Estate Finds from Barn & Bungalow...

When last you saw my little breakfast hutch, it was looking pretty empty and y'all said you just couldn't wait to see it full of treasures.


Well, your wait is over!

Ooops...wrong direction..okay...wait...


Here it is!

Would you like a closer look?


The French Cristal d'Arques ~ Verre à Pied goblets are from the barn estate sale I attended a couple of weeks ago.  I bought a set of 10 for $10.  They had larger goblets and stemmed dessert dishes too...but it was late in the day (I was the last customer) and the gal wanted twice as much for them...even tho' she was going to mark them for $1.00 each first thing in the morning.  They were really pretty...but not in my budget for that day.

The silver plate English tea box was a gift from my oldest friend, Cameron...(friends from birth...not "OLD" old : )  Thank you, Cam!  It holds tea strainers and such...

I found the spicey yellow box at GW the week of the barn sale for about $2.99.  I had initially thought of painting it for the shop...but fell for it just as it my own kitchen!  Doesn't it look swell with the Cattern Cakes and Old Lace book?  It was a gift from my paternal grandmother back in 1992.  By Julia Jones & Barbara Deer, it is "An enchanting twelve-month calendar of traditional {British} festivals and feast days, and the foods, folklore and handicrafts associated with them."

May's events include...

May Day



Oak Apple Day

If you'd like to fix some gooseberry pudding or plum know who to call.

I've had the English "Vienna Woods Designs" tray for several years.  It..and the "Home Made Ginger" tin, which I found quite recently, were both thrifty finds.

Are you ready for this?  The Toledo scale came with the bungalow my mom and I rescued and moved.  It was buried amongst the goodies and garbage in the cellar. (Rest assured...I disinfected the dickens out of it!)  I had hoped to find the tray...but no luck...a stack of black-banded "Ultima" dessert bowls are in its place.  I bought them barn sale weekend at my local thrift store...along with the cool vintage baking tin.

The two teacups are part of my Johnson Bros/ Myott Meakin collection.

Would you like to see what else I've found?

The set of crocheted lace-trimmed cotton napkins in the vintage egg basket are on loan from The Little Red Shop for the shoot.  (The basket was a thrifty find and is part of my personal collection.)

These lovely "Midwinter" Staffordshire jam pots were last minute barn sale finds and were covered in schmutz.  I bought the 7 piece set (stand, pots, lids, & spoons) for $2.00.  Mhmmm! 

The plate is Langenthal...I'll explain more on that later...

The wee bone china jam pot is ~ "Edwardian Kitchen Garden," by Ainsley...and may have cost under $2.00.

The lil' Victorian greeting card is from The Gifted Line..and can be found in my shop!

Now, for the stack...

The serving bowl & dessert plates and bowls are Knowles, "Juanita."  I believe I paid about $5.00 for the set at a garage sale last summer.

The bone china teacup is by Radfords ~ Garage sale last weekend ~ More schmutz ~ 25 cents!

Isn't it sweet!

The saucers are from Austria, Bavaria...and Limoges.  The weeist gold-rimmed dishes are from my paternal grandparents' collection.  Years before my grandma passed, she set the dining table full of dishes and told us to take what we wanted (in an assigned order).  I have a lovely collection of complete tea cup and saucer sets from that day...but they're still packed up in storage...due to the on-going house restoration projects.

Oh, hello!

This sweet little vintage ceramic vase and its twin just stopped in for a wee visit.  They belong out in The Little Red Shop too...well, for now..that is!

I have a set of three teacups & saucers found on sale at Hallmark years ago...

"Friendship is a blend of caring, sharing, and warmth."

The two rose centered (not visible) green rim detailed saucers are from Taylor, Smith & Taylor.

When I was just about done with the new display on my wee hutch...I couldn't help but feel that something was missing.  I knew exactly what I wanted and I searched high and low for literally 16 places!  I knew where it was...but not in which card/photo box it would be found...

Ahhh....then I found my Christmas card box! 

 This postcard is a souvenir from one of the many happy birthdays my brothers and I spent at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor with all of our friends.

Speaking of birthdays...

I found this perfect Langenthal teapot at the Salvation Army in Sumner a few years ago.  It's from Switzerland, and so pretty...that I bought a few of its matching teacups and saucers.  Then my mama stealthily went back to the shop and bought several of the dinner and desserts plates for me as a birthday surprise.  

