Monday, August 4, 2014

Looking for tea cups at the flea market

I was at our favorite flea market looking for things for my antique shop.   I found some but ended up not buying a single one.  I did however take a lot of pictures.  The following three pictures are of the cups and saucers I saw, that were worth showing.

I have, from time to time found dinnerware sets that featured the lords and ladies.  I have seen them called by different names as well.  And they were made by different manufacturers.   I knew so was not surprised to see all of these available at one table... each one a bit different.  But I imagine you could use all the different ones together without much trouble.

And of course while I was at the flea market I took some pictures for "inspiration."  The next two pictures are of ideas for way to decorate with old stuff...... I thought I would share them with you.

Thanks for joining me  today and I hope you will visit the other Tea Time blogs as well.

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.

During the summer months some of these may be on vacation. But check to be sure.

Hope you will visit them too.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, so many beautiful treasures! You are so strong to walk away, I'd of come home a beggar LOL!!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It must be so much fun to visit the flea markets where you live. Our little Island doesn't offer the variety I see posted on blogs like yours. Love the Lords and Ladies! Thanks for joining me for tea and it's lovely to have you join me again. Have a beautiful day, Beth.


Snap said...

This looks like so much fun! Much safer to take pictures than to buy ... ha! I would have had to have one (or two) of the teacups. Happy Tea Day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice selection of teacups, I would have bought the Christmas one.

Kim said...

Oooh I love those photos of all the 'old stuff'. I'm surprised some of those treasures didn't go to a new home. I am jealous of all your flea markets. Those plates are lovely as are all those pretty tea cups. You are a strong woman indeed in leaving them behind.

Jacoba said...

Such a pretty blue one in your first picture. I would not have resisted it if I was there!

kitty said...

Too bad you couldn't find a teacup to buy, Beth. I'm sure that I couldn't have resisted the Christmas teacup. Thanks for sharing what the flea market has to offer.

Martha's Favorites said...

I love flea markets. I rarely get to go to one. Lots of wonderful pictures with great ideas. Have great week. Hugs, Martha

Bernideen said...

I think those are very good prices on the cups and saucers! Lovely.

Karen said...

Hi Beth,
The flea market prices looked very reasonable. I am also being selective when buying teacups and now only get the ones that I absolutely adore and must have and are at a great price! My china cabinets are very full so I must also say no to some!
Thank you for visiting me!
Have a wonderful week! Karen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello!! I did have a grand time finding all my latest treasures!!

I love all the tea cups you showcased especially the Christmas Tea one!!

The Lords and Ladies dishes have always been a favorite of mine as that was the set of dishes that Joe's grand mother had and I really wanted when we inherited her DR set but Joe's uncle took the dishes much to my dis may!!!



Beautiful treasures and teacups my friend. You have an awesome collection. Love the pretty photos you took. Thanks for your sweet visit.

Carrie said...

I'm so impressed with your ability to say no--especially with $3 and $2 prices! I would probably have given in and then would have worried about where to store it! Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Denise said...

Thank You for dropping by for tea :) with Me.The older I get,I kinda get tired of buying too much of one collectible,like I did when I was a young woman.I have found if I just take a photo now,like You did in this post,I loose the desire to own it.It was fun browsing the shop with You-Hugs and blessings Your way-Denise

Poppy said...

Hi Beth,

Love your inspirational shots, very pretty vignettes. I miss browsing through such interesting flea markets! Happy weekend!


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The Victorian Girl said...

Wow! Look at the prices of those teacups! Those would be much more expensive where I live (in Texas)--at least $15.00 or more.

Susan Clayton said...

You have an iron will to walk away from all that! Enjoyed catching up - and seeing your summer visitors - we have thrown all our furry neighbors into confusion during this summers demo and building project.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely teacups, Beth. I would have brought that Christmas teacup home with me. Thank you for joining me for tea.