Thursday, November 19, 2015

Finding Treasures


So one day when it was still warm and sunny, Biscuit and I made a quick trip to the farmers market stand. She won’t be there much longer and her vegetable supply was shrinking. There were still some pumpkins and squash, potatoes, onions and zucchini on the tables. I bought a bit and since I was parked right in from of an antique/flea market store, I had to check out what was new.

I needed nothing and wanted nothing, but in the first few booths I saw pretty seasonal things. Then I hit a booth with goodies all over it. I picked up a small vintage Christmas tablecloth that was in excellent shape. I have a love of those old tablecloths which is really silly. They are cotton and not stain proof…they need ironing too.


Then I saw one Willow plate but it was brown! It was marked Red Willow but it was brown. I have seen Red Willow and it is almost pinkish. This was a lovely, autumnal brown. I put it with my stash right before I saw the nice Blue Willow custard bowls!





I had never seen this shape of bowl anywhere before, and these were marked JAPAN which usually means my favorite shades of old blue. The price was super reasonable and not a chip anywhere. So I took my armload of things to the counter where the store owner smiled. She is a very nice person and appreciates a regular customer. 

I told her I could not possibly afford to look any further in the store that day, as I had only been treating myself to a few loose minutes of LOOKING!

Somehow that plan backfired...in a nice way!


11 comments:

Delores said...

I love those little bowls.

Elephant's Child said...

Those bowls are beautiful.
Love that your just looking gave you such treats...

Susan said...

Oh Bookie. You got some nice treasures, too. I know what you mean about the old tablecloths. I love them, too! You scored well, girl! Susan

Sioux said...

Those bowls are lovely, and are such an unusual shape.

Linda O'Connell said...

Love it when an object speaks to me. Great treasures.

Linda O'Connell said...

Love it when an object speaks to me. Great treasures.

Linda O'Connell said...

Love it when an object speaks to me. Great treasures.

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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

When serendipity strikes it's best to pay attention, so I believe you did the right thing by going ahead with your purchase. :) Lovely finds!

Marylin Warner said...

Claudia, my mother had Red Willow custard bowls, plus a few cups and saucers, too. They were her aunt's, and Mom would sometimes serve tapioca pudding in the bowls. Thanks for bringing back these memories!
Our Colorado weather was a mess last week. We had 68 mph winds that took down two big trees in the park behind our house, then big snows the next two days...but today it was sunny and blue-skies and a high of 60. Very confusing, but it keeps things interesting, I guess.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Claudia.