My mom and I spent last Saturday going to some antique and junk shops, I am yearning for the flea market and I needed a quick fix. I promised myself that I would not overspend on something just because I was desperate for a good find. Our shopping trip proved fruitful, I did not overspend (actually quite the contrary) and I found quite a few exciting things, this transferware platter is one of them.
I have been wanting to put something different in this space above the hooks in my kitchen but wasn't quite sure what.....then I saw this beautiful platter in an antique store and new it was just the right thing.
It was a great price and when I took it to the counter the shop owner told me he would take even more off the price! Well okay by me! I just love it. The soft yellow color goes perfectly with all the other yellow pieces I have collected, like my favorite yellowware bowl.
Another recent purchase is this egg holder that I found at TJMaxx, it was on clearance for $6 and can you believe I almost thought about not getting it? It was one of those "I am trying to be good days", boy would I have been mad at myself for that one!
I have had lots of inquiries into my dish towels...the two striped ones on the left are from TJMaxx (also bought those on the "trying to be good day", it clearly wasn't working out for me). I love dish towels and am always on the hunt for ones in the light brown color that I love so much. The third one in the above picture is not actually a towel but just a piece of antique linen that I hang to look like a towel because I can't actually find any (afforable ones) that look like that! I know I sound like a broken record but why are these things so hard to find! I mean when I saw these dish towels hanging in TJMaxx I almost knocked down a woman trying to get to them!
The ironstone sugar bowl seen below is one of the other great things I bought this past weekend. I also bought a quilt and an awesome rustic table but you will have to be patient to see those!
Thank you to all of my followers that commented on our first Farmhouse Friday, you guys are the best! HAPPY EASTER!