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14 June, 2017

My Favorite New Thrifting Finds

I've been doing a little antiquing this summer with my sister and my best buddy and, although I am trying to control myself since space is limited, I couldn't resist a visit to Madison Markets in Madison, Georgia! And...I came home with these lovelies! And if you know me, then you know they were bargains!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting FindsI was so excited to find this vintage tureen and had to check to see if it were indeed a piece of Red Cliff ironstone that I could add to my collection. Actually, it was made by California Potteries as a sort of nod, I am sure, to Red Cliff's similar covered vegetable dish. However, at only $15 compared to about $100 for the original version, I figure I can mix it in with my collection and no one will know...except you, of course! ;-) And I am pleased to report that I also saw the same tureen on ebay for around $65! Yaay for bargains!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting FindsHere's the larger Red Cliff version...a nice, heavy ironstone with many more details in my favorite grapey motif! Can you see the similarity? This one was actually my mom's...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting Finds...and I have also added a coffee pot...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting Finds...a creamer...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting Finds...and a sugar bowl through years of thrifting! I always have to stop and at least admire a piece of this wonderful ironstone!

I also found this wonderful vintage five finger vase for only $12...compared to $25 on ebay! Woo hoo! I love the raised hobnail design! It's just perfect for displaying roses!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting FindsThis is actually my second five finger vase. I found this one on another thrifting expedition a while back...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite New Thrifting Finds ...along with this fabulous 100+ year old frenchy find dating from la Belle Epoque! You can read more about it HERE. It contains rave reviews of Sarah Bernhardt, darling of the French theater, and an account of the visit to France of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra along with their little baby...happily unaware of the fate that awaits them.

It was a fun day visiting with my sweet sister who surprised me by slipping to the checkout and making a gift of my new finds. I'm a lucky duck all the way around! :-)

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
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  1. Oh,my, you certainly found some wonderful things that day! I love your new ironstone tureen. I am going to start looking for a five finger vase! I love the way flowers look displayed that way! Is the painted one Made in Portugal? It certainly looks like some of the pieces I own that have a similar pattern. I love the design. What a great day you had with your sister! Thanks for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Your ironstone collection is beautiful and the new addition at a great price. Love those 5 finger vases and may have to keep my eyes open for one at the thrift shops. Great way to display roses. Hugs!

  3. I can never resist a nice ironstone tureen either! I have the same Red Cliff one found at the Goodwill for $15! And I love the 5 fingered vase. I've seen them but never found one at a bargain price. Nice job!

  4. Some really great finds! I especially love the tureen.

  5. Oooh nice finds, beautiful soup tureen. I am addicted to white ironstone soup tureens...I have over 15 of them!

  6. Beautiful finds. I found the same white finger vase at GW for a couple dollars. It's a favorite! I also recently found a tureen minus the spoon, but it is ordered. How sweet of your sister.


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