Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekend fun ...

I had a great weekend. I headed to Delaware early Saturday morning. The tea at the Victorian Lady was just incredible. As usual, I forgot my camera so I had to take pictures with my phone. I'll post them when I upload them. After that, we went to my favorite thrift store nearby, then to a mansion that was having a flea market. I did some serious damage! ;-) Some of what I got below ...

The dishes were $7, the bowls $6, and glasses $6. Funny thing about the bowls ... I got them at the thrift store. We went to the flea market at the mansion afterwards and the same set was there for $25!

I think this is an oyster dish (right?). In any event, I thought it would be perfect for deviled eggs. It was $4.
The gold rimmed bowl was $4 and the little bowl on the right was $.49. I have a sugar and creamer that matches the bubbles on the little bowl.

I think these dishes will be great for Christmas.

The flea market was outside Parson Thorne Mansion and we had to run through pretty quickly because it was the end of the day. We were able to go into the mansion and I thought it was a little creepy actually. I don't think I'd want to live there. My parents had been on a tour previously with a woman who had lived there as a child. She said that it was haunted and I can totally believe her!

(Photo: Flickr)
Anyway, it was nice to have a day out and to spend some time with my mom but I was so happy to be back home with my little ones. I have a lot more to share later this week!

Check out all the other thrifty treasures on Southern Hospitality!


  1. What wonderful finds. I love all of your pretty dishes, they are such great pieces. Great prices too. So glad you had a good time. Hugs, Marty

  2. That mansion may have been haunted, but there's nothing scary about those beautiful white dishes. I love them.

  3. Those dishe are very sheek ! That mansion from the outside is so pretty !

  4. Your dishes are just lovely! Great score!

  5. I think that IS an oyster plate! Great the silver pumpkin!

  6. Glad you had such a nice day out!! The dishes are just beautiful!

    :) T

  7. I've had things like that happen to me before where I've bought a cheaper something and then found it more expensive elsewhere. It's better than finding it the other way around.

    I'm having a giveaway at my blog if you're interested.

  8. You really did good on the dishes. So many of those old homes are beautiful on the outside, but dark and dreary on the inside. Went to an estate sale and the outside and grounds were gorgeous - then went inside and could not believe what I saw.

  9. I know it's not what you are showing us today, but I have to tell you that your big, silver pumpkin is fabulous. Love it!!

  10. that house gives me the creeps just looking at it! great spot for a Halloween Spook out! :)

  11. The dishes are beautiful. I think the house is beautiful too, but a little creepy. I'm having a giveaway tomorrow. Stop by and enter to win if you get a chance.

  12. Great find. The dishes are fabulous. Haunted houses intrigue me, but still scare me.

  13. Sounds like a fun time! I had to comment because the dish you think is perfect for deviled eggs is the same dish my mother has been using for deviled eggs since she was married (it was a shower gift to her over 40 years ago). I showed her your picture & now we're looking at each other wondering if we've had its main purpose wrong all these years. Honestly, though, I think it might be too small for oyster shells, isn't it? I don't know... hmmm... you really have us thinking. :)

  14. Bonnie,
    I had no idea what it is really for. I'm no expert on these things. ;-) I just guessed based on oyster dishes I'd seen in the past. I don't eat oysters and intended to use it for eggs.

    I was curious too so did a little poking around online. The term seems to be used interchangeably for this dish. However, I think you're correct that it is an egg plate because of its smaller size. Apparently, egg plates were derived from earlier made oyster plates! Who knew?



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