Thursday, July 18, 2013

RAK'd and an Estate Sale

Gentle Friends the other day the mail brought a lovely RAK from Grace over at Needles Pins and Dragonflies.  We exchanged- emails about chocolate and jelly and she sent me....

..... some Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly, "Holly Band" kit from Charland Designs and some great charms.  Now I have an excuse to make some biscuits this weekend with this treat!!   The "Holly Band" piece will be a challenge as it incorporates many stitches I have never tried!  Thanks so much Grace!!!

Last weekend we made the rounds to the different shops and as I said  before it was a total bust - as it can be - with there being next to nothing I wanted/needed/or could rationalize buying.  But there was an Estate Sale that was really super - tons of stuff and I found a little pile of things to add to my heap of things.....

... from l to r.... I can barely resist ( alright I can never resist) yellow ware and this bowl was in a stack of them - I eliminated the others as they were either cracked or chipped and this one was perfect, the large silver tray was in a pile of silver and although I could have swooped in on all of it I decided to pick out the piece I really liked, and this beautifully engraved tray was perfect, and the little silver piece...

... is a really, heavy, old Victorian card tray with very little bleed ( were the silver has worn through) due to the fact that good 19th century silver plate is thick and beautiful... and how could I pass on this since it is covered in lovely foliage decoration....  and the book  "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris" was just dumb luck.  I remember the TV movie back in 1992 of the same name but did not know that was an adaption of this book, so when I saw the book I snapped it up also.  It was a really good Sale and I love the things I found.

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Great finds, I am with you on yellow ware bowls. Love the edge on the little tray, it looks like it should have a calling card on it.

  2. Nice finds! I love that yellow ware piece!

  3. I love seeing the wonderful treasures you unearth!

  4. I've seen that movie only once and really enjoyed it!! Angela Lansbury is such a jewel.

  5. Hi, great finds! The silver plates are gorgeous. The little one would be perfect for my sons' wedding!
    Good choice!
    greetings from Germany

  6. Wish we had just a smidge of the estate sales here that you have there. You always find the neatest treasures!

  7. Beautiful treasure...
    Happy day x

  8. Great RAK & lovely treasures : )

  9. Love Mrs'Arris goes to. Paris I gave my Mum the D D and she enjoyed it so much.