Thought I'd share a few things I came home with on Saturday. At the first booth I visited, I discovered this adorable Noritake children's porcelain tea set, from the early 1930's. I just love the beautiful shape of the little teacups, the garlands of roses and forget-me-nots, and the beautiful shade of pink. I think I'm going to use the two little platters as jewelry holders. The owner was so sweet and offered the set for only $14.
My next find was an 1871 edition of the Lives of the Queens of England, Vol. VI, which covers Queen Elizabeth. I originally purchased it thinking I would use the pages for my journal creations, but now I may want to read it. On sale for 50% off, I took this home for $10.
The front page has a wonderful image of Queen Elizabeth.
There were beautiful vintage rhinestone earrings and brooches everywhere you looked. Unfortunately, all of them were priced too high to use for my craft needs. However, at one booth I spotted a few boxes that said .50 each, or 25 for $10. With the help of my sweet husband, we dug through the boxes and came up with these beauties.
My last purchase of the day was an original deed, dated 1886. I've used it as a backdrop for the above pictures. I loved the the beautiful penmanship in brown ink (and of course, the pink lines). A dear friend found it for me and asked the seller to hold it. Thank you David! It came home with me for just $5.