While at home for the long weekend, I went to an antique show with my mom, sister-in-law Terri-Anne & gramma. My gramma wanted to have some photos of a velvet & wicker furniture set that belonged to my grandpa's grandmother appraised. Besides the antique appraisals, there were a number of booths selling antique & vintage items - there was a little bit of everything: toys, furniture, jewelry, dishes, crystal, silver & more. Needless to say, I couldn't resist adding to my collection!
First, a gift from my gramma:
As we were walking through, this was the first item that made me gasp. I knew I had to have these delicate demi-tasse spoons. They come in their original case, lined in velvet & satin:
It was the beautiful colours of the enameling that got me:
Stunning details in sterling silver... & in a miniature size I just can't resist!
The next piece I had to add to my collection was this pint-sized teapot:I guess I should have shown something with it to give a size reference, but it isn't much taller than 5" - too cute!
The flowers are exquisite & the colour a perfect powder blue.
We decided that splitting them this way was the best combination. The white shines against this green & the blue looks really fabulous with the yellow.
It's Harmony by Royal Doulton ... I'll have to resist picking up more of these dishes....
Last but not least, Terri-Anne & I split on these funky square mugs.
It was a set of 4: yellow, light blue, sea green & white. She wanted the yellow one & I wanted the green (it almost looks like Jadeite green, but isn't).
I'll have to remember to take pictures of Terri-Anne's pair next time I'm at home!
What do you think of my finds?