My dear friend Jane gave me a gift certificate to Big Lots for my birthday -- it's always such fun to wander around picking and choosing. As a matter of fact, I must admit, I hadn't been in any of the Big Lots around here so it was a special treat. I looked at candles, towels, tablecloths, glasses, garden items, interesting food items and "spent" that gift certificate over and over. Three times I circled the store ... but kept ending back at the same isle... I ended up leaving with... you guessed it!
Gollum Dishes! Oh, I'm so easily influenced! *sigh* -- Thanks Jane - for a wonderful gift and your luncheon invitation's in the mail - so you'll get the chance to see and enjoy them too! They'll be making an appearance in an upcomong tablescape for my second "Granny" luncheon for several of us grandmothers at my church. We have some new grandmothers added to our list and some new grandchildren to celebrate as well.
I found this silver plated coffee server at a local antique and thrift store. I have seen this same sort of server on several tables for tablescaping. She needs a bit of polish, but I think will make an elegant presentation. I don't know much about these particular pieces - perhaps some of you could give me an idea of the age and history of these particular servers.
I was attracted to the intricate design at the neck and handle.
Check out these sexy legs too!
A couple of weeks ago I found this English pottery toast rack and thought it would be great fun to use to make up a breakfast tray when my daughter in law Megan and two granddaughters come for a visit in September. I would love to pamper them with breakfast in bed! I'll be on the look out for one of those wicker breakfast trays - won't this be fun for toast, juice and coffee? Well, milk for Stella Grace, I suppose.
This is the rose design on each end. I guess you can tell if you follow my blog how much I love roses.
This is the marking on the bottom.
This matches my favorite tea pot as well. I can also "see" toast and tea.
My final "treasure" is one I found about 6 weeks ago. I loved this set of china napkin rings with such dainly flowers. I'll be using these in an upcoming tablescape as well.
The pink flower had a nic on the lower left petal -- an easy fix with pink nail polish. Can't wait to set my table with these pretty "treasures" I hope that you've had some treasure filled days as well.
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