Monday, April 20, 2009

2nd Time Around: Auction Teapots

Welcome to 2nd Time Around! If you love shopping at antiques stores, flea markets, garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores this is for you! Just create a post featuring something that is ‘new’ to you and link with Mr. Linky below.

Do you like auctions? To be honest, I really don’t. For one thing, they last too long. And there is something about competitive bidding that I just don’t enjoy! Maybe if I went more often I would become an old pro. But usually I have so many other things to do on the weekends, and don’t have time.

These teapots are my one and only auction purchase. They were offered together and no one else was that interested, so I got them both for not too much! The first one was the reason I bothered to bid in the first place. I love china with little violet flowers!

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This is a close up of the details…….

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This one was included in the grouping along with a mismatched sugar bowl. I have it in my secretary, but may use it this season for some fresh flowers.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us for 2nd Time Around. I look forward to seeing your ‘new to you’ treasures!

34 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh I'm such a sucker for teapots and these are lovely. I see why you love the one with violets!! Enjoy...

xinex said...

The teapots are both very pretty, Diane. I love the colors! I enjoy auctions but only if dh comes with me. I am too shy to bid by myself....Christine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Darling teapots! Live auctions make me kind of nervous, too...and you're right...they take all blooming day! :-) Glad you found some neat little treasures at one, though! Susan

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Love, love , love the teapots. I also have my own to share!

Chari said...

Hello Diane...

Ooohhh...Girl, what lovely teapots!!! I certainly can see why you wanted that gorgeous little teapot with the pretty violets on it!!! Both teapots are so beautiful...precious!!!

Thank you so much for hosting "2nd Time Around Tuesday"...I really enjoyed particapating today! I really appreciate you giving us an opportunity to share our treasures!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love your teapots! Especially that violet one! So sweet! THanks for letting me join you for 2nd time around! I wish there was someway the links could stay for the old posts. I went to the older ones and there was no links to see the other blogs.

blessings
mary

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love teapots...love your blog and am so glad
I found it tonight..I am new to blogging...and have lots to learn...Hope you will stop in and visit me.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your tea pots are really pretty. I love the tea pot with the violets. I know I would have bid on it.

Chandy said...

Where do you find these beauties! I love that purple flowered one! Wow!

I'll be joining in soon!

Barb said...

I love the tea pot with the violet flowers.
Thanks for hosting.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are gorgeous, Diane.

We used to go to quite a few auctions, but haven't in a long while. I think getting caught up in the bidding always makes me spend more than I intend.

A distant relative of J's (her grandfather was brother to J's great grandfather), passed away recently. The two brothers, her grandfather and J's great grandfather, came from Germany in the 19th century and purchased farms in Missouri and became well known farming families in our part of MO. "D" bequeathed the farm to the city for a park. There will be an auction of her household goods. She was the last surviving member of that branch of the family. All lived on that farm. I don't even want to go to that auction! It's at the end of this month.
The most difficult auction I went to, was the sale of my grandparents household, when my grandfather passed away. My grandmother was in a nursing home, by then (Alzhiemer's).

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful teapot, I love the violet flowers. Love your blog and I need to get in on this. How fun. Cindy

Southern Lady said...

Your teapots are so pretty, Diane. The one with violets is my favorite.

I love to go to auctions, but usually end up bidding against myself, which is really embarrassing ... lol

Debbie J. said...

I love the teapots and want to thank you for hosting Second Time Around Tuesday.

Thanks!

Debbie J.

Crystal said...

Hi Diane,
First time to your blog, it is lovely, just love those teapots. I have just linked to your site for my first 2nd Time Around Tuesday. One problem, I hit enter before I was done editing to add your link. I can't seem to get back into edit my post, but I do have the sidebar button with link. Sorry, just learning.

Thanks for hosting and sharing
Crystal
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Amy said...

What beautiful teapots. Thank you for hosting again. This really is a fun day every week! Amy :)

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, I feel the same as you about auctions. My sister drags me along when she can but it takes too long and the bidding is not fun. She is an antique dealer and loves everything about it.

Your purchase is lovely and I love tea pots in general. The violets are so sweet and the flowers on the other one is pretty too. I know you enjoy them.

Hugs...Jeanne

ann said...

i do like your fav the best.but i like the peach one too.i think they're lovely.
i've only been to 1 auction.but i got so excited i bid against myself i think a couple of times.but i got what i wanted.it was just a loose auction,he didn't count it...ann

Smilingsal said...

I like the lilac the best too. It has such an interesting shape. Have a great day.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Diane...So wonderful to stop in for Tea Time...and your lovely Treasures! Stop over and visit me as I finally got my post up this morning...and I'm sharing a little project progession..

Linda C said...

I love your teapots! So pretty!!:)

And I love your idea of putting flowers in the second one--makes me happy just to think about it:)

This is my first time joining in:)

Happy 2ndTAT!

Linda C

Betsy said...

How fun is this! Susan read my post today and sent me over, so I joined in!

Sandy Toes said...

I love teapots...they are romantic to me.
sandy toe

p.s. even though my husband and I never use one together:(

lyn said...

Lucky me!!!
I found your blog!
I love what you are doing with 2nd time around. I have some antique store finds on my blog, too!
Lynn Guinn

Brenda said...

Teapots attract me like moth to a flame. I go to them instantly, and have a small collection on a shelf. Such quaint little pieces.
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I always love tea pots, and yours are so pretty. That one with the violets on it is gorgeous. laurie

Kathleen said...

I agree with Laurie...I love the one with violets, but they are both very pretty.
I have never been to an auction...
I am a retired teacher too!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I agreee with you...every once in a while (though not as much recently)...you stumble on a bargain, but mostly it's dealers or hard core collectors who bid, bid, bid (outbidding me. :-) Your teapot is certainly a lovely find.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've only been to art auctions and only as an observer Dinae. The bids are always so high!
I like that teapot with the violets on it! Very pretty!

Helen said...

These are just plain precious!!!

Joy said...

Diane, those two pieces are lovely. :o)

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, thinking of you today. If you find time come over and see the Biltmore tulips. They are so beautiful. I had fun taking them. I hope you are not working too hard.

Hugs...jeanne

~CC Catherine said...

Diane, Love the teapots! My favorite is the first one too! I have a small porcelain tea cup that I think matches it, I purchased it in Austria when I traveled there numerous years ago. It's a demitasse cup. Happy Wednesday~ :) I'm featuring some teacups today in my post for Tablescape Thursday with a lovely hostess assistant, my Pet Sheltie, Princess Mignon Abbie. ;) Drop on over for a spot of tea! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

The Quintessential Magpie said...

For someone who doesn't like auctions, Diane, you managed to score big on these! Great going!

xo,

Sheila :-)