Thursday, May 20, 2010

Got Stuff?

I Do!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, I have some new stuff! Mr. Precious and I took a little weekend trip to Kerrville, Texas, and we found an antique shop called Sunrise Antiques. Oh, it was a wonderful place and one of our own bloggers has a spot in there ~ Anne from Fiona andTwig. She had the most lovely things and has a most lovely blog. Go pop in to see her sometime.

Now look what I found ~ a marvelous little green egg dish!

If you visit me much, you know I adore the yard birds - Roosters and chickens. This precious little egg dish came with a set of salt and peppers! I love this stuff!

Look at the shape of this little egg dish ~ too cute!

Here's a close up of the little chicken salt and peppers! As I'm looking at them they look a little angry. Oh, no, angry chickens! I do believe I know why they're looking like this - they are missing their little cork bottom stoppers. Yep, so no salt or pepper will enter into their little green bodies. No no Nannette!

A really up close look! Yep, that's an angry look! I'll have to have a little talk with these gals after I'm through with my post!

My new little egg dish does look cute sitting here with my thrifted chicken canisters, don't they? I love this stuff! :)

Okay, in the same shop I found this lovely olden tablecloth. And guess what? I got it for $3 and a few pennies! Yes, I did! 75% off the price tag! Woo Hooness for me. Isn't this a nice cloth?

Then along the way home, popped into another antique shop and fell in love with this darling little sugar bowl! Oh, isn't she pretty? I used her in my last tablescape! Too cute!

Okay, you may want to get you a cup of tea because I'm going to tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories.

Once upon a time, on our way home, we saw an estate sale sign! Follow yonder sign I told Mr. Precious and he of course obeyed me! :) There stood an olden very sad little house whose contents were being sold to those with money in their pockets and purses.

When I walked into the door the lady in charge told me if I found something over $20 I could have it for half price. I really liked the sound of that and commenced to scout the place out looking for a special treasure.

As I was walking through the rooms of the olden house and peering into each and every corner I saw something sparkly but it was almost hidden. It had a dinner plate sitting on top of it so I lifted off the plate and look at what I found...

Sparkly gorgeousness! Oh, my goodness. I grabbed up this most beautiful bowl into my most dainty hands and headed to the cashier.

Let me tell you, there were ladies trying to grab this sparkly treasures from my tiny hands, they were pulling at it and they were grabbing. Some were even trying to trip me up so I'd fall and then they'd catch my sparkly find! Well, maybe I'm stretching the truth a bit, but they were asking me, "Are you going to buy that? If you don't want it, I do!" Let me tell you, Dear Ones, I didn't let my little shirt hit my back before I found the cashier.

Isn't she beautiful? I think she's pressed glass, I'm not sure, and she is very heavy. Her price was $40 and I bought her for $20! Was that too much? I don't know, but I thought I was getting a great price! Price doesn't matter so much when you're so much in love with the sparkly piece.

Brought her home and poked her into my crystal bar. Yes, I have a little tiny wet bar in my den that is filled with my crystal! I'll have to post about it sometimes. Anyway, my most sparkly treasure looks like she's related to my little nappy bowl. Is that what this is called? I just don't know much, I tell you. Don't know much, but I know I love you...that's all I need to know! :) Oh, I can't help myself, I'm always just singing! :)

And then, and I was paying for my most sparkly bowl my tiny most gorgeous baby blues spied something else...

Six little salt cellars with matching spoons! Oh, they were precious! I asked the lady how much these were? She commenced to tell me they were very olden...yes yes, I know, now how much do they cost? She said how wonderful it was to have all of the matching spoons...yes yes, I know, how much? She said they were very unusual...yes yes yes, I know, BUT HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? She said $12! Sold! I'll take them. They're mine!

Oh, I grabbed my wonderful little stuff into my most slender arms and ran to the car and told Mr. Precious to 'step on it'! I'm sure I saw that group of ladies glaring at me through the windows of the little olden house and coveting my stuff! I used these little salt cellars on my last tablescape.