What fun!  

Oh, and guess what else....

The lovely ironstone plate behind the teapot is from Syracuse.  I found it when the local antique mall was still a thrift store.  More schmutz ~ 39 cents!!

I found more treasures in the barn & bungalow...but they'll keep for another day!

On my next kitchen post....I'll share the nitty gritty before & after pictures of my lil' breakfast corner project...

From Yuck to Yum!!! 

In the meantime, I'm off to have another sip of tea (Honey Chamomile)....out of my "Rabbitz Howse" Winnie the Pooh mug.  I bought it with a Disney Store gift card my paternal grandma gave me...when I was twenty-something.  I love it!

If you have any questions about items from The Little Red Shop, please send me a note!

Thank you!

I hope that you had a dreamy weekend!

: )

Julie M.

ps  You can read more about my little breakfast hutch (and previously mentioned treasures shown in this post) by clicking on Ma Cuisine.

pps  I'm joining Rhoda and Susan for Thrifty Treasures and Metamorphosis Monday!


LDH said…
Oh, most lovely ~ each and every item! I have the little Homemade Wafer tin!

Roger Miller... does that bring back childhood memories! My parents loved him!

A delight visiting with you this evening!
Lisa said…
Love love love it!! Your yellow/golds are just great! Don't you love it when redos come out so great!! Enjoy your new finds!!
Farmgirl Paints said…
What a cute little nook. Great scale, and that cup that says "warmth" that:)
AtOneWithHim said…
Oh so many good finds! What treasures, especially (my favorite)the scale! Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous said…
I was wondering how you got a plate that had The Little Red House inscripted on it....what a lucky find indeed...then I looked at all your other pictures and realized, you were not that lucky after all....all your pictures had it....what a dummy I am....I like the plate alot even without the inscription....what a deal, all that stuff! How is peeps doing? is she okay?
Grannys Attic said…
Love it ! It all looks so pretty, like the way you display all the treasures. Blessings, Vicky
Thank you for the sweet comments! Melissa, you're no dummy! I'm always looking for fun places to put my watermark. : ) And...Peep appears to be doing quite well, Praise the Lord! Thank you for asking.

: )

Julie M.
Martha said…
I love everything you did to your hutch. You have some great treasures. And that book seems fascinating!
Mrs. P. said…
I LOVE your little kitchen hutch and all your treasures are wonderful. The egg basket with the linens really caught my eye :)

Hi, Julie, what a great collection of goodies you've found & displayed them so well. Beautiful!! And you're fine with this post. What I meant by online shops, I've had a couple people linking to an Etsy shop bragging about how cheap & cute the stuff is. That is what I don't want for the party! :)
Hi Julie!! Each and every piece you have on the amazing hutch are just great! I am in awe, and a little envious!! I have not had one single second to do any junk shopping. The thrift stores up here aren't great, but my father-in-law says there are good flea markets around. We'll see.

We won't be out to the Farm Chicks this summer, but we hope to get back out again. It was so much fun!! In fact, we did an article on the show in our little Zine. Serena had said she's put it on her blog, but... I'm sure she's SO busy.

Enjoy the week- Lee
Anita said…
Wow, that scale was a great find! I can't believe all of the deals you found. Quite jealous!
Oh!My!Goodness! Such perfect and FUN finds! I love that scale to pieces! It's all very, very nice.

Thanks for coming by and commenting on my blog. Do you ever run across those white dinner plates like you said your mom had? I'm determined I'll find more!
Anonymous said…
Beautiful, it could be on the set of a movie....smiles.
Amy Kinser said…
Great job decorating this great piece of furniture. Everything on it looks so inviting.

Partying with you tonight. Stop by for a visit.
she dreams big! said…
I am absolutely drooling over the wonderful scale! What a lucky find!
~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said…
Great job I love your style. Looks like your a detail person too.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~
Marie said…
Hello sweet Julie - I love everything about your fabulous display! From the sweet hutch to all the little lovelies on it. I especially love that scale. Oh my!

Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Jean said…
Awesome finds!!

barbara jean
you truly are a girl
after my own heart
with your goblets and teapots
and such

all those delightful bits and bobs
look at home in that little corner
of your home

like they were always meant to find you

love it all!


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