Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Estate Sale Finds

I have been busy this week cleaning both inside the house and the yard so I did not do a tablescape. But John and I went to an estate sale in Port Gibson so I would like to share what we bought.
I bought 2 sets of 12 dinner plates of Historic America transferware by Johnson Brothers. They cost us $90/set of 12 ($120 less 25%). Do you think we paid too much? I have not seen them anywhere so I thought they are quite rare.
We also bought the cobalt blue tablecloth for $2. I thought it would be perfect to use with my Polish Pottery.

This pattern is "Massachusetts"


And this one's "Frozen Up". I think this set will be perfect for Thanksgiving.

Sorry, my pic is blurred but look at the details including a turkey. We paid for this set first and then decided to get the other set too.

 I don't think the tea warmer is that much of a deal but I like using tea warmers so I bought it. Everything was 25% off so we paid $7.50 for this.
 These were $4.50 each. I thought they were perfect to serve individual casseroles in.

 I bought a bunch of linens. Not sure what the peach are but I thought the shape is very interesting. I suppose I can use them for napkins.
 I like these blue tea towels and napkins.
 We paid $15 for this footed silver plated server including the glass insert and it polished beautifully.
 I can't remember how much we paid for this but it was reasonable. It polished beautifully too.

 The doilies were $2 a pack and there must be 6 to 7 doilies in a pack.
 I love the details on the Battenburg lace table toppers. I bought a white and cream one. They were $5 each.
That's all! My favorite has to be the transferwares and the Battenberg toppers. Thanks for stopping by. I am linking with Kathleen's Let's Dish
Kathy's Home and Garden
Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday

Susan's Tablescape Thursday


Entertaining Women said...

The peach linen piece is made to fit in a bread basket and cover the rolls to keep them a bit warmer. You found some great deals. I really like the plates. Cherry Kay

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Christine! I don't know how much the plates are worth but they sure are attractive. I love the scenes on them! I was going to also say the same as Cherry Kay. I have a few bun warmer linens shaped just like that. I enjoyed seeing all of your great finds!

Creations By Cindy said...

Girl, I would say you done good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


GREAT FINDS!!! I love the JB dishes, you didn't pay much at all, they're expensive here, probably double for all you got! I love the silver pieces too..I adore silver! I like the linen pieces and the peach are just for what Cherry Kay says,as they're pretty much used around here, I have some and some from my Mil as well. Hugs,

Beth said...

Christine, I love the 'Frozen Up' pattern. Love the silver as well. You found some great buys!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you definitely hit the jackpot. Love the brown transfeware and all that silver and the beautiful linens. Great finds. Hugs, marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds! I also think the peach one is for a bread basket.

Traci said...

You got some good stuff! I think the plates will be perfect for Thanksgiving. Very pretty!

Susan said...

Christine, you got your dishes for a bargain. I love the brown transfer ware. Your linens are beautiful!! What great finds Christine!!

Sarah said...

Christine, I'd say you found some great buys. The dishes will be perfect for next fall and winter. Love the borders on those plates.

Bernadine said...

Love, love the Johnson Brothers transfer ware. Both patterns. Heck, I love everything you found. Great deals on some very nice useful stuff.

Baby Gutierrez said...

Wow these are sooo nice n quaint! Good buy!

Anonymous said...

Fantabulous finds, Christine. I love it all!

Kathleen said...

I want to come shopping with you and John! Yes, to the roll warmers, very pretty!
The plates are wonderful and the blue napkins with the shell are calling my name!
Thanks for showing us, it was fun!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Lavender Cottage said...

Christine, you picked up some good bargains for excellent prices. I wonder if the peach linens are for a bread basket to bring up the sides together at the top to keep the bread/buns warm?

Tricia said...

Wow, what fun you had! I love the new plates, especially the ones you plan to use for Thanksgiving. The borders on both patterns are really lovely!

Alycia Nichols said...

I wish I knew more about collectibles and antiques so that I could help you with your question about the dishes. I'm just not terribly knowledegable at all in that department. I'm from the school of "If It's Pretty and You Can Afford It, Buy It!!!" :-) The patterns are cool, and you'll be able to use them throughout much of the winter months I would imagine. Thanksgiving, of course, will be the ideal time. You found a lot of other really cool stuff, too!!! That silver...yeah, baby!!! It's good that it was already all polished up for you! Enjoy playing with all your new toys!!!!!

