Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fab Finds

It seems that my last few jaunts to the thrift shops have left me either empty handed or at least with nothing really worth mentioning - until now! Take a looky here, ladies. I just got this entire silver coffee and tea serving set with a footed tray for a mere $14.99!

Sure, it's dusty and tarnished, but can't you see the diamond in the rough?

The handle to the teapot was missing, but I found it inside the teapot. My hubby knows a place that will solder it back on for just a couple of bucks.

Just a little elbow grease and tarnish remover and Ta-Da! Better than new. I wouldn't be this excited if I got it new.

Can you believe it, it doesn't end there. Here's a beautiful blue and white ironstone bowl that I got for 99 cents! I'll be using this to serve fresh strawberries.

Now, let's throw in these never-been-used cloth napkins at 5 for a dollar.

But wait, can it be? More deals? Why yes, 5 of these beauties for 50 cents a piece. Can't you just picture a blue and white tablescape happening here? Stay tuned for more Fab Finds at the Lace and Ivy Cottage!


Bonita said...

I found you by way of a comment you made on Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. The name of your blog sounded like something I'd like and now I'm here and I LOOOOVE it! I'm a tea fanatic. I'll definitely be back!

Carolyn said...

Welcome to blogland! Great job on the shower you hosted and what a great buy on the silver tea service.
I also love the name of your blog.
Thank you for visiting me and leaving me a nice comment.
Take care,

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

WOW Lorna, what a bargain !!! Our thrift shops around here are outrageously high priced.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lorna, welcome to the land of blogs! And wow! I'd be excited, too, if I found a silver service for that price!!! And the plates are really neat, too. Great finds!

I know you'll enjoy blogging, and you're off to a good start! I started blogging some time last year, and I opened my own blog in late November as I recall. It has been so much fun.

Wishing you all the best in your blogging adventure...


Sheila :-)

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