Monday, March 2, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: Estate Sale China

Welcome to 2nd Time Around on Tuesday! Here's your chance to show off your thrift shop, garage sale, estate sale, antique store, etc. finds! Also, if you have something that you inherited or was given to you, that qualifies too. Just post a link to your post into Mr. Linky below!


This pretty little gravy boat is one piece from a set of china that my aunt Gloria gave to me many years ago. She bought it at an estate sale back in the days when she had an antique store. It has numbers on the bottom, but no other markings. The set has 12 plates and LOTS of serving dishes!
I have always loved purple, and really cherish this set of dishes! Thanks for stopping by, and please consider joining us!




30 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous, Diane!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Next Tuesday count me in! I found a goodie this weekend...I'll probably post a "before" this week, then a I'll gussy her up this weekend for next Tuesday (I know...the suspense is killing you, LOL! :-)

I love your dishes...sounds like a pretty complete set. Lucky you!

bj said...

Oh, this is a LOVELY gravey boat..I know the set of dishes must be wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
And, thanks for hosting this fun day. It will be growing by leaps and bounds soon!

playsdolls said...

love your Gravy Boat,it is very pretty.I have left you an award at my blog.

April said...

I really love your gravy boat, Diane...it would go well with all my china(hint, hint). :)

jeanne said...

Diane I did get my post up last night. LOL. I fell asleep twice while doing it. It is amazing that it makes any sense at all. Smile.

Your gravy boat is beautiful. I bought dishes when I was 18 one place setting at a time. The shape of your gravy boat reminds of mine. I love lavender and green even though I don't have a thing in those colors.

Mr. linky is not up so I'll try again later.

Hugs and wishes for a happy day...Jeanne

Kris said...

Love the colors in the gravy boat. I bet the set of dishes are grand when displayed together.

Kris

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful china, Diane ... I'd love to see some of the other pieces.

Hope you have a safe trip to the Coast.

Sincerely,

Janie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, that is a lovely piece of china, what a great find, and how sweet of your aunt to give it to you! I love the purple flowers. It looks a lot like Haviland. How wonderful to have so many pieces of it, too.

I will miss y'all today, but I am running all week. I won't see daylight till Saturday if then

Here's wishing you a wonderful week. I'll check in on your posts.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sandy Toes said...

I love china...sandy toe
The purple flowers are so pretty.

Smilingsal said...

What lovely china your aunt gave you!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How pretty, I love the little flowers. I love this; I keep saying I am going to find some of my second time around treasures and post, too, it is such fun to see what everyone has.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Diane,What a lovely gravy boat,lucky you to have the whole set to treasure! Please stop my and meet "Victoria Rose" when you can! She has surely been around the block a few times! LOL

xinex said...

Very pretty! I love the colors too!...Christine

Walking on Sunshine... said...

How pretty!!!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...this gravy boat is gorgeous and I can just imagine how beautiful a table setting would be in this pattern! ;-) Bo

Joanna said...

I love the little flowers...The purple is the perfect color!

Raggedy Girl said...

How delicate and I don't think I have ever seen dishes with purple. I am sure you treasure them.

Have A Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

Deb said...

What a pretty pattern on the gravy boat Diane. Perfect for a Spring table :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

Diane, your china is really pretty. I had planned on joining in this week, but did not get my ducks in a row. Will do so next week!

RobinfromCA said...

This is just beautiful! It's rare to see something other than pink roses on this kind of china so it's always a little surprise when lavenders and yellows pop up!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What pretty colors. I love that gravy boat, and are you saying you have this pattern in a whole set of china? What a gorgeous table setting that would be. Lucky you. laurie

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Hi, I love your stuff and thought I would try to play along with 2nd time around. I havent done this before so please bare with me. Do I link to this?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the design and flowers on this piece of china, Diane! You are lucky to have to have the whole set!

I keep trying to think of "second time around things" to blog about but most of what I own is old but 'first time around" ...lol

Hope you are having fun on your trip and don't worry the snow in NY will be gone by this weekend! Manhattan moves the snow right out into the rivers!

Nancy said...

What a treasure you have!!! They are gorgeous! nancy

Beth at Aunties said...

Diane,

First I want to say thank you for taking so much time to host this event each week and I really hope you enjoy a safe and fun trip to the coast. It sounds like a very worth while project.
It is wonderful your aunt gave you such a lovely gift. The china pattern is so pretty and thanks for showing the gravy boat...

Beth

jeanne said...

Just a quick hello Diane. Come over if you have time and check out my post today. I think you will enjoy what it says. I sure did.

Have a happy day.

Love...Jeanne

Terry said...

Oh my what a wonderful way to share precious memories,after all each treasure hunt creates a memory that becomes as valuable in time as the treasured item itself.
I love the colors and textures that came through in the photo .
Thanks for sharing .I am soooo
smiling from ear to ear at the moment.

Judi said...

Diane
Your gravy boat is lovely. That is a beautiful pattern..lilac is such a pretty colour.
What a special memory to have a lovely set like that given to you by your aunt. Just beautiful. It will help bring your snowlike weather back to a pretty spring. Is your snow gone now?
have a lovely day
Judi

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

How nice to have a remembrance piece! And in one of your very favorite colors too!
Brenda