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28 October, 2015

My Favorite New Thrifting Finds

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find EverIt’s been a very busy fall, but there’s always time for a little thrifting excursion, although antiquing might fit better due to the age of some of my finds. And this time it was with my BFF Nan to Madison, Georgia! And boy, was I ever glad that we went! I always have a little list in the back of my head of what I am looking for and I managed to score several things…one of which is an all-time favorite! It’s the one in the center. Can you guess what it is?



CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever2 Let me show you the rest of my finds while you are thinking. You know I love blue and white and I’m always on the hunt for cups, which for some reason, seem hard to find. So I was thrilled to find this lovely little group of vintage Blue Willow cups…sans saucers, but I don’t mind!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever4 I also found about a dozen little vintage tartlet tins of several shapes. I have some…but they are new and don’t have this wonderful patina! I have big plans for these during the holidays, so stay tuned!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever9  One of them is the perfect fit for this tiny pumpkin…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever10 …and another is filled with more finds…a nice little collection of vintage buttons of all shapes and sizes, but all in lovely shades of ivory! Some of them are mother of pearl…beautiful!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever5 But my favorite find is this one…a Victorian quadruple silverplate demi-tasse master sugar spooner! It’s over 100 years old and still looks lovely! It has lost some of its shine, but the little bird finial and the handles are still in great shape, as you will soon see!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever6 Its name already tells you what is was used for and these little hooks show you where the spoons were hung.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever7 Here’s a closer peek at the little bird finial…in great condition! Love the details in the feathers!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Best Thrifting Find Ever8 And here’s a peek at the little bunny-squirrel creature in the handle…fascinating!

Victorian Demitasse Sugar SpoonerIf it looks familiar, it’s because I found this one three years ago. The finish of the body seems to be in better shape, but the handle and the little finial had blackened. You can see how the demi-tassse spoons would hang, waiting for the ladies to have their tea.

bkHer it is in the foreground of this tea party where Baby Kitty served as a handsome but distracted host!

IMG_2617And my very first master sugar spooner was this one, found five years ago, sadly without its lid. However, this one is a traditional spooner, not the smaller demi-tasse size. You will also find some history of the sugar spooner on the same post.  
So now I have three! I guess that means I now have a collection, doesn’t it? :-)

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17 comments:

  1. Deb you always find the best stuff, and you have an eagle eye for treasures, you are just like my Mom, she has that gift as well.♥♥♥ every single thing you purchased! Yes, you now have a beautiful collection, How fun!!

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  2. Fabulous finds! I love the sugar spooner! I'm not sure I've ever seen one of those, or maybe I didn't realize what it was. Love it though! Can't wait to see what you do with the lovely little tins for the holidays! :) ~Rhonda

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  3. Love the sugar spooner and I guessed what it was because of your previous posts! A very nice collection!

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  4. Debbie, you have the magic touch or is it luck? At any rate, I'm thrilled for you. This spooner is charming! I've long admired your other two. I've not found one when out thrifting, but if I ever do, I will snatch it up too.
    Glad you found some more cups. ;-)

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  5. Hi, Debbie! Love vintage ivory buttons! Also love sugar spooner! What do you consider a reasonable price to pay for one similar to yours?

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks so much! Mine was $30 and the one with the tarnished finial was $24. I am no expert, but most quadruple silverplate pieces that I find seem to run around that price range. I hope that helps! Hugs...Debbie

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  6. Oh, these are just wonderful how lucky you are. I love your silver piece and your buttons,you are so right sometimes we hall it in and sometimes we get nothing. Thanks for sharing Debbie.

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  7. How exciting.. I never saw these before i really like them. And i love Blue & White to.. Have a great day with love Janice

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  8. What special treasures! ENJOY!
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  9. What an interesting post! I've never even heard of a sugar spooner, but it is so lovely and unusual, I will now start the hut for one on our antiquing trips! Thanks for sharing this.......Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  10. It looks like a collection now! I love the tiny pumpkin in the tart tin too. You always find cool stuff!
    Karee

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  11. Love your vintage finds......I love blue and white, too, and collect Currier & Ives dishes (among other things!). I've never seen a sugar spooner before - or maybe I have and didn't know what it was - but I love it! The shape was so pretty and I love the bird finial on top!
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Lanita

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  12. Debbie,
    Great finds! Yes, I think you now have a collection of master sugar spooners. Of course, I love the blue and white cups.

    Judith

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  13. I love all your new finds an ,especially the old buttons then the spoon-er, I am always looking for a spoon-er and can find them for more than I want to spend.
    There is nothing more satisfying than a good vintage find like yours

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  14. Congratulations on your recent finds. You do indeed have a collection now. My favorite part was the picture of Baby Kitty, a very distinguished host.

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  15. Debbie,
    Amazing finds, dear friend!!!
    I'm curious to see what you do with your vintage tartlet tins.
    I see these in several booths at our local Antique Mall,
    and while they intrigue me, I haven't a clue what to do with them!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. I'll just bet that handsome Baby Kitty is watching Falling Leaves!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie