We were at Goodwill in another town on Saturday and they had absolutely nothing but they're right next door to my favorite store The Classy Flea. So I thought I'd pop in while my husband and daughter were looking for books. I didn't intend on buying anything - just went to look. So I walk around and see lots of yummy things and am kicking myself for not taking my camera when what do I see -
Yes! A red transferware soup tureen!! I looked at the tag and it said As Is $14!!
Honestly, I looked at that tag a few times - it couldn't be right? I didn't have my reading glasses on me and the writing was really small (wish I had my camera so you could all see). So I'm thinking is it really $14? It looks like it says $14. So I go up to the register....I'm holding my breath...ready to say "I've changed my mind" because I think they're going to tell me it was $74 or $114. I was sure I misread the tag. It was....
Yes, $14.84 with tax!! I told her they made my day. I've been wanting a transferware soup tureen but they're out of my price range on ebay. This one even has a lid and undertray, no soup spoon though. Why was it so inexpensive?
Because it has this crack! Like I care!! So I had to re-arrange my china cabinet to make room for my new treasure.
I love you my pretty!
That is the only piece of antique transferware I have. All the rest have been found at thriftstores, TJ Maxx, ebay and my dear friend Linda sent me some.
I decided to hang my cups that I just found at Goodwill. Oh, I better wipe the .35 off the bottoms!
Soon it'll be time to redo this cabinet and put away that middle shelf of dishes. Those are my fall/winter Johnson Brother Friendly Village and other brown transferware. I think a shelf of white would look pretty. Then it'll be red, white and blue!
I'm glad to be back and I have lots I want to share with you. I want to thank Lyn for the excellent post she wrote for Saturday. She'll be back this weekend for part 2. I'll be back Wednesday and I'll show you where I store all my decorating "stuff". Now I must show you my obligatory snow pictures! I'm sure all the Southern Bloggers have put pictures up either yesterday when we had our event or today. It was fun, we loved having huge snowflakes yesterday and today it's mostly gone! Another great thing about living in Georgia!