This was a good week with treasure hunting. Some was done on eBay and some was Saturday shopping around "the village". I seem to always be on the look out for something or another for an upcoming event or two, but also keep an eye open for an unexpected treasure as well! I did find quite a few, some actually came home with me and most remained for someone else's treasure hunt.
I found this white soup tureen on eBay. Loved the grape and vine design. I needed to replace an old tureen that I recently broke but never really cared for the the design so I was really happy to find this one. And no, I didn't break the other one on purpose.
Here's a close up of the design.
I also found these on eBay. My daughter-in-law and son are expecting their 2nd daughter on June 19th. This is grandgirl #4 for us! I'll be sending a little "goodie package" that will include these along with a book for Stella ("I'm A Big Sister) and a picture frame that says "Sisters" on it (actually, I've still got to find the frame). Stella will also be getting a birthday package soon since she'll turn 3 on June 6rd. But as soon as I get the baby package together, I'll be sending that first, since little baby Molly has been trying her best to get here early. We'll be going down for a long weekend right after she arrives and depending on when that is, we may be taking rather than mailing Stella's birthday gifts.
This is the business card from the lady who did the embroidery. She was so nice and actually got these into the mail on the very same day I ordered them, even though she customizes the color of hair, eye color, style and color of the lettering. Not only was she fast, when I mentioned that this had been a difficult pregnancy and little Molly had been trying her best to get here too early she said,'I'll say a little prayer for your little one." Now, I don't know about you, but this is certainly the kind of person that I want to do business with. She had many other customized items and I do highly recommend her.
A trip to Marshall's uncovered this set of "silverwear". I've seen these in several of your tablescapes, so not only does it offer me a new option with some of my tablescaping, it's also a good memory for me as my Grandmother had a set of this flatwear as well - only her's was the "real deal". Actual bamboo. I wonder if they even make those anymore. I also wonder where her's went?
This was a set of those really thick cork backed placemats for only $3.00. I thought that was a steal.
Lastly, when my husband and I were at a local antique/thrift store, he found this -- I'm sure he was thinking of me (don't you think so?). Anyway as we were walking through he kept pointing out dishes and items for future tablescaping. I was quite impressed - I think the man is getting the hang of it!
I hope that your week is filled with little treasures!
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