These snack sets are very similiar to the Old Country Roses china pattern so I had to buy them. I got 4 of the snack sets, no chips cracks or other damage, for $3.99 a set. They'll be used in our next tea party. ;o)
These wall candelabras don't look like much now but they will once they're painted & bejeweled. I'm not sure I'll paint them white though....maybe this time I'll go for an aged, bronzy finish.
My husband's grandmother left me her porcelain bird collection so I am automatically attracted to them. I've had her collection for years & haven't been adding to it until recently but I keep coming across these great birds at the thrift shops & at great prices so I've started snagging them up to use on my patios. Love teh expression on these owls' faces! I have already used them in a tablescape in this post. The little porcelain column will come in handy as a riser in my vignettes. And that silver thing you keep getting glimpses of, is a stovetop espressoo maker. It's how they used to make espresso back in the old days. ;o) We already have one but when we have guests, it doesn't make enough so hubby grabbed this one for a couple of bucks. I am soooo glad we discovered these before we spent the bucks & delegated counter space to a machine! Add one of these little milk frother & you can have homemade coffee-shop espressos w/out breaking the bank or giving up any counterspace.
I always buy jewelry boxes like these..I have several but you can never have too many. LOVE the hand-drawn (I think it's a watercolor) of the praying boy...it might be reframed & gifted to a friend of my son's, who is having a baby boy, but if it doesn't fit w/ their nursery, it'll probably become a blog give-away.
How great is this little pressed glass pedestal plate. I think it originally had a dome because it has a lip on it ...none of my domes fit it though.
I paid $2 for the glass jar, sans lid ,but I buy lone lids & lone jars & already had the perfect lid for it...see!
Speaking of antique shops, here's what I got from my trip to Golightly's last week. Not much but I got a good deal on everything. The cherub is pottery, not resin (I hate that stuff!) & was only $11 . The bobeches were only $5 a piece & the Always Kiss Me Goodnight sign was only $12. I've been looking for one & the coloring is perfect on this one. I already have several of the glitter Merry Christmas thingamabobbers but I can't resist anything sparkly. ;o) Not sure why I had to have the hummingbird (other than it sparkles) ...I don't like the gold glitter & I have no place to put it but it begged me to take it home so I did. I think I'll spray it w/ some tacky spray & hit it w/ opalescent glitter to cover some of the gold.
See y'all when I get back....I'm taking lots of pictures. Salado is a charming little town.