I'll give you a little history before we get to the good stuff. When I was younger, my parents went to antique malls and shops a lot. I didn't get it ... then I got older and started going to thrift stores to find home decor, clothing, you name it - I just wanted to save some money! My eye was always drawn to the china. I mean, really, how elegant is a tea cup and saucer? Pretty classy, if you ask me. I've been very fortunate to find nice china pieces at antique shops and even thrift stores.
My favorites are definitely those that belonged to my grandparents (from all four, I think) and their parents. Amazing. Most of what I chose to show is china, although I have a lot of different things. You can just look through my blog ... I have quite a few posts dedicated to my heirlooms!
So, here we go! I truly hope you enjoy!!!
This is a tea set that I love ... Ironstone, Bellegay.
I also have 4 matching tea cups and saucers ... I believe this pattern is from the '70s.
Love this tea cup ... so delicate, so elegant.
A Hall teapot ... don't you love these?
A Depression Glass juicer ... I'm so glad my family holds on to things!
A little pitcher.
The tea cup that started it all ...
I say that because one day, I happend to find a sugar bowl and 4 plates that match this ... at Goodwill. After telling my mother, she found out that my aunt still had a few pieces of this at her house. Score!!!
I have a beautiful platter, a few bowls, a few more plates and ...