Saturday, October 3, 2009

flea market on a budget



markings says "germany eglantine"

 

markings says "victoria carlsbad austria"


 
 
marked "made in japan"

we went to a local outdoor flea market a few saturdays ago to browse around and enjoy the sunshine. i gave myself a $10 budget, knowing i would find lots of little inexpensive things to add to my collections. i'm collecting cup and saucer sets and miniature tea sets for my granddaughters. i got all of the above for $10.50. i allowed myself to go over the limit because i just had to have that tiny little set in the middle -- i gave $1.50 for it.  i asked jenna which she liked best and she said "all of them". that's my girl!

the light and sunshine coming in my east windows was glorious this morning. i love it when the sun shifts around this time of year and i get beautiful light and shadows. and we all know that the light in fall is the very best of all.

we're off to the arboretum today. happy october all!

9 comments:

Betsy said...

I like 'all of them' too! :) And I totally agree with the lighting in the fall...it is wonderful and so different from the other seasons!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What pricless delights you have found in the heart of your granddaughter.

ArtPropelled said...

Lucky finds, Julie. Your $10 stretches well.

Christine said...

I especially like the delicate set in the first photo.

PrairiePeasant said...

My friend Michelle uses her teacups to serve dessert to her family. She says a simple chocolate mousse turns into a fabulous dessert when served this way. Your teacups would be equally delicious with hot tea or chocolate!

willow said...

Eglantine, Eglantine...oh, I get this song stuck in my head from "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"!

Lovely finds, Julie!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We'd say that 50 cents was well worth it!

steviewren said...

The set on the bottom is my fave. I love the blue trim. I'm sure your grand will have lots of fun with them all.

cindy said...

wow, what a deal! i'd happily add all of them to our collection!