Thursday, May 30, 2013

Great holiday finds

I have just got home from an amazingly relaxing holiday
touring around country Victoria.

You might know I could never go past a little scrounge in the 
Op and second hand shops
Luckily my hubby likes them too.

These are some of our lucky finds 
The pink transfer ware dinner plate above
matches the rest I have. I only need 3 more dinner plates and 4 cups to 
complete the whole dinner set
The plate was $5,a bargain

This gorgeous Johnson Brothers English sandwich plate
only $17.50
to add to my blue and white collection

Isn't it so pretty and a lovely shape?

This little Maxwell Williams jug
matches the cups and saucers I have
It was only $1

I am not into this vintage Japanese look,but my dear daughter is
I paid $16 for one like this on Ebay last year,but this one was only $4
You can actually see through the china. 
Kerry Lee will love it.
She displays them on her Antique Japanese dresser on top of a  vintage Kimono sash

It does look beautiful in the right setting

Now I know not everyone is into second hand clothing
but who could resist a beautifully hand knitted Aran cardigan
It is pure wool and is in perfect condition. Half price at $2.50 :)
Just a good wash in wool wash and it will be like new

A lovely softest pink tea cloth 90x90cms only .50cents

When I got an electric mixer many years ago,I threw out my hand beater
I really miss it,but find they are overpriced in the shops for such a basic item
I was lucky enough to find this one for $2 :)

My very favourite place to visit in Maldon Victoria is a little
cottage where every room is crammed full of vintage linen and lace
Every thing from Christening gowns to nighties and quilts
It is Heavenly for someone like me.
I couldn't afford to buy much,but was in seventh Heaven just 
looking and touching it all.
I did manage to purchase 5 mtrs of beautiful cotton lace
which I will use on the pillow cases I make.

Well that's the fix I so needed
A relaxing holiday and beautiful treasures to bring home.

I have just been washing and drying them, which gives me equally as much pleasure.

Until next time 
Happy Hunting
See you at the Linky parties, Links on my side bar.
the Thrifty Groove is a must to visit. Link below

xx jeanetteann

The Thrifty Groove


Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really found some fabulous deals! The transferware is gorgeous. Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF!!


Jeannie and Linda said...

Oh I love all of your great finds! The only thing I like better than thrift shopping is reading about someone else's thrift shopping! Love your pretty blog.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Marigene said...

Love that sandwich plate...great price, too!
Have a great week...

Sarah said...

Fun finds at great prices. '-)
Happy Pink Saturday!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

A girl after my own heart. I love finding treasures to bring home and love and care for. You found some fabulous items. I know you will be excited when you finish your collection of dinnerware. I love your beautiful lace. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs, Beverly tea Cottage Pretties.

Susan Clayton said...

The next best thing to being out and about in the thrift shops is seeing the goodies other people find. You did well my friend! I have never seen pink transfer ware. And that blue platter is to die for. So glad I found you at Pink Saturday! Very enjoyable post!

Lulu said...

You have quite an eye for bargains and are lucky to find them. These days I have to look very hard, even in the junkie set places, for what seems a real bargain.

The Tablescaper said...

I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

- The Tablescaper

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great haul of treasure! Don't you love a great day of treasure hunting to get you through the week!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

You scored some lovely things and had a lot of fun doing it! Pretty dishes! Sometimes an outing like that is just what we need! Nancy

Gail Wilson said...

great finds!! It's all about the hunt, but when you get such a good deal, it's a win/win!


Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Jeanette! Blessings to you this lovely spring day - a great day to get out and bout to the thrift stores with inspiration like the finds you came home with here! Love the transferware and Johnson Brothers is a favorite maker! I am excited to see your publishing - that will be a new focus for me this year. I'm working with a young and talented artist to make original graphics for some of my work - will see how that moves along later this month! Good to be back in Blogland!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love it when my husband will poke around shops with me! You found some wonderful things. Love the china, And I would have brought home the sweater too! Glad you had a lovely holiday!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love all your finds the dishes and that wool sweater
very good finds

I seen you over at Ivy & Elephants


Ashley Chapman said...

Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.


Thanks so much!

Terri said...

Hello Jeanette,
It sounds like you had a great holiday. Yay! Your finds are fab! I love that pink transferware, and how wonderful that you are so close to a complete set! The blue plate is just wonderful too.
All your other finds as well are great. I too miss my hand mixer! I will have to keep an eye out.

Shelia said...

You did good! Love your transferware and the blue and white sandwich tray is gorgeous! I have my mother's old egg beater and love it. Wish I could go thrifting with you! :) Thank for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LV said...

Great finds. One way to spend and enjoy part of your holiday.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Some seriously good thrifting there Jeanetteanne and the perfect holiday activity. Great price on the knitted jumper too. Thank you for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Pink Saturday :) Beautiful pinks! ... oh, you found some amazing treasures!
Greetings from sunny S-E Queensland♥ ~Pernilla

Susan said...

Wonderful finds, Jeanetteann. Love the transferware! So lovely. And the lace, too. Susan

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great finds--I love the shape of that blue plate. So pretty!