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Sunday, July 18, 2010

More Blue Blessings!

I wasn't watching Felix The Cat,
BUT, my heart DID go Pitter Pat!!!

The same garage sale I told you about where my husband found the hand painted china had these 4 cross-stitched napkins, outlined with blue. They were so sweet I couldn't pass them up!
And at the store we found before the garage sale??
This was where I just about lost it.
There, on a shelf up high, as part of a display for all the world to see,
just sitting there waiting for me to eye them, were FIVE
of these lovely delicate handpainted beauties:

I stood there and watched for my husband to come my way so that he could get someone to help me get them down.
The lady got a ladder, and not very carefully started to hand them to me.
"Please Lord, please don't let them break" I prayed!!!

"Oh, aren't they cute" she says. "Yes, I thought so too" I answered. Carefully I cradled them next to my heart all the way to the front.
I paid for them and conquered the urge to holler

What a blessing to find!!

I couldn't wait for Pearls and Lace Thursday to share them with you.
(But be sure and come back and join me for this week's Pearls and Lace starting Wednesday evening. I'll have Mr. Linky ready!!!)
I decided that Monday Parties were the perfect chance.
Hope you all have a wonderful week, and please visit all of the parties listed below and check out all the lovely items that the participants are sharing!!
Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver, and the other gold.
(can you tell I was a Brownie??)

Today's Thrifty Treasures at

Show Off Your Cottage Monday at


Traci said...

What a delicate pattern on your dishes! Very pretty mosaic.

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful blue treasures mosaic!Have a nice week, Mary

A Garden of Threads said...

Those are beautiful plates and I like how you pictured them with pearls, lace and needlepoint. Wonderful!

Marigene said...

Beautiful little dessert plates!

Journey said...

What a lovely mosaic..such soft and delicate colors mixed with lace, pearls and that lovely cameo!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your plates, Doni~ so pretty!

SmilingSally said...

I adore these blue beauties, Doni.

Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

I go to garage sales and estate, but never found anything as nice as your things. You did well and they all are so lovely.

Auntie E said...

Loved the dishes. great pattern.
My Blue Monday Link for you

Anonymous said...

Haha! What a gorgeous post, Doni...Haviland to boot, wow. Your lovely lavender tins caught my eye,too - could they be more beautiful?! Oh, and I love your precious Doxy pup~wish we could get him :) Blessings and I'm signing up to "follow" you.

La said...


Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

They are beautiful dishes! I'm never that lucky, must be the neighborhoods I go to..lol Have a great week. Debbie

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

Those plates with the napkins are to doe for!!
I did chuckle when you mentioned"start the car!! Isn't it funny how when you find something you love and at a great price you just want to run as fast as you can to get out of that place before the seller changes their mind for some reason!! LOL!!


Kathy said...

You were right - perfect for the Monday parties! You reminded me of a garage sale my husband and I went to - there was a plant stand that I was holding - waiting for my husband to find out what the price was - a woman came to me and said - I was going to buy this - I told her I AM buying this (whatever it costs--I mumbled in my mind) It does pay to team up to get those wonderful finds!
Thanks for sharing,

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the plates...so romantic! The napkins are beautiful too! What a wonderful find?

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The plates you found really are very pretty and look right at home with the napkins. Nice display of all your treasures too.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

pleasant and enjoyable blue plates.
it makes one smile!

Anonymous said...

What great finds! I love the napkins and the dishes. ~Karen

Ro said...

Those dishes are absolutely exquisite and I can just imagine you trying to make sure they were handled safely and yet trying to dash out of the store as quickly as possible before anyone else decided they might like them too! "Start the car!!!!" -- too funny! :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post! So glad to find you!

Jacoba said...

Oh, your website on the dachsies ..... it makes me melt ..... Since the '70s four dachsies ran around this house, they are the most wonderful and intelligent dogs ever.
Your pictures bring back memories of when we collected ours, there is nothing like the glorious bag of beans they are in the beginning. So warm, so cute, so intelligent.


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