Oh my! Now first I must tell you that I am easily visually over-stimulated. Ooooooh....already this was too much for me...
Oh dear...so much stuff I can't see anything...
...rows and rows and rows and rows.....
...and to my horror...dirt...lots of dirt! So I ran out the door! Then when my friend Linda at Nina's Nest suggested that we go there on one of our antiquing/flea market outings, I said..."It may be your favorite, but it's not my favorite place!" lol I thought that was funny! Finally, after several weeks of cajoling, Linda finally got me to agree, so...
...armed with a fresh supply of antibacterial washcloths...
...and with Linda as my fearless captian, we embarked on our treasure hunt! Come aboard, mateys!
A collection of items greeted us outside the door, including this little cabinet for $15...OK, not bad so far.
Linda immediately spotted this little oil painting in a gorgeous frame for $24...pretty good!
OK...now we are getting warmer! This set of 25 dishes for $11.50....not bad at all!
I am not a pinky, rosy person, but I must say they are pretty! I didn't get the make.
Oh now, this is cute!! A pig pitcher for only $9! Look at the mouse in his pocket! I am starting to relax. Maybe this is OK after all!
These look familiar! Carpet balls/bowls at $3.50 each!
Here's a variety of blue and white thingys ranging from $3 to $15...cute!
Woah! Blue and white toile chandelier shades at $1 each!! The chest behind them was $89. Is that a dead man's chest?? Yo ho ho!!
Here are some cute banks! The mouse is $10 and the doggie is $6!! They could hold a lot of gold dabloons!
A two-sided gravy boat...only $2...wish I had bought this one!
Here's Linda's favorite...a cute bunny tray for $5.75!
And here's a stack of Johnson Brothers dishes...25 for $39, but no dinner plates. Too bad!
You have to have imagination for this one...paint it cream and antique it...only $3.50! Hey....I'm starting to get the hang of this! It's actually fun!!!
Ohhh! Here's a cute plate! Do you see the bunnies??? Only $3.50!
Do you need a turkey tureen? It's $11.50!
Cute little ducky bowl...$3....hmmmm. It has a booboo on the neck, but if you turn that to the back....
Ohhh! I can't walk past this one! White ironstone with grapes...$8 plus they give a 10% discount if you ask...so $7.20! This baby is going home with me! Hmmm...can't read the mark....oh well, I like it no matter what! OK, Linda...I am not totally horrified! Maybe you are right! Let's purchase our booty...er...goodies and head out for lunch...after a thorough decontamination with numerous antibacterial wipes and a good scrubbing of hands, of course!!
As soon as I got home, I started cleaning up my treasure. Woah!!! What's this??? Does this say...?? Is it my imagination...?? I rush into the dining room and check the mark on my mom's soup tureen! I'm doing the happy dance!! Do you see?? Yes, it's Red Cliff ironstone! Just like my mom's soup tureen!!! Woooo hooo!!
See how wonderful it looks beside its new friend? Baby Kitty even agrees! I had to call my friend Linda and tell her immediately!! We looked on ebay....$24 plus $12 shipping! And I got mine for $7.20!!