Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A little blue and white……


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A few weeks ago when we went to the antique market I found this

wonderful transferware  platter.

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The dealer was moving so everything in his booth was 50% off.

I almost squealed out loud when I spotted this huge platter.

When I realized the price was $20 I clutched it for dear life while I carried it

around the booth browsing the other items.

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Originally I planned to use the platter in a stand on my kitchen

counter behind a domed cake plate.

However the platter looked tiny when I placed it there

even though it is quite substantial in size.

Then I decided it would look pretty with my other transferware

plate hung over the French baker’s rack.

As luck would have it I found this plate for $4 on eBay to go

on the other side of the platter.

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I also found these wonderful bone

handled and pewter forks and four white ironstone plates

at an antique shop on the way home.

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Each fork has a little cross on the bottom

and top of the handle.

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Have a great week my friends!

Joining the party at:

Savvy Southern Style

Hope to see you there!


chateau chic said...

Oh, I love your amazing finds, Des! That platter is gorgeous...what a steal. Those forks are a terrific find...I would have scooped those up too.
Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful finds Des! I love the way the plates look hung above your bakers rack!

Ron said...

What a gorgeous display! I love the bone handled silverware.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such beautiful new treasures! Those forks with the little crosses are so unique and quite wonderful!

Mari said...

What beautiful finds Des, I'm loving your platter....and the way you have chosen to display it over your pretty bakers rack....


Linda P said...

What a lovely find and I think it looks fabulous with your other pieces. The flatware is wonderful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, $20 that is unreal. Those are over $200 usually. Love your other finds, too.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a pretty plate, Deserae. I have always thought that blue in the home was so pretty. You know, I don't have much blue in my house, so I will have to add a little here and there.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Des. I love all your new treasures. Beautiful platter and what a price!! I really enjoy your blog but find that I miss it all the time so am joining up for e-mails. I've done this with quite a few blogs that I like but it doesn't always work?? Hope this one does..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Kelly said...

That's an amazing deal on that beautiful platter! I love them grouped together on the wall like that. Your little forks are so sweet too. Those have such great detail.

Stacey said...

Your platter is such a pretty soft blue. How exciting to get and the plate too for such great prices. Your kitchen is beautiful.

Nancy Roberts said...

Your arrangement is gorgeous and what a steal on that platter! The forks with the crosses are amazing! I have never seen any like it.

Nancy's Daily Dish

Katie Mansfield said...

That's a great find. I have a plate in almost the same pattern. It looks wonderful above your baker's rack.

AntiqueChase said...

Love the blue and white on the wall. Great finds

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Great finds especially the transfer ware...looks so nice on the wall / lovely shelf display! :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

WOW!!!...you got a great, great deal !!!...love how you displayed it...and also am loving those gorgeous forks..Looks like you had a great shopping day!

Cynthia said...

What gorgeous dishes, love transferware. I'm going to start a small collection. The silverware is gorgeous.


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Wow! You really lucked out! The platter looks perfect on the wall with the other plates. Those forks are so unique and pretty! I've never seen anything like them. Good thing you scooped them up when you did!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What great finds, Des. I love blue and white and that platter is gorgeous! Looks great above the bakers rack, too.