Monday, August 31, 2009

Back at the Auction..

I am getting adicted to going to a local auction. It is fun to see the variation of what items go for what amounts of $$..and how that can vary from week to week. This week there were only about half the amount of the usual great deals were at hand. Are you ready??? I spent a total of $58.00 and this is what I came home with:

Four beautiful Bovaria china double handled cups and saucers.

This was an amazing find for me. My Grandmother used to have a set of these and I wish I had hers...but second best was finding these. Let me explain...When I was young, I used to go to my Grandmother's house and help her make these amazing tea sandwiches. She was a member of the Eastern Star and when they had tea's, they always requested her sandwiches. She would cut the bread with flower shaped cookie cutters and then cut a circle out in the center of the flower. In that center she would cut olives or red pimento with these tiny cutters. The sandwiches were a work of art in themselves!

This sterling silver, mother of pearl and peridot pendant..

..also can be worn as a pin.

This etched vase has a sterling silver base!


donna baker said...

Great finds!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabulous finds, Julie. I've had my eye on a set of these cups for awhile. They are more than a tad bit higher in price than what you paid, though!

Peridot is my youngest daughter's birthstone.

Julia said...

Everything is so beautiful. I especially love the brooch.

Kat said...

Wonderful finds Julie!

How are you feeling sweet friend?


Susan said...

You found some really great things!
Hugs, Susan

Triple Star Cowgirl said...

These treasures are even more exciting when you pay a little bit of nothing for them. Auctions are wonderful.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are great finds! I love the double handed cups!!

Thanks for stopping by! I haven't been by to visit everyone very often lately. There just seems to not be enough hours in the day any more! Glad to hear you are doing better!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WONDERFUL finds Julie! I love that vase, just gorgeous! I have never been to an auction but would love to. It would be so much fun! I am so glad you are getting out and enjoying yourself :)
Love ya,