Monday, June 8, 2009

2 crock Bisquit Jars and 3 Or More Tureens

While I am waiting for the rice to cook, I thought I'd upload pics and join 2nd Time Around Tues., hosted by Diane at and 3 or More Tuesday, which is hosted by Tam at Please visit these 2 energetic ladies and check out their posts and the posts of their lists of participants.

Thanks, Diane and Tam for taking the time to hosts these 2 wonderful events.

Last Saturday, John and I were on our way to eat lunch at a Thai Restaurant downtown. The antique shop right next to the restaurant was having a sidewalk sale. Naturally, we stopped there first. We saw 2 trellises with Mandevalia growing inside them. After accepting our offer for a discount if we bought both of them, we went inside the store to pay. Then I saw this vase with a Magnolia.
But I saw this first and I called John to take a look. I told him I like it and the price was marked down from $575 to $450. Luckily the owner was there and said she will give me a better deal if I want it. She gave it to me for $400 so we bought it. I'll show you what I will do with it in another post. It hasn't been delivered yet. The vase above was marked $25 and the owner was willing to give me a $10 discount. I told her that I would rather the price was $10 and not the discount. She gave it to me at that price since we bought the armoire. I like the arched glass of the armoire and it has 1 drawer at the bottom.
And we also bought the following 2 vintage bisquit jars for $10 each. The paint is a little messed up but I can fix them easily.

John commented "and we just came here to eat lunch!" LOL!

It is also 3 or More Tuesday. You probably know how obssessed I am with plates. Well, I am also obssessed with soup tureens and servers. And I am showing you a few of my collection below.
I store them on top of my kitchen cabinets since they are too bulky and they take too much space inside cabinets. After all, I need to leave room for my plates.
I think they are self explanatory so I won't even describe them. John is calling me to watch a dvd (24) with him. I hope you enjoy the pictures and I would like to thank Tam and Diane again for hosting and you all for visiting.


ellen b. said...

You made some great purchases. It will be fun to see where they end up. The white vase is beautiful...

Keetha Broyles said...

That armoire is amazing!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Christine, The armoire is beautiful & you found some awesome treasures too! That was a fantastic lunch! Love the tureens too. I wish I had over the cabinet storage like you do. ☺♥☺ Diane

Sares said...

You should have picked a different restaurant! It would have been a whole lot cheaper, but then you wouldn't have all those loveleigh little treasures and that stunning cabinet! I like the white duck tureen, but they're all neat.

I wanted to tell you that my post for today contains info about your giveaway too! Hopefully you'll get more people interested, but then again, that lowers MY chances! Have a great day!

abeachcottage said...

goodness those blue tureens rock!

love the armoire too, successful thinking I believe!

happy 2nd time around tues


Robin said...

This post is so full of fun photos! I love all the pottery...
The cabinet is so exciting, I can't wait to see where you put it!
Happy Tuesday~
All Things Heart and Home

mbkatc230 said...

You found some beautiful things Christine. I really need to take you shopping with me, I can't believe the bargains you find! I love the biscuit jars, and your soup tureens are beautiful, I especially love the turquoise ones. Have fun in Destin! Such a beautiful beach, what a great place to spend the 4th. Kathy

Carrie said...

You have the the collection of tureens. The blue and white one is very beautiful.

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Candy said...

Hope there was funds left over for lunch. What a beautiful piece, looking forward to seeing it home at your place.
And what a great collection...awesome pieces.

Have fun with your new stuff.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

That armoire is so beautiful Christine! You got a great deal on it! You have such beautiful things! It's always a pleasure to see what you have tucked away! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the armoire. More purses?!? (LOL) God Bless! Lauralu :)

Lori E said...

My word. How do you decide which ones to use on any given day. I bet you choose the dishes and then decide what would look the best on or in them.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, your collection is wonderful and so much variety. Pretty!!


marty39 said...

Oh Christine, you found some gorgeous treasures. They are just gorgeous. I love the Armoire, so pretty. YOur soup tureens are beautiful. I especially love the little one in the cloche. Be sure to show that one at the Cloche Party. You had a super lunch!!! Hugs, Marty

Chandy said...

Still sick but getting better. Thought I'd pop and see your post for today. Glad I did! Those are some awesome finds. I love all those soup tureens and that is one gorgeous armoire!

Deb said...

don't you just love finding things when your not looking for the armoire..

SILVIA said...

hi Christine, i said this before but you have the pretties most unique things i've ever seen..have a great day, hows the pool coming along??..


Brenda said...

LOVE that armoire! What an heirloom!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

You always find such fabulous treasures & the armoire & vase are no exception. And you have quite the collection of soup tureens. I don't even own one. I'm afraid to start as I know I won't be able to quit.

Karen Valentine said...

That armoire is gorgeous. What a great deal you got!

My Desert Cottage

Carrie said...

That was some superb dealing, I am terrible at bartering down the price. I love the armoire.

Lisa (aka) French said...

Hey what's wrong with lunch and a little shopping;) French;) xox

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Such pretty things!!

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, how awful that the armoire and our angel figurine got broken. I am so sorry. It was such a gorgeous piece and such an excellent price I thought. What about your figurine, are they going to pay for that? I do agree, sometimes movers just drive you crazy. Such a sad thing. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...


You are such a bargain hunter!! I love that you said you would rather pay $10.00 instead of the 10% discount!!! LOL!!

I love that armoire. Your house must be huge to have room for this. Didn't you just get a large cabinet for your purses?? Let me know if you find you have no room for it!! ;-)

I love soup tureens. I always think I should buy one because I make soups all the time. In fact, soup is one of the best things I do~it is one big experiemnt. Maybe one day I will splurge. But I don't have the room for a collection. And all of yours are interesting and beautiful!!

I never thought to join you on Saturday. I did not know it was an event to join!! I just thought you posted about your trips on Saturdays!! Duh!! I will try to get orgasnized and look at my pics. We travelled quite a bit last year but I don't remember who took pictures. I was not much of a picture taker after the kids got older.

I hope the pool is coming along well and that you are enjoying your summer. It is still very cool here and I am way behind on gardening. I was sick but I am now getting much better. I should email you~this is getting long. I hope I have not missed any good posts of yours. No signal at the lake.

Have a great week. A big hug from me to you!! :-)


Allidink said...

Great finds! I really like your soup tureens! So nice!

All the best,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that armoire is gorgeous. When will you be adding a room on to your house? I love all of your tureens, but of course, I am lusting after that blue and white one! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that armoire is gorgeous. When will you be adding a room on to your house? I love all of your tureens, but of course, I am lusting after that blue and white one! laurie

Lisa said...

The armoire is gorgeous, and worth every penny that you paid. I have to laugh. I was reading this and hadn't scrolled enough to see the armoire. I was thinking that you paid $400 for something in the first photo. Yikes!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh I love the armoire!!! And I for sure could go 'shopping' at your place - hehe. Sorry I'm so late visiting this week.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Lori @ Msslaydbug said...

Wow !! I love your finds ! I love the fact you found them and weren't even on the hunt for them.

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