (you'll see why very soon). He's making friends with Violet (our dress form). We like to name our "friends" that help us out in the sewing room. What about you, do you have any fun names for your sewing machine, iron, or anything else??? We'd love to hear them!


  1. Pretty pretty pretty pretty :)

  2. So how was the tea party? ;)

    Truly though, so sweet! I just love what I see. Also, I'm loving those new lavender sashes! Great idea, and a great mix of materials!!!

  3. Score! Lucky you ~ lots of pretty finds! I too have named all of my "assistants." My dress forms, the girls, are named Coco, Beatrix, Babette, Brigette, and Mimi. Just bought another two and now need to name them too!

  4. Laughing @ Cindy's comment - we name our dress forms in the store as weill - lol!! Just popped over from Cindy's - cute blog - we can't pass up an estate sale either - and Sunday is usually the day we go :) you got some adorable things!!
    Karla & Karrie
    The Summer Kitchen Girls

  5. BTW our word verification was "dishe" too funny!!


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