Saturday, July 2, 2011

Retro Saturday

About a month ago on a Saturday morning I was driving to a grocery store to pick up a few things for Dad. I had stayed over the night before as Fridays are 'my' day to do so.




On the way to the store I noticed a 'yard sale' sign with an arrow pointing down another street in his neighbourhood. Well, being the fanatical 'collector' (notice I said 'collector' and not 'hoarder') that I am, I turned onto that street to investigate the situation.


Found the house. A woman was standing by her table which was full of stuff. From first glance I thought it was the usual.....children's clothing and toys. But, what was that at the other end of the table?




A tea set (tea pot, cream and sugar) with no price on it. I inquired. She looked at me and said that she didn't want to bring it back into the house for the umteenth time. So I could have it for $2.00. Oh yes, it was a Sadler set.




That made it look even better!!





24 comments:

  1. now that is an awesome find....

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  2. I don't know exactly what a Sadler set is, but it does look pretty! I am SO happy you were able to find this treasure : ) When we were at Toys R Us last night I told the boys I would give them $10 and they could buy one little thing there or they could wait until today and I would take them to yard sales to hunt for treasures : ) I haven't been to one yet this year. I totally need to go!

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  3. NO! $2.00? That is a fabulous find! Of course, I bet you would have bought it even if it had been...$10? Jim, if you ever decide to part with any of the treasures you've hoarded, um collected, over the years, consider selling on Etsy. I bet you have a lot of inventory in your "supply warehouse" now!

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  4. Great find! It is beautiful!

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  5. You a collector...I don't think so! "You are a big fat liar your pants on fire"...hoarder is your middle name!

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  6. What a great find, Jim. I don't know anything about Sadler, but I do love the color of this set. $2? Awesome!

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  7. Wow! You got yourself a prize there, didn't you? I am happy for you.

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  8. OMG! You lucky stiff! I have tea pot envy!

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  9. 2.00$??? Did I read DEUX DOLLARS???
    *fainting*

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  10. Lovely, and what a price! Nice find.

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  11. Sure, Jim, I believe you. Your a 'collector'.

    I 'collect' fishing tackle. And I have the garage chock full of fishing related crap to prove it!

    Nice tea set though...very posh.

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  12. So did you pick up any of the children clothing for my clan?
    And yes, I did see that you wrote "collector" and I almost died laughing. m.

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  13. From one hoarder to another- a great find !x

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  14. Pretty shape, pretty color, pretty luster. Pretty good price!

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  15. PS - you asked if we compost. Well, we compost just enough for gardening. We would like to compost it all, but it takes a tractor with a bucket to turn our quantity, and we don't have one. The other problem with composting in our area is water. It is very arid here, so piles break down very slowly. People have to water the compost heaps here, and water is precious.

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  16. I don't know what a Sadler set is either, but I do know that it is absolutely gorgeous. Please tell me that you're going to use it, so you can enjoy it every day!

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  17. I would have snapped that up too and I also hope you will use it often, I think it's too lovely to hide in a cabinet.

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  18. First, before I forget, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I feel sure that Beckalicious Leatherman had something to do with that. :<) She IS the best, isn't she? And oh my goodness... WhAT a find! LOVe the tea set and the fact that you got such an amazing deal on something so lovely and "pedigreed". It will make the tea that much sweeter! (I do love a good cuppa, especially when served in fine china!)

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  19. Wow, what a find Jim!!
    Beautiful photographs of it.

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  20. Beautiful. We get some lovely tea sets donated to the charity shop & I have to keep saying ' No Penny ' !

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  21. $2?! Wow! It's beautiful! I'm doing a link up on my blog this coming Friday for people to post about their greatest treasure finds at antique stores/thrift stores/auctions/etc. Giving away a set of vintage 1950s peanut butter parfait dishes to one person who links up. I hope you'll join in with this post! :-)

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  22. i'm neither a hoarder nor a collector, but i must admit it looks good. and $2??? clearly underpriced!! good for you...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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