Vintage Tablecloths

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday Thrift Finds & Vintage Tablecloth!

I was truly beginning to feel like an agoraphobic.  I hadn't been out
or driven in so long, and I am still not over this virus!

That said, I am better than I was, so Mr. Retro opted to drive me
to an estate sale on Saturday and a few thrifts in the same area. 
As happens, the estate sale was a bust.  Super expensive prices on everything,
but with no information provided on the items.   Maybe I'd like to know
 why that piece of art is $800, and have a little info on the artist?
Also, there were no second day sale prices.  What???

FYI, I saw everyone leaving without purchasing anything.  Hope the
 antique business running the sale learned a lesson.  I loved seeing the old
mansion style home on the water, so it was worth the trip.

Since we were about 45 minutes from home, we got to visit some thrifts
we usually don't get to.  Mr. Retro found me these cute rooster plates
  and mugs for a tablescape.

I found this neat old tin made by the Atlantic Can Co., Delawanna, NJ

Some great old spools with some needle holders, which I have
never used before.  Have you?  Supposed to keep thread from tangling.

Cuban cigar box for a craft redo, two English tea cups, and fab bread
plates by Eva Zeisel, in the Hall - Fantasy pattern. 

A couple cute handmade jewelry pins too. 

Love this sweet cup and saucer. 

Red Rose Tea
Cup of Fortune
English Bone China by Taylor & Kent

Looks like a fortune telling cup.  The above is the bottom marking.
Can't help wondering if it was a premium.  If anyone knows,
please fill me in.  So pretty and different!

Lastly, my latest vintage tablecloth purchase.
 An Etsy find!

This one sure is a beauty.  Looks like everyone is helping with
the gardening!  Thanks to my friend Holly, from
The Pink Rose Cottage
I know this fabulous tablecloth is made by Woodstock, as she has
one for sale in a gorgeous green colorway in her store.   Thanks Holly!

Well, that's about it for now.  I needed a two hour nap after yesterday's
outing, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever feel like my old self again.

Have a great week my friends. My blog visiting has been sub-par, but
hope to join in more this week. 


  1. That teacup is very interesting! I'd love to see the bottom. I wonder if that was a Red Rose Tea premium?

    Thanks for the shout out to my store!


  2. That teacup is very interesting. I really, really like it!

  3. I'm sorry that estate sale was bust, but you did find some interesting treasures at the thrifts. I hope you start perking soon!!

  4. I get so aggravated with estate sales with such high prices that nobody is buying anything! Glad you are feeling a bit better and that you got to get out of the house.


  5. Glad you're a bit better ... at least you're heading in the right direction. You and the Mr. must have so much fun at sales and thrift shops ... you go home with the best finds!

  6. Nice to see you're feeling better Pam. You have some great finds there! The teacup is quite interesting, haven't seen one like it. I've been to a few estate sales like that too, sometimes I go back the second or third day and get half off. So you never know... Have a nice week, summer is here!

  7. Hope you feel better soon Pam! I can't stand overpriced estate sales. I know they have to make money, but you're right, I would want to know the background on an $800.00 piece of art! Thrift stores and antique malls are much more fun to go to anyway (I wish I could've made it to the one in Williamsburg...)! It looks like you found some fabulous stuff!

  8. Glad you were able to get out a little. I LOVE your new tablecloth...all those gardening items!

  9. Hope you and Mr. R are feeling more human by now. Red Rose Tea had some great premiums. I used to collect the Wade figurines. Love the tea cup with the saucer.


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