Thursday, September 4, 2008


OK ladies I am going to talk about the Antique show I did make, and had to sneak the photos. I felt like Jane Bond. ha ha

This was the first time I went to this show, I did not know about this one, I used to go to the Tri Kappa one. To tell you the truth they are very expensive but the other one was not too bad. They did have some very high price tags on the most amazing beautiful things. So many Cut Crystal dishes bowls and glass wear. Oh and the China sets wow so pretty, made me wish I had lots of money.

Ok now for some photos, I could only take three of them every one was watching me like a hawk. lol Good thing they did not catch me....


Don't you just love this Tea Set... I fell in love with it,but a lass I could not afford it. Oh well.  So I did the next best thing, snapped a photo of it. This booth had so many China sets that were so beautiful I wonder where they found them.


I am sorry this one is so blurry, I was in a hurry to take it, the owner of this booth was watching us. He has lots of wonderful lamps. I found one that I loved but again too much $$$$ for it. I was getting a little down in the mouth, that I would not be able to find some thing I could afford to buy.........


I love doing different colors of fonts  on my posts. Sorry if it bothers you. Just trying to make it interesting. ha ha

The owner of this booth was so nice she let me take a photo of her booth, but I did have to make her feel at ease about. Then she said yes go ahead. I did find something in this one. She had the most beautiful collection of old tags and label's and post cards, I have seen in a long time. I found some very well priced tags and candy box label's. Yes I did take pictures of them to show you all. I think I was there talking to her for about 1/2 hr. She was telling me how she came across her large selection of tags and post cards and label's.  The dealer she worked with was a elderly woman, and when she died the estate called her and gave her first dibs at any thing she wanted. So she said she bought three huge dressers filled with all the post cards and labels.

So now  I will show you what I found. Ok Ready.. Here we go.

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And here are my pretty vintage tag's and sticky label's. The rose ones are from the 18oo's they used then on candy boxes. How sweet are they. I found some valentine tags too .

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Don't you just love this one, so rosy...

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This is a valentine love the two little girls one them, I know it looks like a Christmas one but it is not....

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Hey look out here comes Cupid....

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I must say that this one is my favorite one. I bought four of them for 5.00  each. The others were about 4.50. She had so many I was having a hard time choosing. lol  Poor Honey Bunny he just stood their waiting for me to get done.   Then in another booth I found some teacups, they are so beautiful, and colorful and at a great price of 10.00 each.  Hang on I will show you........ 

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The blue flowers are so pretty, it looks so pretty in my china hutch.

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And this little beauty has such wonderful pink flowers, they remind me of a pink Poinsettia don't you think....  And now for my find of the day, I was so excited I could not breath very well.

I have always loved Flow Blue ward for ever it seems. But when I found some they were always out of reach price wise. So when I saw these beautiful ones, and the price was too good not to buy.

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Now they are not big plates, they are small butter pats. But just the same they are Flow Blue, and only 5.00 each!!!!!!!!!

He had lots of them but at higher prices. The dealer sold them cheap because they had small nick's on the side of them.You can hardly see them. So I did not argue with him on that matter. They are perfect to me, now my dream of owing some flow blue has come true.  Now I am on the look out for more at a price I can afford. ha ha Maybe something a little bigger. Guess I should save my Pin Money..

Well ladies that is all for now, tomorrow I will be posting about what I found at the  G W store. I found lot's of goodies there. I am making my niece Brandee's office look a little homier. I will be taking photos of her office  before and after. She is so excited about it. Then I have to do my front office where I sit. Not too much space but I can make it work. 

I want to thank everyone for your sweet and kind comments. As always dear friends you are the bestest....    I hope every one has a very wonderful Friday.   God Bless;











Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! Oh, how fun to be a little sneaky!! It looks like it was a wonderful place to be! I just lvoe to look at all the pretties.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi got some very pretty treasures. I'm in love with plates too...but I don't have a china cabinet to put them in, so they just sit on my


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Alaura,
I love that tea set too!

Smilingsal said...


I believe that the "tea set" in the first picture is a hot chocolate pitcher. I have one quite similar.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Alaura,
I enjoyed my visit at Cottage Rose so much tonight!!!!
Sneaky, sneaky,sneaky... I totally got thee giggles about the blurry pictures that you had to "hurry" to photo. heehaoaoao I'm glad you did though!! I LOVE thee roses sticky tags! Ohmigosh.. those are incredible! I loved those the very best, and then the flow blue butter patties. I woulda bought one too! Beautiful!
Bet you had a ball... I'm glad you had your camera!!!!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh I was going to tell you... my friend Janie collects those tall china pitchers like that and she calls em chocolate pots? Whatever they are... they are GOOOORGEOUS!
I'm so drooling over that set you showed!... I look at flow blue ones on ebay alot.

trash talk said...

Who cares if they have little dings. When we are their age, I bet we have more than just little dings. I know I'm already starting to chip around the edges. I love butter pats of all kinds.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi your dishes!!
I recently scored big at GW too...I'll post it next time too....
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Becky said...

Hi Alaura,
I can see why you would have been tempted. A girl just has to surround herself with pretty things.
Thank you for stopping by.

belladella said...

Hello Alaura. Great stuff. I love the teacups. Hope you are getting ready for a good weekend!

The Decorated House said...

Hi Alaura~
I have a Honey Bunny who sweetly goes to these places with me, too.
It makes it so much more fun.
Great finds!

Dawn said...

Alaura those are treasures. The teacups and teapot are gorgeous. I really like the pink teacup that you bought. It's so pretty.

The tags remind me of some antique post cards that I have.

I'm glad you shared some pictures.

take care,

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Alaura,

WoW! I would have loved to have gone to such a fun antique show.You know I love all the tea cups, china and plates. I love the blue flow too, but that is one I do not have yet. It has always been a little pricey. I would have bought the tea cup sausers too, you can make so many fun things out of them or what I do is any tea cup saucer I have I use for a tea spoon holder on the counter by my coffe pot and tea pot. Its fun and it looks nice instead of a teaspoon left on your counter you can place it on a beautiful patterned sauser!.
Have a wonderful weekend,

santamaker said...

Hi and thanks for welcoming me to blogworld. I enjoyed visiting yours, it's great. Love all of the antiques, those plates are great!