Whew! We made it home and now I'm surrounded by my new treasures! My stuff. I think I'm stuffed at the moment! :)

I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Second Hand Rose

Father has a business strictly second hand
Everything from toothpicks to a baby grand
Stuff in our apartment came from father's store
Even things I'm wearing someone wore before
It's no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain't been used

I’m wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That’s why they call me
Second hand Rose
Even our piano in the parlor
Father bought for ten cents on the dollar
Second hand curls
I'm wearing second hand pearls
I never get a single thing that's new
Even Jake the Plummer, he's the man I adore
Had the nerve to tell me he's been married before!
Everyone knows that I'm just Second hand Rose
From Second avenue

I'm wearing second hand shoes
Second hand hose
All the girls hand me their second hand beaus
Even my pajamas when I don ‘em
Got somebody else’s ‘nitials on ‘em
Second hand rings
I'm sick of second hand things
I never get what other girlies do
Once when strolling through the Ritz a girl got my goat
She nudged her friend
And said "Oh look there my old fur coat"

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue
From Second Avenue NU!
~sung by Barbara Streisand


  1. You lucked in with all your finds! Lucky you!!!

  2. Great finds in the hill country! Love those little salt cellars.

  3. Oh such beautiousness!! Those items are gorgeous! You're so fortunate to have found them!!

  4. The little egg dish is cute but I love the chickens and the table cloth....but my favorite is still your rooster canister. Trish

  5. Love it all but I especially love the salt cellars...I wonder how old they are? To me they are so unusual. Come say hi :D

  6. I LUV your most wonderful finds!!!!

  7. Such neat salt cellars and spoons and I love your bowl. I am wondering with the size if it might be a rose bowl? They are usually more rounded so maybe not but that is what I thought of when I saw it. I love it by the way!

  8. You silly Pickle...oh girl you had this olden lady laughing out loud..Len just came into my office to see why...Now girl I think your bowl is what's called " Sandwich" glass you can look it up online and read all about it there...Love ya Sister friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  9. Great finds, love the salt cellars!!! amazing price for them!

  10. So glad no one tripped you on your way out and you were able to come home with both treasures! Lovely!

  11. You may have gotten the treasures, but WE got the story! And what a story it was! LOL! Oh, I loved this. And I want those salts!!! Are you sure they got the right Shelia when they hopped into your hot little hands??? ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  12. I'm not sure which was better the story or the treasures! I love all you finds but the salt cellars and spoons were my favs. Thanks for sharing.

  13. You did very well in that shop. I'd love to go there. I can just imagine the deviled eggs on your new plate!! One of my favorite things to eat in the summer.

  14. Ohhhhhhhh you lucky gal! What fabulous finds :)


  15. Hi Shelia! What a great post! It's funny too, because I was just over to CollectIn Texas Gal's blog noting that you can NEVER have too much "STUFF"!!.. LOVE those canisters and your new egg dish! Your crystal bowl is beautiful too!.. Now that song.. I have never heard that one before, and I know a LOT of songs! (Well, at least I THINK I do!) I had to search it on the internet, found it, and LOVE it!.. had me dancing in my chair, it did! ~tina

  16. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Oh I wish I had been to those antique stores with you. You found fabulous deals...well not only deals but I love them.
    The cute salt and pepper shakers and the deviled egg plate are soooooo nice. Love the colour and they do go so well with the cannisters.

    Love the crystal too...everything is beautiful. You are lucky to have room to put out and keep lovelies like that....I'm not quite so fortunate.

    Enjoy the weekend. This is our Memorial weekend and I'm off to NY state to the cottage...and Marc and I are to a wedding tomorrow... Beautiful weather...nice.

    *hugs*..keep well

  17. OUCH!! next time you go out hunting, Take along Chloe Dawn to protect you. You are all knowing and can spot a find and those folks know it... I had such a visual of you clinching that bowl and hurrying the sales lady along.
    You have such an eye for spotting the perfect find.

    Ha! those chickens, too cute... Wonder if you place some eggs on the plate would they smile? You can find cork stoppers at Michaels or a craft store. I think hardware stores carry them too.

    I too adore Fiona and Twig blog.

    Thank you for the visit and sharing your joy, it came radiating through the post. I love your stories, they have so much expression.

  18. You found so many lovely things. Those salt cellars are so pretty and what a lovely tablecloth. Your estate sale adventure really paid off. ;-)

    I enjoyed seeing all the words to the Second Hand Rose song - very funny.