Diane said...

Such beautiful finds! Love all of the brown transferware - brown is my favorite color!!

Marigene said...

What a haul you made, Christine...good deal on those really nice vintage plates. They will be great fall through winter.

Tea in Texas said...

Wow! What a great estate sale and you really really brought home some treasures at great prices. My favorite is the Historic America plates. I am looking forward to your tablescape with these. Glad you were so successful and keep us informed when you use your new to you finds!


Jacqueline said...

I think you did fantastically well! What beautiful scenes on the plates. I haven't seen those either. Everything is so fun and I know you will enjoy them and have company over to enjoy them.

We have been cleaning out too and it is hard to get any time for blogging in! I guess I am hoping for Spring so I am doing early Spring cleaning!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

You did find so many wonderful treasures. The dishes are beautiful!

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Once again you scored in your estate sale finds. I have been collecting the Historic America series in Pink for years, maybe I should have been looking for the brown. Replacements has them priced at 9.99 each, so you were in the right place at the right time. Hugs

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine! Wow, What great finds! Your JB china is wonderful, perfect for Thanksgiving and I think price wise you did great! Your table toppers are beautiful and your little peach cloth thing is used in a basket,you bring the corners in to cover up and keep warm your bread or rolls. Thanks for sharing! Gina

Sandi Sue Russell said...

Check ebay for your Historic America pattern. I think you will be PLEASED with your purchase.

Anna said...

I was just on ebay and they had ONE JB Frozen Over plate that they were asking $35 + $10.60 shipping so if you figure 1/2 of that you made a steal. I always look at Replacements Limited and then figure 1/2 of that price and no shipping, If I payed less I feel I did okay. I'm still crying that I didn't purchase a set of red w/ serving pieces for 8 (or 12) I could have had them for $30 but I was trying to be good and not add anymore dishes to feed my addiction. That will not happen again. If I ever find another deal like that I will grab them up and float home with them.

The HOME GIRL said...

I love your finds!!! Those plates are wonderful! I love the linens as well! Thanks for sharing your great finds! =D

Anonymous said...

Your choices from the auction are gorgeous and will be cherished because you chose them together. Great silver finds -- just use it regularly and touch it up occasionally. I always shed a little tear when I see other people's Thanksgiving plates because we don't EVER have turkey day at our house and I have no Thanksgiving themed items. Both of your Johnson Brothers sets are stunning!

Mona said...

Hey..I saw your plates on BNOTP an just had to come over for a visit..those JB dishes are my pattern. I use them for Thanksgiving and Christmas..I have done my February table using the red ones...you indeed got a real bargain. they can be quite pricey and they are very hard to find unless you get them from Replacements...I am going to be your newest follower...and I hope you will visit my blog. I feature these dishes whenever I can get them in...you got a very good find at a very good price..the plates are around $60 ea at Replacements....sorry to be so long but I am excited to see your new dishes...enjoy them...I know I do..


Chubby Chieque said...

So much beauties in your finds. Wish I could join you and Kuya John one beautiful day.

Hope you enjoyed hunting those goodies.

Myself? Ahhh... Flu catched me this early year. I hate to get sick. It happens that it stick around for awhile and I have a dance competition this coming June in Czech Republic. If I missed 4x in our practice then I am out. Sayang.

O sya, again. Enjoy your week-end.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great haul! I love your new dishes....and I have one of the bread basket liners too.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the china patterns. I have no idea what they are worth, but I think you got a great deal for something so pretty. I see Cherry Kay told you about the basket liner...I have a couple that were my grandmother's. It looks like you had fun at the sale.

Marlis said...

I love your new dishes.. I think you did just fine. Ditto on Cherry Kay and the roll covers. xo marlis

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Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful treasures! Did you pay to much. You never spend to much on something you truly love. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo P.S. I love the napkins

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great buys! I don't think you spent too much. I love the casserole dishes and the silver pieces. I can see your table with the blue cloth and your polish dishes.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I think you did marvelously - to find so many of the same dishes at one place! Wonderful. Love the battenburg toppers and the silver - wonderful finds! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I think I posted on the wrong post! I'm rusty at blogging, I guess. If you read the other thing I wrote about the roll covers I was referring to the linens you got at the auction.



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