  19. ME, too, but I'm trying my best to get rid of most of it, sugar! LOL LOL

  20. Hi Shelia, so many pretty pretties! I love the green rooster things. The green is so lovely....and such a pretty mossy color; one of my all time favorites.

    Enjoy your things and have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  21. You ALWAYS find the neatest treasures!! LOVE the egg plate cause deviled eggs are so YUMMY! Also, I can see why those ladies wanted your beautiful glass piece.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.♥

  22. Hey girlie.....just wanted to let you know, I did model my cute little outfit for you, my diva bathroom snapper, um huh, outta sight, outta mind.....LOL!!!!!

  23. I'm so glad you made it home, Shelia!!! ;) I love them all and that egg platter...OH HONEY!!! Your eggs will look so good against that green! Good Job, Girl!!!


  24. Oh, Shelia, you had me in tears from laughter. All of your finds are definitely ones to fight for. I can't even say I have a favorite. I guess I must say I was coveting the table cloth. But those cranky S&P shakers are adorable, too. You did so good. Glad you got away safely.

  25. Can we all just take a minute and say SCORE!!! You did a wonderful job my friend. Especially love the little salt cellars! Now how do I talk my honey into going to Kerrville today ;-)

    BTW - definitely angry chickens!

  26. Shelia, sometimes the cut crystal pieces like the one you found actually has the signature of the 'cutter' etched into the glass ... it is not always obvious to the naked eye, use a magnifying glass to check it out. That is a gorgeous piece. Love the salts also. You did really good ...

    Have a fantastic weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  27. Oh, I adore those chicken canisters! If I ever visit you, you might want to keep an eye on those pretties! I love Kerrville. Haven't been there in years. But it was such a sweet town.

  28. Kerrville and the Hill Country are some of my favorite places to antique. However, it's been 4 years since we've been there. You found some great goodies - I especially love your pressed glass piece. I have a soft spot for those sparkly things. Have a great weekend. Sally

  29. This is so strange, Sheila. I bought a "box lot" at an auction this weekend and the egg tray was in it. Unfortunately, minus the salt and pepper shakers. I had figured out that area (flat) was for S&P shakers, but had no clue it would have been what you have! Too bad...I missed out!

  30. I think I might have participated with the evil ones if I could have gotten those little salt cellars from ya!!! Gorgeous...'ve been looking for itty bitty spoons for my crystal cellars for some time...lucky you!
    Love this post Shelia!!!

  31. LOVE your new stuff! The chickens aren't angry, they're just trying to look mean to protect the deviled eggs! And, those salt cellars are really neat-have fun!

  32. Love that sparkly goodness Shelia. You did good girlie. And I just read in a book somewhere that every house should have a little sparkle in each and every room. Great job. And those little angry roosters are just darling!

  33. Hi Sheila,
    Oh I just love everything you found! They are all so fun. The salt cellars are wonderful and I can't believe the price. Glad you made it out safely without being rolled in the parking lot for all your wonderful loot!

  34. Fun, fun, fun! The egg dish is really beautiful as are all of your sweet finds. I had a great time reading your post detailing the excitement of your shopping trip!

    Kindly, ldh

  35. Shelia -- you'll have those chickens smiling and singing show tunes in no time!

  36. What gorgeous finds you found at the estate sale! Someone's precious treasures, no doubt. And your little egg plate is darling. I don't think the hens look angry - I think they are concentrating hard on laying those eggs for the plate!

  37. Shelia, your thrifty finds are awesome. Love the hen egg plate. You can buy those corks to fit the s & p's. Love the grape tablecloth too. A great find for the money. The crystal bowl is pressed if the cuts feel smooth. If they fell sharp it is cut crystal. It is truly beautiful. The salts are a great find too. You hit the jackpot with the little spoons too. Your dh is a real keeper to take you shopping for these treasures.

  38. You are TOO funny! I can just imagine you trying to get to the cashier and out the door ASAP! I'm glad you were able to get out safely with treasures in hand!

    Love the crystal and the sweet little sugar bowl. I have a little salt cellar that looks like your crystal pieces.

  39. Correction! My salt cellar is crystal but not the same as your crystal like I thought. Just wanted to make that claification.


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